A day in the life...

Our new life that is...we have a pretty good rhythm going on...if you know me, you know I love a good organized day...we pretty much have that here now...and each day seems to run a little smoother...one of my core beliefs as a parent is that chaos breeds chaos...if I can get the days running in such a way that the boys know what to expect and when...things run much more smoothly. :)

Little Bit and I start our day between 6 and 7am. We come downstairs and I enjoy some Starbucks and Fox news while he eats his breakfast.
Between 7 and 8am we hear Moses waking up...Little bit goes in the bouncy seat and sits in the bathroom doorway while I get a quick shower...me not getting a shower first thing automatically equals a less than lovely day...just one of those things I NEED every morning to feel good. :)
8:30-9ish...we all have breakfast together while Little bit watches...this is his best awake time of the day. :)
From breakfast until noonish...we craft at the table...
...Moses likes to sit next to me and read or draw...
...we get down on the floor to play trains...or cars or to read...
...I am relearning what can and cannot be done with one hand...
Noon-we all have lunch! :) Moses' special treat this week has been to eat lunch in his new wagon...it came to our house filled with baby goodies from all the folks at our church. :)
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The best part of the noon hour is that Doug comes home sometime around then!!! This is his fabulous new schedule. :) He goes in in the wee hours of the morning but is generally home between noon and one each day! :)
1:30pm is nap time...usually for both of the boys...this is generally when Doug will catch up on sports and I do crafty or bloggy things. :)
3-4pm both boys wake up and they each get something to eat. :)
5-7pm We eat dinner, play, hang out, run an errand, etc. :)
7pm Moses gets a shower and is in bed...Doug goes to bed soon after.
7-8 or so...I clean up the house...sweep, load the dishwasher, make Doug's lunch for the next day, etc. :) I basically try to get as much done as I can before Aaron wakes up from his latest nap.
8-9:30 I feed Aaron and get him settled for the night and then I go to bed. :) This schedule has allowed me to get at least 8 hours of sleep a night...which makes for much better days. :)

There are also times throughout the day that I find both boys occupied...I will throw in some laundry or do some other little task...I HAVE to have a clean and neat house or I go a little nutso. :) Goes along with my chaos breed chaos theory...things seems to go more smoothly when the house is neat. :)

Hope you enjoyed a peek into our new days! :)
xoxo
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11 comments:

Lace said...

Sounds like a lovely, FULL day!

Kristi said...

Good for you for getting on a smoother schedule. All of our days are different around here, but I guess that's what happens with preschool 3 mornings a week and me teaching dance 2 of those mornings.

Kandi said...

Sounds like a wonderful schedule. So are you saying that Aaron doesn't wake up during the night for you to get your 8 hours sleep? I remember feeding about every 2 hours with both my boys, which I actually didn't mind because I liked the late night tv and quiet of the house during those hours.

Lastly, can you make a trip to Oregon and teach me how to keep my house nice and clean??????????

Have a great weekend!

Genesa said...

It sounds like it's going great! That is so wonderful! Lords continued blessings to you!

Stephanie said...

Keeping the kids on a schedule, needing a shower to feel "right" and have a good day, going crazy if there's a mess... you sound like me! Lol

Michelle said...

sounds like a good routine :) Love you.

Blissful Babe said...

Wow. I would like a nice tidy schedule like that. And I don't even have a baby. :\

Can I be you when I grow up?
I have a lot to learn.

xoxo

Cherry Tree Lane said...

As we think about potentially having another one, it is nice to see how people manage two and what they do each day. Thanks for the peek!!!

Miss G said...

Crystal, thank you soo much for sharing! Do you do all really easy meal prep things? Just wondering. I really like seeing this. I don't have kids yet but I would like to be organized and scheduled like this I think. Thanks. I always enjoy reading your blog. Kelly

MAXimum MESS said...

What a great day! We have lots of days of chaos around here. I think I need you to come organize my day for me!!

BlueJShop said...

Thanks for the snapshot of your day...we can all learn from you.
Glad things are running smoothly...and that your home is a happy one. :)

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