Good morning! Sorry for posting this a bit behind schedule. Tuesday was a busy day and I didn't have time until this morning to finish up my post and sort my photos.
I thought I had taken way more photos than I did, but oh well. What I got was a good selection of what happened during the day.
Here are the words and photos for Monday.
Monday, May 25, 2015
6-7am: I hear Dominique start making noise around 6:30am, along with our morning alarms. I went to her to soothe her and give her back her soother that was chucked on the ground. I wrapped her up in her blanket and told her to go back to sleep for a bit.
7-8am: Keith gets up around 7:10am and I follow shortly and got Dominique up out of her bed. She was just laying in bed, snuggling with her blanket, staring up at the ceiling and waiting for someone to fetch her. Lots of smiles and some giggles while I scoop her out of her bed and greet the morning with her. I bring her into the kitchen, seat her in her high chair and get her some cereal for breakfast. All the meanwhile, she makes noises and giving Daddy lots of smiles. I get myself some water and yogurt for breakfast and chat with Keith for a bit while he finishes his breakfast and goes to check on Violet. Apparently she was still sleeping, so he let her be for a little bit. Just before he left, he went to check on Violet again, and brought her into the kitchen, with her wrapped around him. We all said goodbye to Daddy and I got Violet and Dominique some yogurt for breakfast. Violet gets to choose her breakfast (as long as it’s healthy), and that’s what she chose this morning.
8-9am: After breakfast was done, I let the girls play for a bit and when Dominique starts rubbing her eyes and cuddling with her blanket around 8:30am, I put her down for a nap and sat down to do a bit of reading on Games of Thrones while Violet played and read for a bit. And snuggles with her on the couch as well.
9-10am: More reading for me and Violet and then my Mom showed up around 9:30 with Payton (my nephew) to visit for a bit. We were thinking of going down to the Splash Park, but it’s a bit chilly outside, so we opted to stay in and let the kids play. I ran a quick errand to buy some milk and baby wipes and I’m out of both and forgot to buy some when I did grocery shopping on Friday.
10-11am: When I got back from my errand, my Mom quickly left to do some stuff at the bank and let me deal with a very cranky Dominique. Her cheeks have been turning red the past couple days, along with being irritable and drooling. I think someone with starting to teethe again. Luckily during this time, Violet and Payton get along fine, so I’m able to concentrate on Dominique and help her with her pain.
11am-12pm: When Mom gets back, we chat some more about happenings over the weekend and they leave around 11:30am to go pick up Madison from the bus stop for Kindergarten, and saying that she’ll take the girls tomorrow all day as a birthday present to me. Woot! Keith texted me, asking if I want to go out for supper tomorrow for my birthday or if he should cook. My response: “I love your cooking, but let’s go out.” I start on lunch of Macaroni and Hot Dog for me and the kids.
12-2pm: Eat lunch with the kids, who devoured an entire box. Dominique is getting cranky again, after finishing 2 bowls of lunch, so I take her for a diaper change and put her down to bed around 12:30pm. Violet follows suit shortly after and once everything is cleaned up, I find myself on the couch, finishing up A Game of Thrones. While the book was OK, there was too much jumping around between characters (every chapter was a different main character’s point of view) and I wasn’t too fond of the sexual/eluded rape scenes. I definitely will not be continuing this book series. Good thing I borrowed it from the library
2-3pm: Done my book, I sit down at my laptop in the kitchen to do some catch-up journaling and listen to Stuff You Missed in History Class pod cast while I journal. It’s nice to be able to sit down, with something that doesn’t require a lot of attention on in the background and just journal. So relaxing. Keith texted me again about tomorrow, saying that I could invite my girlfriends and their husbands to go out with us if they were able to find babysitters for their kids.
3-4pm: Violet is up shortly after 3, so she comes to me and has a snack of chips while I finish up a journal entry. I thought about getting Dominique up, but she was still sleeping soundly, so I let her be, although I had to stop Violet from going into her room to wake her. I set Violet up with some colouring and stickers and start prepping stuff for supper.
4-5pm: Start getting supper on the stove, which tonight is Campfire Hash. Keith arrives home, much to Violet’s delight and she runs to him when he walks in the door, which I miss on camera, but see in real life. We chat about the day a bit while I continue making supper.
5-6pm: Sit down to supper, which is consumed in no time. After I’m done, give Dominique second serving and start on washing the dishes. Keith relaxes for a bit on his computer while the girls finish eating and I clean up the kitchen.
6-7pm: Violet is finally done her supper and sits down to watch TMNT on Netflix with me and Dominique. Love that she’s getting into that. Dominique plays around for a bit, but then starts screaming for no reason. I put her down for a time-out in her crib and when I get her out a couple minutes later, she’s just standing there, quietly waiting for me to get her.
7-8pm: Give Dominique night snack of Ritz crackers and update journaling for today while Violet finishes up her movie. Once Dominique is done her snacks, do a quick diaper change and put her into bed around 7:30. Give Violet her snack as well and once she’s done, we go play with Pascal (her guinea pig) for a bit in her room. She absolutely adores him. Daddy comes in to do “Roar,” which is basically him “roaring” at Violet and her “running” away from him, while squealing and then a tickle fight in bed. Love that routine of bedtime. Prayers, hugs and kisses for her and say goodnight.
8-10pm: Once both girls are in bed, me and Keith relax for the rest of the evening. Him tinkering on his phone and computer, while I tinkered on my phone and did some knitting. Head to bed around 10pm.