Showing posts with label Day in the Life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Day in the Life. Show all posts

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Day in the Life - July 18, 2014

I've been itching to do a random Day in the Life lately, but never really got around to it. Thursday evening, I decided that Friday would be a Day in the Life day. And it worked! I haven't done one since before Dom was born (sometime in 2013 was the last one I did), so it was nice to be able to include Dom this time.

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4am - Dom wakes me up for a full feeding and diaper changes. Best part of it? The smiles I get. Love them.
5:30am - Keith’s alarm goes off, I keep on sleeping.
6:30am - Violet wake me up because she peed her bed. Get her cleaned up and changed, sprinkle baking soda on the wet spot on the floor (yes, she still sleeps on the floor, and has since before Christmas) and put her back to sleep. Decide to stay up, so I start a load of laundry, change my clothes, grab my tea and water and start on next weeks grocery list.
8am - Hear Dominique starting to wake up. Quickly switch the laundry around and go tend to Dom. She’s not too happy for some odd reason and kept wanting to scream in my face about something. Did manage to feed her a bit, but then she started protesting, so she went for some quiet time in her swing while I got Violet up for the day.
8:45am - Violet all done her breakfast and Dominique starts freaking out again. Manage to swaddle her tightly and let her have her soother while I sit with her in the rocking chair, trying to calm her down enough so that she can feed. It works and within minutes, she’s breastfeeding peacefully.
9:15am - Dom’s all done her feeding, so I get us all packed up in the car so that I can drop Violet off at my sister’s place while I take Brody (my nephew) grocery shopping to work on number recognition. I’ve been schooling him about 3 times a week so that he can keep up with Grade 1 when he goes back to school in the fall.
10:30am - Drop off Brody from grocery shopping. He did really good at number recognition, but I think that I’ll be doing this regularly with him for the rest of the summer. Let Violet play with her cousins a bit more before heading home as Dom was starting to demand a feeding again.
11:45am - Finally got Dom fed and down for her nap. She was trying to protest again. Almost thinking that she’s going through a growth spurt as she’s been getting really fussy when being wrapped and trying to feed for the last couple days.
12:15pm - Have lunch with Violet of home made breakfast burritos and strawberries. Switch laundry again and then make some No-Bake Energy Bites with Violet. Also give Violet’s bedroom a quick vacuum to clean up the baking soda from this morning.
1:15pm - Violet down for her nap. Sit down at the kitchen table with my laptop and tea and start working on journal entries and reading blog posts. And tell Violet numerous times that it’s time for sleep. Don’t think she’s tired at all.
2:15pm - Dom starts squawking again, so I go to feed her and read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone while feeding. And tell Violet again to go to sleep. Think she’s trying to boycott today’s naptime. Give Dom her feeding and diaper change and then back to trying to catch up on journaling.
3pm - Violet didn’t sleep at all, and it’s time for her to get up. Why do I feel like I didn’t get any quiet time? She does some colouring while I upload photos and tidy up the kitchen a bit.
3:30pm - Keith’s home and Violet is happy about that and then proceeds to steal his chips. Food thief.
4pm - Start making Perogy Casserole for supper, and Violet insists on “supervising” me. I think it’s her way of spending one-on-one time with me that doesn’t involve Dom, for now. And I love it. And while supper is in the oven, we work in one of her sticker books.
4:45pm - Dom wakes up for a feeding and diaper change. And she’s completely happy to sit in her chair after she’s done while I finish getting supper ready.
5:15pm - Sit down for supper, wash dishes, tidy up kitchen and feed Dominique again while Violet takes almost an hour to finish her supper. Toe dragger, that one is. Dom also chose this time to make a great big fuss about feeding (guessing tired again), and once she was fed, she passed out and I put her down for a nap.
6pm - Keith suggests our family walk just as I sit down to play Super Mario Wii. And I’m up for it. Get Violet ready to go and grab Dom from the crib and put in the stroller. Violet does OK on our walk down to the Library park so that she can play and me and Keith get our walking in. But it starts raining, so we made a made dash home, halfway across town.
8pm - Get home from our walk, soaking wet. Give both girls a bath, which they share together, and it cheers up Dom quite a bit. Give Dom her last feeding of the day while Violet continues to play in the tub. Dom falls asleep in my arms and stays asleep while I wait for Keith to be done playing his game. Violet gets herself out of the bathtub and dressed while she waits for her night-snack.
8:45pm - Dom in bed and do bedtime routine with Violet, which includes brushing teeth, reading a story (Pinkie Pie’s Spooky Dream), getting Daddy to “chase” her into bed and prayers.
9pm - Both girls out in no time and I quickly run out to grab some munchies and drop off something at Keith’s Aunt’s place while Keith stays home. Once I get home, I grab myself something to drink and watch 2 episodes of House M.D. on Netflix with Keith while we unwind.
11:45pm - Done watching TV, quickly fold the leftover laundry from earlier and journal a bit before bedtime.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Day in the Life - July 31, 2013

Welcome to Day in the Life for July 31, 2013!!

Quite a few photos today, and not much journaling. Which suits me just fine :)

8:30am | Reading material for Violet while we potty train. Apparently she loves fantasy

10:00am | On our walk to the park

10:15am | Mr. Payton at the park!!



 11:30am | Home from the park. Still love the new siding

12:00pm | Leftover Bruschetta Chicken for lunch

12:30pm | Potty training Violet

12:45pm | Some playtime for Violet before nap

1:00pm | Working on my 2010 Project Life while Violet naps with a Pepsi on hand

4:00pm | Snuggles with Daddy

Family shot!! Didn't realize that my lens was dirty, hence the grainy shot

More family :)

4:45pm | Violet thinks that she should sleep in the kitchen so that she's close to food when she wakes up.

 5:00pm | Supper of Slow Cooker Tex Mex Chicken. Yummy!

6:00pm | Watching My Little Pony with Violet

9:00pm | Working on Violet's journal after she went to bed

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Day in the Life - July 1, 2013

Welcome to Day in the Life for July 1, 2013.

Yes I know. This is supposed to be on the last day of the month, but we were busy yesterday and with me working, I totally forgot. So here it is.

Happy Canada Day!!

Literally the time we got our butts out of bed. Violet spent the night at my Dad's place.

















Observations:
1) I didn't really write anything down. I have it all in my journal as part of my daily journaling, but that's it. I think it took some stress off the project to not take notes and just take more intentional photos throughout the day.
2) I shared some of the photos on my Instagram account with the hashtag #dayinthelife