When the girls get a little older, I know they’ll love that they’re only two years apart. I can tell they’re going to be good friends. But right now, life with Kayla and Madeline just doesn’t stop! This is what we’ve done today:
8 a.m. The girls wake–nurse Madeline, feed her rice cereal, change her diaper and outfit; get Kayla out of diaper and help her go potty; make breakfast.
9 a.m. Eat; get Kayla dressed; head out the door for play group.
10 a.m. Play group
11:30 a.m. Arrive home; get settled while Madeline finishes a short nap in her car seat.
Noon Nurse Madeline and feed her sweet potatoes (a new food for today–she loved them); Make lunch.
1:00 p.m. Finish lunch and get the girls down for naps.
2:00 p.m. Both girls are in there cribs. Abs workout; shower; answer a couple e-mails.
3:30 p.m. Get girls up from “naps.” We had a tiny bit of downtime here.
4:15 p.m. Start dinner; make some phone calls for some small group stuff.
5:45 p.m. Eat with Kayla (Aaron had a business dinner)
6:30 p.m. Nurse Madeline; feed her rice cereal.
7:00 p.m. Baths for girls.
7:30 p.m. Short visit with Aaron and Ludo (Ludo is in town from Quebec for some stuff at Aaron’s work)
8:00 p.m. Read with Kayla; tell her stories; get her to bed.
Now it’s 8:30 and I need to change Madeline’s messy diaper (it could be a blow out!) and then nurse her one last time. It was a full, fun day, but notice that I didn’t mention cleaning up after our meals, doing laundry, or any other basic household tasks? 🙂 This is a pretty typical day for us, but the one difference is that we didn’t have Aaron here in the evening. It makes me realize how easy it is to take his help for granted!
One funny thing that Kayla said tonight. When she saw the chicken for dinner she said, “Mommy, it has grass on it.” I made Rosemary Lemon chicken, so the rosemary was the grass.
A final note that I’ve been meaning to mention: never let your two-year-old walk off with your recipe when you’re cooking.
Grandma Mayes says
It seems like you blink and 20 years go by. No diapers, no toddlers and no kids at home. You will miss it. I guarantee it. Mom