Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Day in the Life

Today is Thursday, April 23rd, 2015.  
Conor & I are both 29.  Liam is 2.75 years old.  I am 38 weeks pregnant.

6:30 - I wake up and am unable to go back to sleep, so I catch up on some news & blogs on my phone.  I never get out of bed until Liam wakes up.  I try to enjoy the calm & quiet of the morning right from the coziness of my Snoogle!

7:00 - Liam wakes up, and lucky for us both, Conor is still home & in bed too (this is not usual)!  We all snuggle, tickle, & blow raspberries!

7:05 - Boys are out of bed.  I let Liam play with Conor while he gets ready for work and stay in bed until I absolutely have to get up!

7:30 - Conor leaves for work, so Liam comes back to bed for more snuggles.  He has been in no hurry to get up these days and instead gives endless snuggles.  I am loving our mornings lately.

7:40 - We are up.  It's straight to the kitchen to make a fresh juice & breakfast.  Liam loves helping with the juicer.  Today we make a carrot ginger juice (one of the only ways this boy consumes veggies) that he gobbles right up.  He also requests a banana and fried egg.  Just granola with blueberries for me, along with a hot cup of tea!

8:25 - Breakfast is finished.  I head to my bathroom to get ready for the day, while Liam does some puzzles on the floor by my feet.  Once I'm ready, I start getting Liam dressed.  For now, he still lets me pick out his wardrobe.

9:00 - We pack up.  Lots of snacks for whatever the adventure of the morning is.  Today we head to the zoo!

9:05 - In the car right on time.  I try to make a few phone calls (the only chance I really have is while driving) as Liam requests some music and for me to turn it up!

9:30 - We arrive at the zoo in perfect timing!  Today we're meeting lots of friends here.  The highlights include a grizzly bear swimming, a train ride, a carousel ride, & some scuba divers cleaning the polar bear tank!

11:30 - Most of our friends leave, but Liam isn't quite ready to go.  We take the opportunity to share an icecream cone outside and see more animals.

12:35 - Back in the car and driving home.  Liam wants his windows down and music blaring once again.  I oblige since I do not want him falling asleep on the drive home.

1:05 - We are home in time for a late lunch.  I make some "bunny pasta" (Annie's mac & cheese) and cut up strawberries.  While I prepare lunch & clean up the kitchen, Liam drives his many cars all over the place.

1:30 - It's beautiful today, so we eat lunch on the back deck.

1:45 - We're upstairs for nap time.  Liam picks out two books (Road Builders & Thomas & Friends, no surprises here).

2:00 - Lights are out, and both Liam & I fall asleep quickly!

3:55 - I barely wake up and reluctantly check the time on my phone.  I can't believe it's almost 4!  I have a strict no-napping-past-four rule.  I slowly pull myself together while scrolling through my phone.

4:10 - I wake Liam up just as I hear the garage opening.  Conor is home early.  This is definitely not usual.  We typically don't see him until between 5-6.  Liam runs downstairs to greet him.

4:20 - Liam helps Conor with some yard work, while I clean up around the house a bit.  Also, I relax...because when you're 38 weeks pregnant, you're allowed a bit of relaxing!

5:20 - We decide to take Liam on a bike ride (Liam bikes, we walk) before dinner.  He insists upon going to the elementary school that a has a big hill he can glide on his bike down.  Our boy is fast and does not lack confidence.  Check out my instagram for some video action on the bike!  Liam also does a fair amount of climbing and makes it to the top of this structure with minimal assistance!

6:30 - We make it home.  I start cooking dinner while the boys stay outside & play with all the neighbors.

7:30 - Dinner is served.  I made a cheesy garlic pasta topped with grilled herbed chicken.  Plus my favorite salad (baby spinach, strawberries, candied walnuts, & goat cheesed topped with a raspberry vinaigrette)!

7:55 - Bath time for Liam (Conor handles this activity) while I finally get in my shower for the day.

8:45 - We all read two books in Liam's bed.  He of course picks the same two we read for nap time.

9:00 - Lights are out in Liam's room.  We both lay with him until he falls asleep.  He mostly wants me there, but Conor has been joining us so that once Finn is born hopefully Conor can do Liam's bedtime routine without me.

9:15 - We sneak out of Liam's room.  I make a cup of tea and then respond to some emails & blog.
10 - Conor & I snuggle up on the couch and watch The Blacklist.

10:10 -  Liam wakes up screaming which is unusual.  I go upstairs, help him use the potty and resettle him.

10:20 - We finish watching our show, then get ready for bed.

11:30 - Lights out for Conor & I.  This night Liam ends up staying in his own bed until 7am!!!  This is very very rare!

And there my friends is a little glimpse into one of our days!
I know that they will change dramatically once Finn joins our family, 
but I can't wait to embrace it!


  1. That sounds like such a nice day! And shorts in April!?! You must be having super nice weather- that always helps too!

    1. We have had some crazy warm weather! In the 80s today!

  2. Oh what a GOOD day! So much daddy time as well, that's the best! Wish we could go to the zoo together!

  3. What a fun and filled up day. Your food sounds super yummy! Love the picture of Liam at the playground.


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