Monday, May 25, 2015

Routine

At one point in our past I wrote about our everyday routine seen HERE. I was looking over that little post and thinking of how different life is now and thought how I really need to write down our routine today. It's different and changes daily but for the most part I can say how most days go.

Wake-up between 8-9 (most days). Sometimes if Peyton wakes up first I will send her back to her room with my phone. Most days they wake up together so we go downstairs, I get them their milk, and we watch cartoons for longer than I'd like to admit. They also have breakfast at this point too. Oh and have I mentioned that Wes and I take turns waking up with the kids so the other one gets to sleep in. Awesome right?!

At 9:30 I usually go work out for about a hour. While I am gone the girls play, color, etc with Wes.

Come home at about 11 am and Wes locks himself away and works while the girls and I get ready for the day. On Tuesdays we go to the library for story time. On Wednesdays Peyton goes to preschool from 9-11. Somedays this would be the time we head to Disneyland or other activities, but that happens only a few times a month.

Once we are ready we will do our errands, play, or take a walk. I try to have at least one place to go a day for my sanity. Whether a walk or at least to get my daily soda.

Lunch at about 1. We listen to classical or Disney music and if the weather is nice we will eat outside in the back yard. Even this time inevitably turns into them playing while I try to get them back to eat. Which is why it takes 40 min to eat grapes, a sandwich, fruit snacks and an otter pop. If I ask them what they want to eat, it is ALWAYS long noodles (spaghetti). Always. We have that literally 5 times a week minimum.

Naps at about 1:30/2. Jovie LOVES her naps. Peyton is hit and miss with them. Sometimes she naps. Most of the time she colors and reads or dresses up her stuffed animals in hats and underwear. Occasionally (if she hasn't had too much screen time in the morning) I will let her play educational games on the computer. Our favorites are Starfall and PBS kids. I too nap, because like Jovie I love them!!! Almost without fail I get a small nap in. I also play on my phone--- games I am too embarrassed to admit to.
Peyton "napping" one day.

Wake up around 3:30/4. I usually clean while the kids play. Life has truly changed since those 2 have learned to play together, it's awesome.

After this, I usually re-get the kids ready because they have without doubt stripped down to undies during quiet/nap time. Again we do any other errands or fun activities that need to be done. Sometimes we will head to the lake to fish or play at the park. Lately we've been going on bike rides around the neighborhood.

6-7: Come home, kids play while I get dinner ready. Eat.

7:30- Bath, books, jammies, family scripture and prayer and our family cheer... prepare for bed. If Peyton has napped I will let her watch a show before bed. Have I mentioned how addicted to TV that girl is? It is so easy to let her watch, so I have to be diligent about cutting back. Some days I am better than others if I am to be honest.

Wes and I take turns putting different girls to bed every night. Jovie just wants stories but is happy to go to bed after a book or 2. Peyton likes books, she wants to chat, she has songs she wants to be sung to her. She wants us to talk to her animals before bed. It takes a much longer time, but (most nights) I am happy to talk to her.

After the kids are in bed Wes and I watch our shows. We lay in bed and play on our phones and watch TV. It is very glamorous. But, we are pretty good about not watching our own shows during the day (besides a playoff basketball game now), so I feel entitled to do what I want at night, and that is not cleaning. Nights go way too quickly... even going to bed at 12:30 most nights. Then we go to sleep and the day starts all over again.

And that is that.

1 comment:

April and Jason said...

What?! Sleeping in....naps...a hubby who's home all morning? Can I just say I'm slightly (ok, maybe a lot) jealous! :-) :-) :-)