Good morning! Yesterday was a full, but fun day with the girls. I thought it would be a good day to share as a Day in the Life post. This is a typical day for us when I am home with the girls.
5:45 am: My alarm went off several times before I eventually got up. I went downstairs and poured myself some coffee and settled into the couch. I reviewed my recent post and hit “publish”, answered some emails, and checked out social media.
6:30 am: Ashlyn came downstairs and we snuggled for a bit on the couch. I turned on a show for her and then I loaded the dishwasher and threw in a load of laundry.
7:00 am: Maddie is up and downstairs. The girls want a smoothie so I quickly make one using strawberries, bananas, yogurt, and almond milk. I also add a small scoop of nut butter and flaxseed.
7:30 am: The girls play while I make myself a protein pancake. After I took this pic I topped it with cinnamon and sunbutter. I also had some blackberries.
8:00 am: The girls have breakfast and we all sit at the table. I made them bacon, tortillas, beans, broccoli, and applesauce. Kind of random, I know.
Afterwards, the girls play a bit longer while I clean up the kitchen, answer a few emails, unload the dishwasher and fold the laundry.
9:30 am: We are all dressed and out the door. We are headed to Pump It Up, an indoor amusement place full of inflatables. On our way we share some Larabar bites. The mint chocolate is definitely my new favorite!
10:00 – 12:00 pm: The girls play for two hours before I eventually coerce them to leave. Next time I’m going to bring a book so I can sit and read while they play. They could have easily stayed for another hour.
12:30 pm: We are home and I make the girls a quick lunch of chicken and rice noodles, olives, and cucumbers.
I also make them some “ghost” popsicles (banana with nut butter rolled in coconut flakes.
I also reheat some leftovers for myself – chicken thighs, broccoli, and avocado.
2:00 pm: Ashlyn is down for her nap and Maddie has quiet time while I work. I start this post, make a few phone calls, and then have a couple of Fig Bars and some milk.
I think about doing a quick upper body workout, but I just can’t get motivated so I play with Maddie and we wait for sissy to wake up.
3:00 pm: My thredUp items arrive and I open the box to review the goods. The top is Lululemon ($14.99) and the shoes are Forever 21 and I think they were less than $10. Super cute. I love everything! If you haven’t tried thredUp then now’s the time. Use my referral link and get $10 to spend!
4:00 pm: Ashlyn is up and we have fun with Play-doh and coloring before the girls are hungry for dinner. I also fill the washing machine with more clothes and start another load of laundry.
5:00 pm: I make chicken tacos and peas for the girls. They also have an apple and some plantains.
Mommy has some wine and then I sit at the table and try to review our summer camp stuff. We are making some progress on the plans!
5:00 pm: After dinner the girls help me go through some of their baby clothing to give to a friend of Matt’s who is expecting a baby girl soon. They couldn’t believe they were once that small!
6:00 pm: Matt’s home from work and I am off to shower and get cleaned up. I eat leftover chicken tacos and coleslaw, prep our lunches (the girls and mine) and get the kitchen cleaned up.
7:00 pm: We let the girls watch a show on TV and I pick up the house.
7:45 pm: PJs, teeth, bedtime stories, sips of water, and then finally lights out. Matt and I settle in for some Netflix, we talk a bit, I foam roll, check email and text my sister for a while.
9:45 pm: In bed and lights out.