Monday, June 6, 2011

A Day In My Life

Good morning!!! My morning starts off with my baby alarm clock (Colin's cries for rescue out of the crib). I am not a morning person so this is not my favorite part of the day. However, it does put a big smile on my face to be greeted by my sweet boy. I grab him and take him to our bed for a 30 min snooze while we watch Mickey Mouse on (cringe) the Disney Channel. I remember when my morning routine consisted of watching the Today show while I tried to pick out my best outfit for the day...ahhh, memories. Back to my new reality - full-time motherhood - I skip my shower, throw on an old tee shirt and saunter to the kitchen.
Colin's best meal of the day is breakfast so I try my best: cereal, yogurt, and scrambled eggs. All of this for me too plus my "eye opener," vanilla coffee.

After breakfast, dishes and throwing in a load of laundry, it’s off to our first activity of the day - Hoppin' House! Colin had a blast climbing in and out of the bounce houses and going down the slides. I get my work out too while I jump and climb for a full hour.

On our way home, we stop at the grocery store to pick up some items for dinner.

And of course Colin asked to ride in the car.

Then it's home for lunch, a nap (for Colin) and a chance for me to check email, return phone calls, clean the house and rest for a while. Fingers crossed Colin will sleep for 1-2 hours.

When Colin wakes up from his nap, we go to Lowes to buy flowers for my new hanging baskets and porch pots. I do love home improvement projects!

5:45 I start cooking dinner. I am trying to cook more, but I am always a sucker for the same 3-5 meals: tacos, burgers, pizza and grilled chicken (is that considered cooking?) David returns home from work around 6:30. We all eat together and then play for another hour.

At 7:30 it’s time to walk Monster and get Colin in the bath and ready for bed. We read books, sing a song and it's lights out for Colin and time for me to finally unwind after a busy day.
9:00 David and I clean the kitchen and watch tv. We are hooked on a few shows (like 10-15 to say the least).
10:30 I crawl into bed...I hear my phone...emails, texts, messages...I decide to go to bed and read them in the morning - I have a hard time doing that. 11:00, I close my eyes and fall fast asleep.