Monday, November 18, 2013

Day in the Life: Two Years Old

Wow, so I realized the last time I did a day in the life post Molly was 8 months old. Geez! Its safe to say a lot has changed since then. I always love these posts that share a glimpse into the daily routine of other people and kids. Hopefully ours is somewhat entertaining.

Something wakes me up but when I wake there is silence. Nope. I hear it. A moaning, slowly waking child. Quick glance at my phone, its 7:25am - decent wake up time today. I pry myself out of the bed so I can brush my teeth and let the dog out before the moaning turns into crying.

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Good morning! The good night of sleep paid off, someone is in a good mood and full of energy! We jump around in bed for a few minutes and then we head into the living room where Molly eats a banana and watches some Bubble Guppies while I make coffee and turn on the house.

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8:30am // Breakfast. A typical breakfast is scrambled eggs, strawberries, turkey sausage and toast with butter. She gobbles pretty much everything up.

While she is eating I realize that I was supposed to make cupcakes for her Mother's Day Out class for her birthday...I have, down to the minute, just enough time to pull this off!

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Between baking last minute cupcakes, making her lunch, packing up her backpack, getting her dressed with shoes ON, the next 40 minutes are a huge blur. No matter how early we get up its always a rush to get out the door to school on time.

9:30am // School Drop Off. Molly goes to MDO two days a week from 9:30am - 2:30pm. She loves it. She has made great friends at school and learns so much! She always jumps out of my arms to go play with her friends. After I drop her off I make a special trip to Starbucks to get a latte (in a RED holiday cup!) and a breakfast sandwich. I take a breath and eat my sandwhich in Starbucks while I read through my emails.

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10:00am-2:00pm // WORK! I work from home so these days where Molly is at school are precious. I feverishly make my way down my to-do list bouncing from project to project trying to make the most of my toddler free time. I get quite a bit accomplished today so I am feeling pretty good.

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2:30pm // Pick up the kiddo from school. She has had a great day and the entire class enjoyed her last minute birthday cupcakes. A win for Mom!

We swing through Sonic for our Wed afternoon treat - a vanilla coke zero for me and some tator tots for her. Then we are back home where I get back to work and Molly terrorizes the house! You'll notice she has on a different outfit at home...she insists on changing at least twice day!

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5:30pm // I sign off of work, play with Molly for a little bit and then its time to start making dinner. On tonights menu - tacos! For some reason Molly wants to get in her high chair so I put her in and she watches me cook.

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Around 6:15 Dad is home! Molly is super excited and immediately requests a dance party! She has become obsessed with the "What Does a Fox Say?" song and insists on a minimum of 2 dance parties a day. Chase and Molly dance around the living room while I put the finishing touches on dinner.

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Dinner is served once the dance party is over and we sit together, chat about our days and enjoy the tacos. Then Molly has an improtu raid of my closet for my heels and jewelry. She loves wearing my heels around the house.

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7:30pm // Night time routine begins. Chase gives Molly a bath while I clean up the kitchen and pick up her play area. I can hear lots of giggles and screams coming from the bathroom - she loves bath time! After the bath she gets the usual treatment of lotion, diaper, pjs, teeth brushing and she is ready for bed.

8:15pm // Chase reads Molly a book and she drinks her night time milk (she gets milk in the morning and at bed time). After the book is finished she gets hugs and kisses from Dad and then I sing to her and rock her for a few minutes with the lights out. Then its off to bed!

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8:30pm // Relaxation time! Chase and I generally cuddle up on the couch and talk while we watch some of our TV shows. Ocassionally I will head back to the computer to finish up some work, write a blog post, or take care of other business that I need to get done. 

11:00pm // Lights out!

And then we wake up and do it all over again.

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