Week in My Life – Monday 10.21
Monday started off pretty rough especially since we decided to move the boys around last night. No one really slept all that well and Noah was up around 6am (which is early in this house). Thankfully, Joe got up with Noah so I could go back to sleep (I had been up since 5 with Simon). I finally woke up around 7:30.
I went out to greet Noah and he was happy to see me, as usual. As he jumped into my lap to snuggle he head-butted me in the lip. So I got to start off my morning with a bleeding and swollen lip.
Jude slept in super late so getting him out the door to school was a bit hectic but once the dust settled I turned on Yo Gabba Gabba for Noah and Simon so I could eat a little breakfast in peace.
Then I decided to tackle my meal plan for the week. It’s not terribly exciting but if I don’t do it on Monday I will forget and we’ll be eating PBJ all week.
Then I play and watch TV with the boys for a bit before putting Simon down for his morning nap (sometime between 9:30 – 10)
After I put Simon down for his nap I tackle a few morning chores like the breakfast dishes.And the breakfast floor.
And of course there is always laundry to do… I think I did 4 loads today. This was load #1.
Then I made lunch for Noah and I. He had PB&J and grapes, I had a tuna sandwich. Then Simon woke up around 12 and he ate a lunch before we headed out to get Jude from Kindergarten at 12:45 pm.
While Simon was eating his lunch Noah locked himself in the bathroom. I wasn’t sure if he knew how to unlock it so I fumbled around till I found something that would unlock the door, unfortunately I couldn’t get it open. Luckily, just as I was contemplating removing the entire doorknob he figured it out and opened the door.
Jude gets out of school at 1 so we push Noah’s afternoon nap back.
The next hour or so is always pretty hectic. Unloading everyone from the car and settling them back into an afternoon at home. But I finally get Noah down for his nap (which was difficult with the new sleeping arrangements) and Simon down for his afternoon nap (around 2:30). So I take a little me-time with some frozen blueberries.
One of the hazards of frozen blueberries…Jude plays with legos while I get a little work done.
I need to take some product images for the blog. I usually take them outside on the picnic table.
Time to work and eat a bowl of cereal. It’s about 4pm.
Then it’s snack time and playdough while the little ones continue to nap.
I usually go through Jude’s book bag and folder when we get home from school but I’m a little behind today. Monday’s folder is always full of announcements and the plan for the week.
It’s now about 5:30 and Joe is on his way home from work so I start dinner. (The little boys are STILL sleeping). For dinner we have chicken with mango and yellow rice!
The boys wake around 6pm and then we eat dinner. After dinner I take a shower because I’ve yet to do that and I feel pretty gross. Meanwhile Joe and the boys carve our square pumpkin.
Then it’s bubble bath time and bed time. (7:30-8pm)
I put Simon to bed while Joe reads books to Noah and Jude. I settle in at my desk to do more work… a busy night ahead of me. We just started giving the boys Calms Forte before bed hoping it will help them go to sleep. While I work and manage the boys Joe makes a Target run for more bananas and milk. As I’m writing this it’s after 9pm and they are still awake. I’ve been up there 7 times to put them back to bed. We are trying to be patient since this room sharing thing is new but it’s tough. Noah usually passes out about 7:30 – 8 but Jude has always had a hard time going to sleep.
I’m scheduling this to post in the AM but for now I’m going back to work and will probably go to bed around midnight and wake sometime around 5 to feed a sad baby. It’s a long Monday.
sounds like a really productive day! Great encouragement for me! thank you!
Wow, that is one hectic day! And I thought mine were crazy!! Hehehehe. Very productive though 🙂
Wow – that’s one busy day….and loved the frozen blueberries, but not the blue fingers!
I hear ya on forgetting to create a meal plan- ours normally ends with spoiled veggies and snacks all week.
Glad you could squeeze in so many activities in one day, it’s not easy being a mom.
Yes! I hate throwing away bad food because I didn’t have a plan for it. I usually try to make my meal plan after shopping but sometimes I forget.
Phew! Looks like a busy day! I need to start making meal plans – that would make my life so much easier.
Sounds like my life, it is crazy… Every time I feel like I am ahead, I find something new, LOL
Yum! Dinner looked delicious. Your boys are so cute. Sounds like a very busy day!
That sounds hectic! And that dinner looks fantastic!
Oh I hear you on the looooong day! I loved the pics and your post, it is just about the same here at our house too!
You get so much accomplished. I really have no excuse for being behind schedule.
Oh my gosh…the head butt is the worst. My son does that to me and it hurts so badly. I always tell him “no one wins with a head butt”. Hope the sleeping situation gets better soon.
Haha! that’s awesome advice. No on wins with a head butt!
I’m totally going to use that.
Busy day! Sometimes you wonder how we’re able to fit so much in one day!
You had a really busy day mama!
Looks just like my day! My son is 16 months old, and my daughter is 4.
Yup, sounds like you tore a page from my book! Our days are always busy, too!
Whew- busy day! Sounds like you had a little lock out incident yourself! Ah Mondays!
You always think your days is nuts until you read about someone elses!
Just reading this made me tired! LOL.
One of my kids accidentally head butted me a few weeks ago and I had a headache for a week.
Sounds like my life!
I am seriously exhausted by your day! It’s been years since I had days like that but you sure brought it all back. Wow!
Sounds so exhausting, sounds like my household. Oh and I love your table for pictures, I totally need one of those haha.
Thanks! Joe got it for my birthday at IKEA!
OMG girl your all over the place. 4 loads of laundry would so exhaust me. I try to do it all during the week and I meal plan also makes life so much easier.