Alternate title: The Time I Drank Three Iced Coffees Before 9 AM
A certain little someone turns
26 months 2 years and 2 months old today! I can’t believe how quickly the months are flying by now. In fact, they’re moving so fast, I missed last month’s Day in the Life post. Boo. Mom fail. And I almost missed this month’s post too, but I ended up documenting last Saturday morning, so it’s a little snippet into our life at this age.
5:57 AM: I hear Qman on the monitor. Seconds later, I feel Mal climb out of bed. He walks into Quinn’s room, tells him it’s too early to wake up, and then returns to bed. I fall back to sleep.
6:31 AM: I hear Quinn on the monitor again, but, this time, it doesn’t sound like he’s going back to bed. I look at the monitor and he’s standing up in his crib, which means it’s time to start the day. (There’s no way he’s going back to sleep!)
6:33 AM: I bring Qman downstairs. He puts his arms around me and his head on my shoulder. I assume he’s still tired and start rubbing his back, hoping maybe to sneak in some morning cuddles on the couch, but then he pops his head up and immediately asks for milk. Ok, then. I give him some milk in a sippy cup and then set him up on the couch with his recent stuffed animal posse. Quinn’s must-haves for bed: 3 blankets + Nemo, Dori, Pinchy, and Frog.
6:37 AM: I make myself an iced Americano using our Nespresso machine + cream + date ice cubes.
I soaked a bunch of Medjool dates overnight for a recipe, so I decided to turn the leftover date water into ice cubes. They turned out so well and added some natural sweetness to my Americano!
6:47 AM: Quinn and I play with his opposite cards. (FYI: They’re from the Dollar Spot at Target.)
7:00 AM: Dada wakes up and comes downstairs. He says he’s too sore for CrossFit and suggests going out for breakfast instead, which sounds like an awesome idea to me!
7:05 AM: I start to get Quinn dressed for the day, but he’s in maniac-mode, so I let him play and head upstairs to get myself ready.
7:08 AM: I change out of my pajamas and put on a little make-up (tinted moisturizer + mascara). Side story: Back in high school, I always thought it was weird when girls wore make-up to school everyday. Now, I get it and rarely ever leave the house without at least a little make-up (even to work out).
7:14 AM: Once I’m ready, I join Quinn downstairs. He’s using a magnifying glass to examine his opposite cards.
And possibly Murphy’s butt. I’m not quite sure what he’s looking at…
7:19 AM: I take Murphy for a walk while Mal gets ready.
7:29 AM: Murphy and I return home. I finish getting Quinn ready.
7:31 AM: We’re off to breakfast!
7:42 AM: We arrive at the Omelet Factory.
7:47 AM: Mal and I order iced coffees.
Qman orders milk and uses his Slinky to hold it.
7:48 AM: Cheers!
7:49 AM: It’s our first time at the Omelet Factory, so we’re impressed with the menu. Some of the specialty omelets are really creative and sound so delicious. I order the Farmer’s omelet with Swiss cheese.
7:53 AM: While we wait for our food, we keep ourselves entertained with silly games, like blowing “snakes” made out of straw wrappers.
And building epic jelly towers.
Mal’s face… haha!
7:58 AM: Quinn’s fruit cup arrives and he digs right into the watermelon.
8:06 AM: Breakfast is served!
Holy cow, the portions are massive!
8:16 AM: We play more silly games.
And shake Splenda packets like maracas.
8:23 AM: Qman eats several bites of his pancake and then signs “all done.” He wants to leave the table and explore the restaurant, so we explain that breakfast isn’t over and he needs to sit in his chair. He looks at us, waves, and says “bye” before climbing down.
8:25 AM: Even though it’s really cute, we know from past experience that “bye” means: “I’m not going to listen to you and will throw a tantrum if you try to make me,” so we break out the iPad and let Qman play Endless Alphabet until we’re finished with breakfast. Technology to the rescue!
8:41 AM: We pay our bill and swing by Coffee Shack for a couple of iced coffees. (Hey, it was on the way home!)
8:46 AM: Mal and I both order Pecan Sticky Bun with a splash of milk.
8:51 AM: We drive home.