Hi, friends! Happy Hump Day!
So, first things first: My BABY is in a BIG BOY bed now.
Oh, my heart. All the tears. Time, please slow down.
I know it’s all so cliche, but, man, time flies with these little ones. They grow up so fast, and I can’t believe my sweet baby is no longer in a crib.
He did a great job the first night and stayed put until morning. He even returned the blanket and pillow that he borrowed from the couch in his room before he came out of his bedroom. So cute. Fingers crossed he continues to stay in bed!
Update: I’m finishing this blog post on Tuesday morning and night #2 in the big boy bed went well too. I woke up to a tiny human crawling on me in MY bed at 5:25 AM, but he stayed in HIS bed all night long! 🙂
Back to Monday…
Once Qman was awake, we headed downstairs to cuddle on the couch and watch a little TV. I drank some iced coffee (with goat’s milk + collagen) and he ate a cereal bar. <— These ones from Kashi are the best I’ve found in the sugar and ingredients department!
After some quality cuddle time, I get Quinn ready for school and drop him off. Back at home, I take Murphy for a walk around the neighborhood. I usually walk him before Mal leaves for school, but Quinn and I were lazy and slept in until 6:15 AM and then cuddled on the couch, so I didn’t have time. Thankfully, Murphy didn’t seem to mind, especially since we avoided the rain (and pugs don’t do rain).
Breakfast is delicious, but not even two hours later, I’m starving! It’s not even close to lunchtime, but I don’t care. FEED ME! I heat up some roasted red cabbage with onion and bacon that I made on Sunday. It’s delicious, and I hope that it’ll hold me over until lunch. About 45 minutes pass before I go for a second serving – this time I add some shredded chicken for some added staying power.
After lunch, I pack up my things to go to the Capital One Cafe. I also grab an afternoon snack – two protein balls + a banana. (Protein ball recipe coming to CNC soon – it’s a good one!!)
On the drive, I stop by the grocery store to grab a few ingredients for a photo shoot that I’m doing with Muuna cottage cheese the next day.
Kerrie and I meet with one of the guys from the marketing company that we just hired for Designed to Fit. We set up a few online accounts to get them started, and then Kerrie and I have a call with one of our coaches to chat about some upcoming projects. After that, I sit down to catch up with some emails/work and snack on the protein balls and banana that I brought from home.
I spend awhile longer at the cafe before picking up Qman from school. Back at home, I snack on some roasted carrots with Everything but the Bagel Seasoning. I eat them straight from the container with my fingers, and they’re gone before I know it. So friggin’ good! Then, I make a mental note to make another couple of batches for future healthy snacking! 🙂
Quinn and I have some “cuddle time” with the “soft blanket” on the couch while we wait for Dada to come home. Once Mal is home, I whip up dinner for the three of us. I’m totally that mom that makes three different dinners (and lunches and breakfasts) nearly every night, but, hey, it works for us. I eat shredded chicken with barbecue sauce, roasted fennel, and sauteed kale. Mal has shredded chicken with roasted broccoli and brown rice. (He eats this same meal at least a couple of times every week.) Qman has an Everything bagel with cream cheese, grapes, and milk. I had put shredded chicken and roasted broccoli on his plate, but he told me they were “disgusting” and asked me to “please, take it off” his plate. At least he said “please,” right? Oooh, dinnertime.
After dinner, I clean up the kitchen while Mal and Qman watch TV. Mal is exhausted, so I put Quinn to bed (in his big boy bed). He’s sound asleep by 7:45 PM, and Mal and I are asleep by 8:15 PM – and it’s still light outside!
Question of the Day
Anyone else cook multiple meals for their family?