Hi, friends! It’s time for another Day In The Life post!
So, I guess it looks like I’m bringing this blog feature back once a month now since I just wrote one last month when Quinn turned 17 months old. Although, today’s post is a day late. Everything you see is actually from Monday, not yesterday, but you’ll still get the idea! And… 18 months. How did my baby boy get so big?!
6:45 AM: I hear Quinn on the baby monitor. It’s time to wake up! I bring him downstairs. He sits on the couch and drinks some milk and eats part of a “nana.” I turn on Paw Patrol for him and then head into the kitchen to make myself an iced coffee. Two minutes later, I return to Quinn sitting on top of the coffee table. Whoa. It’s his first time doing it, so I am really surprised to see him there. People, we have a climber on our hands!
7:00 AM: I remove Quinn from the coffee table and explain why, but he is not satisfied with what I say, so he begins to throw a tantrum because sitting on the coffee table is obviously the coolest. I diffuse the situation by offering him a smoothie. He does the “smoothie dance” in the kitchen, so I guess the coffee table is a thing of the past.
7:30 AM: Quinn is still into his smoothie and looking at books, so I grab the laundry from the dryer and start folding it.
7:45 AM: It’s time for “ramps and cars” (aka Quinn’s favorite toy ever).
He plays with them ALL THE TIME. We actually bought him another set for Christmas, so he’ll be able to make even bigger things! With bigger ramps!
Quinn alternates between playing on my lap and playing on the floor.
8:15 AM: I get both of us dressed and ready to go to KFIT.
8:45 AM: We read books for a little while before we leave the house.
11:00 AM: We arrive home from KFIT. Quinn falls asleep in the car (he was so tired), so I carry him straight to his crib. I head downstairs to make a protein shake (SFH vanilla Recovery + soy milk + water + a splash of eggnog). I chug half of it and then jump in the shower.
11:20 AM: I get dressed, put away my laundry, and make our bed.
11:30 AM: I have a training session over the phone to learn about the equipment/requirements needed for the clinical study that I am taking part in. It’s really cool. Everything is done via cell phone!
12:15 PM: I throw together lunch: Spaghetti squash topped with broccoli, spinach, edamame, and white beans with butter and grated Parmesan on top. Once I finish, I eat a couple of dark chocolate orange date rolls, which are my favorite new treat. Mmmmmmm!
12:30 PM: I clean up the kitchen and start the dishwasher. I take out the trash and sort the recycling. I order a new pair of scissors for the kitchen since I super-glued ours shut. (I know.)
1:00 PM: I make myself a mug of tea and sit down to do some work.
2:30 PM: I start to get a little hungry, so I have some yogurt with cinnamon Puffins.
3:00 PM: Quinn wakes up from his nap. We hang out for a little while on the couch and then he eats lunch (peanut butter and jelly sandwich + mandarin orange slices + milk).
3:45 PM: The weather is beautiful for December, so Quinn and I take Murphy for a long walk. By the time we’re on our way home, it’s starting to get dark, so we stop and check out the Christmas lights in our neighborhood.
4:30 PM: It’s dinnertime for Murphy, so I let Quinn feed him. We always make Murphy sit before he eats and then Quinn pours (well, dumps) the food into his dish. I say “okay” to let Murphy know he can eat, and Quinn always points to Murphy’s dish. It’s quite adorable. While I put away the dog food scoop, Quinn decides to splash around in Murphy’s water bowl, so I wash his hands and change his shirt.
4:45 PM: Mal leaves me a WhatsApp message saying that he won’t be home for a little while, which means we need to reschedule our visit to Bass Pro Shops to see Santa. It was our pick for Day 14 of 24 Days of Togetherness, so Quinn selects another activity for the day: Drink eggnog!
5:00 PM: My stomach starts to growl, so I reheat a piece of leftover pizza to snack on while we wait for Mal to get home to eat dinner together. #pugcreep
6:00 PM: Mal arrives home and we all sit down for dinner. I eat more leftover pizza + salad.
Quinn is super into the salad tongs during dinner. Haha!
6:45 PM: We drink eggnog together on the couch while watching Toy Story. As you can see, Quinn is totally mesmerized by it!
7:15 PM: Mal takes over Quinn’s bedtime routine (bath + books), so I can do a little work. I say goodnight before Mal puts him to bed.
8:30 PM: I make a mug of tea and wrap Christmas gifts while watching TV with Mal. I also eat two more date rolls.
9:30 PM: We head upstairs and get ready for bed. We chat a little and laugh at ridiculous videos on Instagram.
9:55 PM: Lights out.