Our sweet boy turns 21 months old today! I documented one of our days last week as a way to remember this stage in Q-Man’s life and help us remember the tiny details that we might otherwise forget. That said, here’s a glimpse into life at 21 months!
5:39 AM: I hear Quinn on the baby monitor. Oy. It’s early. I stumble into his room, softly rub his back, and tell him it’s too early to get up. For a second, I think he’s going to go back to sleep, but then he pops his head up, says “mama,” and points to the door. Well, ok, then. We’re up and at ’em!
5:41 AM: We head downstairs. I change Quinn’s diaper and then set him up with Paw Patrol, a sippy cup of milk and some Peanut Butter Puffins while I pour myself an iced coffee and try to wake up. I’m usually such a morning person and rarely ever have trouble getting going, but I’m dragging.
5:45 AM: I hear Murphy “tap dancing” upstairs, so I bring him downstairs and then feed him breakfast. I also give him a “freshy” (aka a clean bowl of water).
5:55 AM: TV time is over, and Quinn is literally off and running! We play in the living room for a bit and then hang out in his playroom. We play basketball for awhile. Mal recently moved the hoop higher and Quinn is doing really well with it. Oh, our little basketball star.
6:20 AM: We visit Dada upstairs while he gets ready for school. Quinn hangs out with Mal while I brush my teeth and grab clothes for the two of us.
6:40 AM: Mal leaves for school, so we say goodbye. Quinn asks for a pouch, so I give him one and then put together breakfast for him. On the menu: Mini pancakes, pears, and milk.
6:50 AM: I lock Murphy out of the living room, so he doesn’t eat Quinn’s food. #patheticpugface
6:55 AM: Quinn eats none of his breakfast, but discovers this cool trick!
7:00 AM: Quinn is happily playing with his food, so I head into the kitchen and whip up some eggs with arugula and ketchup.
7:15 AM: Quinn lays down on the rug and says “night night.” Apparently, he’s tired already? He only lays there for a minute and then pops up to play with his Mega Bloks. Ok, then.
7:20 AM: I reheat part two of breakfast which is Crockpot Oatmeal with chia seeds and a scoop of Teddie Peanut Butter. I eat it while catching up with my sister, Monica, Marisa, and Kerrie on WhatsApp.
7:35 AM: Quinn lays down on the floor again. It’s way too early for him to take his nap, so I get us dressed and ready for the day.
7:50 AM: In the process, Quinn finds a bunch of red paper cups, so we play with them for awhile. I put a little water in each one and then he pours it back and forth. Our kitchen floor is drenched by the end. Ha!
8:00 AM: We finish getting ready and say goodbye to Murphy before we take a trip to Target.
8:15 AM: We arrive at Target. We swing by the Dollar Spot, and Quinn immediately recognizes the Silly Putty eggs. We actually threw out his first one because it got all gross and dirty with dog hair and whatnot stuck in it, so I get him another one. He’s pumped.
8:30 AM: Midway through shopping, Quinn asks for a pouch. He sucks it down, so he’s definitely hungry now.
8:45 AM: We finish up shopping and stop by Starbucks on the way out. We’re not going to KFIT/CrossFit this morning, so we sit down and enjoy a blueberry muffin and an iced Americano with one pump of smoked butterscotch syrup, which is quite delicious. I’ll definitely get it again in the future!
9:00 AM: We leave Target and drive home. Quinn falls asleep in the car. He usually starts his nap between 11:00 AM -12:00 PM, but he is tirrrreeedd today.
9:15 AM: I carry Quinn from the car to his crib. I take a quick shower and then unpack the car and put away what we bought. I place an order on Boxed (diaper, wipes, pouches). I chat with our financial adviser and deal with some tax stuff (yikes). I order a new pair of sunglasses, which were on sale + 5% back from Ebates + $5 off coupon. I make iced coffee. I reply to a few emails and messages on WhatsApp. I start this blog post.
11:15 AM: Quinn wakes up from his nap. We cuddle on the couch for awhile and then we play and draw a picture for Dada using some new Paw Patrol stamps that some friends gave him.
11:45 AM: Lunchtime! Quinn eats the rest of his blueberry muffin from breakfast as well as some milk, fruit salad, and cheddar cheese. I also give him a few pieces of chicken, but he doesn’t touch them at all.
I eat a salad made with Arugula, Chicken, Pears, and Manchego in Cider Vinaigrette. It’s so good!
12:15 PM: We’re both finished eating, so Quinn plays while I clean up. I hear “uh oh” coming from his playroom and, once again, he’s tattling on Murphy. But, this time, Murphy is actually sitting on “his” couch, so it’s totally legal. It was the pug couch back in our old house and Murph likes looking out the window (and crushing its pillows), so we allow him on it now.
I try to explain this to Quinn, but he doesn’t fully understand, so he’s quite persistent with his efforts. Poor Murphy. He’s such a good pug brother and just rolls with it.
12:45 PM: I’m craving something sweet, so I break out a bag of Vanilla Chex and eat a few handfuls. I offer Quinn some cheese crackers and we snack while watching TV.
1:00 PM: We take a trip to Birds Unlimited to buy some birding supplies.
Quinn is a total maniac in the store, so shopping is quite comical. Thankfully, the sales women are really sweet and do their best to entertain him while simultaneously explaining products and helping me make decisions. Oooh, shopping with a toddler is always an adventure!
2:00 PM: We arrive home and set up our new bird feeder. Caw-caw!
2:30 PM: We take Murphy for a walk.
3:15 PM: We return home and Quinn checks the bird feeder. No birds yet. Haha!
3:20 PM: Snack time! Quinn wants a pouch, and I reheat some roasted sweet potatoes. (Murphy is a creep.)
3:30 PM: I eat a few handfuls of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, but then decide to eat something more substantial since I’m actually kind of hungry.
3:35 PM: I reheat some rice (a blend from Trader Joe’s) and top it with some crumbled feta.
3:45 PM: Quinn plays solo while I do a few chores around the house.
4:00 PM: Quinn grabs his blanket and climbs onto the couch. He looks tried, so we snuggle while watching The Nut Job.
4:45 PM: It’s almost dinnertime, so Quinn and I make a pizza for dinner. He likes “drawing” in the sauce and eats a bunch of the shredded cheese.
5:00 PM: While we wait for the pizza to cook, Quinn plays with some glass bottles that my friends from General Mills sent us to help celebrate National Cereal Day. I fill them with a little bit of water and he has an absolute blast playing with them.
5:30 PM: Dinnertime!
5:35 PM: We eat dinner in the living room. We typically eat at the kitchen table together as a family, but Mal’s not home from CrossFit yet. Plus, lunch was relatively unsuccessful since Quinn left the table probably a half dozen times to play. He didn’t eat all that much, so I’m hoping he’ll eat more at dinner. And he does! He eats two small pieces of pizza, minus the broccoli, which he decides to throw. It’s really cute and makes me smile, but we have a little talk and he doesn’t do it again.
6:15 PM: We finish up dinner just as Mal gets home. We catch up with Dada, give him our drawing, and play for awhile.
6:30 PM: I eat a few mini dark chocolate peanut butter cups. Justin’s makes the best ones!
7:00 PM: Mal takes Quinn upstairs for a bath, books, and bed. Meanwhile, I clean up the house.
7:25 PM: I head upstairs and say goodnight to Quinn. He goes to bed.
7:30 PM: Mal and I watch Love, a new series that we’re into lately.
8:45 PM: My stomach starts to grumble, so I reheat some oatmeal with chia seeds and peanut butter to snack on.
8:50 PM: I give Murphy the empty peanut butter jar to lick.
9:15 PM: Mal and I head upstairs to bed.
9:30 PM: Lights out.