Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Our daily schedule lately 

Before I had children, I never realized how quickly they grow and change. I always knew they did but it seems like just when we get into a good routine something new happens. Lately we have gotten into a good sleep routine with both kids, and I’m hoping it sticks for a little while.

It is nice now that both kids are on one nap. It makes it easier to go out in the morning (without a fussy tired baby in tow) and then come home around lunch time. Only thing that’s become trickier is that they’re both awake a lot more and I don’t have that one on one time with Nolan in the morning like I used to when she was on two naps. Pros and cons to each stage it seems. I’ve been needing to find more activities that both kids can do at the same time which can be challenging. They’re at similar stages developmentally but different enough that they both can’t always do the same thing. Story time and the park are the best activities for both right now. They’re generally pretty good listeners but sometimes it’s a balancing act trying to manage them both myself. Here’s what our routine is like currently.

Schedule with an almost 3 year old and almost 18 month old. 

8:00-8:30 Both of them usually wake up around this time. I prefer getting Nolan up first so that he can go potty and get dressed before she is running around but sometime she wakes up first. If that’s the case, I usually get her started eating breakfast and then get him up and ready. 

8:30-9:00 get dressed and eat breakfast

9:00-10:00 play at home and get ready to go out

10:00-12:00 This is generally when we go to story time, the park, play dates etc.

12:00-12:30 lunch

12:30-1:30 indoor play and get ready for naps

1:30-3:30 Eliza naps (Nolan usually watches one show while I read her a few books and get her down for her nap.)

1:45-2:00 Story time with Nolan 

2:00-4:00 Nolan naps 

4:00-5:00 We usually go on a walk or play outside until Jeremy gets home. 

5:00-6:00 prep and make dinner 

6:00-6:30 eat and clean up

6:30-7:00 play time 

7:00-8:00 baths and bedtime routine 

They’re both generally asleep around 8-8:30. Repeat in the morning. It is nice to have some predictability again with sleep. Eliza has been a challenging sleeper both for naps and overnight but seems to have improved now that all her teeth are in. I’m hoping Nolan isn’t ready to drop his nap anytime soon. I know as they approach 3 and 4 naps can become more challenging so we will see. More soon!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Weekly update 

Eliza had her first visit to Catch Air this week.

They’re still short enough for free kid’s cones.

Playing on the train at the park.

They like looking at the fountain.

Bubbles!

We attended the ribbon cutting for the new playground in the park behind our house.

We celebrated Mason’s 3rd Birthday at Champion Kids.

It was fire truck themed!

Our little firefighters.

Taking a walk in the grocery store. They only last so long in the shopping cart these days.

Some play time at Terrill Mill Park.

Lollipops after Nolan’s haircut 


Helping Aunt Riley blow out her candles. 

Eliza and Roland

Nolan with Gigi and Terry 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day 2018

Here’s our Valentine’s Day photo shoot for this year. It has been difficult to get them to sit still or capture smiles but we caught a few. 

Nolan likes to ask to join baby sister in her crib since she’s able to join him in his toddler bed.

Nolan kept being silly. 

What a difference a year makes. They’ve grown and changed so much.

Cheese!

She didn’t stay seated for long. Eliza is very busy and go, go, go lately.

And here are some real life blooper photos for all the Moms out there who have a hard time taking pictures of their toddlers. They do play nicely sometimes but they struggle to share and play together too.


Sydney was easy. Remember when she was my first baby?


Valentine’s themed story and craft time. 

These two little heartbeats have showed me a new meaning of love. Jeremy and I are celebrating our 7th Valentine’s Day together. I forgot to get a photo on our date night the other night. I’m thankful for my forever Valentine and our little family we’ve created from the love we found together. 

Monday, February 12, 2018

Weekend update 

We went to Barnes and Noble story time for the first time on Saturday morning. It was a nice change from the library and it was Valentine’s Day themed. They enjoyed playing with their trains too.


Eliza found some silly glasses she wanted to wear.

Nolan and Jeremy reading together.

Clara’s 3rd Birthday swim party! Both kids really enjoyed the pool this time. 

Happy Birthday Clara! We enjoyed celebrating with you! 

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