I love when Trish hosts these Days in the Life blogger events. Check out everyone’s posts here. I’ve done this three times before, but all during the week. So here is what a random Saturday looks like. It’s still pretty exhausting.
12:36 – Feed Kai. Tried to skip the dream feed before I went to bed. Nope. I think I’d been asleep for less than an hour.
5:00 – Send Ben in to calm Kai. Temporarily works.
5:30 – Feed Kai.
6:40 – Realize that Ben must have gotten up with Evan a few minutes ago. Bask in the opportunity to sleep in.
6:42 – get in an argument with Gatsby about whose pillow it really is anyway. Ruin the pillow case in the process. Think about how we could really use some new sheets.
6:43 – Hear Kai crying. Sigh. Get up. Hand the baby to Ben. Go brush my teeth. Check Facebook/Instgram. Linger upstairs.
6:52 – Ben tells me I can go back to sleep but I’m awake now. Realize we have no tea. Tell Ben we need diaper cream (teething, ugh). Throw Ben a diaper so he can change Kai. Lay down on couch. Watch Disney Jr. I’m starving but too lazy to go into the kitchen.
7:15 – Grab a banana and some orange juice.
7:20 – Play blocks with Kai. I build. He destroys.
7:38 – Clip Kai’s nails after he scratches me for the 17th time this morning.
7:50 – Diffuse some essential oils to try to wake up.
7:53 – Ben leaves to go do some work. The kids eat Cheerios. I try to figure out what to do with our morning.
8:03 – Evan suddenly realizes he has an unfinished art project from school and requires a green crayon immediately to finish it.
8:07 – Get the kids fruit. Put on music. (The hand clapping and foot stomping Songza station).
8:20 – Get Kai dressed. This might be the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.
8:25 – Play Candyland with Evan while Kai wanders the house making a mess
8:37 – Help E into a Superman cape. Put my own superman cape on. Race through house. Get yelled at for dancing instead of running.
8:45 – Sit down to make to do list of weekend chores. Evan asks to make his own. He says his chores are going to bed, eating dinner, and listening to mommy and daddy. It’s adorable.
8:55 – Move E to kitchen table because dry erase markers and the couch don’t mix well.
8:58 – Nurse Kai. Think of that Army saying about doing more things before 9am than most people do in a day.
9:10 – play with Kai on the floor while E whines that I won’t play with him
9:20 – Change Kai’s diaper.
9:25 – Color with Evan who is still using the dry erase board/markers
9:32 – I’m starving. Try to find some actual breakfast. Eat Cheerios with chia seeds and almond milk. I’m still hungry.
9:40 – Ben comes home.
9:50 – Ben and Evan leave to run errands. I try to put Kai down for a nap in the swing (I don’t have the energy for a crib nap attempt). This kid is TIRED.
9:55 – Remember that I need to get a move on my audio book for book club next week. Open computer to load discs but get interrupted because Kai is NOT HAPPY with the current plan.
9:57 – Nurse Kai to calm him down and get him to sleep. You’d think the kid had never eaten before the way he is acting. He nursed an hour ago.
10:08 – Snuggle with a sleeping Kai for a minute.
10:10 – Transfer sleeping child to the crib. Lol. Just kidding. Baby is now awake and standing in the crib. Leave him there anyway.
10:15 – Kai is wide awake in his crib. But not crying. So I eat burnt toast with Nutella and watch an episode of Fuller House. I was going to clean my car out during this nap but it’s been an unproductive day. I may as well keep the theme going.
10:27 – Kai is lying down. Maybe he’ll sleep.
10:28 – Nope. Standing back up.
10:37 – He’s lying down again.
10:38 – Just kidding. It’s now getting to the point that I might not actually want him to nap.
10:47 – Go get Kai. Why are weekend naps so hard???
10:50 – Watch Gilmore Girls and play. No screentime before 2. Ha. #secondbaby
11:10 – Change Kai’s diaper. Get dressed for yoga.
11:20 – Leave the house
11:30 – Baby and Me Yoga!
12:30 – Nurse Kai at the end of class, chat with my friends for a few minutes, head home.
12:55 – Kai falls asleep in the car. Stick his car seat in the swing.
1:00 – Shower. Get dressed.
1:20 – E is in his room for some quiet time and Kai is asleep so I grab an apple and some peanut butter and crackers for a quick lunch. I am in desperate need of some caffeine.
1:25 – Kai wakes up. This kid does not want to sleep today. Change him and get the kids ready to leave the house.
1:35 – Head to a birthday party.
2-4 – Birthday party
4:10 – Head to the supervisor of elections to vote.
4:25 – Vote! #imwithher
4:30 – Head home. Discuss dinner plans. We are excellent meal planners during the workweek. Not so much on the weekend.
5:00 – arrive home and sit in the car for ten minutes while the boys nap.
5:20 – Nurse Kai.
5:30 – Decide to go out to dinner. We pick Sweet Tomatoes. No waiting and Evan can eat whatever he wants. Kai is so cute we had to talk to a lot of people. That bald guy in the background there came up to our table and rapped for us. Seriously.
6:40 – Head home.
6:56 – Home. Play for a few minutes.
7:05 – Bath for both boys, gather laundry, I get Kai ready while Ben gets E to bed, nurse Kai, read him a story, put him down
7:30 – Pick up, laundry, and sweep while Ben does dishes
7:50 – Mess around on my phone for 20 minutes.
8:15 – Switch laundry, Watch House of Cards with some tea. Research potential new shampoos for the entire second episode.
10:04 – Realize we need to change the clocks forward and go to bed because it’s essentially 11pm. I haven’t accomplished anything on my to do list.
Your kids are so cute! Baby nails are the sharpest. No wonder they can scratch up their faces like they do. Kai looks like he’s having a blast at yoga! Great post!
Baby nails are basically weapons in constant need of control.
I remember spending much time in the car waiting for the naps to end. My kids always slept so well in the car.
We don’t actually do car naps that often. But we couldn’t bear to wake them BOTH up this time.
Beautiful kids! I realize you have a very busy daily routine with the 2 boys but you are organized and handling it well! I see from your Bio that you live in Dunedin. Is that the Sweet Tomatoes in Palm Harbor? We used to live in New Port Richey a few years ago and would go to that one because my aunt lives in Tarpon and she introduced us to it 🙂 Have a great week, and thanks for sharing your day!
That’s the one!
Your kids are so cute! I miss the days when mine would all fall asleep in the car. Now they NEVER stop talking.
My 3 year old doesn’t stop talking when he’s awake. I am trying to hang on to the napping days with him as long as I can.
OMG the naps thing is so accurate. I like how detailed you got with this. Kids sure keep us busy!
My sitter says he naps great during the week. I wish I had her superpower. At least I’m less stressed about the lack of weekend naps this time around.
Oh my word. I’m exhausted just reading this. You young mommies are truly amazing to me. And your kiddos are precious beyond belief. The train shot is great. We used to drive around in the car for an activity in the evenings when our girl wouldn’t sleep. LOL
It’s a busy life but it’s still a good one. I’m looking forward to the day they might want to spend a minute away from us though. 😉
Oh my goodness … I’m a mom to two kids myself and I’m exhausted after reading this! lol. Mommy and baby yoga looks ADORABLE! Kai is the cutest! And isn’t it the worst dressing little people? My toddler is finally at that age where he cooperates when getting dressed, but it’s like the baby just clenches every piece of her body when I’m trying to dress her. I feel like I’ve run a marathon by the end! Thanks for sharing your day! 🙂
I don’t remember my oldest being this difficult to dress but I’m sure he was. We are making the three-year-old dress himself now and that is its own torture.
Two thoughts: First, I’m super glad my baby days are behind me. Two, I wish I’d known about baby yoga when I did still have baby days.
I love our hour together on Saturdays. It’s time for just me and him and we’ve made some good mommy friends along the way.
Your boys are so adorable! That smile of Kai’s! And your naps sound about how ours have been lately. 30 minutes at a time is so frustrating and I get REALLY frustrated with the “will she/won’t she” napping game. Sometimes I’ll put her in the carseat in hopes that she’ll sleep, but as soon as I stop the car to read or do whatever, she wakes. LOL! I know it’s not forever.
I was going to comment about how early y’all get up! But…your boys also go down earlier than we go down. We aim for 7:30 but it’s usually 8:15 by the time stories and kisses are done. Oh well.
Thanks for sharing! I’m going to have to go back to your fall post to see about your pumping. I’m headed back part-time in a few weeks and am dreading that part of my day. I really struggled with it with Elle and don’t want it to break my nursing again this time.
Pumping with Evan was a challenge that usually resulted in my crying over the single ounce of milk I got. Pumping this time around has been pretty easy and I’ve always had more than enough. So don’t let your past experience keep you from doing what you want to do. Every nursling is different. (I will recommend the Hygeia pump though if you don’t have yours yet).
Oh dear God I’ve had this day! I remember how much of a disaster weekends were – especially with napping and we haven’t gotten much better about cooking on the weekends. I have fabulous intentions but come 6 on a Saturday and I’m not feeling it! Kai’s overalls are so adorable and I love the picture of Evan sound asleep with his book and sunglasses.
We always SAY we will plan for the weekend meals mid-week but then it’s suddenly Friday and we have no plan and no food left. We are working on this.
I’M TIRED after reading your post! But I’m old, so, you know…..
Well, I’m not really THAT old, BUT my days of your schedule is long gone and I don’t know that I could do what you do. Kudoes for you!! Adorable boys! And I’m loving these posts.
Your post made me tired. 4am wakeup? Nope. Lol.
What a day! I loved reading about it. I only have the one child, but can relate to some of what you went through. My daughter was (and still isn’t) much of a weekend napper. I’m actually relieved when I hear she refuses a nap at her preschool/daycare now because that means she’ll go to sleep that night at a decent time. Don’t tell my daycare provider I said that though. And our weekends meals aren’t well planned either. Heck, sometimes our weekday dinner isn’t either.
Thank you for sharing your day with us!
My kids sleep great at daycare/preschool. Even the almost-four-year-old. But weekends are too much fun, I guess.
I’ve read several DITL posts from Moms with both a still nursing baby & an under 5, and I want to give all of you giant gold stars. Having a second kid looks like so much more work than just one, and I’m in awe of your ability to juggle all the responsibilities and tasks! Your boys are adorable and it’s been so cute to see Evan move into the role of big brother since Kai was born.
We always fail at meal planning on the weekends too – we’re so good during the week, but always put off the weekend meal planning. I need to get better at that, since the weekends I actually have more time to cook!
It has been great to watch Evan become a big brother. He loves Kai so much and it makes all of the busy days worth it to see them both so enamored with each other (and hopefully this translates to them actually playing together someday so we can sit down and breathe for a minute!).
You have adorable boys! I remember those exhausting days where you feel like you accomplish nothing. Thanks for sharing a glimpse into your day!
The following day was super productive. 🙂
“I build. He destroys” Ha! Life with boys. (they never really grow out of that)
Love Evan’s chore list. Can I trade chore lists with him?
I just want to smoosh that sleeping Kai face.
There might be violence if you attempt to smoosh his sleeping face. Feel free to smoosh his awake face all you like.
By the time I got to your 9 am I was already exhausted! I love how you included pictures throughout the day. I also think it’s great that you guys make an effort to have one on one time with both kids. I love this event and I’m super bummed I didn’t prioritize recording one of my days for it.
Your boys are adorable. Can’t wait to play Candyland with my grandson Cole.
LOL! During Blocks, the same thing happens here. I build, the baby destroys. The husband and I have a game nowadays in which we try to see who can build the tallest structure before the baby destroys it. And what is it with babies that they don’t like getting dressed??
I essentially let my dog out what feels like a million times before 9AM. Does that count? lol In all seriousness, your weekend made me tired just reading about it. lol