Friday, March 30, 2012

A Day In the Life part 2

If you missed part one, you can find it  here.

11:00- We usually read some stories for about 20 mins. and then I get working on lunch. I pop in a dvd for them to watch while I am cooking. Lately we have been watching Monster Inc. or Finding Nemo.

11:45- finishing up lunch, which usually consists of a turkey and cheese sandwhich on wheat with mustard. They would literally eat this for every meal. Some sort of fruit and veggie usually round out the meal. Today it was tomatoes and grapes.

12:00- get diapers changed and Kendra goes down for nap. She Generally rolls around in her crib with her stuffed animals for a good 20 or 30 minutes.

Kendra usually sleeps till about 2:30 or 3:00. During the time she naps Jaxson helps me sort laundry and put it away. Sometimes we prep things for dinner that night. We do puzzles and matching games a lot! He gets some quiet t.v. and/or reading time and I try to get any little projects done or I do some reading too.

3:00- Diapers again... and about a million more times a day too! Kendra is up and we get a snack and milk. If the weather is nice we head outside to play in the backyard for about 30 mins. - 1 hr.

4:30- I let the kids come in and play in their rooms and I get things going for dinner if necessary.
* it was pouring today so we played inside. I showed Jaxson how to slide across the kitchen floor in his socks. He thought this was hilarious and we were having a good time....until I slid to far and crashed into the cupboards! We all got a good laugh.

We like to crank up the Disney movie channel on Pandora and dance around this time.

6:15- Brandon gets home and we all sit down to eat. Tonight we had taco salads using leftovers from last night. We also had Spanish rice.

7:00- I usually am done cleaning up by this point and Brandon and the kids are "tackling," as Jaxson likes to call it. Basically they are rough housing. :)

7:15-We get the kids in the bath.

7:30- We all sit down and snuggle for a bit and watch some America's Funniest Video re runs on netflix.

7:45- This is where I like to sneak off and have a glass of wine and a bath.

8:00- Clean up time! The kids know all toys get put away and then they can have a quick snack and milk.

8:15- teeth brushed and diapers changed. Get in jammies and time to lay Kendra down.

Kendra is easy peasy when it comes to bed time. Jaxson, not so much. Generally he fights going to sleep every night! He snuggles with me on the couch while I read or watch some t.v.

By nine most nights, he is asleep on the couch next to me. I carry him to his bed and finally I can breathe! If I am not too wiped out I do some blogging, but most nights I crawl into bed and read. :)


  1. What a great day! I loved reading all about you guys and the things you get up to :)
    And the fact that you slid all the way into the cupboards in your socks ;)

  2. Wow girl, you have a busy day! I'm sure that bath and wine felt amazing!

  3. ashley, your day sounds so sweet, fun and productive. you're such a wonderful mama to jaxson and kendra and wife to brandon!!
    you make everything so fun. i could just picture the slip n' slide you had going on in the kitchen...too funny!
    yum...taco salads...i've been on a mexican food kick. i feel like it's all that i want anymore. lol i like that you take a wine/bath break!
    i've been nursing a glass of red all night. idk what my problem is, but i should have no problem finishing it ;)

    i hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family <3

  4. sound like you are a wonderful mama to your kids.

    have a lovely weekend

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  5. Girl our days are similiar. You are such a good momma!!!

    My personal favorite part of your day is the bath and wine. I need to start doing that as part of my own nighttime routine!