Thursday, August 16, 2012

Just some Day to Day Pics

 Reid has been taking some steps on his own recently.  He loves to walk on the kitchen floor and to help Mommy with the laundry.
 Gwen trying on her princess flower girl outfit for Cousin Elizabeth's wedding.
 Um... kids say they "decorated the christmas tree".  Not exactly what i was thinking but it did entertain them while i fed the baby.
 Reid investigating another vent.  He now enjoys throwing his toys into the hole and banging the vent piece on the hardwood floor.
 My little chunker :)

Cole trying on his ring bearer outfit for Cousin Elizabeth's wedding.  the way he's holding his arm/hand he looks like some kind of servant.

Speaking of day to day, i keep wanting to write our general schedule these days so i can look back in a few years and not have to wonder what our days were like so here it is:

6:00/6:30 am- Daddy gets up with kids
7:00 am- Daddy brings all of the kids to wake up Mommy.  Reid starts waving at me and the cats and the big kids jump in the bed.
7:30 am- All kids eat yogurt for breakfast
8:15am- We have been going for a morning walk.  We search for bugs, make graphs of numbers on mailboxes; count cars of different colors; run like race cars and many more fun activities that mommy tries to come up with to convince the kids to go outside and get some energy out first thing in the morning.
9:00 am- Reid has been taking a morning nap regularly for a few months now.  During this time i like to spend some quality time with Gwen and Cole.  We play games, do crafts and recnetly started learning some computer mouse skills
10:15 am- Reid wakes up and we get ready to go on a morning outing
10:30am-12:30 pm- We head out on the town (playgrounds, playdates, storytime, Science Center, Zoo,etc.)
12:30 pm- Lunch.  Reid has been eating some finger foods in addition to enjoying his squeezer baby food.
1:00 pm-3:00 pm- Reid's second nap.  I usually try to convince the big kids to go upstairs for some quiet time during this time.  On a good day they spend 1.5 hours playing upstairs so i can eat, relax and get some housework (usually laundry) done.
3:00 pm- snack
4:00 pm- outdoor activity.  THis is when we usually play in the yard (water table, swingset).  Sometimes neighborhood friends stop by or we go for walks and end up playing with neighbors.
5:30 pm- Daddy comes home.  Reid waves when he sees daddy's car pull into the driveway.  If we are inside he will toddle out to the kitchen to meet daddy and wave at him.
5:45 pm- Dinner.
6:00/6:30 pm- Big kids play with daddy while mommy bathes Reid; nurses him and give him his breathing treatment to go to sleep.
7:00 pm- Big kids have snack and bath
7:30/8:00 pm-On a good night all three kids are sleeping :)
Then Reid wakes up 3-6 times a night and we start the routine all over again the next day...

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