In an effort to document some of the madness that goes on around here I ‘followed’ myself around for a bit last week. I only managed a couple hours worth, because frankly, with 3 kids it’s not so convenient to try to snap pictures every forty-five seconds.
Naptime is when I have to get dinner pretty much done. Otherwise, we’re not eating, and my girl gets h.u.n.g.r.y. fast. While A was here we made double and triple batches of tons of stuff to store in my spare fridge/freezer. This evening’s menu included some pre-marinated chicken. All I needed to get done were a couple of sides – easy peasy.
While I’m making dinner the boys are napping as is Emilia… supposedly. I say supposedly because more often than not she’s not napping at all. It makes me sad that she refuses to nap – probably because I would so welcome the opportunity to do so and have ‘nap envy’. Days she doesn’t nap I try to get her down earlier, but honestly, it doesn’t work out and she ends up going down at the same time. I will say when she doesn’t nap she does sleep in a bit later… so there’s that.
naptime – doesn’t that look restful? not.
While A was here she finished Emi’s ‘big girl’ quilt. Because, really, she wasn’t busy enough.
‘I carry your heart in mine always.’
Bath time now starts around 5:30ish. I’m trying to get Emi’s bath done earlier so that way after dinner I only have to bathe the boys. So far it’s worked out well.
The boys chillax in the playroom…
while I take care of Emi.
like how she’s lined up the animals?
After bath, it’s pj time for the girl before dinner.
some pre-dinner yoga – 3 point.
the boys and e – one twin had eaten, one hadn’t – can you guess which one was hungry?
Dinner is served.
chicken, couscous with pine nuts and lemon, and emi’s favorite – ‘purple stuff’ (aka cabbage). with a side of catsup of course.
Coming soon: day in the life, part 2 – teamwork.