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A Day in the Life {Part 2}

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5:30 a.m. My alarm goes off but I ignore it for 15 minutes. 

6:00 a.m. I’m downstairs and ready to run on the treadmill. Only 1 mile today to keep the Runner’s World Holiday Run Streak going. I finish my run and have time to do some strength training. I’m in the middle of squats, calf raises, planks, push ups and resistance band moves when my littles start coming down the stairs to find me.

They play with toys while I finish and also join in on a few exercises. 

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7:30 a.m. A quick egg breakfast and we’re off to school.

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9:00 a.m. Daddy took his last vacation day of the year to spend with the kids on their Christmas party day at school. They loved having him visit for the day!

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11:30 a.m. Lunch back at home. Leftover chili plus a salad with lemon cake for dessert for me. 

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12:00 p.m. The kids go outside with Daddy and I stay inside to tackle the mountain of dishes. How do we end up with so many dishes???

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12:45 p.m. I go outside to enjoy the kids and the beautiful weather we are having in December. 

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It’s a little crazy that the first time Little E has seen a lady bug is in December. I’m enjoying this warm weather while we still have it.

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1:30 p.m. Nap time for the kids. They all go down pretty easily. My husband has a work phone call and I work on my blog for awhile. I also pull out the Christmas cards that need to be addressed still and work on those for a bit. Oh, and a selfie. This is how I look today.

3:30 p.m. Kids wake up from napping and start watching Dora. They each get to pick one 20 minute show a day. I keep working on my computer and addressing the envelopes. My husband is up from his meeting and starts to fix dinner. 

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4:30 p.m. We have a VERY early dinner because it’s a busy night tonight. Pasta with sausage, mushrooms and red sauce is on the menu. A side of pears and Stone Hearth Bread from a local bakery.

5:15 p.m. It’s our last night at the Y for awhile and we start with Little A’s dance class. She’s the only one in class at the beginning but is joined by another girl soon. I love sitting outside the window and watching her during dance. So cute!

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5:45 p.m. We head over to Little O’s gymnastics class. It amazes me how much he’s learned in only the few months that he’s been taking gymnastics.

7:00 p.m. Back at home and time blends together at this point in the day. We are busy getting the kids ready for bed but have a little time before reading books and heading to bed so we start to rebuild the track. My son LOVES trains and has for the past two years. He’s pretty lucky because he’s gotten some great track and train presents from our family. 

8:30 p.m. The kids are in reading with Daddy and I stay out and work on the track. Little O wants me to finish it for him as a surprise the next morning.

9:15 p.m. It’s time to wind down with a beer and a little t.v. before bed. We’re currently working through 30 Rock on Netflix. 

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6:00 a.m. The next day. Little O wakes up and doesn’t even come into our bedroom like he usually does. He is excited when he sees the new train track on the floor and stops to play with it. 

Not pictured: Many diaper changes and nursing sessions. Also, a very successful day of potty training. Little A (3 years) has been potty training for awhile now but for the past 3 days she hasn’t worn her diaper at all. Not even at night or during nap time. And she hasn’t had any accidents!


Today I’m linking up with Jill and Angela for A Day In the Life. 

Want more? Read my first “Day in the Life” post from back in September.

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A Day in the Life

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Monday, September 16, 2013

6 a.m. An alarm went off. It wasn’t mine but I was wide awake so I got up a half an hour early. 

Started to get ready for the day. 

6:30 a.m. Little A and Little O woke up and started to play in the playroom. 

7 a.m. Little E woke up. I nursed her. My husband fixed breakfast for the older two. We continued to get ready to head out.

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I ate my favorite homemade granola and organic vanilla yogurt with a cup of coffee for breakfast.

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9:00 a.m. Move and Groove class. It’s the first one of the school year and my kiddos are so excited! All 3 had a blast. It was fun to see Little E play with all the instruments, bean bags and scarves for the first time.

10:00 a.m. Home again. Trying to squeeze in diaper changes and folding laundry before company comes over.

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I usually throw the loads of laundry on my bed and then try to fold it throughout the day. That way we have to fold it before getting in bed at night! Laundry today is a load of darks, towels and diapers later on.

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10:30 a.m. Play date at our house. Our cousins brought over Jack the horse. Yeehaw!

11:30 a.m. My husband comes up for lunch. He works at home in the basement so we’re pretty lucky to have him here during lunchtime. I swear I wouldn’t get to eat if I didn’t have his help making the food. Blogger fail though…I forgot to take a picture of our lunch!

A quick selfie. This is what I look like today.

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1:00 p.m. Nap time! Little E fell asleep first. I sat on the floor in the bedroom while the older two fell asleep. It works best if I’m in there with them. Otherwise they keep each other awake. All 3 slept today!! At the same time!! That doesn’t happen a lot lately.

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1:30 p.m. Blog time. Working on my See Jane Run Half Marathon Recap.

3:00 p.m. Little A woke up first. Followed quickly by Little O and Little E. Nurse, change diapers and some playtime. 

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Cloth diapers have been the best investment for us. Most of them have lasted through all three children. They’ve more than paid for themselves already.

4:30 p.m. Dinosaur Train on Netflix while I foam roll (I’m sore after my half marathon on Saturday!!) and Kara Goucher’s Nike Training Club Stretching Routine. Little E plays with toys while I’m stretching.

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5:00 p.m. Throw a butternut squash in the oven for dinner and head out for a walk to the mail box. It’s a beautiful 75 degrees out this afternoon!

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5:30 p.m. Put a load of diapers in the wash and play time until dinner.

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Daddy comes up for the night. Little E is happy to see him!

6:30 p.m. Dinner. Quick, easy and delicious. My husband warmed everything up and we all sat down to eat. Leftover Smoked brisket, peas, pesto and brown rice, butternut squash and sunflower crunch salad. 

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We introduced butternut squash to Little E tonight. She loves her cereal (top picture) but wasn’t quite so sure of the squash (bottom picture). 

7:00 p.m. Start to get Little E ready for bed. Nurse her, snuggle for a bit. Lay her down. Fold and put away more laundry.

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It’s a dark photo because my 6 month old is asleep in the same room. She still sleeps in her bassinet. 

8:00 p.m. Story time and rub Little O and Little A’s back while they fall asleep.

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8:40 p.m. Time on the computer. Change diaper load. Getting ready for bed.

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10:00 Bedtime!

Not included: many diaper changes, 2 potty accident clean ups and several nursing times throughout the day.

I’ll leave you with one of the best selfies ever. I caught him doing this today and I don’t even take that many selfies at all! So funny!

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What did you do on Monday?



Today I’m linking up with Jill and Angela for A Day In the Life and Jenn for WIAW



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Staying at home with kids sounds easy, right? Life with 3 little ones is busier than I imagined. I don’t write every day on the blog but I do update Facebook, Twitter and Instagram more often. 

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