Monday, February 24, 2014

A Day In Our Life {Vol 2]

I did a post very similar to this one last year and I wanted to do another one as things in our daily schedule have changed greatly.

A typical day with Brayden at 2 Years Old

6:30-7:00 AM Wake Up
This is one of mommy's favorite times of the day. We usually cuddle up on the couch under the covers and watch a little Disney Jr for a bit while Brayden enjoys a cup of milk. Mickey's Clubhouse, Jake, Doc McStuffins & Sofia are his favorites.



8:00-8:30 AM Breakfast
Around this time Brayden decides he is ready for some breakfast. This usually consists of scrambled eggs and banana with milk or bowl of cereal. Every once in a while mommy whips up some French toast or pancakes but almost daily (per his request) he wants eggs and banana.

830-Noon Playtime, Activities & Get stuff done around the house
This time of the morning is almost always spent at home unless mama needs to run some errands. The weather this winter has been awful so we have stayed home more than I think I normally would. Some days he plays independently and mama can get some things done around the house and other days he very much wants mama to sit and play with him. He loves to sit and play with his cars, trains and build with blocks. His new favorite activity is coloring. He loves picking out his page to scribble on and often makes mommy do most of the coloring. We have been working on shapes and he can clearly identify (by pointing at and telling me) circles, triangles, squares and stars. I am a proud mama. More about Brayden at 24 Months old HERE.







12:30ish-1:00 Nap Time
 
Up until a couple months ago I always had a pretty good idea when nap time would be...usually 11:30AM. Putting him down for a nap was not going as "smooth" as it used to so I decided to transition him into a later nap time. Brayden also still refuses to nap in his crib which means I still lay with him until he falls asleep in our bed. Trying to get him to nap in his crib has been a battle for the longest time. It's also a battle I gave up fighting, it's just not worth the fight. Our way works so we are sticking with it. Nap usually lasts anywhere from 2-3 hours.

Somewhere between 3 & 4PM Wake Up from Nap

3:00-7:00PM
This time can be used in several different ways...one of them is running any errands that we may not have done earlier in the day. More than likely we spend the late afternoon/evening at home. Playing with toys and then getting some dinner made is as exciting as it gets sometimes around here. If this time falls on a day that mommy has to work then Brayden spends time with his daddy.

7:00PM Bath time
For the most part this kid LOVES bath time. His favorite thing to do is fill his cups with water and then empty them repeatedly. Mommy has a garden tub with a ledge so he can fill and empty as much as he wants and keeps all the water in the tub.

8:00-8:30 Bed time
Some may say that this is a little late for a 2 year old to go to bed but it seems to work for us so we are sticking with it. Our normal bedtime routine consists of brushing teeth, reading a book or watching an episode of his favorite show and then rocking with mommy for a few minutes before laying him down in bed. Rocking him to sleep has always been one of my all time favorite things to do. Something so peaceful about a sleeping baby in your arms. He actually doesn't fall asleep on me anymore. We usually rock for a minute or two and say goodnight and give hugs and kisses before I lay him on his pillow.  

2 comments:

  1. Your day looks pretty similar to mine!! We are early risers over here! But we do try and put the kids down a littler earlier... just because at night is the only time that Philip and I get any time together without the kids... so. lol. But you gotta do what works for you! :)

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