A day in the life... Friday, August 24, 2007
there are a BUTTLOAD of pics ...
rise and shine!
Aaron's been up for about a half hour and is enjoying a bowl of cereal and surfing the net. Good morning sunshine!
sustenance. It's just starting to perk here, and I make it STRONG.
Asa insists on helping Aaron tie his shoes, it's easier with cat saliva you know.
Leaving for work, Have a good day at work!
Ye olde squinty eyes. It's about 6:30a.m. here and I first heard the boys around 5:45... but it was still dark, so he was super squinty... very pinchable.
MORNING! or as Nolan would say "MOW-WING"
mama's little sunshine
as soon as he sees me he starts saying 'Mick, mick' and doing the sign for milk. So I usually come prepared with a sippy of milk.
I am trying to get him used to drinking out of a sippy... and I knew he was super hungry, so I was going to play hardball and not offer a bottle. And he was PISSED.
Still pissed about the sippy 10 minutes later.
Nolan's first order of business was to promptly dump all of the hotwheels out... which to choose, which to choose
still mad... and yes, I finally caved and gave him a damn bottle. *sigh*
playing together nicely for all of 2 minutes.
He likes to line them up and inspect them, lol... daddy taught him that one... they make parking lots a lot.
Seth loves the vacuum, he makes his way over to it at least 3 times a day.
future yogi? Nolan watches as seth does his morning yoga.
Nolan enjoying his rice krispies and a capri-sun... he won't drink juice typically (which is fine, we don't offer it normally anyway) but I think the cool package it comes in is what entices him.
Garcon, I will start with one arrowroot biscuit s'il vous plait.
mmmm... oatmeal and prunes!
my happy little chub
not thrilled with the sippy of pear juice and water though.
Nolan surveys his mess before I vacuum it up (just some wayward rice krispies that fell on the floor.)
Now it's time for mama to clean up the living room
It's about 7:30am here, and I plied Sethy with toys in the high chair ...
and locked nolan in my room w/ me while I took a shower in the adjacent bathroom
He loves looking out the windows
I went out to check on Seth (after my quick shower) and he was none too pleased to have been left all by his lonesome.
so fresh and so clean clean!
*right after this, seth went down for a nap, but I don't have pics because he was so cranky I had to put him down kind of fast and change a dirty diaper.*
It's about 8:15 here, nolan enjoys some playtime out on the deck.
sesame street break
I was bored so I decided it was a good time to trim nolan's hair
so nice and short!
he was pretty much done... kept saying "all done? all done?"
I took him in the bathroom to style it, I left more hair at the front and didn't trim it at all so I could try styling it in a faux-hawk. He was nervous to be on the counter, and wasn't keen on the gel in his hair.
all was better once he could help me with my makeup... lol He was so proud to help me.
around 9:45 we woke seth up and left to go run errands
"um, it's kind of bright back here".
Sethy at the post office
Nolan waited so patiently while we were in the post office.
now you know what I look like when I'm driving!
A quick stop at the grocery store for fixins for a bbq tommorrow.
He loves to push seth in the cart
that little lipsuckin' kid
that's the face I get when I ask him to do something and he has zero intention of doing it w/o a fight. Such as "get in your seat please." (I only said it 40 times before he finally got in the car.)
and onto our next destination
getting tired of the car
MECCA. Though wtf is UP w/ Babies R' Us not having the shoes in the right size that I need EVER?
I'd love to know the mileage that this puppy has gotten thus far... it has come in so handy.
they did so good in Babies R us... so patient.
ready to go home!
home and Nolan is ready for LUNCH!
PERHAPS you could put down the camera and get me out of this car seat?
snackin on some cheese while I get lunch together
His newest trick
He loves lunchtime
we don't feed the baby cheetos. It just looks like it.
he totally does NOT have a mouthfull of cheeto goodness.
nigh night nolan! Naptime!
look seth! a whole living room full of toys for you to play with w/o getting screamed at or having them yanked out of your hand!!!
but I don't wanna nap! (he naps in our room in the pack in play because naptime in this house is SACRED and I don't want to disturb Nolan or have Nolan disturb seth when he gets up)
well, if you insist
aaahhh naptime, time for mama to catch up on her 90210.
and of course...
the cats got a 2.5 hour sigh of relief. Nolan's latest hobby is chasing them all over the house. Sometimes I have to put up the gates just to give them a break.
Guess who is up from his nap? 2.5 hours, not too shabby!
having a 'nak'... or snack as the rest of the world calls it. parmesan goldfish and leftover juice from breakfast.
more than the actual flavor of the juice, I think he just really digs the packaging and that it has a straw. He played with that straw putting it in the package and out for like 10 minutes.
there's my cheeky grinny boy
what the picture doesn't convey is me using my mean voice saying "ah. ah. ah. NO TOUCH." He knows better, but that dishwasher is like a MAGNET. And because he doesn't always have access to the kitchen, it makes it that much more fascinating.
my fat face and my handsome boy
waiting to greet Daddy at the top of the stairs
awww they are so happy to see each other
not sure what they were talking about here
Nolan was wanting the forbidden cars on that tall shelf and daddy was saying No. Note the artwork wall, that's the wall where his toybox and picnic table sit, so I began posting his daycare artwork up there... some of that stuff kills me it's so sweet.
He was telling daddy a big ol' story... I have video, I'll post it later on
It's only fun until daddy gets hurt.
guess who's up from his nap?
mid afternoon snack... note the trident wrapper under his leg... those are the bane of Aaron's existence... I chew a pack a day and there are usually a few wayward wrappers along the way.
preparing dinner... fajitas for me, quesadilla for Aaron
I also baked a cake for a bbq tommorrow (and got two loaves of garlic bread made, but I didn't take pictures of that)
refried bean smile
after dinner I quickly evened out the parts of nolan's haircut that I noticed were off, and decided to trim sethy's hair... I only trimmed the very back and behind the ears, it was actually kind of long (though sparse) and everyone commented on it, and called him 'frank barone' (the grandpa on Everybody Loves Raymond)... so I decided while I had the clippers out to remedy it.
now it's time to clean up the dinner mess while daddy bathes the babies. He used to do the dishes, but I got so burnt out on bath time when he was on nights, I gladly do the dishes instead of supervising bath time.
a sudsy mohawk and soap flavored water... Nolan's idea of heaven.
after the dishes are done and the kitchen is clean, I usually vacuum the living room and when the babies are done with their bath we have a bit of quiet time.
quiet time is a wiggles episode in a clean livingroom. lol, sometimes they get toys out, but it still stays cleaner than it was.
Last bottle before bed
Helping him brush his teeth... this child actually likes it and giggles usually
Nolan on the other hand... hates it with the fire of a thousand suns. He has to be restrained... it's not that awesome.
ahhh... he survived, though he is none too pleased.
and NOW you want to change my DIAPER? WHEN WILL THIS TORTURE END????
Nigh Night Seth
Nigh Night Nolan
Then I'm off to the gym
and on the way home I picked up some ice cream for Aaron and some weight watchers cones for me.
that's our day!