Tuesday August 13, 2013. Emersyn is 15 months 9 days old.
7:34am- I wake up. Hubs is in the shower, so I check the monitor. E is awake and playing in her crib. I ADORE the fact that she has finally learned how awesome sleep is and it is normal for her to sleep until 7-7:30am. She's happy, so I use the restroom and let the dog out before going into her room.
7:45- Play peekaboo with E in her crib, then get her out and change her diaper. Get her a sippy of milk and start the coffee. Snuggle with E on the couch with Good Morning America. Get kisses from Blake as he heads out the door. Check blogs, Facebook, and instagram.
8:25- Breakfast time. I made omelets for breakfast yesterday so today is something easy. Cheerios! E's favorite. I ask her if she wants Cheerios and she grins and says "Cheee!". Pour us cereal, and add Cheerios to my grocery list as we're almost out. Start a load of laundry.
9:00- Finishing up breakfast (E had three small bowls of cereal) and checking emails. Our proofs from our big family photoshoot the past weekend are ready. Yay! Forward the link to the fam, and check them out. Love them.
9:10- Get Emersyn dressed for the day since we're heading to the library for Baby Bookworms today. Head to my bathroom to take a quick shower. Love that I can now take showers with E awake as long as they aren't too long. Our bathroom is fairly childproofed, but obviously if I can't hear her for very long I'll check on her. Thankfully, she's pretty vocal today, so we sing together while I shower, and I hear her playing with her toys. When she gets bored, she's wants me to play with her, so we interact thru the shower door.
9:35- Put on E's shoes, change her diaper, pack her diaper bag, load some stuff in the Tahoe for errands, switch laundry over to dryer and head out.
9:55- Get to the Library. Walk in and realize that Baby Bookworms is over for the summer and resumes in September. Mom fail. Oh well. E plays with their train table with some other kiddos, we check out a few books, then load up to run the rest of our errands.
10:20- Call Blake at work to make sure I'm on track with where I think the tire shop is (we got a nail on the way up to my parents's house and Walmart had said the tired was ruined, but I thought it might be under warranty since we had replaced them in the last year). Good thing I called because he wants me to get the tires rotated too.
10:30- Stop by Hobby Lobby first and return some curtains. Browse for a little while checking to see if there's anything that would work for my nephew's nursery since my sis-in-law and I talked decor ideas last night. Find nothing for them, but find some material I really like for curtains in the living room. Pretty sure the hubs will veto them, but take a pic to show him later. E starts to fuss a bit so I pull out a snack.
11:15- Tire shop stop. They can fix the tire (yay!) E explores the shop while they work. We talk about the different shapes we see and the different colors of cars on their poster. She can say black (baak), and blue (booo). Granted, she's not really identifying them correctly, but hey, it's progress.
11:45- Still at the tire shop. E's kinda over it, so I give her another snack, and pull out the kindle with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. We snuggle until the Tahoe is ready. Someone is tired! So proud of my little trooper tho- such a huge difference from a few months ago when any deviation from her schedule meant major meltdowns.
Noon- Tahoe is done! Load up E and sing songs all the way home to keep her awake so I can give her some lunch before nap.
12:15pm- Quick lunch of turkey, cheese, and applesauce.
12:45- Grab some cookies, sit down and start this post. Read over our DITL post from when E was 8 months old for reference. Marvel at how much she's changed and say a prayer of thanks that she finally sleeps! Also browse online for a replacement wedding ring for the hubs, as his is at the bottom of Lake Ozark after this weekend.
1:45- Pick up around the house, do dishes, vacuum. Start thawing chicken for dinner.
2:30- Chat with my friend, Rebecca, on the phone. I'm a bridesmaid and Emersyn is a flowergirl in her wedding next January, so we talk dresses and bachelorette party.
3:15- E is awake, and happy. Gosh she's cute:) Another diaper change and ask her if she wants a snack. She leads me to the pantry and I get her a graham cracker. Girlfriend loves graham crackers.
5:00- Blake's home! Snuggles with E, chat for a bit about our days.
5:45- After stumbling over Emersyn several times, and her whining to be held I turn on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse for her to watch.
6:30- Dinner! Grilled chicken, mashed Ranch potatoes, and broccoli with parmesan. Love having dinner as a family. Emersyn is a little ham and impresses us with her cutlery skills and funny faces. Girlfriend has some gas and her highchair rumbles quite a bit while she sighs and grins. Blake mentions wanting ice cream and I say I'm way too full.
7:15- Bathtime for Emerbaby! I start her water then come get her out of her chair and ask if she's ready for bath. She toddles into the bathroom and attempts to climb in fully clothed. Once in, she splashes and plays. I brush her teeth and let her brush them too. She's getting pretty good!
7:30- Out of the bath, dry time. Quick towel dry, then it's naked baby time. She toddles around the house in her birthday suit. I stuff a nighttime diaper then hand her of to Blake and take a phone call from a friend. Come back in and E has her jammies on and is ready for bed. Kisses and down for the night with her white noise and binky.
7:32- Take a fresh sippy of water in to E and give her one last kiss.
7:35- Clean up the kitchen from dinner. Plenty of leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Clean up some toys in the family room.
8:00- Chill on the couch. Watching "Who Do You Think You Are" with Zooey Deschanel and continue working on this post. Ask Blake about that ice cream. Read a bit of one of my library books.