6:45 a.m.: Jane wakes up, we do our usual lay in bed and nurse, eat cheerios, watch cartoons.
7:45: Drag myself out, make Nathan a smoothie before he leaves for work, Jane loves to help:
8:45: Baby V arrives. She just turned one and I feel like I have to constantly remind Jane to share and be nice and be careful because she can stand but not walk and is obviously much smaller than Jane. V touches Jane just a little bit and Jane starts yelling “Don’t Push Me!!!”. Yikes.
Jane gets to eat her “3rd breakfast” (after cheerios and smoothie) on the kitchen table so “V can’t get her”:
9:30: V goes down for her a.m. nap and I get out Jane’s easel – someone in our neighborhood FB page posted they were putting it out in the trash and I went and grabbed it, awesome!
View outside… Happy Spring!
10:00: I let Jane watch Sesame Street while I pull myself together, drink tea, clean up a little
10:45: Our neighbors come over to play:
They leave shortly after noon, I get the kiddos lunch, get Jane to nap about 1:00 and baby V about 2:00. For the next hour I clean some more, eat my own lunch, return e-mails, etc.
3:00: Jane wakes up and I let her watch an episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (she is OBSESSED, and the theme song is in my head all the time…) because V is still sleeping in the living room and I don’t want to wake her up. Jane is usually super cranky and whiny after her naps, no matter how long they are.
4:00: V leaves, Jane and I play for awhile and have a snack, and leave for the library about 5:00:
We get home about 6:00 and walk around in the alley for awhile, it got to 40 degrees and the snow is melting and I have chives coming up in the garden from last year!
Nathan gets home and I run to the store because he wants to try making mashed potatoes in the pressure cooker, where they only take 5 minutes to cook.
I finish putting Jane to bed and am a little disturbed to come in our bedroom and find him totally engrossed in an episode of “Ready For Love”, which I’ve never heard of. He tries to convince me the premise is way better than The Bachelor, etc. It is still on as I type this and I’m uhhh, ready for it to be over.
Soon we’ll read and get ready for bed, I got 2 books at the library I’m excited about: The Poisonwood Bible and Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944 – 1956.