LL usually wakes up for a bottle between 7:00 and 7:30. BB is up shortly there after. Usually once we are all awake, we head to our room and chill for a bit in our bed. Then everyone gets a clean diaper and LL gets dressed.
Then while LL naps, BB and I have some breakfast. He has milk (lately with a splash of chocolate to get him to drink it) and some combo of pancakes, waffles, French toast, eggs, pbj, yogurt, or nutrigrain bar.
After breakfast, BB gets dressed and the fun begins. I work on things like making the bed, laundry, picking things up, paying bills, etc. on a good day (like yesterday), I work on one additional project like baking cookies for a friend of ours or Christmas gift planning.
Meanwhile, BB is usually causing chaos all over the house and LL takes a bottle every 3 hours. You never know where you will find him.
For lunch, BB usually eats cheese and turkey, maybe a cheese quesadilla or grilled cheese, or sometimes leftovers from the night before. After lunch, he goes down for a nap that lasts between and hour and an hour and a half. Sometimes, I get them both sleeping at the same time, which is awesome!
If I slept okay the night before, I either hold LL and watch tv or scramble to pick up BB's morning mess. If it was a long night, I join in the napping.
After naps, BB's playing and destruction resume. Tractors and balls remain his favorite toys. I encourage playing blocks or trains, as those are my favorite.
He is now climbing on everything, so trying to keep him from crashing and burning feels like a full time job.
Our excitement level rises when Dad gets home. It has been unseasonably warm, so the boys usually head outside for a while to feed the dogs, check cows, and play in the rocks and dirt. I cannot wait for LL to get a little older and the weather to be a little warmer so we can all do this together.
While the boys are out, LL and I usually start dinner. When they come back in, BB has his favorite snack, Mott's fruit snacks.
Then it's on to dinner, baths about every other night for BB (usually by Dad) and every third night for LL (usually by mom), and then hanging out in the living room watching TV and playing.
Both kids go down for the night between 8:30 and 9:00. After that, I usually clean up the kitchen, do dishes, fold laundry, and get things ready for the next day. Then we are usually in bed by about 10:30 or so.
LL is usually up once for a bottle around 3:00. Some nights it's twice ( around 1 and again around 4). BB has been sleeping so well, but lately that's gone to crap and he is up at least once a night.
So there you have it. Another day in paradise. LL is the sweetest, easiest baby. BB makes life fun and exciting. We are so blessed!