Since it is time for an update, I'm playing along with Kelly for Show Us Your Life today.
A typical day in our house starts at 6:00 a.m. Mackenzie has been waking up around 5:30, but I usually bring her back to bed with me, where she is content to snooze or "talk" to me until my alarm goes off at 6:00. I think Addison has an internal alarm that goes off at 6:00 also, as she is usually just beginning to stir when I go back in to change them.
I think they look like little ladies gossiping...Mackenzie (L) is telling Addison a good story.
Most days I go back to my mom's at lunch, and Jeremy is usually there by that time also. We eat, visit with each other, and play with the babies for about an hour. I go back to work and Jeremy leaves for work soon after. The girls eat a snack if they act hungry, then play until they get sleepy. They are offered another bottle, then usually take another nap. The afternoon nap is a little more sporadic-the avereage is about an hour and fifteen minutes, but some days they don't take one at all.
I get off work at 4:30, and I'm usually home with the girls by 5:00. They play while I change and get their dinner ready. Dinner for them lately consists of a variety of vegetables (fresh frozen-cooked in the microwave-individual pieces the girls can pick up and feed themselves), bagel torn into small pieces, 1-2 jars of baby food, and yogurt or fruit. After dinner is bath time, which we do every night unless we go out to eat or something else out of routine. Giving both girls a bath together is a lot of work, but it's much better than when I was bathing them individually! We play in their bedroom as they get lotion and pajamas, then we settle on the couch for the last bottle of the evening.
Once they finish their bottles, we say prayers and I sing a short song as I put them in their beds (around 6:30-6:45). Most nights, they are asleep within ten minutes, and sleep pretty peacefully until we begin again the next morning. After Addison and Mackenzie are asleep, I make myself some dinner, clean up around the house, then check email, blog, watch tv, or read. Bedtime for me is around 10:00--I'm such an old lady! : )
Bath time is even more fun when Daddy is home.
Our days are routine, but we thrive on a schedule, and I love the day-to-day life with my little family.