Monday, February 11, 2013

Mommy Mondays: Sweet Little Sixteen

It's that time again - time for an update on what daily life is like with a 16 month old.  Or at least what my daily life is like!

6:28 am: Thatbaby wakes up for the day.  Which means Thatboy and wake up for the day.  Thatboy hops in the shower while I nurse Thatbaby.

6:42: Thatbaby hangs out with Thatboy while I take Thatdog and head for a run.  Ever since the early winter nights cut down on my running after works, I've returned to my old habits of running in the morning.

What my trail looks like on a foggy Monday morning
7:06: My turn to get ready!  I shower, blowdry my hair, and get dressed.  Around this time, Thatbaby starts asking for breakfast, so I put my getting ready on hold and we head to the kitchen.

7:38: Thatbaby helps me make breakfast.  This morning we have smoothies (frozen fruit and yogurt).  He likes to press the buttons on the blender.

And he LOVES to drink his smoothie.

8:09: We're done with breakfast and I head back to finish doing my hair and makeup.

8:22: I put up our laundry.  Mondays I do a load of whites.

8:25: Time for Thatbaby to get dressed so we can head out for the day.

8:34:  Leave for daycare/school!

9:02: I arrive at work.  Today is filled with going over a client's documents and preparing for one of the gagillion depositions I have this month.

12:00: lunch time!

chicken parmsean with saffron rice and roasted broccoli, apple slices, and a nutrigrain bar
3:49: Surprise visitor!  Thatboy had a dentist appointment and decided to surprise me with a caramel apple cider.

5:05: The workday is over!  I head home.  Normally I pick up Thatbaby from daycare, but because Thatboy had the dentist appointment, he picked up Thatbaby.  Which meant I got to enjoy a nice, long phone conversation with a friend.

5:18: Arrive home from work and give Thatdog a little walk.

5:30:  Make dinner!  It's soup night - sausage, potato, and kale to be exact.  While the soup cooks on the stove, I throw the whites in the dryer, make our lunches for the next day and wash all the dishes.

Grownups get sandwiches with spinach, cheese, hummus and pesto, banana, apples, a granola bar and goldfish crackers.  Babies just get the sandwich, apples, and banana.
 6:36:  Dinner Time!
 Sausage, Potato, and Kale Soup
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
8 cups chicken broth
1lb Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and diced
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp chipotle chile powder
1 head of kale, ribs removed and chopped
6oz chicken sausage, sliced
grated Parmesan
  1. Heat oil in a large pot. Add the onion and cook until transluscent.  
  2. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, just about another 30 seconds.  
  3. Add chicken broth, potatoes, salt, and Italian seasonings.  Bring to a boil and cook for about 20 minutes.
  4. Mash the potatoes into the broth with a fork (or a potato masher if you havev one - I don't). 
  5. Stir in the chile powder, kale, and sausage. Bring back to a boil, simmer and cook for another 10 minutes, or until the kale is tender. 
  6. Sprinkle with Parmesan before serving. 
6:57: I clean up the dinner plates and make cupcakes and frosting for Thatboy to bring in to work.

I also get breakfast ready for us for the next morning - overnight oatmeal!
Thatbaby is gaga for this stuff.  He put away 3 bowls the next morning

Thatboy does bedtime routine with Thatbaby: bath, pajamas, and storytime.

7:39: Bed time for babies!  I head in and give Thatbaby one last nursing session before bed and then put him to sleep.

8:01: I finish up with the cupcakes - frosting them and getting them ready to go.

8:26:  It's me time!  Thatboy's already on the couch, so I join him and we catch up on The Mentalist while I surf the internet and catch up on my blog.

9:30: We head to the bedroom.  Night y'all!


  1. You are incredibly efficient. I want to be you when I grow up :). So many things in one day - including cupcakes. You just had to throw the cupcakes in there . . .

  2. You and thatboy work so well together as a team! It's awesome. And definitely what I hope for when I have a baby.