6:30- Frank wakes me up, he gets in shower and I do my daily injection. If either of the kiddos are awake (usually it would only be Ava, our terrible sleeper, Frank sets them up on the couch with their morning milk/juice and nick jr.
7:00 - I hop in shower, (I need to wait a 1/2 hour before showering per Dr's orders) and get dressed for the day.
7:20ish- By this time usually both kiddos are awake, so I head downstairs and start breakfast, empty the dishwasher and make my coffee. Breakfast usually consists of waffles, Cheerios, yogurt and bananas.
(clearly you can see Frankie is NOT a morning person just like Momma!)
8:00 - I start getting Frankie ready for school. Usually around 8:15 my amazing mother comes over to help me out (because of my current situation regarding the pregnancy). Next Ava gets ready.
8:30- Out the door for school. Some days mom and Ava come with us other days they stay home (usually if it's raining or something)
8:45- 11:15- Frankie is in school. This is the time I usually make my Target and Grocery Store run. If I don't need anything from these places, I'm usually home doing laundry and cleaning the house up.
11:15- Pick Frankie up from school. If it is a Tuesday we head right home for speech from 11:30- 12:00, if not we will usually head out somewhere. Whether it be the mall, Costco or the park, lunch is always around this time too. We eat lunch out alot during the week with my mom =)
2:00- Nap time! =) This is usually my rest time too, if I wasn't pregnant I would normally be doing more laundry and cleaning, but I really try to rest during this time. Usually when I catch up on my favorite blogs, Internet shop and facebook!
4:00- Usually both of the kiddos are up from nap now. I will give them a snack and let them play or watch TV. Afternoon favorites are Max and Ruby and Franklin.
6:00- Frank usually calls to say hes on his way home anytime after 6. I will usually start dinner now, after dinner is started or finished, we head out front (if its nice) and play bubbles and sidewalk chalk.
7:00ish- Frank gets home and changes and we eat dinner.
7:45- After dinner is cleaned up its bath and pajama time!
8:00-8:15- Ava goes to bed!!
8:15-9:00- Daddy / Frankie time, Frankie is in bed by 9 (way too late in my opinion and we will be changing this very soon!)
9:00- Finally some Mommy/ Daddy time, catch up our shows etc. Play on our ipads etc.
10:00- I'm usually in BED. I get dead tired these days. Frank is a night owl and stays up late.
That's pretty much it, so to sleep, wake up and repeat!! (please take into account that our routine is getting off track A LOT lately with all my OB appointments, Perinatal appointments and Blood work, all I have to say is once again THANK GOD for my MOM, she is my rock during the day and I'd be LOST without her help!)
Now the parts of this routine that need to change are the following:
As much as I LOVE eating dinner as a family, I think I need to cook and feed the kids much earlier, they seem to eat much better on night when Daddy isn't home. I think they just get so excited to see him all they want to do is play and NOT eat.
I'd also like to push bedtime up to more like 7:45 ish for Ava and 8:00ish for Frankie. I know my husband does NOT like this idea at all. but with a new baby coming and pre school starting in the Fall, I really feel that they need MORE sleep. Sure they may be awake an not say they are tired, but they are!!
The main reason I'm not pushing this issue more right now is I really need Frank's help at night with the bath/showers and pajamas. I'm just wiped out by that hour.
What is your daily routine? I love seeing how other families manage their time!