***Mommy likes to record (with pictures) a day in our life every few months. Things have been a little busy lately, so she hasn’t done this yet since Henry was born. She thought she would just start with the hours of 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. She still missed a ton of events during these three hours, but the following post will give you a little glimpse into our morning.***
Story told by: Lainey
It’s 7:00 and I’m eating breakfast. (I’ve been up since 6:30, and Henry woke up at 5 a.m., so he is already down for his first nap of the day.) I asked for cereal and milk, and then when Mommy gave it to me, I started crying.
So I took one bite of breakfast, and decided that I was done. I’m sure I was just stuffed to the brim.
I recovered by finding this “oink” and laying down with him on the bathroom floor. I made sure to put a burp cloth under him in case he spits up.
Now it was time to pick out my hair clips. (It is ESSENTIAL that I pick them out. If Mommy does it, the day is ruined.)
The first step in putting in my pigtails is wetting my hair. Each morning I request to be completely covered in towels so not a drop of water falls on me. If it does, the day is ruined.
“I look pretty.”
Time to brush my teeth.
After I’m ready for the day, Mommy and I get to play with stickers. This has been one of my favorite things to do lately.
After we are done with stickers, Mommy needs to dust. I help her for about two seconds.
Then I’m off to make food for Mommy.
“Mommy, take a picture of baby.”
In the midst of bringing Mommy a delicious meal, I drop a wooden hamburger on my toe. I need to cuddle with Mommy to recover from this.
Then I get frustrated because I can’t smooth my Elmo blanket out perfectly, so Mommy has to help. (Keep in mind that Mommy is still trying to dust. At this point, she hasn’t even finished one room.)
Mommy and I make silly faces at each other.
We go upstairs to the main floor so Mommy can keep dusting. She won’t let me wake up Henry to show him my Elmo blanket, so I start screaming and crying.
While Mommy is dusting near my toys, I am reminded that I need Minnie’s shoes on her at that exact second. Problem is, I can’t put them on myself, so Mommy swoops in to save the day.
“Minnie is a pitty pincess.” (pretty princess)
I ask Mommy to play the soundtrack from Frozen. I dance while Mommy takes a shower. (Mommy says that the term “shower” is used very loosely. It often involves jumping in the shower, spending two minutes in there, and then jumping out to put on clothes, throw her hair up, and move on to the next task at hand. From beginning to end, Mommy is done in less than seven minutes.)
As soon as Mommy steps out of the shower, I declare that I have a “poopy dipey.” We go up to my room to change it.
And this works out perfectly because as soon as my diaper change is done, we go across the hall to get Henry who is up from his nap. Good morning, Henry!
I often climb up on Henry’s crib to say things like, “Wake up, Henry,” or “Hi sweet boy.”
Henry had a “poopy dipey” as well, so Mommy changed that and got him dressed.
It was time for Henry to eat. He demolished his rice cereal.
And then he moved on to his bottle. (In this picture, Henry is tracking me around the room while I dance, yell, do somersaults, etc. Mommy says this makes it difficult for him to focus on eating. I say that I’m just giving him entertainment while eating.)
After Henry is done eating, we’re going to walk to the playground. This means we have to put on sunscreen. I hate this part.
Henry doesn’t mind his sunscreen at all.
Oops…glasses broke. Oh well, I don’t mind.
Oh, wait. Actually I do mind. Quite a bit.
Thanks for fixing the sunglasses Mommy. “Now take a picture of us.”
Right before we walk out the door, Mommy tells me that I need to switch my shoes because I put them on the wrong feet.
Here we come playground! (Notice my winter hat. Even though it’s 82 degrees this morning, I insisted on wearing it.)
When we first got to the playground, I noticed that some other kid had left their stuffed animal puppies. They creeped me out, so I made Mommy move them.
I climbed for awhile.
And I played with rocks for awhile.
We had a plane from one of the local farms fly right over our head.
I started singing “The Wheels on the Bus” when the school bus went by.
On our walk down to the playground, I kept talking about the “horsey,” so we went to see him.
However, I decided that today I was scared of him.
I’m going back to the playground.
After playing for about 40 minutes, Henry got crabby so we had to walk home.
I took my sweet, sweet time (all while pretending to ignore my baby brother screaming in the stroller).
As soon as we got home, Henry fell asleep in his bed.
Mommy had to collect laundry, so I helped out by reading right in the middle of where she needed to be walking.
Once Mommy had gathered up the laundry, I went downstairs to help her put it in the washing machine.
After laundry, we went upstairs for a snack, so I had to wash my hands.
Then I prayed for my food.
Just as I was biting into my snack, the clock hit 10 a.m.
Phew! Only seven and a half hours until Daddy’s home, and nine and a half hours until bed time!