6:59 a.m. – 10:34 a.m.

Story told by: Lainey

A snapshot of our morning from 6:59 a.m. – 10:34 a.m…

Mommy started taking pictures of our day as we were finishing breakfast.

Henry finished eating and immediately dumped out all of his cars.

Driving cars over the bumpy terrain.

While Henry played with cars, Mommy did my hair. I’m a little dramatic, so this is the face I make when Mommy brushes through the knots in my hair. (Mommy uses detangler spray, but NO ONE can understand my pain.)


I have quite a sensitive nose, so it’s very common to see me sniffing Henry’s bottom to see if he has a poopy diaper. Yes, he does!

This is what Henry does for diaper changes. Every. Single. Time.

I helped Mommy throw away the diaper, and since I listened the first time I was asked, I got to move a cotton ball out of the jar.

This little guy is at the bottom of the jar, and as soon as I remove all of the cotton balls, he’s all mine!

Then Mommy had to go to the bathroom, which is always a family affair in this house.

We had a rare morning where we didn’t have to leave the house, so we decided to take advantage of it and make cookies. But first I pushed Henry off the stool, so I had to apologize.

After we got through that debacle, we were about to start mixing cookie ingredients, but then Brody woke up from his first nap of the day.

Hi, buddy!

Brody had a stomach bug all weekend, so he still didn’t feel like eating applesauce this morning.

He was happy to play with toys, though!

And now, let’s make some cookies!

The best part of making chocolate chip cookies is getting to sample the chocolate chips!

Henry loved his chocolate chips so much that he was already signing “more” before his chocolate chips were gone.

Cookies are in the oven!

Meanwhile I was waiting for Mommy to wipe me.

After Mommy finished helping me, Henry went to help Mommy switch around the laundry.

Then Henry got busy with his Legos.

Mommy finished baking the cookies.

I kept Brody happy.

Even though it was early in the morning, Mommy let us indulge in a warm-from-the-oven cookie!

After our yummy treat, it was time to give Brody a bath!

Henry wouldn’t stop splashing in the water, so Mommy told him that he had to leave. He responded with a screaming fit on the floor.

Henry recovered moments later, and we enjoyed a ride on the cupcake car while Mommy finished bathing Brody.

Then I chose not to listen to Mommy when she asked me to do something, so I had to put a cotton ball back in the jar with the Care Bear.

Mommy sat down to give Brody a bottle, and I modeled my princess shoes for her.

Henry joined in on the fun.

Then Henry sat down to build a ramp for his cars, while I made a balance beam to walk on with my high heels. I like a challenge!

As it turns out, Brody might not be feeling completely better. Mommy apparently tried to give him too big of a bottle, and he threw up all over himself and Mommy. He sure acted better after that, though!

After putting Brody down for a nap, Mommy had to get in the shower because she was covered in vomit. While she was in the shower, Henry and I built forts and ramps for the cars.

At some point we got bored with that, though, and moved onto taking apart Mommy’s wallet. I was so excited to tell Mommy about all of the money we had found for our piggy banks.

Once she got out of the shower, we had to go to timeout.

Then we had to put back all of the change. Not cool.

Time for more laundry to wash the vomit-covered clothes.

Once we push the button, we always wait to watch the water start.

Next up was a craft!

We started by coloring the paper.

Then Mommy cut the paper into strips.

Then we told Mommy the things for which we were thankful. This is part of Henry’s project.

After the writing was done, Mommy made it into a pumpkin! Henry wanted long strips of paper, so his pumpkin is more of an oval shape.

Mommy asked me to count out ten strips of paper for my pumpkin, so I counted very carefully.

While Mommy spent ten seconds supervising my counting, Henry took some liberties with his crayon.

He didn’t get to color anymore, and he wasn’t happy about it.

Here’s my pumpkin.

While Mommy put my pumpkin together, I requested some music, so we listened to Adele’s new song.

All done!

We hung our pumpkins up with our turkeys from last week.

Crafting is hard work, so we needed some cranberry pumpkin bread for energy!

While we were eating snack, Brody woke up, so Mommy went to get him. Even when sick, he’s still happy.

Henry is becoming fiercely independent, so he insists on bringing his snack plate over to the sink once he’s done eating.

When doing so, though, he flings his crumbs everywhere, so Mommy does a lot of sweeping.

While Mommy finished cleaning up, we looked for birds out the window.

Then as soon as Mommy walked out of the room, I started jumping on the couch. Then I fell off the couch.

As Mommy gave me a hug to help me feel better, we discussed how Mommy just might know what she’s talking about when she says, “No jumping on the couch.”

Our next task was folding laundry. I’ve been really interested in helping with laundry lately. I take great care to match up the corners on towels while folding.

This is how Henry helps with laundry.

After folding, we took a break for some cuddling.

Henry wanted to join us, but really didn’t want to take a picture. He kept saying, “No, thank you. No, thank you.”

Here’s the last picture of the morning that Mommy took at 10:34 a.m. What a morning!

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