We wanted to enroll Sam in nursery school this fall and, for a couple of reasons, it didn't work out so Marcia and I have been trading toddlers about once a week on Wednesdays. It's nice to have part of a day to ourselves and the kids play really well together so it has worked out to be really good.
Marcia called around 9:10 to say she was bringing Olivia by about 10:15 or so. I showered and Rachel woke up around 9:50. I nursed her and turned on iTunes for the first time today around 10. I cleaned Sam up from breakfast and got him dressed.
By 10:25 my pot of tea was steeping and I had started breakfast and rearranged the pictures on the fridge. It was exciting times around here, I tell ya!
At 10:35 Sam had a poopy diaper and demonstrated his "climbing on the change table by myself" skills. I didn't realize he could do that until earlier this week. I'd eaten most of my yogurt and decided the tea had steeped enough! Good thing I only made enough for two cups as opposed to a full pot. Rachel had been hanging out in her bouncy seat for about 45 minutes and I figured she'd probably had enough by then. I tried to nurse her but she was too intrigued by Sam and Olivia who were playing in the kitchen so I put her in the swing. Dave called so I looked up some financial information and intervened in a sharing issue between Sam and Olivia.
And yes, there are a lot of pictures of Rachel in her Moses Basket but I think she's going to grow out of it soon and she looked super cute today! She was so happy playing in there.
By 1:10 Sam and Olivia were eating lunch and Rachel was in the swing.
At 1:19 I decided to eat lunch too. I had a piece of quiche, like yesterday. However at 1:21 Sam declared he was done lunch having eaten mostly Parmesan cheese. sigh. So I cleaned him up. At 1:32 Rachel was nursing, Sam was playing, Olivia was eating seconds and I had half a piece of quiche to go. And I discovered that the vibration on the bouncy seat had been on since about 10:15 this morning. blah...
By 1:38 Olivia was done with her seconds (she had about two bites) and she decided she needed to go pee on the potty. She didn't pee but Sam and I sat in the bathroom with her for about four minutes so it was a valiant effort. The kids played in the living room and I finished my last few bites of cold quiche. I cleaned a few trouble spots in the kitchen -- swept the floor, wiped the shelves above the oven and vacuumed construction crud out of the windowsill. Then I attempted to nurse Rachel in the living room while Sam and Olivia played.
Marcia picked Olivia up at 2:00 and brought Veggie Straws! Yay! She also took the Rubbermaid of clothes for Gavin so that was more stuff out of the house. Double Yay!! I put Sam down for nap at 2:13 after a few minutes of Sam reading to himself while I rocked him. He didn't want lullabies today. He likes to mess with his sleep routine and I don't really care all that much. Thankfully today was a a longer nap time then the past few days.
I switched over laundry and then nursed Rachel since she didn't nurse well before. She was very very very distracted by Sam and Olivia playing. Rachel fell asleep as I nursed her. And finally at 2:45 I got some time to myself. ahhhhh. I drank a Coke and started going through pictures to decide what to print while listening to iTunes. Pure bliss!
Or not. By 3:00 Rachel was awake. And crying in her Moses basket. So I brought her into the kitchen and she played in her bouncy seat and I sorted pictures. Rachel moved to her play mat at 3:25 or so. Fortunately she wasn't very fussy during this time.
At 4:43 Rachel woke up complaining, and I almost screamed. She hadn't slept well today. I ignored her hoping she'd go back to sleep and by 4:49 it appeared to have worked. Yay! Sam was playing in the living room which still hadn't been cleaned up and I continued with household chores. It was exciting times.
At 5:04 Daddy/Dave came home!!! Sam and Dave hung out while I continued to sort pictures for printing. At 5:30 I started to make supper, Sam and Dave were doing an e-mail, Rachel woke up, and Dave and Sam started cleaning up the living room.
labeling e-mail. Sam really got into it as you can see below. The labeling continued until he went to bed. He LOVED it!
At 6:20 it was time to eat! We had sweet and sour lentils tonight which is a recipe from Karen and Andrew. Sam ate a good amount which was great!
I'm so glad Rachel loves her bath time. It makes life so much easier.
Sam was in the bath by 7:42. The labeling continued and the bath tub was even labeled! I folded laundry and Rachel hung out with Dave! Then Sam's bath was over and I put laundry away with Sam.
By 8:25pm Dave was reading Sam stories with Rachel and I had put on my pjs and was uploading pictures for this post. I realized Rachel had hardly slept today. Maybe she'll catch up tonight...? I nursed her and she fell asleep by about 8:45.