It has occurred to me that those family members who don’t live near us (that is, everyone but the newly-installed Washingtonian Aunt Bergie) might wonder what we are doing with our days these days. Since Linnea reliably went to one nap in the late fall we have had a nice little system that looks relatively the same week in and week out. Of course there are always new fun things to do, but in general, this is what our week looks like:
am—laundry, play at home, bounce on bed, dance and sing to The Rizers
pm—new moms’ group & playdate with ladies from church
am—Kidsquest Children’s Museum, errands (2x a month I’ll be joining MOPS in Woodinville for the winter/spring and I’m SO excited! L will be home with Aunt B.)
am—used to do library storytime or Gymboree; now we’ll have to come up with something new!
pm—random playdate, walk around downtown Kirkland, go to park
am—toddler indoor play at North Kirkland Community Center or other playdate
pm—more laundry, local moms group & playdate with friends we met at the library last year
am—bible study (L home with Aunt B.)
pm—often we hang out with our college friend B or do some other crazy pre-weekend activity!
So this is the gist. Linnea typically wakes between 7:30 and 8, has breakfast, gets a snack around 10, lunch around 11:15-11:30, nap at 12 (takes me about an hour to get her down with reading, singing, rocking, etc), and is up between 2 and 3, has a snack, and then we do dinner between 6 and 6:30 and bedtime is 7:45/8.
I love the relative predictability of our toddlerhood days and she is SO MUCH FUN. Mixed in with this general schedule is lots of dancing, Play Doh playing, birdie spotting, animal noise making, cup stacking and crashing, zebra riding, book reading, bed jumping, food making (but that’s mostly my slave, um, helper, um, fantastic live-in Renaissance woman :)), Dada-calling and message leaving fun.
Hope you can feel a bit more connected to us now knowing what we’re up to!