Thursday, January 5, 2012

a day in our shoes.

One of my favorite readers & commenters, Emily, asked me if I would do a "Day in our Shoes" post about a month ago, & blonde little me thought it was some shoe fashion post.  After asking her for examples, I found that she meant she wanted me to do a schedule-like post of what we do on a regular day, with pictures!  (Duhhh, Lisa.)  So here for you Emily, is a day in our shoes!

7:00 Typically our day starts between 7:00-7:30.  Sometimes she is a total doll & wakes at 8, but not too often. :)  I start hearing A babbling away in her crib.  I go & greet my smily munchkin & smother her with kisses, change her diaper, give her a bottle, & cuddle away in bed with daddy if he hasn't gotten up for work yet.  One of the sweetest parts of the day!

7:30 I throw my robe on & let Aubrey play for a while I make her breakfast. Her favorite thing these days is pushing her walker.

8:00 Today Aubrey had yogurt, cheerios, half of my banana, & a handful of blueberries.  As she feeds herself, I quickly have a bowl of granola, or some egg whites.  (Depending on how much time I have!)

8:30 I clean A up & get her dressed for the day.  (Mom's still in her robe!)

8:45 More play time-(making sure Aubrey doesn't fall down the stairs, saving her from eating a spider, teaching her that we don't pull the dog's tail, etc.) 

9:45 First nap of the day.  I give A a nap time bottle & rock her.  Sometimes she'll fall asleep, sometimes not, but either way she goes into her crib & falls asleep within 20 minutes.  Then it's me time for a while!  I throw on workout clothes, run on the treadmill, do a quick ab or arm workout (Gotta lift that heavy baby all day!), then shower, dress, & put on ma face!

11:30 Lunch time!  Today Aubrey had some turkey meat, whole wheat bread, string cheese, & pieces of tangerine.  I eat the same while she feeds herself.

12:00 I clean A up from lunch & we play, play, play!  We usually go for a walk during this time, too.  I try to do really fun, active things with her like story time, sing songs, dance, (oh she's a great dancer! hehe), & play with her many toys.  

2:00 Bottle & afternoon nap!  This is when I get my housewife on & clean the house, prep for dinner if needs be, & go online to check emails, blog, etc!  I also have LOTS of bottle washing to do.  No matter how many I buy, I always seem to get behind on washing them..

4:00 Aubrey wakes up, I change her diaper & let her play while I start preparing dinner.  Steve usually calls during this time to let me know he is on his way.  Sometimes I'll put Aubrey in her jumper or play pen so I can keep an eye on her while I make dinner.

5:00 Daddy is usually home at this time!  Best part of the day!  Daddy & baby A reunite & then we eat dinner as a family!  Tonight it was spinach ravioli with salad & garlic bread.  Aubrey loved it, even though she threw half of it on the ground. :)

6:00 After dinner is cleaned up, & before the tv comes on, Steve & I read our scriptures while Aubrey plays at our feet. After scripture time we hang out, sometimes go on a walk together, sometimes watch some tv, it seems to change every night what we do!  

7:00 We give Aubrey a bath (not every day) & then it's jammy time!  We read her a story or two, brush her teeth/gums, give her loves, & mama gives her a bottle & rocks her to sleep.  My favorite part of every single day.

7:45 We catch up on our DVR'd shows, go online, & do whatever we darn well please.  Lately we have been very elderly-like & read in bed.  I kind of love it!

Thanks for taking a peek into our every day life!  I would love to hear what y'all do too!

PS: Guest posting over here today! Check it out for tips on keep your marriage spicy after baby ;)


  1. Lisa, your little Aubrey is adorable! I am addicted to your blog because of her big blue eyes and chubby cheeks! You are an amazing mom and I am so glad to have found your blog!


  2. I read your blog all the time and just realized that i wasnt following now i'am!! love this post.super sweet.

  3. What a fantastic post! Loved reading all about your day and now it goes. Its funny how everyone has different scueduales and routines, but it works for them! I may have to do a post like this soon, its fun! And of course, Aubrey couldnt get any cuter!

  4. i LOOOOOOVED this post! I was hoping you'd do one of these, too. PS: Your treadmill picture! You have the fittest, cutest little figure ever!

  5. This was so fun to look inside your day lisa! aubrey is so freakin cute! you are such a good mom, it really shines through in your posts how much you love her and care about her!

    xoxo meagen

  6. I love posts like this! I have been thinking about doing one for a while now but our days feel so chaotic compared to yours! :)

  7. I love all your little girls outfits. I like how you put in the me section, because I need to do that for myself.


  8. Your day looks like heaven! I also checked out your guest post and loved it. My husband and I are getting ready for kiddos so this will be handy to remember :)

  9. Cute idea for a post! I'll have to do one of these too.

    Isn't it funny how much time just taking care of a little one takes up? Sometimes I look back on the day and wonder where all the time went, cause so much of it is just spent doing little things like washing bottles, changing diapers, etc. Nice to know I'm not the only one!

  10. It's so nice to take a look into your day with Aubrey! She is so adorable! This reminds me I need to get on a better schedule.

    I read your guest post and I loved it! Great tips!

  11. Your dinner looks awesome and I love Aubrey's crib! I am so jealous you have a treadmil, I would love to have one!

  12. aww, so cool that you have this recorded... just missing a photo of daddy! :)
    love this!
    kinda miss those days, but not really.

  13. Such a cute post! It sounds like you have the most PERFECT days!

  14. You make a simple day at home sound so amazing and joyful! I love the "me time" you added in, you cannot go without that! Your blog is so lovely!

  15. Love this post idea! And your little gal is a doll!

  16. Based on your suggestion before, I have the "Healthy Sleep Habits, Healthy Child" book on my Baby Registry :) If I don't get it as a gift, I'm definitely purchasing it myself!

    -- Samantha @

  17. This is such a cute post. I remember when my four year old son was this age and my routine was very similar. Such a cute blog. I love it!

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  20. Love posts like these! Love your follower.;)