Daily Life, Favorites, Fynnlee

Day in the Life – Fall 2016

Today we’re joining the Day in the Life round-up organized by one of my favorite bloggers, Julia at My Life in Transition. I think I started reading her blog when she was pregnant with Truman. So I’ve been a fan for a long time!

DITL posts are some of my favorite to read & I wish I did them more often. It’s so fun to go back and see how things have changed. The last one I did was in January, 2016…my babies were still babies!

So here we go…The date is October 9, 2016. The kids are 17 months old. Jacob is 9 years old. Jerry and I are just old.

4:02 am: I hear Fynnlee crying and decide it’s way too early for her to be waking up. Let her fuss for 30 seconds or so and she falls back asleep.

Both kids are screaming and when I look at the clock, I can’t believe it’s 5:30! Yay for sleeping in on Sunday! It’s my morning to get up with them so I pluck them both out of their cribs. I hold Greyson and assist Fynnlee walking down the stairs. Both kiddos go in their high chairs with some milk so I can take Jacob out to pee.


Change diapers and turn on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. We’re having pulled pork for dinner so I run downstairs to take the meat out of the freezer.  Come back upstairs and help the kids into their chair so they can read a book together.


Pour myself a giant iced coffee because…zzz I’m tired.


Story time  lasts about 5 minutes and they start destroying baby jail.


The kids play while I empty the dishwasher, get the pork in the crockpot and make a quick vinegar cole slaw



I turn off Mickey and tell the kids it’s time to watch the news. I sit in the chair and Greyson comes over to snuggle.


Not to be outdone by her brother, Squish starts chanting “Up, Up, Up, Up”


We read some stories and they watch Pink Fong on my phone while I watch the news.

They start to get whiny around 6:30 and I know that means they’re hungry. I ask them to sit in their chairs and give them each a pouch. I get their cups of Chex ready and hear Fynnlee saying “Help” which means she can’t get the last drops of food out of the bottom. Pouches are finished and they eat some cereal.


Fynnlee feeds half of hers to Jacob.


Dada’s awake! I leave him in charge of the kids and I take Jacob for a walk.


Brrrrr, it’s a brisk morning! Fall is definitely here. Jacob is in Dog Heaven!

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My mum is finally blooming. $10 at Costco for that baby!

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And the trees are just starting to turn.


Kids are in full play mode when I get back. They are obsessed with sitting on the couch.


Or standing. Actually standing is preferred but I try to discourage it.


I give them each a 1/2 a banana before I head upstairs to get ready. We have a brunch to attend!


I shower at night so it takes me literally 10 minutes to get myself together. Less than 5 minutes of that is makeup…I timed myself to prove it.

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I get the kids dressed while Jerry takes a shower and gets himself ready for the day. Someone is ready for the pumpkin patch! Whhyyyy does he look like he’s 15 all of a sudden???


We gather up the crew and head over to my brother’s house to celebrate my favorite niece’s birthday! Kendall is 4! Greyson and Fynnlee both fall asleep in the car on the way there. I know this 15 minute cat nap isn’t going to be enough and am kicking myself for not getting them to nap a bit in the morning.

Grandpa Jim entertains the troops and the cousins all play together.


It’s nice that our Beans can participate in playtime now, rather than just sit there!


Greyson opens and closes this door 100 times.


Katie and Kevin make a fabulous brunch…eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, bagels and fruit. We stuff ourselves (Greyson and Fynnlee eat a little fruit and another pouch. They could live on pouches).  We all sing to Kendall and help her blow out her candle.


Ryan takes the kids joy riding through the neighborhood. His driving skills clearly make them nervous.

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I can tell the kids are tired and Greyson is definitely showing signs of being sleepy.


We take our chances and head over to Yeck’s Farm. It’s a 9 minute drive from Kevin’s house and Fynnlee falls asleep on the way. Surprisingly, she’s in a decent mood when we wake her up. These kids are being troopers today!]


He is already taking after his Mother in the love for animals department. There was a sheep in this pen that he was obsessed with.


Fynnlee is always a bit more cautious.


But when the animals back away from the fence, she’ll check them out.


We bought tickets for the hayride and Jerry said “We should probably head home after this”.

Fynn’s RBF in full effect.


I knew lovebug was ready to sack out. Going, going…




The hayride is fun though. It was about 15 minutes long, which was perfect. I think everyone enjoyed themselves.


And we manage to get one decent family picture to commemorate the day.


Once we get back to the farm, we say our goodbyes and decide to head home. Its almost 1:00 and I know meltdowns are looming.

I had to try for one pumpkin patch shot before we left. Yeah…not happening.


Yeck’s is about 20 minutes from our house and both kids fall asleep about 3 minutes into the drive home. Jerry and I scoop them out of their car seats and deposit them directly into their cribs. They don’t fight us at all.



With the kids zonked out, I decide to take a quick trip the grocery store to get buns for dinner. I knew the store would be empty so I could get in & out quickly. Because, ya know…Steelers.

A few essentials for the week (I hit up Trader Joes on Saturday so we didn’t need much)


I come home & fold a load of laundry


Then watch the second half of the game.  Last year for these bumble bee uniforms!


The kids wake up around 3:30 and have a little snack with Daddy.


And then he reads them 345982 stories while I got dinner ready.


Pulled pork sandwiches, vinegar/garlic slaw and burned sweet potato fries.


The kids try the pulled pork and like it ok…I think they ate a toasted bun and another pouch.  And a bunch of yogurt melts.


After dinner, Jerry plays with the kids while I clean up the mess from mealtime.


They watch some Mickey until it’s time for bed.

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Sippys of milk around 7:00 and they go right to sleep. It’s been a long day. After they’re settled in their cribs, I take Jacob for a walk around the neighborhood. Jerry watches more football and does some work.

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I take a shower and climb into bed to watch some reality TV on Bravo. I think I’m asleep by 8:30. Tomorrow is a work day and 4:30 wake ups are no joke. No shame in my early bedtime game!

And that’s a Day in the Life!

8 thoughts on “Day in the Life – Fall 2016”

    1. Unfortunately it is. They’ve always been early risers. Esp Fynnlee…who doesn’t want to miss out on anything!


  1. My kid used to get up at 5:30 too. Once she could read her digital clock, we told her that she couldn’t come out of her room until 6:00 and it worked, but I sure wish we told her 6:30.


  2. Stopping by from the link-up. Hooray for successful car to crib transfers! It has never worked for us, so we go to extreme measures to not let my son fall asleep in the car if it’s almost nap time.

    Your children are adorable!


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