A Day in the Life Part 2

I usually see clients on Mondays and Thursdays, so those days typically look something like this. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays I work from home. I guess I work from home on Fridays too, but lets be honest, I don’t do a lot of work on Fridays so its more like a catch up day/fun day.

This is what Tuesday looked like:

7:30am: I didn’t set my alarm so I get up with Aedan. Jon is working from home today too so we all get to eat breakfast together. This time Aedan has fruit and an egg so no syrup in the hair.

8:30am: I load up the stroller so Aedan and I can head out to Town Lake. I usually meet up with a friend to walk the 3 mile loop at least once a week but she is in Hawaii right now (LUCKY!). I decided to start the couch to 5k running program again. I’m not sure why, but I apparently like to start this program in the middle of the summer. Not smart. Oh well, here’s hoping I keep it up!

9:30am: we are home from our walk/run and nice and sweaty! Aedan goes down for his nap shortly after we get home and I take a much needed shower and answer a few emails.

11:00am: Aedan is up and it’s time to go to the grocery store. We make is a quick trip and get home for lunch with Jon.

12:30-2:00pm: Aedan plays and I do some chores around the house. We go outside for a little while and play with sidewalk chalk but it is just too hot!

2:00pm: Aedan goes down for his nap. I have 5 phone interviews do to so I spend the two hours he sleeps on the phone. I conclude that I would be horrible with a job that required me to be on the phone all day, it is exhausting!

4:00pm: Aedan wakes up and we get a snack together and play while Jon finishes up with work.

4:30pm: we head to the park/pool. After swimming for about 5 minutes they make everyone get out for a break. Aedan is more interested in swinging and going down the slide so we dry off and play for a little while. Thank goodness this park is practically all shaded!

5:30pm: we are home and start getting dinner together.

6:00pm: Aedan eats dinner. Jon heads over to help out a friend and Aedan and I play until bath time.

7:00pm: bath time for Aedan. His hair is getting so long so I decide to try and give him a haircut. He was not a fan of getting it cut at the salon so neither one of us wants to go back.. I think I did an okay job.

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7:30pm: Aedan goes to bed just as Jon gets home. We make dinner and sit down to watch some more Sons of Anarchy (have I mentioned that I am obsessed??).

8:30pm: Jon plays some Xbox and I catch up on some blogs and reality TV on Hulu.

9:30pm: I talk Jon into watching one more episodes of SOA and then it is off to bed for us.

So those are what my two types of weekdays typically look like.. What do your days look like?? Anyone else obsessed with Sons of Anarchy?

-Lauren-

A Day in the Life Part 1

I’ve seen a few other  blogs doing this and I thought it would be fun, you know since my life is so interesting. haha! I do think it will be fun to look back and see what a day looked like during this session of my life.

I have two types of weekdays; ones where I see clients and ones were I work from home. So I thought I would do two different posts. I’ll start with Monday…

7:00am: I set my alarm to get up, but around 6:50 I wake up and change my mind. I turn off my alarm and decide to wait until Aedan wakes up. Jon gets up and starts to get ready for work.

7:30am: okay Aedan’s up now so I get up too. I know, I know, 7:30 is a pretty great wake up time. I have had my share of early mornings for work, so I am going to enjoy it while I can. I get Aedan up and changed and give him his milk and then I make up the bed. I always make up the bed. It drives me nuts if it stays unmade for too long!

8:00am: breakfast. Aedan had fruit and waffles with syrup. Unfortunately he thought it would be a good idea to rub the syrup in his hair. Sigh, guess it will be time for a bath after breakfast.

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9:30am: Aedan and I clean up all the toys we he got out over that last hour. We read a few books and then its time for his morning nap around 9:45.

While Aedan naps, I get ready for work, make Aedan’s lunch and straighten up the house.. I also post an ad on craigslist for a new therapist since I am losing one in just a few weeks. I’m so sad to see her go!!

11:15am: I get Aedan up and we head off to the sitter’s house. When we get there, Aedan walks to the door all by himself, such a little kid! I follow with his lunch and blanket (num num).

12:00pm: I arrive at my first client’s house. Today I am overlapping with another therapist. I check up on the programs and I only get scratched and pinched a couple of times, which means it’s a good day. :)

2:00pm: Done with the first overlap, so I head off to see my next client with a quick stop at sonic for a cherry limeade because it is too hot outside!

2:30: I meet up with my next client and his therapist at a park. We are working on social skills and following directions in community places. We play for about an hour and man it is HOT! I’m glad I don’t have a dress code for work and shorts and sandals are okay because it is 100 degrees out here!

3:30: We head to the grocery store because that is another problem location with this little guy. We actually have a pretty uneventful trip and he does really well!

4:30pm: Done with work for the day! I glance at my phone and realize I have already gotten 10 resumes about the new position. That’s a good sign, but I am not looking forward to going through them all!

4:45pm: I get to the sitter’s house to pick up Aedan. He starts dancing when he sees me, so cute! He had a fun day at the sitter’s house. Her daughter (who Aedan loves) sometimes babysits for us on the weekends and she was home all day so Aedan got lots of attention.

5:30pm: We finally get home, I hate traffic! Jon is already home so he helps me get all of our stuff out of the car. That is another thing I can’t stand; leaving things in my car. Jon thinks I ‘m a little OCD about how clean I like things, but I can’t help it!

6:00pm: Aedan gets dinner and Jon and I sit down with him and chat about the day.

6:30pm: Aedan is super tired because he didn’t nap very well at the sitter’s house. We give him a bath early and put him down around 6:45. I think he was asleep by 6:50!

7:00pm: Jon and I eat dinner and I glance through all the ad responses as well as catch up on Facebook and blogs.

7:30pm: I have a friend over to watch the Bachelorette. I haven’t really gotten in to this season, but I think want JP to win fall in love with Ashley. Don’t feel too bad for Jon, while we watched our girly show, he was attaching zombies on the Xbox.

10:00pm: Time for bed! Jon and I think about watching a Son’s of Anarchy episode (and by that I mean that I begged him to), but we he decides it’s too late. Which is a good choice because I am pretty tired too. Time for bed it is!

-Lauren-

Weekend Wrap Up

We had a great weekend around here!

Friday night, I had a late meeting and didn’t get home until 6:30 so Jon and Aedan had some 1:1 time.. After Aedan went to bed, Jon and I made a grilled tomato basil and mozzarella pizza. It was so good and fun since we used basil from our garden.

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That reminds me, I don’t think I ever did an update on our garden. I need to do a full post but it has been doing really well! I’m pretty impressed. It’s funny because we built the fence mostly to keep Hiro out, but he hasn’t even set food inside. BUT this little guy, well he is totally into gardening digging in the dirt. Such a mess!

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Saturday I got up bright an early and headed to boot camp. I really love being able to walk down the street to work out. Such a great start to the weekend! When I got back, Jon left for the greenbelt for some trail running.

After Aedan’s morning nap we headed to P Terrys to pick up veggie burgers and lemonade for lunch. We had a picnic in our new favorite park. After some playing on the playground, we took a dip in the wadding pool. When we got home, we were all tired so it was nap time for all!

Saturday night, we had a babysitter for Aedan and Jon and I went to see Bridesmaids. It was so funny! I was laughed so hard I almost cried in several parts.

This morning we all headed out to Town Lake after breakfast. We got back just in time for Aedan to take a nap before heading to lunch with some friends. For the rest of the afternoon, we just hung out around the house.

Such a great family weekend!

-Lauren-

15 Months

I’m a little late on this and I totally skipped month 14. Opps!

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Aedan, here is what you are up to these days…

  • You still go to bed around 7:30pm and wake up around 7:30am. You are hanging on to your two naps (you may be the only baby that tries to climb into your crib instead of out of it!). You usually sleep for about an hour in the morning and two hours in the afternoon.
  • You don’t have your 15 month check up until next month (Mommy slacked on making the appointment and they were booked). But we went to the doctor this morning (which is another post entirely) and you weigh 24 lbs.
  • I’m not sure how tall you are, but you have definitely slimmed down and gotten taller since you turned 1.
  • You have become a pretty poor eater lately. You eat great at breakfast. You love eggs, waffles, pancakes, yogurt and fruit. Lunch and dinner are hit or miss, but you will inhale a serving of spinach anytime!. Sometimes I feel like you eat nothing, but you don’t seem to complain between meals so I guess you are getting enough….
  • You are so so busy and rarely sit still. You are usually running through the house chasing Hiro, pushing popper, or kicking a soccer ball.
  • You are always “talking” and now we are starting to understand a few of your words. You say “out” (for outside), “hot”, “uh-oh”, “all done”, “night night”, “no”, “shoes”, “whoa” (usually when you run into something or knock something over!) and of course “dada” (sometimes its “daddy”) and “mama”. You also try an repeat words we say pretty frequently.
  • You imitate so well. I am always in awe of how you can watch us do something and then you try and do it yourself. It is so fun to just watch you play and explore new things.
  • You still love to be outside and it doesn’t seem to bother you that it is over 100 degrees here. You love to swing, dig in the garden, chase Hiro or find rollie pollies under the porch mat.
  • You can point to your head, nose and eyes. You find socks or shoes and immediately point to your feet.
  • You still love to play chase, but if someone corners you, you put your hand out and say “nonono” (you also do this when you don’t want us to stop you from doing something).
  • You love to wave hi to anyone and you have become much more comfortable around other people. You love attention and will usually flash a cheesy, eye squinty smile whenever someone gives you any (especially girls)!
  • You sleep with your sheet protector still and you love to carry it around. It is the first thing you look for if you are upset, tired or hurt. We call it your num num because that is the sound you make when you hold it near your mouth.
  • You love to go bye bye. I have to be careful and say it only when I am truly ready to leave, otherwise you will try to find the keys and run to the door and whine until I’m ready to go.
  • You recently figured out how to open the doors in our house and are pretty proud of yourself when you do it. Sigh.
  • You still love reading books and will bring me various ones to read to you throughout the day.

Aedan, you are so much fun! At night Daddy and I just talk and laugh about the different things you did throughout the day. We love you so much and are so blessed to have you!

Love, Mommy

-Lauren-

Midweek Randomness

Goodness, where has the week gone? I can’t believe tomorrow will already be Thursday. I figured I should write a quick post so I don’t go a full week with nothing.
Highlights from the weekend:
  • Jon got home late late late Friday night. Aedan was so happy to see him Saturday morning!
  • Aedan and I helped my parents and grandmothers out with a garage sale on Saturday. Aedan had a blast running around rearranging things, pulling things out of boxes and playing with anything and everything covered in dust. We were both filthy when we left!
  • After the garage sale we met up with Jon for a birthday party for Aedan’s BFF. I wasn’t sure how Aedan would do without his morning nap, but he did great (with a quick snooze in the car) and had lots of fun.
Random thoughts/highlights from the week:
  • I upgraded my camera. Thanks Aaron! I have taken a few pictures, but I haven't had a chance have been too lazy to put them on my computer and edit them. Hopefully I’ll have a chance to play with it this weekend and have some good pictures to show soon.
  • Jon and I like to find TV show series to watch on Netflix and such. We started watching Sons of Anarchy a few months ago. I wasn’t too into it, but we just finished episode 6 and I am hooked. I’m guessing we finish season one by the end of the weekend.
  • Moms, when did you start giving your little ones a pillow to sleep with? I hadn’t really thought about it, but I just checked our video monitor and Aedan is using his stuffed animal as a pillow. Maybe he is trying to tell me something?
  • It is supposed to be 103 here for the next 4 days. Ugh. It is only June, I am not looking forward to August at all!! Aedan and I checked out a wadding pool not too far from our house on Tuesday, I am guessing we will be spending lots of time there this summer!
  • Today I finished up the progress report I have been working on for awhile. Now I just have to proof read it. I hate proof reading! I know some people love it, but I hate it. I just have no desire to reread everything I just wrote. Especially when it is 18 pages long. Sigh.
Looks like Jon has finished playing Xbox so hopefully I can talk him into another episode of Sons of Anarchy before bed!
-Lauren-

We’re Back!

Well Aedan, Hiro and I are back home and Jon is on his way. He emailed me from Shanghai last night and told me that his flight to Chicago was delayed 6 hours. Since it would make him miss his connection to Austin, he got switched to a flight to LA. Hopefully he will get home tonight!

It is never fun when Jon has to travel for work, but I have to give a huge thank you to my mother-in-law who spend last weekend with us and to my parents who let Aedan, Hiro and I visit take over their house for a week. It made the week go by pretty fast.

We had a great time in Plano. I got to catch up with some good friends, spend time at a few pools and hang out with my family. Aedan was in heaven at my parent’s house. Their house basically has a circle type floor plan downstairs so he could run around and around with his favorite toy, Popper! They also have a fantastic backyard and a park just down the street. I think he wants to go back already. :)

My Dad had to come down to Austin for work on Tuesday so he took Hiro down a couple of days early and then yesterday my mom and I drove back into town. Tomorrow my parents and both of my grandmothers are having a big garage sale so Aedan and I are going up to Round Rock to help out. I know Jon is going to be exhausted and since Aedan’s favorite thing to do is run around with popper, I decided it would be best for us to spend the morning away from the house.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!!

-Lauren-

Traveling

Remember a couple of weeks ago when I mentioned Jon had just returned from Amsterdam? Well look where he is this week…

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Yup he is spending the week in Malaysia and mere 5000+ miles away. He logged 22 hours in the air (not counting layovers) to get there. He is staying at a pretty nice resort like hotel.

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He said I would really like the pool. Haha! I’m sure I would, but I will not be traveling that far away for any pool.

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So while he is being a world traveler and getting lots of work done, Aedan and I are here…

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We are visiting my parents and doing zero work. :) Today we went and hung out at the pool with my sister, my good friend Allison and her son Jackson. Aedan wasn’t too sure about all the kids running around the wadding pool, but he did pretty well. We all got some sun and came home for a relaxing afternoon.

Tonight I am going to meet my best friend, Amanda, for coffee. We have been best friends since 8th grade which means we are going on 14 years! We used to do everything together. She was pretty much part of my family and I was part of hers. Now that we are both married, working and living in different cities, we don’t get to spend as much time together. It is going to be nice to catch up tonight!

-Lauren-

I Wear My Sunglasses…

Yesterday, Aedan and I did a little shopping. I was picking him up some shorts at Children’s Place and saw that their sunglasses were on sale for $2. Not bad.

For a long time now, Aedan has loved to pull our sunglasses off and wave them around. Sometimes I put my sunglasses on him and he laughs and then takes them off. I wasn’t too sure he would wear sunglasses if I bought them, but for $2, I thought it was worth a try.

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Um, he loves them. He wouldn’t wear them for very long inside but as soon as I took him outside and put them on, he totally got it. Then we went back inside and he didn’t want to take them off. He thinks he is pretty cool. :)

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Sorry about the quality, but look at that face! Talk about attitude! haha!

-Lauren-

Exploring the Garage

On Tuesday, Jon had to take my car into the dealership. I got an oil change about a week ago and ever since, we noticed a burning rubber smell every time we pulled it into the garage…never good.

While he was gone, Aedan and I decided to play in the garage. He did lots of exploring.

The bike pump…

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The lawnmower…

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Daddy’s motorcycle…

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He also loves to park his popper toy like this. It cracks me up, he always leaves it standing up instead of just laying it on the floor.

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He leaves it parked and then turns around and runs back to it laughing, silly boy!

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Oh and of course I had him do a little manual labor, you know sweep to driveway and such. haha! Seriously though, I feel like he looks all grown up in this picture!

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Oh and apparently the guys that did my oil change, put the filter on wrong and my car was leaking oil all week, which is why it was smelling so bad. Luckily it was an easy fix and it is good to go now.

-Lauren-