So are ya’ll tired of my week in detail yet? Would talking about pee again make things better or worse?
(If it’s your first time here this week, you may wanna read this first.)
Pee has been a constant theme so far this week, right? Pee pee tantrums galore! Well, pee became the star of the show again today… at the wee hour of 4:00 in the morning (wee- get it? HA). After nearly two weeks of diaper-less bedtimes and NO accidents, we had our first one last night. Thirty minutes later, we’ve got a clean bed, new sheets, new PJs and mama goes back to sleep. Blarghh.
Enough of the potty talk, let’s move onto Wednesdays. It’s the only day where the kids both go to the babysitter’s house all day and I work, work, work. Our hump days go a little something like this:
When Big Roo comes downstairs, the baby is usually awake. Big Roo likes to hop on the bed with him and give him hugs. I like how their hair is touching in this pic.
Since I take both kids on Wednesday, I have to load my car with my purse (by PURSE I mean diaper bag), Big Roo’s backpack with his lunch and cars in it and Little Roo’s bag full of extra clothes, bibs and bottles.
At lunch, I ran to the store to fill in some groceries that we didn’t buy this past weekend. Fudge Rounds were NOT on my list but since I went before I ate lunch, they mysteriously made it in my cart (insert innocent whistling here).
(I’m skipping more pictures of me working because that’s SO boring. So real, but so so boring.)
I stopped working at 5:10 today and browned the ground beef for enchiladas. Then I headed to pick the kids up.
On the way home to finish dinner (and yes I was stopped when I took this thankyouverymuch). Daddy Roo had to work a little late tonight so it was all me (see my minute-by-minute dinner-making extravaganza below).
I held Little Roo off and on while I was prepping dinner. I had to get a picture of this because he kept trying to eat the enchilada sauce. Notice his open mouth going after the can. Haha.
After dinner, we played for a little while racing cars. Big Roo informed me that I must race Leak Less and Chick Hicks with TWO hands, not one.
This picture is from yesterday, but it pretty much sums up most of our weeknights. We watch a movie we rented on Netflix and work on our computers. Daddy Roo usually surfs or works (he can usually leave work at 5:30 but sometimes has to work at home). I blog, work on some marketing stuff for friends or scrapbook. Tonight I’m working on this post and doing stuff for the local MS Society’s marketing committee.
Finally, can I go all Martha Stewart on you? Well, Daddy Roo did 90% of the work. We made this tonight:
It’s a blackberry crostata and it looks delish. We didn’t make it for the hell of it or to impress you guys. We just got the blackberries on sales this weekend and they would have gone bad by the weekend. Daddy Roo loves to make crostatas for whatever reason and so there ya go.
A re-cap of preparing dinner:
I got a bug in my you-know-what to write down IN DETAIL what preparing dinner was like. It was intense and fun at the same time. Here ya go, in all it’s glory:
6:28- starting dinner (ground beef already cooked)
6:29- realize we don’t have enough corn tortillas so I sub the rest with flour
6:36- simultaneously looking for Spanish seasoning for rice while making Little Roo smile with peek-a-boo
6:38- text from Daddy Roo “omw” (on my way for those who don’t speak acronym)
6:44- rice is started, enchiladas half-way rolled, picking fussy baby up
6:47- Big Roo comes in the kitchen, crawling on the floor zooming cars and asks “What you makin?”
6:50- got enchiladas in the over (baby’s in the bouncer)
6:57- feed baby (second time since I got home)
7:00- Daddy home (an hour later than usual but at least I got warning). He takes over dinner patrol.
7:13- Daddy Roo fixes dinner plates while I try to get Big Roo to potty. Big Roo smacks baby’s foot and is off to a time out (“the blue chair”)
7:22- sitting down to eat
7:24- forgot to get Big Roo milk so get it and sit back down
— EAT EAT EAT—
7:33- pick up baby and eat one-handed.
7:34- Big Roo says “I gotta poo poo!” and then runs off to the bathroom
And there you have it.
Please PLEASE tell me your dinner time goes something like this? It’s been this crazy since Little Roo made his debut and I wonder when it gets less hectic!
My notes about the process:
- I spent more time documenting the day today than taking pictures. I think some days will be like that.
- It helps to have a hubby who is willing to take pictures of you. To get him used to the idea, I gave him fair warning at the beginning of the week.
- I’m spending LOTS of time preparing these posts in the evening, which is taking away from what I typically do at night. To compensate, I plan to write a little about what I usually do in the evenings besides blog.
Over halfway there!