I was featured as a guest blogger (I totally forget which blog...sorry!) & had to write up a typical day of ours. I just saw this in my blog under drafts & I felt like I needed to post it for my own memories... I really miss Virginia & our home. Anyways, here is to feeling nostalgic!
My name is Lisa & I am a wife to a law student & mama to an almost 3-year-old boy, Oliver. I am originally from Hawaii, but moved to Oregon after I finished college in California. In Oregon, I met & fell in love with my husband & we lived in a tiny 650sq-ft apartment. A few years later we had little Oliver & soon after, we decided to pick up & move across the country to Virginia, where my husband is currently attending law school! Recently, we moved to the cutest little neighborhood, filled with historic homes, parks, restaurants, coffee & little boutique shops, so there is a lot more to do & see. With my husband in school full time & working part-time, plus having only one car, our routine changes everyday.
Our typical day starts between 6:30 & 7:30am, or whenever Oliver wakes up. Matt usually lets me stay in bed for a bit while he gets Ollie & then they start making breakfast. Breakfast is usually the same everyday, oatmeal loaded with nuts, berries, honey & chia seeds for Matt and Ollie. Typically, I will have a protein shake with lots of greens & berries. After breakfast, we say good-bye to Matt & then (depending on the weather), either go for a walk or stay inside & play.
When we stay inside, we head into Ollie's room & work on his alphabet or numbers, read or just have him independent play while I clean around the house. Sometimes, Ollie will help me clean, which means he helps me put the laundry in our washer & press the buttons (that's his favorite), or he likes helping me put away the folded laundry. If I have to finish knitting orders or deep clean our home, I usually put on a show for Ollie, since that is the only way he can really sit still for an hour.
When the weather is nice, our favorite thing to do is go for a walk & explore. We search for squirrels, ants, rocks, sticks, frogs & his new favorite, acorns. I, of course, need coffee & so we head to a coffee shop. I will usually get an iced coffee & Ollie will get a tiny cup of whip cream. The coffee shop workers know us already (mainly they know Ollie) & they have his whip cream waiting for him at the counter, which I think is the sweetest thing, but we are pretty much addicts!
Between 11:30 & 12:30, we have lunch followed by an afternoon nap for Ollie. This is when I have my quiet time & pretty much do whatever I want, whether it's knitting, cleaning, journaling, going on social media or watching a show. I am slowly becoming more intentional with my time when Ollie is sleeping because I have a feeling that his nap days are numbered!
Usually, Matt comes home in the late afternoon or early evening & we will go for a little walk around our neighborhood. Then, right before dinner, Matt will take Ollie outside in the back yard to play together, while I will stay inside & prepare dinner. We eat anywhere between 6-7:30 & then we start the bed time routine. Bath time is Ollie's favorite & then we read a story. His favorite things to sleep with are his two animals (Pierre, a whale & Silky, a sea lion), his blankie & binky (we are slowly trying to stop having him use one). After we say goodnight (anywhere between 7:30-8pm), Matt & I will relax & either watch a show or play a game.
Saturdays are usually spent either grabbing coffee, eating donuts, taking walks, spending the day at the beach or going to a park. This is also when we do most of our errands, since I usually don't have the car during the week. Sundays are spent going to church & lounging around the house or talking more walks (we really love walking). Mostly, my days are full of loving on my little family & trying to make memories.