I have been wanting to write about a day in my life... when i first had luke i was thinking, i have NO idea what i'm doing... i wish i'd written things down with mary. so, i'm recording it... and please feel free to not read this LONG text. it's for me, for my next 8 kids. :)
6am, luke wakes up to eat and then we go back to bed. 7:45 i try to get up to have a devotional time. 9am mary and luke wake up for the day. at this point luke basically goes in three hour cycles... he is awake for a little over an hour (eats, get talked to or swings) and then goes to sleep for about 1.5 hours. it isn't perfect, but that is the ideal. he eats at 6, 9, 12, 3, 5:30, 8:30 and 11pm (which is all very round about... like today when i forgot about him and he slept an hour later than i intended him to). he goes down for the night around 9:30 and then i feed him one more time before i go down for the night around 12. i can't wait for him to sleep more... i hate going to bed that late!
mary naps from about 1:30-4pm everyday and usually goes to bed around 8:30, but sometimes she stays up until 10pm, like tonight since we had our small group. :) she's pretty flexible. so in the mornings we usually have a little playdate or something with friends... though lately with all of the snow we've been cooped inside. when it's warm we went to the park almost everyday. in the afternoon we don't usually have plans... we play, i try to cook dinner while mary sits on the counter and plays with all of her kitchen stuff. most nights we have something (dinner with friends, small group, family night) so we get the kids ready for that.
danny is wonderful about watching the kids to make sure i get time that i need for things like girl time and running. so, basically my day to day seems pretty boring... but i always feel busy! i love being at home with my two kids. oh, and i usually brush my teeth by noon and try to get out of my pjs before danny gets home from work.
we plan to use these two pictures for their "save the date" in 25 years. this is luke and emily phillips (daughter of joy and travis)... they were holding hands and then she fell willingly into his arms or onto his buddha belly ... not just because she's three weeks old and can't sit up, it's because they love each other.