Day In The Life (2.4 Years Old)

Day In The Life (2.4 Years Old)

Good morning!

It’s time for another Day in the Life post! Qman turns 2 years and 4 months later this week, so I thought it was the perfect time to share a look into life at this age, which, I have to admit, is a very fun age. I love that he’s finally talking. He already says the funniest things! Ok, here we go!

6:03 AM: I wake up and immediately look at the time on my phone. I went to bed at 7:00 PM the night before (life finally caught up with me), so I know I can’t sleep away the morning. Carpe diem!

6:05 PM: Qman is still sleeping, so I head downstairs, pour myself an iced coffee with collagen and coconut milk, and immediately start to answer emails on my laptop. Mal is already awake and just finishing up breakfast, so we chat for a couple of minutes and then he heads upstairs to get ready for school.

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6:40 AM: Mal leaves for school.

6:42 AM: I hear Quinn on the baby monitor, so I pack up my laptop and head upstairs to get him. He immediately asks me about “Murpee,” who is still snoozing away in our bed. Lazy dog.

6:44 AM: Quinn and I go into our bedroom and wake up Murphy. (They’re the cutest, right?) FYI: Qman is “fake sleeping” in the photo below. He even fake snores. Ha! Fake sleeping runs in the family.

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6:53 AM: While playing on our bed, Quinn discovers my earplugs on the bedside table. He’s totally enthralled by them and loves feeling how “squishy” they are, so I tell him he can play with them downstairs. I take him downstairs into the living room and then head back upstairs to help Murphy down.

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7:00 AM: I feed Murphy and then let him outside to go the bathroom. I throw in a load of laundry.

7:09 AM: I grab my iced coffee and then join Quinn in the living room. He’s moved on from earplug to pliers.

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7:20 AM: I change Quinn’s diaper and then get him dressed for the day. I get myself dressed, which is workout clothes with tinted moisturizer and mascara, so I can go out in public later on.

7:35 AM: I pack up the “no’s” from my most recent Stitch Fix. I did, though, keep the black boots pictured below! ?

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7:39 AM: I make breakfast for Quinn and me. (Murphy is obviously hungry again.)

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7:47 AM: Time to eat! Qman has pancakes, yogurt, and milk (no grapes).

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I eat a piece of egg bake and breakfast potatoes with ketchup.

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8:19 AM: Quinn grabs his painting smock from the cabinet in his playroom, which means it’s time to get crafty! He paints while I clean up from breakfast.

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8:31 AM: Painting doesn’t last all that long and, before I know it, we’re chasing each other around the house with trucks and trains!

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8:37 AM: While running around the house, Quinn discovers a piece of (dog) “food” and stops to give it to Murphy. Haha!

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8:41 AM: I notice that Quinn’s fingernails are getting long, so I bribe him with an episode of Dinotrux. I cut his nails and let him finish the episode while I reply to a few time-sensitive emails.

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9:15 AM: It’s time for Quinn’s weekly Early Intervention session at our house. He plays. We practice new words (i.e. colors, animals, numbers). His EI specialist recommends a new puzzle because has outgrown/mastered all of his old ones. (I purchase it as soon as she leaves. We do puzzles every single day in our house, so I’m sure he’d love a new one!)

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10:35 AM: Qman starts to get a little cranky, so it’s snacktime as soon as his EI session ends. He has a banana, cinnamon alphabet cookies (from Trader Joe’s), and water. FYI: The alphabet cookies are really great for practicing!

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I also eat a snack, which includes Quinn’s leftover grapes from breakfast.

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10:49 AM: We head out for a late-morning adventure to Hornstra Farms.

11:05 AM: When we arrive, Qman immediately starts saying “out, out, OUT” and then literally runs to see the cows!

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11:15 AM: We go inside to make a few purchases.

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11:19 AM: We head outside again to run around and play some more.

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11:21 AM: Quinn makes a cat friend.

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11:51 AM: We leave Hornstra and drive home. We arrive home, and I make lunch.

12:29 AM: Time for lunch! Pizza, cucumber slices, and apple cider mixed with water for Quinn.

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Leftover chicken fajitas over cauliflower rice for me.

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12:50 PM: I put Quinn down for a nap.

12:55 PM: I go back downstairs and immediately start making a new recipe for CNC.


CNC’s #1 employee “helps” me in the kitchen.


1:55 PM: I finish the recipe, photos, and clean up the kitchen.

2:11 PM: I snack on a couple of Peanut Butter Protein Balls. I also eat some chocolate Cheerios (stress-eating at its best!). Then, I sit down at my laptop and get to work.

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3:45 PM: Qman is still napping, which means we probably won’t make it to KFIT by 4:30 pm, so I cancel my booking just in case the class has a waitlist.

4:00 PM: I hear Qman over the baby monitor. Someone is awake! I take Quinn downstairs.

4:03 PM: We cuddle on the couch while he wakes up.

4:19 PM: We take Murphy for a walk!


4:40 PM: We swing by the house to drop off Murphy and then Quinn and I do a running workout together. It ends up being about 2 miles + 200 walking lunges. My legs feel like Jello by the end.


5:10 PM: We explore the shed and backyard.



5:37 PM: We blow bubbles on the back deck.


5:49 PM: We finally go inside (thank goodness because I’m wearing a sweaty tank top and cold). Waiting on our front steps is a package from my friends at CVS/pharmacy with all sorts of healthier snacks for Halloween. I love snacks, so I’m pumped to try some new ones!


5:55 PM: Dada comes home! We chat for a little while and then he heads upstairs to shower while I throw together dinner.

6:20 PM: Dinner is served! Mal and I eat the recipe that I created during nap time, and it’s a hit! ? Qman eats Annie’s Mac & Cheese, orange slices, and milk.

6:40 PM: Dinner is over, so I clean up the kitchen. Dada and Quinn play.

6:50 PM: I sit down at my laptop and start working on this post.

7:10 PM: Quinn starts yelling “Mama, mama!” from the living room. He’s watching Finding Nemo with Dada and he wants me to watch the whale scene with him (his favorite part), so I happily oblige.

7:11 PM: We cuddle on the couch and speak “whale” together.

7:25 PM: Mal offers to do bedtime, so I can finish this blog post, and I take him up on his offer. (Best husband ever.) He takes Qman upstairs to brush his teeth and get ready for bed. I start working on this post again.

7:39 PM: Qman goes to bed. Mal comes back downstairs, and it’s football time for him.

8:00 PM: Mal breaks out the ice cream sandwiches from Hornstra. I’m not all that hungry, but I ask him for a bite of him and OMGGGGG!!!! It’s the GREATEST THING I HAVE EVER TASTED, so I immediately decide that I want one, too. OMG. SO FRICKIN’ GOOD. Local peeps: Go buy the ice cream sandwiches from Hornstra. They are truly life-changing!

9:15 PM: I finish this blog post and shut down my laptop.

9:16 PM: I join Mal in the living room and fold a load of laundry while watching an episode of Big Bang Theory with him.

9:35 PM: I head upstairs with the laundry basket, but don’t put any of it away. For some reason, putting laundry away for me is the worst chore ever. Haha! I get ready for bed.

9:42 PM: Lights out.

The end.

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  1. Brynn

    October 4, 2016 at 6:53 am
    Reply Love the black boots and love the picture of Quinn and Murphy. I always love these posts, you certainly do a lot in the day!

  2. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious

    Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious

    October 4, 2016 at 7:09 am
    Reply Busy day! I can relate to how you juggle multiple things throughout the day. Some days I feel like I get nothing done and other days I’m highly productive. Quinn is getting so big!

  3. mOctober 4, 2016 at 9:33 am
    Reply 2 years 4 months is actually 2.33 years old ???? Not 2.4

  4. Tina

    October 4, 2016 at 9:35 am
    Reply I’ve always saw it written as 2.4, which is why I didn’t write 2.33. ????

  5. Kim F.October 4, 2016 at 9:59 am
    Reply I love these posts!! Thanks for sharing your day!

  6. ReenieOctober 4, 2016 at 10:39 am
    Reply He immediately asks me about “Murpee,” who is still snoozing away in our bed…… how cute!! ????

  7. Linda @ the Fitty


    October 4, 2016 at 10:48 am
    Reply They are BEST friends! ????

  8. Marie C.October 4, 2016 at 10:42 am
    Reply Tina – Please make sure you’re cutting Q’s grapes LENGTH-wise if you only cut them once. Looks like they are cut the wrong way in the pics.
    -Sorry – overly paranoid mama here!

  9. JennyOctober 4, 2016 at 1:04 pm
    Reply @Marie C.:
    Come on. Somehow Tina has managed to keep Quinn alive up until this point.

  10. JennyOctober 4, 2016 at 1:04 pm
    Reply @Marie C.:
    Come on. Somehow Tina has managed to keep Quinn alive up until this point.

  11. Victoria @ Minus Thirty Three

    BrittOctober 6, 2016 at 5:30 pm
    Reply @Marie C.: Seriously?!?

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