Hi there! I thought you'd like to know how I spend a typical day at home. It's pretty exciting, so hold on tight!
I woke up this morning at 7:20am. I don't have a usual wake up time because I like to keep Mommy on her toes. Sometimes it's 6:30, sometimes 8:15. It's one of my favorite games.
I usually play in my crib for a little bit and get the vocal cords warmed up. I talk to myself and play with my best friends, the crib bumpers. Once I'm bored with that, I yell really loud and Mommy magically appears in my room!
She takes me downstairs, gives me a bottle, and changes my diaper. I don't like to sit still during diaper changes so it's probably a good thing she does both at the same time.
After that, Mommy usually eats some baby food. At least I think it's baby food. It's in a small container and says "yogurt" on the side. Whatever it is, I want it. The dog and I wait until she's done.
|"You can have it first dog. But then it's mine!"|
|Mingo's favorite snack!|
|Probably the best toy ever!|
Mommy and I play for a little bit, but I get tired pretty fast in the morning. Somehow she always knows when I'm ready for a nap when all I do is rub my eyes a couple times.
In the spirit of keeping it loose, I like to change up the length of my naps. Sometimes I take quick 30 minute power snooze, and other times I pass out for 2 hours. Today I opted for the 1 hour nap. Although I usually wake up happy and refreshed, I just wasn't feeling it today. A few screams later, there was Mommy again!
After a wardrobe change, she let me play in the jumper while she worked on her sewing machine. Now the jumper and I have a love/hate relationship. Today I decided I didn't like it. So we went downstairs for some more playtime. I stopped for a quick snack then I was back to work! I practiced sitting up and drinking out of a straw. Not really sure how I feel about that for now.
|"Sorry Bouncer, you're too awesome for me today."|
|"How do the big people do this?!"|
After awhile I started getting sleepy and decided it was time for another nap. How long should I sleep for this time? Hmm guess we'll just wait and see!
An hour seemed to do the trick this time. I didn't wake up cranky and I think Mommy liked that. Because I was in such a good mood, I decided to watch Monsters, Inc. I like to snack when I watch movies, too.
Right after the movie ended, Daddy came home! I love it when he comes home! He helps me practice sitting up and he's really good at making me laugh. He makes the silliest noises!
|"I've got some big shoes to fill!"|
Before I knew it, it was time for another snooze! I made this one a short catnap so I could have enough energy to go play again. When I got up I got to watch a Robert Downey, Jr. movie. Not sure what it was, but I'm pretty sure I could watch him all day. Hubba hubba!
|Love me some RDJ!|
Next I got to eat some yummy bananas. I haven't found a food I don't like. I love to eat! Then I got to watch some Baby Einstein. Sound like I watch a lot of TV? Don't worry, I have the world's shortest attention span so I never watch anything too long.
One of my favorite things is our evening walk to the park. I love to watch the dog play fetch and Mommy and Daddy even help me go down the slide sometimes. The grass is really green and soft and I love to crawl around in it.
|Yes, I did change clothes again.|
|I sure am going to miss this nice summertime grass!|
|"I'm a big girl! I can do it myself!"|
Things usually happen pretty fast once we get home from the park. I make sure Mommy and Daddy don't get a rest until I'm sound asleep. First, I get super fussy until they shovel food into my mouth at lightening speed. Then I get whisked upstairs for my bath. Sometimes I like to play and splash for awhile. But other times, like tonight, I basically scream the whole time. Then we rush downstairs where I'm so impatient for my bedtime bottle that Mommy and Daddy have to give it to me before I even have a diaper on! After I eat I get dressed in some really comfy pajamas. Tonight I played for a hot second before I was too cranky to stay awake. Then it's upstairs for an early bedtime. I'll probably be up early to play with Mommy so she better go to sleep soon, too!
|Who doesn't love a Jane-O-Lantern|
sleeper in September!?
Well, I hope you enjoyed my daily routine. It's not much, but I sure do love it!
What do you like to do during the day?
Do you have a routine or do you like to keep things loose like me?