WIAW # 88 – A Day in the Life

Good evening everyone. I thought I would mix it up a little this week and add in what our typical day looks like now that Sophia is in school with What I Ate Wednesday. It’s kind of crazy so hang on.


So, last night McKayla and McKenzie had a not so great night. They have been sleeping great, but will occasionally have a rough night and last night was one of those nights.


McKenzie wakes up screaming so I run in there to help her before she wakes her sister. Well, I was a little too late by the time I got into their room; they are both up and screaming. I try to get them both back to sleep without waking Steve, but it just didn’t happen. So, at 4:30am I have to knock on the wall (our room is right next to the babies). Finally I get McKenzie back to sleep at 4:45; Steve is still working on McKayla (she was a tough cookie; nothing new). I was planning on getting up at 5:00am anyway so I decided to simply stay up for the day and get my workout done. Whoo hoo!


I did the blogilates leg and bum workout for the week. Steve finally gets McKayla back to sleep at 5:30am. Not a fun morning.


Finish my workout hurry up stairs to start getting ready before anyone wakes up. Not so lucky at 6:15am McKenzie is screaming once again. I run into their room pat her back and get her back to sleep. I finish getting dressed and get downstairs by 6:30am make some Oatmeal Pumpkin Pancakes (on school days it’s easiest if I eat before anyone wakes up). After I eat I get Sophia’s lunch all ready and make sure her bag is packed and ready to go. I also make sure everyone’s shoes are at the door. It is no fun look for a missing shoe when we are trying to walk out the door.

wiaw - pumpkin pancakes


McKenzie wakes up so I go get her and she is crabby. That’s what happens when someone doesn’t sleep well. I already made a couple pancakes so I give her one to get her started. Sophia wakes up at 7:15am (I am glad she slept in but it definitely makes for a quick morning). I go up get her dressed, do her hair, and we come downstairs. She wants French toast so I make her some (I had a feeling she would want that so I already had the batter ready). Isabella wakes up at 7:30am I go get her dressed, do her hair and bring her downstairs. I then make her French toast too. Finally, little McKayla wakes up at 7:50am I hurry up, get her and feed her a pancake quickly; we have to be out the door at 8:00am. While McKayla is eating everyone is getting their shoes on.


Sophia and Isabella walk out the door, I pick up McKayla and McKenzie, carry them outside, place them in the stroller and we are off to the bus stop. 8:10am the bus arrives. Sophia says, “I don’t want to leave you Mommy.” Those words pierce my heart every time. I just want to tell her you don’t have to go, stay with me all day. I kiss her goodbye and she gets on the bus. Isabella, McKayla, McKenzie and myself walk home without our Sophia. We are sad. Once, we get home the girls play while I clean the kitchen from our crazy morning.


McKenzie and McKayla start to get cranky. I am not sure why because McKayla hasn’t been awake for very long, but they simply like to scream. So, I decide they are going to take a nap (my arms get so tired of holding both of them). I carry both babies upstairs rock them for a few minutes then put them in their cribs and see what happens (technically this would be too soon for a nap, but they were driving me crazy). I run downstairs, check on Isabella and do a little Rodan and Fields work, fill out some school paperwork, and play with Isabella. I finally turn the monitor on (I was afraid; I wasn’t sure what they would be doing). McKenzie and McKayla were having a ball; most likely they weren’t going to sleep. McKayla finds the cord to the camera and decides it would be fun to shake it. So, I run upstairs to put a stop to that only to discover they both have stinky diapers. I change their diapers and realize they are not going to sleep. At 9:30am I bring them downstairs. I guess it will be a one nap day!! At 9:30 I am hungry so I make a poached egg on sprouted grain bread. It was delicious.

wiaw 68 - poached egg


Oh my goodness, is it really only 10am? Ahhhh!! I feel like we have done so much. Oh my!! McKenzie and McKayla start to get cranky once again so I give them some oatmeal and they love it; that seems to work for now. We then go into the playroom and play for a little bit. I sneak out so I can get Sophia’s sheets off her bed and wash them. As I am in the laundry room I hear screaming; they noticed I was gone. 🙁 Back into the playroom I go.


Isabella says she is hungry so I make her a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch. I clean the kitchen check the laundry then decide I am in the mood for a chocolate cake. 🙂 So, I made a paleo/gluten free chocolate cake.

chocolate cake - paleo gluten free


I feed McKenzie and McKayla some lunch. By this time they are quiet cranky. They really need a nap, but since they are only having one they can’t go down until 1pm. So, I have one hour. I give McKenzie peanut butter and jelly and give McKayla a piece of toast with almond butter. While they are eating I play play doh with Isabella. Finally, at 12:45pm McKenzie and McKayla can’t take it anymore. So, I carry them both upstairs, rock them for a few minutes and place them in their cribs; they fall asleep shortly after I leave the room.


Isabella and I go upstairs for her nap/rest time. She chooses a book, we read and rock then cuddle for a few minutes. She lays in bed, reads and plays quietly. I go downstairs get Sophia’s sheets and make her bed, fold laundry, do some work, clean the kitchen all while watching Days of Our Lives (a great guilty pleasure while the girls sleep). I eat some turkey, hummus, and carrots.

wiaw 80 - turkey hummus carrots


Usually I make Isabella rest for an hour and a half, but today I really wanted to snuggle with her. So, I go and tell Isabella rest time is over and she wants to snuggle (I knew she would) so we lay in my bed and watch a show. This is one of my favorite parts of the day.


McKenzie wakes up and then McKayla shortly after. I bring them both into my bedroom and we play there for a little bit. They have fun dancing with Isabella. I love watching the three of them giggle.


We all go downstairs I give everyone a snack. Isabella has a yogurt and some fruit, McKenzie and McKayla have some grapes and finish their lunches.


Start getting everyone ready to meet sissy at the bus stop. Since, it was raining today I decide we were going to drive. Normally we walk. At 3:45 I get everyone in the car and we head to the stop.


Sophia’s bus arrives!! I get a big hug and kiss. We are so excited to see each other. I help her get into the car. We get home at about 4:15pm; I give Sophia a snack and start dinner. McKenzie and McKayla decide they are going to lose it at about 4:30pm. They scream for about 45 minutes. 🙁 This was a tough time for me. They have been so good lately so this came out of nowhere. I was not ready for it and I was tired; since someone woke me up at 4 in the morning. So, I got a little frustrated. Not my best mommy moment. But I learn from it and move on. I munch on some fruit while cooking dinner.

wiaw - fruit 2


I am trying to cook dinner and deal with two crying babies. Somehow I make it work. I have dinner on the table when Steve walks through the door at 6:00pm. It always feels good to have a nice dinner made.


I decided to try a new recipe tonight and it was a hit. I made crescent burgers; this was a recipe I had pinned forever ago. Loved it!! I didn’t take a picture; it was a crazy night.


We take McKenzie and McKayla upstairs to take a bath. Sophia and Isabella come up a few minutes after us to get their pajamas on and brush their teeth.


We get McKenzie and McKayla out of the bath and take them to their bedroom. I rock them then place them in their beds. After leaving the babies room I get Sophia and Isabella into Sophia’s bed to snuggle, read books, and pray. Once we are finished I carry Isabella to her bed. After kissing Isabella I go back to Sophia’s room and we read a chapter out of A Mouse on a Motorcycle (this is a new thing we have started since starting school). I love our new routine it gives us some alone time and Sophia loves to be read too and I love that we are moving into chapter books. Perfect night!! I leave Sophia’s room at 7:30pm go, wash my face, and get ready for bed.


Everyone is asleep. Whoo hoo!! I clean the kitchen and make Sophia’s lunch. I should clean the playroom, but I can’t so oh well!!


I finally sit down. I then blog, do some Rodan and Fields work, check emails, and spend some time with hubby.


Lights Out!!

In the Comments Below:

  1. What was your favorite food from this week?

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My name is Renee and I am a 30 year old wife and mother to four little girls. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Fit for Motherhood is my journey through motherhood, pregnancy and life in general all while trying my best to be fit and healthy.
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10 Responses to WIAW # 88 – A Day in the Life

  1. kacey says:

    And I thought my day was busy chasing around my crawling 7 month old!! Man I’m exhausted just reading that!

    • Renee says:

      Haha!! It is crazy to think how everyone’s circumstance changes their view. When I only had Sophia I thought it was so much work and now I think wow that would have been a dream. 🙂

  2. Alicia says:

    Man what a day! When I got to the 10am, I was thinking the same thing “only 10” and you had done so much. You are amazing to keep up with all your little ones!

    • Renee says:

      Wednesday, was definitely a tough day. The babies only taking one nap was brutal. Thank you, I always say having twins is going to keep me young and strong. 🙂

  3. jess says:

    You are amazing! ! I’m exhausted reading all of that! ! Good job mama♡

  4. Amanda says:

    I think it’s funny that you had cake at lunchtime 🙂 I would’ve done the same thing after a rough morning! Days like today are extra tough when they come out of nowhere. I’m sure your girls will be feeling better in no time and things will settle down. That’s what I always tell myself anyway 😉

    • Renee says:

      Oh my, it was a moment of peace. Haha!! You are right they are so much worse when they are unexpected. Yes, I need to remind myself of that more often; especially in the thick of the moment.

  5. Jessica says:

    This post came at the perfect time. I was feeling just plain angry tonight about how busy and hard my life is in this stage. I have a 7 yr old, twins that are two (who have slept terrible since birth) and a 5 month old. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one constantly making food/snacks and cleaning up my kitchen! I think things have been more rough lately because I turned my fam all paleo a few weeks ago. The dishes and cooking just never end! It feels nice to know there are others out there going through the same things 🙂 I hope you get some better rest tonight! I applaud you for waking up early religiously to work out!! Hang in there Momma

    • Renee says:

      I am so glad this post helped you. I love when I come across an article that simply clicks with my life at that moment. Wow, you are one busy lady too!! The cleaning gets so annoying. Haha!! Some days I simply give up on that. I hate when I clean during the day and by the time Steve gets home you can’t even tell. Now when you have a rough day remember I am right there with you. 🙂 We are in this together!! Hugs and kisses coming your way.

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