We had some extended family visit us and loved having extra time with my mom’s cousin, her daughter and Roo, the sweet 70-pound dog Katie rescued during her veterinary rotation in St. Kitts. It was wonderful having a dog in the house again and the boys loved taking Roo through all of her tricks before rewarding her with her treats! I’m also fairly certain Chase thought Katie was a superhero when we told him she’s a real veterinarian. He brought all of his stuffed “real animals” downstairs to show to Katie and her mom, Kris, and peppered Katie with questions about bearded dragons and lizards.
Buuut enough about the weekend! Let’s fast forward to today because I’m in the mood to kick it old school this morning and recap my Monday so far!
Ryan and I called it an early night on Sunday and after reading for about 45 minutes — The Unhoneymooners, my latest Christina Lauren novel (you’re shocked, I know) — I fell asleep and slept hard until Ryder came tapping on my shoulder around 1 a.m. He had a burning question he just had to ask me in the middle of the night.
“Mom, why do we have to sleep for so long?”
Oh, my child.
I eventually got him settled back into his bed and after a second visit from Ryder about 45 minutes later, I finally got back to sleep. My alarm had me up at 5:30 a.m. for a quick workout to start the day.
I joined Ryan in the garage and went through a biceps, triceps and shoulder workout.
I finished it off with this one-song shoulder burner video from my blogging friend Nicole! It’s been a hot second since I’ve done a barre-inspired workout with super light weights and I almost forgot how much it can light my muscles on fiiire.
After my workout, I hopped in the shower, got dressed, said goodbye to Ryan as he headed into work and then checked on Chase and Ryder who were up “reading,” aka taking every single book out of their book case and flipping through the pages.
Since the big kids were content, I headed downstairs to pack their lunches for the day and then made my way into Rhett’s room to nurse him and get him up as well. (He didn’t have one of his super-early morning nursing sessions this morning and was in his crib from 6:45 p.m. until 7:15 a.m. which was a nice little treat for me!)
The boys’ lunches were more snacky than usual because we didn’t make it to the grocery store this weekend and I just tried my best to make something work!
Once everyone was downstairs, we all ate breakfast together. On Sunday evening, I prepped a few jars of peanut butter oatmeal cookie dough overnight oats for the week ahead and dug into one jar and spooned some of another jar into a bowl for Rhett. (The big kids opted for yogurt, a banana and no-bake oatmeal nut butter balls.)
After a few rounds of indoor football and some car races, I had the boys loaded into my car for Chase’s school drop off. We blasted the Encanto soundtrack on the way to school for the one thousandth time (it’s the BEST and just so darn happy) and then said goodbye to Chase as he headed off!
Ryder, Rhett and I then headed back home for a little playtime before Annemarie arrived to watch Rhett while I took Ryder to school.
Aaand that’s when I had a lovely little mom fail. As I pulled into Ryder’s preschool parking lot, I noticed there weren’t any cars lined up. Not a single one. Yeahhh today was definitely a teacher work day at the preschool and Ryder does not have school. Oops! I immediately texted two of my friends whose kids also go to Ryder’s preschool with all of the frazzled and embarrassed mom emojis and they all made me feel instantly better saying they’ve done the same thing before. If your Monday started off with a mom fail or two today, just know you’re not alone. Haha!
Immediately called Annemarie from the parking lot and she was awesome and agreed to watch Ryder, too, so I could still get some work done this morning at a local coffee shop.
Once I finally made it to the coffee shop I knew I wanted to chat with you guys this morning before diving into my to-do list because the opportunity to chat in real-time always feels like a treat to me. It definitely brings me back to the good ol’ days!
I hope you all have a great Monday and hopefully I’ll see ya back here for more blogging shenanigans later this week!