A day in the life: 16 months

A day in the life: 16 months


Margsy turned 16 months old over the weekend! I just can’t wrap my head around this. She’s nearly 1.5 years old. Time just flies doesn’t it? I wrote a similar post honoring Margs’ 15 month birthday last month and had a lot of fun sharing a typical day with you fine folks so I figured I’d do it again.

Like I mentioned last month, our days are pretty predictable around these parts. Sticking to a solid routine seems to work best for us so our days aren’t extraordinarily exciting. But, since last months installment was on a weekday I decided to base this one on a weekend. Sunday to be specific!


5:30 am – my alarm goes off and I get out of bed and head downstairs to put on a coffee. I listen to an anxiety podcast while I wait. I drink my morning coffee, listen to podcasts, check emails and answer blog comments. <—- my morning routine!

6:30 am – I jump in the shower and get ready for the day. I don’t feel like blow drying my hair so I put in some conditioner and let it air dry. (My hair is on the wavy side so I can pull this off)

7:00 am– I tidy the kitchen (unload dishwasher, wipe down counter tops and sweep and wet swiffer the floor)

7:27 am – Margs is up for the day. I head upstairs when I hear her yelling “Maaaaaaaaaaa, Maaaaaaaaaa”. I bring her back down with me, give her a quick diaper change and put on her current favorite movie. (This buys me enough time to get her breakfast ready)

7:40 am – Margs is eating breakfast. (Oatmeal with banana whipped in). Mer comes down and we discuss the day at the table over coffee. I’m on my 3rd cup.

8:05 am – I get Margs ready for swim lessons. I put on her water diaper and bathing suit. She drinks her milk while I pack her diaper bag.

8:30 am – We leave for swim lessons.

8:40 am – We arrive at the pool. I get her undressed, lock up her bag and head to the pool deck where Mer is waiting for her.

9:00 am – Swim lesson begins!

9:40 am– Back out of the pool. Dried off, dressed and ready to go.

10:00 am – We pull into the driveway and Margs is fast asleep. Mer carries her up to bed and decides to take a nap with her.

10:30 am – After putting in a load of laundry, I decide to write a few blog posts for the upcoming week. I’ve started using an editorial calendar to try and get blog related stuff done more efficiently. I drink more coffee while I write.

12:00 pm – Mer and Margs sneak back downstairs and scare me. She loves sneaking up on people and frightening  them. I’m not sure why or how she learned to do this but she laughs hysterically every single time.

12:30 pm – We sit down to eat lunch. Nothing fancy, a bunch of reheated leftovers from the fridge. Margs eats broccoli and nothing else.

1:00 pm – I head off to the grocery store for my weekly trip. Mer decides to take Margs on a walk to the park.

1:10 pm – I arrive at the grocery store and do our weekly shopping. I ring up at 98.36$ – right under our 100$ weekly budget.

2:15 pm – Back at home I find Margs playing with her dad in the driveway. I play with her some more while Mer unloads the grocery and offers to put it away. (I hate putting grocery away – the worst chore ever in my books)

2:45 pm– Mer comes back out and asks if we’d like to head out for a drive. We get in the car and head to the waterfront. We point at ducks and birds and Margs laughs hysterically.

3:30 pm – Margs is getting fussy and irritable- she’s probably very tired. Swim days are a little rough on this poor girl. We head back home and she falls asleep in the car again.

3:45 pm – Back at home Mer tries to take her out without waking her – no such luck. She’s awake and super irritated that we woke her up from her nap.

4:00 pm – To try and cheer her up we play hide and seek. Daddy usually hides while Margs and I “find” him. She thinks it’s particularly awesome when her father hides behinds the curtains.

5:00 pm – I start working on dinner. Tonight we’re having chicken quesadillas, baked rice, green beans and a huge green salad.

6:00 pm – Mer’s parents arrive for a surprise visit! We offer them dinner but they decline. I brew some strong coffee and pull some apple cake out of the freezer to have for dessert. They play with Margs and she has the best time ( we hear giggles and shrieks coming from the living room)

6:45 pm – Mer’s parents suggest we head out and take a little break. They kindly offer to put Margsy down for the night. We gladly take them up on their offer.

7:30 pm – We leave the house (Margsy is well on her way to dream land) and head over to a local pub to have a beer and listen to some live music. We call and check in on baby far more times than I’m comfortable admitting 😉

10:00 pm – We head home and straight to bed after thanking Mer’s parents profusely!


What does a typical Sunday look like in your house?





  1. Michelle
    April 10, 2017 / 9:02 am

    My daughter is almost 15 months old, Sundays we plan nothing! Yesterday she woke at 5am, had breakfast and played in the living room while I unloaded/reloaded the dishwasher, put on a load of washing and vacuumed. She went down for a 2 hr nap at 8:30. Then as the weather was nice the 3 of us popped to the supermarket to grab some picnic food and went to the nearby Glen and play park. The weather turned so we went to my in laws after about an hour. Came home and put her down for another nap at 3pm, she was awake by 4pm when my Dad came to visit. Then we started tea, played in the living room until 6pm and started bedtime. She was out by 6:45. We have our own tea after she’s in bed, watched a few episodes of The West Wing while submitting an online planning application, then went to bed! Completely ruled by her nap times!

  2. April 10, 2017 / 9:07 am

    Good post, what is the anxiety podcast you listen too if you don’t mind me asking?

    • April 10, 2017 / 10:41 am

      Hey Raymond! I’m listen to the anxiety guys podcasts. They are quite good so far!

      • April 10, 2017 / 10:48 am

        Thanks, will check em out and sorry for posting twice. Ooops!

        • April 10, 2017 / 11:48 am

          Not a problem Raymond. It’s not your fault actually, I think my new wordpress installation is posing some issues with comments! Best of luck, let me know if you like them!

  3. April 10, 2017 / 10:34 am

    What anxiety podcasts do you listen to out of interest. Could be doing with some tips myself as its an ongoing struggle at times. Thanks

  4. April 10, 2017 / 11:24 pm

    Lol. my kiddos love to startle me as well.;) Sundays we go to church in the mornings then spend the rest of the day together as a family. <3

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