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eleanor at 15 months: a day in the life

My post last week on being a stay-at-home mom got me thinking about just what day-to-day life looks around here. Eleanor was only 3 months old the last time I did a “day in the life” post, so I figured it was time to do a little updating. My little girl is busy, busy these days – I’ll let her tell you ALL about it!

7:00am – Gooooooood morning! I wake up just about the same time everyday ready for my milk and breakfast! I love eating my “o’s” and I always need a banana to get my day started! My mom keeps trying to switch me to cow’s milk, but almond milk is SO tasty!

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After breakfast, I get dressed, brush my teeth (yay), and get my hair done (boo). Then it’s time to play! I LOVE feeding and cuddling my baby and now that I’m a big girl, it’s fun to zoom around the house with my popping toy!

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I also like hanging out with my puppy Ruby – she and I both fight over the big fuzzy chair and who gets the best view out the window.

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Sometimes I sneak away and get into what my mom calls “mischief.” I’m not sure what that means, but it sure is fun!

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At about 9:00, I start getting tired and rubbing my eyes. Sometimes I have to remind my mom that it’s nap time by going to the stairs and saying “nigh nigh.” She says she uses this time to blog.

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I like to keep my mom on her toes, so I never nap the same amount from day to day. Usually, I’ll try to keep it around an hour because then it’s snack time! Yum! I’m getting really good at using my spoon and fork, and mom even gives me open cups to drink from so I can be just like her!

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Right after snack, we head out for our daily adventure. Mom tries to plan something fun every day. Sometimes it’s a trip to the library to get new books, story time, a morning at the zoo, or even some time to play at the Children’s Museum. I LOVE getting out of the house to see new people and explore new places!

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When we get home, it’s time for lunch! Lunch is my biggest meal of the day – all that exploring makes a girl hungry!

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My daddy works from home, so on a lucky day, he has time to come upstairs and eat with me. It’s very exciting to see my daddy in the middle of the day. Sometimes I want to ask him to play, but Mom says I can’t knock on his office door because he’s “working.”

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When he goes back to work, I blow him kisses to let him know I love him!

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And sometimes it makes me sad to say goodbye :(

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Mom tells me that at 1:30 it’s time for another nap. She might be right, I’m pretty sleepy by then. She’s always happy to give me extra snuggles if I wake up tired.

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After my nap, I get another cup of milk and a snack! I’m a growing girl!

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Then I’ll do some reading – I love any classic literature about trains, dogs, or babies!

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There’s more time for playing…

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And mom turns on Toddler Radio for a fun dance party…

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Sometimes I want to go outside, and mom says “no” – that’s NOT my favorite word!

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But when daddy gets home, we almost ALWAYS all go outside to swing – weeeeee!

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Then before I know it, it’s time for dinner!

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I take my puppy for a walk every night. Mom says we all need our exercise.

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Then it’s time for my bath – I have the coolest water toys!

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Then I brush my teeth, put on my jammies, and mom reads me some books before I go to bed at 7:00.

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Phew, what a day! Being 15 months old is exhausting! My days are full of fun, snuggles, and new things to learn!

Your turn:

What does a day in your life look like?

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  • TriGirl September 30, 2014, 8:59 am

    Aww, so cute! I get snippets of these moments since I work with kids all day :)
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    • Joanna October 1, 2014, 8:14 am

      Kids are the best! She certainly keeps life interesting :)
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  • Rachel September 30, 2014, 9:03 am

    This is too cute. We have a similar routine here except my daughter dropped down to one nap, so it’s utter chaos in the afternoon unless I can get her to nap then. We should have a virtual playdate! ;)
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    • Joanna October 1, 2014, 8:15 am

      Oh, I’m still not giving up on 2 naps. Eleanor is probably ready to transition to 1, but I LOVE 2 haha! A virtual playdate would be adorable!
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  • Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie September 30, 2014, 9:19 am

    This was so cute! Eleanor certainly keeps busy!

    • Joanna October 1, 2014, 9:30 am

      I know she’s only going to get busier too, haha!
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  • Amy @ Life to the Full September 30, 2014, 11:17 am

    This post is adorable! Love all the pictures of your little girl. Such a cutie. Our day is somewhat similar! I did a day in the life post like this a while ago because I get asked now and then “what I do all day” as a SAHM and rarely have an answer. The days go by quick and they are semi-unpredictable with a toddler in the house! Yet, so fun :) I wouldn’t trade these days for the world!
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    • Joanna October 1, 2014, 9:31 am

      Me neither – every day is different and it’s so fun to get to experience it right along with my kiddo! I’ll have to go check out your post :)
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  • Julie @ Family Fun in Omaha September 30, 2014, 11:25 am

    Love this age – so fun! She is beautiful, and you have such adorable pictures. I remember when mine were this age – such a precious time – enjoy!
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  • Ashley @ Kickashmom September 30, 2014, 11:40 am

    It’s so awesome that daddy gets to work from home! We are working on that here.
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  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul September 30, 2014, 11:52 am

    Eleanor is the cutest! I love that she goes to the stairs and says nigh nigh to let you know she’s tired!

    I seriously want her day. An outing, snacks, two naps, and lots of playtime? Toddlerhood is where it’s at!
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    • Joanna October 1, 2014, 9:32 am

      Oh for sure – Eleanor’s got a pretty nice life haha. Of course I left out her temper tantrums and screaming every time I change her diaper ;)
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  • Jenny September 30, 2014, 12:56 pm

    Oh my goodness she is just the CUTEST! And I love her name!!
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    • Joanna October 1, 2014, 9:33 am

      Thanks! I adore old fashioned names. Loving your baby updates by the way :)
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  • Lauren Gaines September 30, 2014, 1:07 pm

    Your daughter is adorable! I love seeing snapshots into other mom’s lives. Our daughter (14 months) has the same sippy cup!

  • Nicole September 30, 2014, 1:29 pm

    Oh, the cuteness! I love her faces she makes. My day is chaos with 3 kids. ;)
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    • Joanna October 1, 2014, 9:33 am

      Oh believe me, our days can get chaotic too! I’m not sure I’m ready for 3 – props to you!
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  • Ruby September 30, 2014, 1:45 pm

    This is so cute! Very similar to a day in the life of my 13-month-old, except my baby has two big sisters who she spends half the day looking for (since they’re at school) lol. BTW, I love your dog’s name ;-)
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    • Joanna October 1, 2014, 9:38 am

      Oh my goodness, that’s too cute that your little one looks for (and misses) her big sisters! And I LOVE the name Ruby too – she was my first baby ;)
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  • Heidi September 30, 2014, 2:28 pm

    So cute! Eleanor is so lucky to have such a fun mom like you!

  • Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl September 30, 2014, 2:29 pm

    This is the cutest post EVER!! She has the best facial expressions and I cannot get over how cute her pigtails are :)
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    • Joanna October 1, 2014, 9:34 am

      Haha, she has such a big personality. And I love her piggies – she hates getting her hair done though, so it’s a bit of a battle every morning
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  • Kim September 30, 2014, 3:24 pm

    Wow, your daughter is adorable! She leads a very busy life. :)

  • Cynthia Cover September 30, 2014, 4:58 pm

    Loved the mischief pictures! My son Gabe is 2 and we call him Gabezilla due to the amount of destruction he can cause.
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    • Joanna October 1, 2014, 9:34 am

      Oh my goodness, that’s the cutest nickname EVER!
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  • Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio September 30, 2014, 5:19 pm

    Such a cute post!! I’m really excited to see how Magnolia’s personality develops over time! Eleanor is just adorable!!
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  • Mardra September 30, 2014, 5:46 pm

    Ah yes, “the classics” a great go-to in any mood.
    Very cute!
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    • Joanna October 1, 2014, 9:35 am

      Haha, Eleanor will be glad to hear you agree :)
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  • Jen September 30, 2014, 6:52 pm

    She gets cuter with every post! Wow! Congrats on 15 months, Ms. Eleanor. It gets even more exciting with age! I am glad you have fun with mom and dad!
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    • Joanna October 1, 2014, 9:35 am

      Thanks Jen! I love catching up on what’s new with little Liv too!
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  • Rachel September 30, 2014, 9:28 pm

    What a blast going through Eleanor’s day with her!

  • Rosi September 30, 2014, 9:31 pm

    Pretty close to what yours looks like! Our little girl is 15 months old too, I don’t know who’s more exhausted at the end of the day, us or her. ;)
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    • Joanna October 1, 2014, 9:36 am

      I totally agree – I won’t even mention when I go to bed haha
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  • Brittany @ Delights and Delectables September 30, 2014, 10:00 pm

    oh my word… I just want to squeeze her!
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    • Joanna October 1, 2014, 9:36 am

      That’s exactly what I do allllllll day :)
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  • Leslie Murrell October 1, 2014, 11:24 am

    That day sounds so fun! I like how you told it through her eyes! You’re doing such good things! I rushed through my days with my babies at that age. They’re 12 now!!!

  • SCM (SocialCafe Magazine) October 1, 2014, 8:42 pm

    She is adorable :) And I’m with her on banana being a must in the morning ;)
    This post reminds me of my days with my daughter when she was that age, she is 9 now and rather spend her time with friends than me LOL
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  • maegan q October 1, 2014, 9:35 pm

    Heehee so cute… our daughters are close in age so our daily routines are VERY similar. We are down to one long nap a day though and we don’t have a puppy to walk :( Not yet anyways! They are so fun at this age and so very exhausting !! Too bad were so far away in NC otherwise we could have fun playdates. And can i just say that i am so glad we DO NOT have that popping toy at our house…. it looks REALLY loud!! This was such a cute post :)

  • Brianna @ I run He tris October 2, 2014, 11:08 am

    She is 100% a mini you! She’s precious! I love seeing how y’all spend your day. At Brice’s daycare they cut back to only one nap when they hit 1 year old and I HATE that! Sometimes on the weekend he still takes two naps and I feel like he does so much better that way.
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  • tara pittman October 2, 2014, 12:48 pm

    Such a cutie. My boys love playing with the TP too.
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  • Beks October 3, 2014, 12:37 pm

    Sounds like you both have had a busy day! She’s such a cutie!
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