17 Month Schedule (HHB)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Happy 17 month birthday, Bobby & Maya!!!
(and it's on a Thursday too!!!)


(Originally posted here)




It's funny how, since I kind of poo-poo the idea of schedules (hey, I'm pro-BabyLed everything!) that it's this combo of baby-led and scheduling in our house as we near the year and a half mark.  So, at 17 months old, here is a loose time schedule and what we do around the Haytko house!

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
7:30am Babies wake up (if we are lucky, sometimes it's closer to 8!), morning snuggles
8am: Super Why cartoon
8:30am: Breakfast!  (for a sample menu, click here)
9am: Breakfast clean-up and change out of PJs.  The kids pick out their own outfits.
9:30am: Homeschooling (we play with puzzles, identify animals, and usually watch a 10-15m program on either ABCs, animals, or 123s)
10:15am: Snack Time! (for a sample menu, click here)
10:30am: Storytime (2-3 stories)
10:45am: Bedroom cleaning (the kids "help" make their beds and straighten up their floors; clean baby laundry is usually hung up during this time)
11:45am: Lunch prep for Mommy, independent play
12pm: Lunch time!  (for a sample menu, click here)
12:30pm: Lunch clean-up, independent play, nap prep (since the kids still snuggle for naps, I usually take the most tired one around now to try and get them down, then switch to the others)
1pm: Nap-time
3pm: Snack Time!  (for a sample menu, click here)
3:15pm: Homeschooling (we play with puzzles, identify animals, and usually watch a 10-15m program on either ABCs, animals, or 123s)
4pm: Independent Play
5pm: Religious Cartoon as we wait for Daddy to come home (around this time is about when they start asking for "Daddy" and climbing on the loveseat to look out the picture window for him.  It's also when I start dinner prep).
5:30-5:45pm: Dinner Time!  (for a sample menu, click here)
6:15-6:30pm: Bath Time
6:45-7pm: Massage with lavender lotion and PJs
7:15pm- Nighttime Bottle of milk fortified with rice
7:30pm- Snuggles and Bedtime!

Wednesdays
7:30am Babies wake up (if we are lucky, sometimes it's closer to 8!), morning snuggles
8am: Super Why cartoon
8:30am: Breakfast!  (for a sample menu, click here)
9am: Breakfast clean-up and change out of PJs.  The kids pick out their own outfits.
9:30am: Playgroup at our local church
11:30am: Arrive at Uita and Grandpa's house for weekly visit afternoon.
The kids spend the afternoon at their grandparents' house, where they have their lunch, nap, and afternoon snack.  They play with their grandparents and have stories.
5:30-5:45pm: Mommy and Daddy arrive; Dinner Time at Uita and Grandpa's house!  (for a sample menu, click here)
6:15-6:30pm: Leave for Home
6:45pm: Bath Time
7pm: Massage with lavender lotion and PJs
7:15pm- Nighttime Bottle of milk fortified with rice
7:30pm- Snuggles and Bedtime!

Fridays
7:30am Babies wake up (if we are lucky, sometimes it's closer to 8!), morning snuggles
8am: Super Why cartoon
8:30am: Breakfast!  (for a sample menu, click here)
9am: Breakfast clean-up and change out of PJs.  The kids pick out their own outfits.
9:30am: Homeschooling (we play with puzzles, identify animals, and usually watch a 10-15m program on either ABCs, animals, or 123s)
10am: Snack Time! (for a sample menu, click here)
10:15am: Leave for Music Class
10:30am: Music Class
11:15am: Leave Music Class, pick up PawPaw for visit
11:45am: Arrive Home, lunch prep
12pm: Lunch time!  (for a sample menu, click here)
12:30pm: Lunch clean-up, independent play, nap prep (since the kids still snuggle for naps, I usually take the most tired one around now to try and get them down, then switch to the others)
1pm: Nap-time
3pm: Snack Time!  (for a sample menu, click here)
3:15pm: Visit with PawPaw
4:15pm: Leave to take PawPaw home
5:15pm: Arrive home, Religious Cartoon as we wait for Daddy to come home (around this time is about when they start asking for "Daddy" and climbing on the loveseat to look out the picture window for him.  It's also when I start dinner prep).
5:30-5:45pm: Dinner Time!  (for a sample menu, click here)
6:15-6:30pm: Bath Time
6:45-7pm: Massage with lavender lotion and PJs
7:15pm- Nighttime Bottle of milk fortified with rice
7:30pm- Snuggles and Bedtime!


Saturdays and Sundays
7:30am Babies wake up (if we are lucky, sometimes it's closer to 8!), morning snuggles
8am: cartoons
8:30am: Breakfast!  (for a sample menu, click here)
9am: Breakfast clean-up and change out of PJs.  The kids pick out their own outfits.
Weekends are tough.  A lot depends on what our plans for the day are and when we go to church.  They still get a snack mid-morning and their lunch around noon, followed by an afternoon nap, afternoon snack, and playtime.
5:30-5:45pm: Dinner Time!  (for a sample menu, click here)
6:15-6:30pm: Bath Time
6:45-7pm: Massage with lavender lotion and PJs
7:15pm- Nighttime Bottle of milk fortified with rice
7:30pm- Snuggles and Bedtime!

*Of course, if I have errands to do during the week, things get changed around.  I try to make sure they get at least an hour of directed schooling and at least an hour of independent play NO MATTER WHAT else is going on through the day.  But we are not a rigid family.  Education can be done anywhere and comes in a variety of ways.  

1 comments:

sonja said...

Awesome schedule! I love that you have independent play worked in, I think that is SO important for development. Thanks for sharing, especially for us moms with kids younger than yours so we can learn from you! =)