Maddy's normal energetic self.
So in the Parents in Process class, they say that a schedule really helps newly adopted kids transition easier. Kids need the schedule? Parents are actually the ones who need a schedule! Last weekend Eric and I kind of had mutual meltdowns, realizing that most people in our family had not had a bath/shower in a long time and that our house was chaotic to say the least. So we now have a schedule that we are trying to adhere to and when we do -- it makes our lives SO much easier!!! Plus, Madeleine doesn't have her evening tantrum - so that's good too. :)
Our Schedule (posted on a 17"x11" piece of paper in large print)
5:45 am - Madeleine wakes up+ bottle
6:30 am - Madeleine gets dressed
7:30 am - Andrew wakes up and has breakfast
8:00 am - Andrew gets dressed
8:30 am - Andrew goes to school
9:00 am - Madeleine eats breakfast (fruit+yogurt)
11:00 am - Madeleine eats lunch (meat, veggie, bread)
11:30 am - Madeleine takes a nap
12-2 pm - lunch, chores, wash dishes
2:00 pm - Madeleine wakes up
2-2:30 pm - Madeleine bottle
3-4 pm - Madeleine outside time
4:30 pm - Madeleine snack
5:00 pm - Make dinner and pick up Andrew at pre-school
6:00 pm - eat dinner (everyone)
7:00 pm - Madeleine bottle
7:30 pm - Madeleine goes to bed + Andrew takes a bath
8:00 pm - Andrew gets ready for bed
8:30 pm - Andrew goes to bed
Eating fruit loops.
Yes, that is a large dent on the side of her head. :( She tripped over a broom and fell into the table the other day.
This is her "scwunched" nose look - which is a fake "I'm mad" look because she laughs right after making it.
Andrew eating his breakfast on the new schedule. :)