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Early Riser



My youngest princess decided that she was ready to start her day at 4:00 AM this morning... This meant playing in the spare/play room while I half-napped in the spare bed until everybody else was ready for the day. Once we were all up and moving, and I had some coffee in me, I blended up a sweet beet smoothie for the girls and I to enjoy for snack time. 



The extra-early morning also meant that my little munchkin was ready for a nap two hours early, which caught me off guard because after a Princess Dance Party, she fell asleep downstairs, so she just napped on the floor while her sister and I got some baking done before we all had to leave for preschool.




I was happy to get some baking in today, and did some Valentine's Day treat brainstorming. I will be putting a compilation of sweet Valentine's Day themed treats together soon if you're looking for ideas - so make sure you are subscribed to receive e-mails from me to get it as soon as that post goes live. 


Getting the girls into the car on the way to preschool was interesting today, as I was buckling Little A into the car seat, Big A was playing in the snow. I could see the top of her head and she seemed to be having fun, but when I got to the other side of the car, I saw that Big A was trekking through snow up to her waist. We had to have a quick change of pants and socks before we continued on our way. 




After we finally made it to drop Big A at preschool, Little A and I came home to do some more dancing and baking. (Check out this recipe for Beet Juice Sugar Cookies!) I prepped dinner, and before I knew it, it was time to leave again! I am optimistic that my little munchkin will wake up at a normal hour tomorrow and get back on schedule, it really helps having that nap-hour when her sister is at school, I get a chance to catch up on cleaning, and just get some time to breathe before taking on the rest of the day. For now, I plan on enjoying a quiet evening with my husband, and preparing for another crazy, wonderful day tomorrow. 


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