Last night when I went to check on Brinky when we were headed to bed ourselves, I found him looking so cute (and big) and just sleeping so well. (I think he has that slightly concerned look on his face because the flash on my phone almost woke him up.)
Seriously, sometimes he looks bigger to me when he’s asleep. Look at this old picture from when he used to take his naps on the couch as a baby. He was 7 months old and a giant boy.
This got me thinking about how much I love my kids when they’re sleeping – I swear I love them the rest of the time, too, but isn’t there just something so sweet and peaceful about sleeping kids? So I thought I’d share a few more sleeping kid pictures. I’ve shared some of my favorite hilarious sleeping pictures before. Jenny was always an amazing sleeper, amazing in that she rarely fell asleep in her bed, choosing the floor, piles of books, a chair, wherever she finally ran out of energy and passed out.
Even under her bed. I never knew where I’d find her.
Reagan’s always had a tendency to be a serious car sleeper. And she is the sweatiest sleeper.
She rarely takes a nap these days because she’s way too old for that, but if she does, you can tell it wasn’t intentional. (My brother-in-law caught this one a couple months ago when he was here for a visit and she was obviously worn out.)
I wish we’d taken a picture the time Jenny fell asleep at the dinner table. It was one of the funniest things ever. What’s the strangest position or place you’ve ever found your kid sleeping in?
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Some of us stayed up too late last night, watching election coverage until we felt certain of the outcome.
Reagan is still awake in this picture from late last night, just reading. We let the girls stay up and watch election coverage with us. And by “watch election coverage,” I mean completely ignore it and use it as an excuse to stay up. Jenny told me a couple days ago that she was interested in the election, and I asked her if she was excited about it. Her response: “As excited as an 11 year old can be since I’m not even allowed to vote!” She was very offended. Anyway, we stayed up until midnight. All of us.
Except this boy:
And he has a lot more energy than the rest of us do this morning. He’s got some new books I got him yesterday to entertain him when he’s trying to get to sleep in the big boy bed (by the way, I’m calling that a success – he’s sleeping better than ever at night). So this morning for him involves, holding his books and jumping on the mattress. He’s strangely doing some kind of one leg jump that makes it look like he’s at a hoedown. Not that I know what a hoedown looks like.
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Brinky’s been having trouble going to sleep at his regular bedtime lately. So sometimes we have some late evening fun. He was being so cute Jenny grabbed the camera and asked me to take some pictures.
Isn’t he so pretty?
Look at his little curls.
I didn’t even care that he was supposed to be asleep.
This girl was playing with him, too. And trying to avoid the camera that she brought into the room.
I love this picture. It just makes me smile. So does this next one.
Do you like his attempt at smiling for the camera?
I’m having fun with Essence of Now again this week!
Who likes to party in the middle of the night?
Me and Brinky. That’s who. It involves watching Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix and tickles and snuggles on the couch. Sound fun?Read More
This week’s Monday Listicles is extra fun because it’s combining Monday Listicles with Stacey’s new An Hour in a Day linkup. I linked up a couple weeks ago, and it was a fun post, and of course I love Monday Listicles, so it’s a great combination.
An Hour in a Day: Sunday 7:35 PM
- 7:35 – Put the baby to bed, stupidly thinking that he’ll go to sleep because he’s napped terribly and seems very tired.
- 7:41 – Lee’s car isn’t used very often since he prefers to be at home as much as possible. We made the mistake of not starting it periodically, so when he went to use it last weekend, we discovered it was dead. We tried to jump it last weekend and failed. So I did some internet research and determined that we really needed to let the battery charge for about 20 minutes to get it going. All of that was a really long explanation for 7:41 – I went outside and pulled my car down to the bottom of the driveway and hooked up the jumper cables to start charging.
- 7:43 – I went back inside to make sure the baby was asleep. I heard a loud thump. The girls were doing something in their room in an effort to wake up their brother. At least that’s what it seemed like to me. Before I went upstairs to yell at them, I noticed two of their friends were behind me at the front door wanting them to go out and play. So I went up and got them with only a brief moment of yelling at them for trying to wake up their brother and sent them out to play. Brinky was clearly not asleep, but I thought I’d let him try to get to sleep for a bit longer.
- 7:47 – Back outside to check on the cars. Realize it’s only been 6 minutes and this 20 minutes is going to drag by.
- 7:51 – Check on baby again. He’s jumping and yelling and very awake so I got him back out of the crib and took him outside so he could chase the cats and run around in the street. (Don’t worry – we live in a cul-de-sac where there’s no traffic.)
- 7:55 – Make Jenny take the baby since they woke him up.
- 8:01 – It’s finally been 20 minutes! Lee gets in his car to attempt to start it, fully believing it won’t start, even though I’m being all positive and convinced it will. It starts! Victory.
- 8:05 – I move my car back out of the driveway and go to take Lee’s car out for a drive for a few minutes just to be sure it will keep the charge. When I get ready to pull out, Lee stops me because he realizes the front tire is almost flat. I decide it should be fine to get to the gas station and put air in it.
- 8:20 – Pull into the gas station and put air in the tires. I’ve actually never done this before, and at this point, I was basically feeling like an awesome car mechanic because I’d managed to jump the car and put air in the tires.
- 8:35 – Arrive back home with a car that’s running much better. And remind myself that I really need to remember to take the car out every once in awhile so we don’t have to go through all of this again.
A fun hour, right? And if you’re wondering, yes, the baby was still awake when I got back, but he very sweetly fell asleep on me on the couch at about 9:00.Read More