Saturday, September 20, 2008

Naps


This subject has been on my mind for awhile. My kids are at the stage where Grace takes one in the afternoon, while Clark takes two. On days that I don't have to be anywhere, it seems that my day centers around them. Once Clark wakes up, Grace goes down. Then once Grace wakes up, Clark is ready to go down again.
When Grace was younger she would only sleep an hour at a time. So bed time was never a problem, she was always tired (at least that's what I recall). But now there's Clark who sleeps 2 to 3 hours at a time (please don't think I'm complaining about this). And I am not one to wake up a sleeping baby. So lately, when bed time rolls around, he is not sleepy and doesn't crash until 10pm.
This last Thursday, however, was what I would call a perfect nap day. We were at the library when Clark fell asleep. He woke up 30 minutes later. So when it came time for Grace's nap, he was tired. Yeah! I actually had some time to myself. I pretty much took a nap as well. So by the evening, I felt great! And then I put Clark down at 8:30pm. To some that may still seem late, but I was relieved. I actually had a couple of hours to myself, before calling it a night.
So now he is taking his second nap. It is 4:30pm. You better believe I'm going in there in a few minutes banging some pots to see if he happens to wake up. I want my nights back!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

FIRSTS


Our family experienced a lot of 'firsts' this past week. One was Grace starting preschool. I know she's only 3, but I thought she would be able to handle one day a week for 2 hours. And then the other day we go on a little field trip that relates to whatever the lesson was for that week. So the first lesson was on counting. She didn't seem too interested in numbers, until we went on our field trip. The kids went on a little hunt for numbers. Since then she has been noticing numbers and counting every chance she can get. I would say this first week was a success!


No, I wasn't the one to get my first haircut, I was just their to lend my support and hold his head still.



And the biggest first of the week goes to...

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And it only took 10 and a 1/2 months to master. Now my life will never be the same!