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Sleeping Beauty


She tried to sleep here. 

She was cuddling with daddy when it was time to go to bed. She said “Okay!” then rolled over and did this. Nice try, little one.

He did this when he was a baby. Nothing has changed.

I had to get a set of sheets out for Tom to take on his trip and I knew it would be easiest from Owen’s room. This is what I saw when I went in. Nothing has changed since he was a baby.


Still with the B on his face!

Checking the status of his sleeping habits (over or under the covers), I see that old habits die hard. 


Owen and his bedtime issues

I was in Owen’s room this morning and commented that I was impressed that he had made his bed. Oh…no, he says, he sleeps on top of the covers! Why? Because 1) he’s warm and 2) he doesn’t want to deal with pulling the sheet up (because it’s always totally kicked down to the bottom of the bed and he apparently has a huge problem fixing it). So I went to check on him tonight…and yep, on top of the covers, NOT in PJs (another thing he does even though we ask him not to), ab FD sucking his thumb!!!


A sleeping bug is a quiet bug. 


Look what I almost stepped on when going upstairs to bed!! 

She hasn’t done this in forever. When we asked her about it in the morning she said she heard a noise and wanted Daddy…but obviously not badly enough to come downstairs. :)


A rare event: napping Katie

We knew the kids would be up late so we asked them to rest and/or take a nap. Both whined. Both slept. Ha! Owen only napped for maybe 30 minutes but Katie slept for about two hours!


Still loving her buff…


Hot mess hair solution

Katie’s hair is always a hot mess in the morning—a complete rat’s nest of snarls and knots. We’ve tried silk pillowcases and leave-in conditioner and neither worked. A few months ago I tried to get her to use a buff like I use (when I straighten my hair) and she hated it. But we tried it again since she really hates me brushing out her knots (I’m as gentle as I can be and I use detangler but it’s still awful). And now she loves it. And damn she’s cute. 


A tired trip home

After the early morning and walking to the museum and around the museum and back to the car and a little Pokémoning, this happened on the way home.

She was fighting it.

And then this happened.

Uncle Rob wasn’t fighting it. But look at my little happy and wide-awake photo bomber!! :D


We let the kids stay up for a bit after the excitement of the evening…

And then this happened. :)


The stinker actually took a nap!

Katie was being a bit of a stinker so I sent her to her room. I told her she didn’t have to take a nap and I’d check on her in a bit. I went up about 20 minutes later and found this—she had turned on her sound machine, her nightlight, and crawled into bed. :)


Our only napper. 


Four years ago: a sleepy Katie


Bedtime in the basement

Since Filipeks needed the upstairs bedrooms, the kids came down to sleep with us—we were going to try putting each on a couch but opted for the more-familiar aerobed. 


Someone really needed this.

Unfortunately, she did NOT want to get up…and it took us about 20 minutes to wake her up.


When snuggles turn into naps. 

Mama, I want to snuggle with you.

Those are magic words for me and I’ll pretty much drop whatever I’m doing because I rarely get Katie snuggles these days. So it happened today. And then this happened.


Sometimes she naps. 

She was watching a movie and cuddling with me when I realized she was much more still than normal. :)

Unfortunately I had to wake her up so we could go pick up Owen from baseball camp. :(

New panda jammies


And I wanted to try and contain her hair at night so it wouldn’t be a tangled mess in the morning…so gave her a buff like I sometimes wear. It didn’t last.