Saturday, May 7, 2011

Bedtime is better but this is cuter…

So I am organizing my pictures so I can post several posts, dating back to Easter… but this series of pictures are too cute not to post now. 

It’s toddler greatness at it’s best.

Backstory- Clay and I (not so much Clay since he doesn’t have to deal with her, but yes Clay, because he has to deal with me after I have dealt with her) decided to start a new bedtime routine that was here to stay.  Serious. 

And it’s working.  I cannot “cold turkey” Lola because she is too strong-willed.  Serious again.  So new bedtime routine goes like this…

Home by 8 p.m. (It’s nice when it’s earlier). Bathed and ready for bed no later than 9 p.m.  Lola can lay in bed with a small snack and cup of milk and watch a little bit of Elmo or just eat her snack normally while I pick up the house.  Then I come in and turn off TV, read Charlotte’s Web to her, then tickle her back or hold her hand till she falls asleep.  It’s not perfect, but it is certainly a huge improvement and gives me lots of hope. 

So glad this is working, but now only is it working, Lola is carrying on the new routines with her baby…

I thought Lola was playing too well in her room so I snuck a peek and this is what I saw… are you ready??  :)

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(Yes!  That’s Charlotte’s Web!)

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I want to laugh and cry all at the same time.  She is so big and smart and this totally is the sweetest thing ever.  (Sorry for the funky photos- her lights were even off!) And you should hear Lola say “Wilbur.”  That’s pretty cute too. 

Muah Lola!

3 comments:

Shelly said...

O. MY. WORD. Cutest pics ever!!! I want to meet her!

Casey & Lauren Coats said...

that is so funny and cute :) i love her expression in the first picture :)

Debbie said...

I love that you are reading that to her at night!! Her vocabulary is going to be over the top!! And these are the most precious pictures ever!!