Saturday, April 26, 2008

Sleep

Here are two new pictures. Thanks Becca! Too wore out Easter weekend. We were just about to dye Easter eggs too!
AlyssaBrandon
As I lay in bed last night I started to think (I do my best thinking at night my mind sometimes doesn't stop) of my children's sleep habits. And this morning after thinking about this, it happened.
I don't know if any one else has kids that do this but mine are difficult when it comes sleep. We can put them to bed at 6:30-7:00 pm, and they will wake up right around 6:00-6:30 am. We can put them to bed at 10:00 pm and they will still wake up around 6:30.
Well, Last night Justin put them to bed at 8:00 and they were up at 5:30 AM!!! What is up with that? Not to mention all of the times in the middle of the night to get up to go potty and then wonder into our room and try to snuggle up in bed right next to us. My wonderful husband did get up and get them breakfast, even though it wasn't his happiest moment. I did get to sleep in a little past that and I am thankful for that because It's one of those splitting headache mornings. Thanks Justin.
And then we have moments of crankiness and fighting and crying all day long. Then late in the day when it is past nap times we end up with this....
and this
This is a picture of Hayden in nursery one Sunday when I went to pick him up. he climbed up in that chair himself and fell asleep. At least he went.
and this...

and this....
Hayden is really my best sleeper he always has been. It's just the problem of sharing a room with an older brother who can't sleep and he gets woken up. Poor kid. I am looking forward to the day when they can just entertain themselves in the morning and get there own breakfast. And our Saturday mornings won't have to start before the sun is up.
Until then, I guess we will just be sleep deprived parents. So if I look tired to you, I probably really am.

4 comments:

rlsecor said...

Funny fUNNY KIDS!
i HAVE 2 MORE PICS YOU SHOULD ADD i WILL SEND THEM TO YOU.

Jill said...

I don't know how you do it! I would be so worn out. Those are some funny pictures!! Sorry they don't sleep in for ya.....I would die!

Melanie said...

I'm lucky that once my kids got past the infant age- they became good sleepers. They are extra quiet in the morning not to wake us up until they're really hungry. Isaac sometimes wakes up in the middle of the night, but will get himself something to drink on his own and go back to his room and read. Sometimes I'll get up in the morning when they're still asleep and find the fridge door left open though. They're funny! All different, too.

Melanie said...

I must say though- you are lucky that they'll even fall asleep during the day. My kids won't. They'll just get cranky. Xander hasn't fallen asleep during the day since he was 3! Not once! Even when he's really sick! It's crazy! I'd rather them take a late nap then be causing grief until bed time!!

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