Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Every night it's the same routine. Jammies on, brush teeth, say prayers and then Elle gets to choose 3 books she would like to have one of us read to her. Tonight Jon was with her and I caught this sweet image. They read Carebears, Ariel the Mermaid and then Dr. Seuss' "The Foot Book". I love this time of the day. Elle will just chat and chat about all the happenings from her day. After we turn out the light, we have to lie with her until she gets a little sleepy. She sucks her thumb and pinches my neck (it's her sign of affection). We then say, "OK, we are going to get our pajamas on and then we will be right back". Even though we never "come back" it works EVERY night. We tip toe out the door and then she dozes off to sleep.
This picture was taken exactly one year ago today. It is one of my all time favorite photos. I put Gwen on Elle's bed while I was hurrying to get a few things done around the house. When I went in to check on her, Elle had crawled into the bed with Gwen and was snuggling with her. Elle had a hard time with the adjustment period of having a new baby in the house. This was the morning I felt like "everything is going to be ok...they love eachother"! As busy as it is being a mom of 2 little ones, I know I need to spend more time enjoying the quiet moments just like this.