Ben has always been an AWESOME sleeper. Whenever it was naptime or bedtime, we'd lay him in the crib and leave. There was no crying from him, he'd just lay there and fall asleep. That is until recently. I guess he thinks he can have an opinion on when he goes to sleep or something. So just now at the age of 20 months we are working on sleep training. The other side of his problem with sleeping though is teething. He also wakes up when his diaper is full and just wants it changed. Lucy I think is teething as well. She was doing great with sleeping and all of a sudden has had issues. We are working on sleep training with her as well. Can you just hear my house at bedtime? I HATE to hear my babies scream. It's so heartbreaking, but a mom needs her sleep and the babies need to learn how to go back to sleep by themselves. Lucy had cried herself to sleep after only 5 minutes. Then I layed Ben down and he screamed and screamed for about 40 minutes. In the meantime it woke Miss Lucy up. Last night they kept waking each other up. Ben would start talking from his room and it'd wake Lucy up. I would finally get Ben back to sleep and then Lucy would start screaming and wake him up again. This went on a few times until they were both as tired as mommy and just stayed asleep. Lucky for me, Ally slept through it all, got up and watched TV so the babies and I could sleep till 8am (that hasn't happened in quite a while). So here I sit with Ally playing her leapster, Ben finally asleep and Lucy laying next to me sucking away on her fingers with a giant smile on her face like she knows something I don't.
The other night my mom babysat for us so we could hang out with some friends of ours and when she went to put Ally to bed, Ally informed her that her MP3 player needed new batteries because the others had died. My mom told her she didn't know where the batteries were, but she could still listen to music on her CD player. Ally then informed her that those aren't cool and no one uses those anymore. HELLO YOU ARE 4! I don't know where this girl gets some of the things that come out of her mouth. My mom proceeded to tell her she could either lay in silence or listen to the CD player. She opted for silence!
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
We had Christmas at my mom's house Christmas afternoon.
Can you believe we still have 1 more Christmas to go?
Ally wanted her hair in pigtails, so that's how I fixed it.
The morning of Christmas Eve we did Christmas with Matt's parents, sister, brother in law and nephew.
We got Matt's dad, pvc pipe...so he can have a backdrop for when we take pictures. Matt made it short so he has an example of what it looks like. It was actually too tall for the room we were in, so we'll need to cut a little off both sides.
This little guy can identify chocolate even when it's hidden under foil looking like Santa.
Loving her new fun socks.
Loving her new fun socks.
Just happy to be a part of the excitement.
Dad..I look silly.
This year we did Christmas with Matt's grandparents on December 23 (in the past we've done it Christmas Eve).
Lucy was checking out someones sippy cup they left a bit too close to her.
All this girl has talked about was...a pillow pet. Great Grandma got her a lady bug pillow pet and that poor thing has been drug up and down the stairs ever since we got home.
Lucy with Grandma Horn
Grandma sat Lucy down to play with her big stuffed animal, but she found it more entertaining to play with wrapping paper, ribbon, bows and boxes.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Ally was upstairs changing her clothes while I was taking pictures.
She told Santa the only thing she wants for Christmas is the purple pillow pet (unicorn). SERIOUSLY! That's the power of commercials!