Friday, March 27, 2015

Bedtime Routine

I wrote about our old bedtime routines, but now we have a new one to write about!

Lately I've been reading a poem from our Don't Mess with Moses book every night to the boys.  We say our prayers, give them hugs and kisses and then it's off to put Elinroe to bed. 

When she moved into her big girl bed, she abandond the rocking and signging in favor of books in bed. I miss the rocking, but glad we have a new routine to snuggle and read. We get our clean diaper and jammies on; she picks out her books and we lay down in her bed with her sippy of milk to read and pray.  We read two books.  The second book is ALWAYS Knock, Knock! Who's there at Christmas?  The first book rotates through a few, but the second one is always the same.  

Once stories are done we pray.  I've started asking her what she wants to pray about, and sometimes she'll have ideas and things and other times she won't.  But we always say a short prayer, call Daddy in to tell her goodnight too and Ruth too.  (She usually tells the boys goodnight while we're reading their poem.)  Then we kid, take the milk away, and we're off to dreamland.

Well sometimes dreamland takes awhile.  We still have the baby monitor in her room to hear her, and she babbles on for awhile sometimes.  Because we have a two way monitor and we can respond if we choose, sometimes she asks us questions for her "machine" to talk to us. 

Then it's off to get final chores done and Ruth down to bed too.  This whole process takes probably 45 mintues everynight.  Assuming we're at a reasonable amount of questions and excuses for getting out of bed after bedtime for the night!

Man Cereal

Last weekend, Elinore work up.  I went in to get her and she immediately asked for breakfast.  I asked what she wanted, she's usually fairly picky about what she wants to eat.  She wanted man cereal in her best deep growling voice. 

"WHAT?" I said.

"I want man ceral!" she said again.

I chucked and asked what man cereal was.  It helps you play or something crazy like that she said.  Still not knowing what man ceral is; I changed her diaper and carried her into Keith, who was still in bed and asked him what man cereal was.  I though as a man he might have an answer for me.  He laughs; has no idea and rolls back over.

So we headed to the kitchen.  I pulled out the ceral boxes and asked which one she wanted.  She picked Fruity Pebbles.  Why?  Becuase there's a man, Fred Flinstone, on the box.

Friday, March 20, 2015


This guy did awesome Wednesday. He had 4 teeth pulled at the dentist office!  Now he had room for two adult teeth to come in and then the orthodontist can start moving his teeth to the right places!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The 5 Love Languages

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I finished reading this book yesterday.  I've had this book for years.  I once had lunch with a leader at work who recceomnded it to me.  I bought the book shortly after that and tried reading it, but I never got into it.  It sat on a shelf for years, until I decided to pick it up again recently.  This time, I read right through it, nodding my head and thinking about the relationships in my life.  I thought about Keith of course, but also about how this relates to parenting our kids.  I was so interested in the kids aspect of it, I have bought the 5 Love Lanugages for Children and am awaiting it's arrival to read too. 

I learned how to be a better wife and how to show love to others.  I realized there were things I could easily be doing to show love that I wasn't.  It really was a good read.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Elinore was brushing daddy's hair tonight. Oh so funny.