it was so easy to make the transition, now i'm wondering why i didn't do this a year ago! ha!
cadence has always co-slept with me, and i do not regret co-sleeping with my child. in fact i'm a big supporter of co-sleeping and family beds but i made the mistake of letting her stay up till i was ready for bed. so often she was staying up to 11 or even midnight.
another mistake i made was i gave her a crutch, when i did finally get her in bed i'd put on cartoons or a movie for her. this made overnight trips a pain in the rump!
we set a bed time, 9pm
at 9 we all pile on the bed and we take turns reading cadence a story. after the story cadence gets to pick the praying order, lately it's been tristan, her, me. after prayer is hugs and kisses then it's lights out (besides her night light, which has been a little fiber-optic christmas tree)
the first few nights she would cry after a while so tristan would go in and comfort her. it melted my heart the second night when i snuck down the hallway to see tristan rocking her <3
once a week we take a trip to the library to get the books to read each night
this routine is working for us, and i love it. it gives us some child free time each night to just unwind. it's also given us some balance and structure.
with out realizing it (at first) i took a blogging break
i didn't even realize till tristan made a comment that i had nothing new for him to read
thanksgiving knocked on my door and i've been whirling around in holiday mode since
we holidayed in oregon at my sister's
have i ever mentioned how much i love oregon?
i'd move there in a heart beat, but certain things hold us back, maybe one day?
this trip was probably one of my favorites
not only did we get amazing thanksgiving food, we were surrounded by good christan families, we all sang hymns, had prayer, did lots of walking, dreaming of moving, and tristan let Jesus into his life! (this girl, is one proud lady)
that weekend, my life changed. (as did tristan's)
my heart is over flowing, and words really can't express