Monday, October 04, 2010



This couch is where the girls take their afternoon nap. This is how it usually goes . . .

Around 2PM. (I've learned that it does no good to say, "hey, it's time for a nap!" because they just start arguing with me.)

After gathering a few books from their shelf, making sure to include a few big ones for the end -- they can never stay awake through the whole thing.

Me: I'm going to read ALL these books by myself!

I plop myself on the couch.

Sophie: NO! Read to ME!


Both girls climb on my lap and reading commences.


Ivy usually complains because she wants to pick the next book every time. After a while she learns to take turns. And then 10 minutes later she's OUT.

Sophie usually takes about 10-15 minutes longer than Ivy. This is when I pull out the bigger books, start yawning occasionally, and reading in a softer, monotone voice. And then she goes out, too.

That's when I make my escape.


In that photo above, Ivy had just rolled over because my camera is noisy. She didn't wake up. And don't worry about her falling off the couch. . .


She usually just goes back to sleep anyway.

P.S. That last one was on a different day. I came downstairs to rouse them and she started waking up and threw her feet off the side of the couch. Then went back to sleep.

P.P.S. Ivy isn't into wearing pants lately.


Jodi said...

I wish my kids would crash out like that! They just won't give in. Ryan won't nap unless you lay him in his bed with his blanket. Hannah just won't nap.

Aleisha Z. Coleman said...

i can't believe she doesn't wake up when she stands up--that is awesome--you really are lucky they still nap! how do you not put yourself to sleep when you read? again, awesome photos

Hilary said...

Haha these pictures are funny...anyway to get them to take a nap works right??!!

Sarah Junsay said...

Well, at least the sides of her diaper look like that frilly stuff...what's it called? Lace maybe? I don't know frilly that how you spell it? Frilly? Frillie? Frillee? I don't know. They're cute :)

Andrea said...

That is so funny and cute. Great pictures. They will love that when they are older.

Jessica said...

So funny. And how nice that they just fall asleep like that. Your photos are so awesome as always.

Cynthia said...

I love funny kid sleep pictures. I have some of those myself. Good technique with the reading thing. You get them to go to sleep AND good Mom points for reading! Yeah!

Being Ausmus said...

Love it!!! There is nothing better than having BOTH babies sleeping at the same time!!! Well done Nat, well done!!!

Becka Dietrich said...

This is too funny. I remember a few years ago I went through about 3 months of not sleeping well. I came home for Christmas and told my mom. She came in and talked me to sleep. There is something magical about mom's voices and their ability to lull us to sleep.

Cassia said...

I love this post. The pictures are perfect and your description is so funny. :)