Wednesday, October 01, 2008

They Are The Cutest When They Sleep

Brandon and I have discussed it that some of the cutest times for our kids is when they are sleeping.

We have been blessed to have great sleepers. Hyrum started sleeping through the night when he was six weeks old and the twins started sleeping through the night when they were eight weeks olds. Hyrum still takes naps and so do the twins. The go down for their nap between 1:00-1:30 and wake up about 4:00-4:30. Even with a later nap time, they still go to bed around 8:00. I am tempted to switch nap time and bed time to earlier, but why hurt a good thing.

I think part of the reason why they are still taking long naps is becuase for the first part of their naps they are playing and talking back and forth to each other. Even Hyrum from across the hall gets in on the game of making silly noises back and forth. I took pictures of them during nap time back in September.

When I went to check on them, Emmy was sleeping so cute with her arms wrapped around her doll. She loves her dolly and blanket. Ben was in his crib just playing around. He had the biggest smiles. Hyrum soon fell asleep after we did an activity or two. I usually put the Ben and Emily down first and spend some time (about 10-15 minutes) with Hyrum playing a game with him or reading books. He loves that time and so do I. We get to do activities together that we usually don't do if Ben and Emmy are awake.

Kids have their cutest times when they are asleep.

6 comments:

Amy said...

I think that is one thing I am MOST thankful for is that my children still take naps. I put them down at 12:00 and they sleep 2-3 hours every day. It is heavenly!!! That's when I gain my sanity back!
Love the pictures of your kiddos! So cute!

Greg and Tammy said...

God bless good sleepers!! Emma has been an angel in that department and I am SOOOOOOO grateful!!! With twins, I'm sure you are DOUBLY grateful! :)

Mandy said...

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. It was good to catch up with you. Good job at the library it can be daunting, but we are creating a love for books and teaching respect and quietness in places other than church, right! Also I love your little sleepers, you friend said thanks for good sleepers, and may I add, thanks for nap time! R and R for mom, even if it is time to catch up on the house.

gardeniagirl said...

oh, man, I am so jealous! Three good sleepers! Dottie stopped taking naps about a year ago . . . And Elliot has to have just the right circumstances to sleep well. When we go on vacation, he's terrible at naps. You must share your secret with me . . .

Rebecca said...

Very cute. :) BTW, I tagged you.

Susan said...

Hey, Brandon and Natalie-
So, your kids are pretty dang cute! I think ALL parents think their kids are cute when they are sleeping! :) Yeah, I forgot you weren't in the 11th ward for very long. We ended up not being able to make it to the reunion anyway. Bishop Mortimer was the bishop then. We sure miss playing Settlers with ya, and when we do play, we say "Sheepie Weepie" like you always did. Oh..the good times...