Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Silence Is Golden

Nothing so sweet as a sleeping baby. She is almost three, so we can still call her Baby. She is the youngest, so she will always be Baby .......... well, unless, she isn't the youngest ..........

In case you may wondering why the child is sleeping in a jacket; it isn't cold in here. She fell asleep in my arms while we waited for big sister, Jada, to catch the school bus ......... with her hands in her pockets.

I did pull the snow boots off and would have pulled the sock up, but I was afraid I would wake her. I shouldn't have worried, she was exhausted and slept for nearly three hours.


Three hours. Three blissful hours. I showered, caught up on some e-mail and even caught a 20 minute nap myself before my daughter-in-law came home. We even had a conversation without interruptions!! Then the front door flew open and the school girls were home with giggles and valentines and tales of their school day.
Homework followed. Kindergarten has homework!! I took one and Diane took the other for homework. Maya did fine with me and she even managed to read her books to me in the surrounding chaos. Jada was as tired as Baby Zara and had a complete meltdown over her homework. Gramma Barb showed up to help with Jada, while Daddy cooked dinner. Barb did dishes and I bathed girls, then read two chapters of Junie B Jones, tickled the back of Jada and then we all went to bed. I call it managed chaos.




11 comments:

Deborah said...

Golden indeed! ... I love the way children can fall asleep any old how :o)

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

that is a priceless memory that you've created. totally love her litte jeans. kids clothes are so cute!

glad you're having a great time.

Brian Miller said...

aww...adorable...love the one sock half off...smiles.

Rae said...

She's a sleeping angel. They are wonderful to be with, but it is nice when they take a nap so that you can catch your breath. Have a great time and enjoy those sweet girls.

Mildred said...

What a sweetheart. Wish I could sleep that soundly!

ellen abbott said...

oh, sweet babies.

Whitney Lee said...

Oh yes, there is nothing quite like a sleeping baby. Particularly when you are able to utilize that time. That's pretty much my every day. It sounds like you are having fun. What kind of homework do they get in kindergarten? Vocabulary?

Mamma has spoken said...

Ah to be able to sleep like that again....
Sweet photos of the little one.

labbie1 said...

Awwwww...how CUTE!!! They really ARE cute when they sleep! And grandma gets to sit and sigh and hold that picture in her heart forever...
Enjoy the quiet!

houndstooth said...

Oh, every day at 1:15 the silence is golden in my world! lol It's either full throttle or sleep mode at that age, it seems like. More and more I understand the truth that "it takes a village to raise a child."

Marla said...

Sleeping grandbabies. Bliss!