Friday, November 29, 2013

bedtime routine

movies in the basement!

My girls normally go to bed around 7pm. However, in the last week or two we've started a new little routine that now allows Lilah an extra half hour of iPad time before heading to bed. It doesn't happen every night, but it does happen quite often. Right now she is infatuated with 'The Magic Schoolbus', which seems rather fitting since she is all eyes and ears and questions about science lately.

We also have a new Friday night routine that allows both girls to stay up an hour later (than normal!) to watch a movie or show on Netflix. I snatched the photo (above) of them tonight - such a snuggly sight on a cold winters night! They go down to the basement, lay up on the futon with the comforter and watch their shows. Tonight Phebe was watching Barney's Christmas and Lilah was watching Happy Feet 2.

I am loving this stage of my girls life right now. They are both so happy and gaining so much independence. Not to mention, maturing at a rate that I desperately want to slow down... to no avail. They are such a blessing in my life.


  1. One of the big things that our social worker spoke about pre Gracie was how invaluable a strong bedtime routine is, and we were in total agreement. A lot of the little things we do at G's bed time mirror what our parents did with us when we were small :)

    Your girls look so relaxed Jill, do you think they would even notice an earthquake?! So comfortable!

    Yep, you're right.........what a great stage. Learning independence but needing mum's comforting touch too, love it!

  2. They look so content! Kerry likes to watch something to wind down before bed, too. And she doesn't know it yet, but the IPad she's been yearning for is finally coming this Christmas so I'm SURE it will become part of her bedtime routine. Oh, and I love that basement room, BTW.

    Gin =)

    Gin =)