Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Our Bedtime/Morning Routine

When I started this blog, I wanted to use it as a way to capture those every day moments with our family that make me smile.  One of those moments is the bedtime routine I have with Marcel.  Marcel and Collin share a room and most nights Marcel makes his way straight up to bed, but Collin requires quite a few reminders to brush his teeth, get his jammies on and get in bed :)  Once they are there, I'm not always in the most patient mood (yes this is an area for me to improve), but what I do once they are in bed is always consistent.  An I love you, a kiss and a butterfly kiss on their cheek. There is always competition about who gets the kisses first and if I give an extra to one there has to be an extra for the other.  And then the conversation goes like this: 
Marcel:  "Mommy, remember give me a kiss and a butterfly kiss before you go to work tomorrow. And don't forget."
Me:  "Okay buddy, I won't forget."
And then in the morning when I do kiss them...he may or may not even move from his sound sleep, but if he does, this is our routine.
Me:  "I love you Marcel. I'll see you tonight after work."
Marcel:  "Okay mommy, I'll see you tomorrow."
I love how little kids have no sense of time...to him, dinner time is tomorrow.  So sweet...and he is so consistent...every single night I get my reminder to kiss him in the morning.  I'll be so sad when he outgrows this sweet little routine.  May he always want my kisses!

And here's a card to share with you today.  This card is for the Gingham Challenge over at Moxie Fab.  The crocheted flower is one I made.  Don't look super close, but I'm pretty pleased with how it turned off.  Crocheting was one of the things my nana taught me to do when I visited her last month. I have to get the crochet needles out again soon so that I don't forget!

23 comments:

The Paper Parade said...

Awww, your little guys are so sweet! Love it :) And your crocheting is awesome! I like those pink gingham hexagons, too :)

Jen W. said...

Awww bless!! Your Marcel stories always put a smile on my face. :)

Love the gingham hexagons and your flower is so sweet!!

Arlene said...

Your boys are so sweet, they are going to make very considerate husbands. Love this card and especially the crocheting. :)

~jan said...

Love hearing stories about your little one, Lynn! I miss those days, although all my boys still like a smooch from their momma every day. :)

Your card is simply beautiful! Lucky you have someone that can *show* you how to crochet - videos are just not the same!

Laura B. said...

Love the crochet heart! Must learn this! Such a sweet story about bedtime kisses!

~amy~ said...

awwwww....you just gotta love those little guys, eh? Mine is almost 15 and is still a sweetie.

LOVE your card...your crocheting is such a wonderful touch! LOVE the hexagon...did you use a die?

Jaclyn Miller said...

That is the sweetest thing! I think all the time that I hope they will still want hugs and kisses when they grow up. Thanks for sharing. Your crochet flower is so pretty with those hexagons.

Anonymous said...

Gosh you have to send the card to Nana - she will be sooo pleased to see the crocheted flower!!!

Christina said...

Way to go with the crochet flower! It looks fantastic! Love those hexagons, too.
Doesn't it melt your heart to get those kisses from your boys? My little guy is such a sweetheart and always wants his hug and kiss at bedtime, and lots of other times during the day. I hope they don't outgrow them too soon!

Jinny Newlin said...

I think your crochet flower rocks! I so want to learn, but I don't think my brain can handle one more form of media. LOL! Your card is so soft and feminine and absolutely perfect!

And your sweet story about your boys is priceless. Have Pat take a picture of that one, and get it in the scrapbook, girl ;). Hugs!

Maureen said...

that is a sweet routine...this is such a great age...moments to treasure :) I do remember how Collin would come out after bedtime and how Jonathon said to me that he always does that (rolling his eyes!). LOL That flower is just fabulous! Now you have to teach me that AND the Cricut! Book that trip!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card Lyn, those hexagons are fantastic!

Barb said...

Gorgeous CAS card, Lynn - love the hexagons and pretty pink shades!

Sweet story too - we have to cherish those special routines! I remember, as my boys grew older and I was worried they'd stop giving me hugs, I used to ask them, "Promise you'll still hug me when you're 18, 20, 22?" I'm happy to say, at ages 17 and 21, they DO still give me hugs, even though I usually have to ask first! :)

Aimes said...

Awwww what a sweet routine! :)
I love your crochet flower!!! Do you think you've got the crochet bug now?! It's so sweet and adds so much texture to this super trendy card with its hexagons and gingham!
Hugs!
x

Chunyuan said...

Love the sweet bed routine and the conversation. Your crocheted flower is so pretty. love the gingham hexagons for backdrop.

Virginia L. said...

Thanks for sharing these sweet moments, Lynn! These are the best simple moments that we parent tent to forget in the years to come. So glad that you can jot it down! Your use of gingham and crochet flower are superb!! Love it!

Kara Lynne said...

It's wonderful to capture those moments with our children. Good for you for crocheting your flower! Your nana will be proud! Beautiful, soft card.

Karen B. said...

Treasure them, Lynn, treasure those moments. What a sweet story.
And a sweet card too! Your handmade bloom is gorgeous!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I love when the sense of time goes backwards without their knowing. Kisses are good :) Love that you left all the white space on this card.

Lisa said...

Darling card and a precious story Lynn! My son is grown & married and those kisses still come~doesn't matter who's around or where we are ;)

Jenny said...

Such a sweet story Lynn, time is so precious as they grow up.
Beautiful card, I love the hexagon bkgd and of course the star of the show.... Your crocheted flower :0)
Jenny x

kingstonmama said...

This is so pretty, Lynn. I love the soft colors. Those little nighttime (or anytime)traditions are so special. Thanks for sharing. :) Ann

Lisa Arana said...

Just stunning lynn. I love the gingham hexagons.