One of my very favorite things in this world is a sleeping child. Now, there are many reasons for this. The obvious ones: they can't make messes and they can't cry. However, those are actually not the reasons I love sleeping children. I love to watch them sleep. They are so peaceful and innocent. I first fell in love watching my children sleep on April 7th, 2001 when I had my first. I couldn't get enough of watching him sleep so peacefully. I often wondered what he was dreaming about. Well, it has continued with the birth of each child. Now, lest you think I just enjoy watching my newborns.....oh contrare!!! I love watching them at any age. Even my almost 9 year old.
Last night it was Becca I was watching. She is in the lovely stage of needing a nap, but not always taking one. So, 5 and 6 o'clock hits and she is a basket case!! Last night she was eating dinner and literally fell asleep. We quickly got her dressed and in bed (which temporarily woke her up). I sang her all of her songs and then she grabbed my head and pressed it right up to hers. I laid that way until I heard the snoring kick in. I then pulled away enough to see her peaceful and very asleep. I laid for several more minutes just watching my beautiful daughter sleep peacefully. I was once again taken away by the wonder of children. I love my children so very much. When they sleep I really remember how much. I think of all the funny things they did or how sweet they are. I truly believe this will last at least while they are in my home. I will sneak in and watch them sleep and remember how quickly life goes by and how much I love my little munchkins.
This is often how I find Ryan asleep!! He is way too much like his mother (except for the BYU blanket)
Becca as a sleeping newborn. She used to sleep with her eyes slit open.