Ordinary Moments – Nap time

Annabelle has been a very grown up little bird and has been enjoying her big girls bed for a good while now. Yes, at nights she’ll toss and turn, but she’ll sleep, and sleep well and that for me is the main thing. However lately…during only her mid-morning nap, she’ll shake off the comfy nature of her big girl bed, and she’ll decide to kip on the floor…
SleeperWhen the clock ticks around the half ten am mark, we’ll head upstairs together. I’ll say those magic words “Let’s go!” and she knows what Mama means. I open the living room and she’ll practically run towards it & head straight for the safety gate. Once that’s opened and the stairs have been laid out before her, she chatter as she climbs. Always stopping to press her face against the bannister to make faces in the hallway mirror. So adorably cute.

Once she reaches the top, she’ll run straight into her bedroom to her bed, grab River and give her a biiiig cuddle. She’ll then open her drawer, reach in and bring out a dummy. I love her little ways and how she’s got into this perfectly darling little routine. I’ll zip & pop her into her grobag and read her, her story book, kiss her squishy cheeks then leave.

Now, kids being kids, she does get up and I will sit downstairs watching/listening via her video monitor. Thirty or so minutes will pass before there is complete silence and as I look on her monitor, her bed is empty and once again I’ll find her on the floor…
sleeper2This is become quite a regular thing. A daily thing in fact and thankfully each time I go up, I’ll scoop her into my arms and lower her into her little bed. Each time she just curls up to River and drifts back off to sleep. So my ordinary moments for this week is just that. Scooping up my little floor snoozer into the comfort of my arms and lowering her into the comfort of her bed.
Sleeper3You cannot deny that the kid looks comfy on the floor though! Poor River has been upgraded from bedtime pal to travel pillow – so she is clearly a very useful bunny pal to have around. Also, do you notice in the photo above, that Annabelle seems to have laid a little blanket over Angela the cat? I’ve never seen her do that before and I just thought it was such a tender and sweet thing for her to do.
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  1. 15/09/2014 / 7:53 PM

    Oh this post really touched me hun, it is beautiful. I wish Baby would sleep in the house in the day, we have to drive around and then sit in a carp park! x #OrdinaryMoments
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    • 15/09/2014 / 8:11 PM

      Oh bless you, do you really? I could not imagine doing that! Although in saying, now that I think about it, my two ‘now’ teenage boys couldn’t sleep in the house, they had to be pushed about in their buggys or bounced!!! x

  2. 15/09/2014 / 9:21 PM

    She looks so cute on the floor! I love how she has her routine down to a tee too. Gorgeous girl! x
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    • 15/09/2014 / 9:36 PM

      I know, doesn’t she! Unsure what’s so comfy about the floor though! Oh her routine is as solid as a rock, thankfully x

  3. 15/09/2014 / 9:52 PM

    What a cutie! Maybe she likes the idea of camping out on the floor! x

    • 15/09/2014 / 10:27 PM

      Haha, Emma, maybe! I never thought of it like that!! x

  4. Katie @mummydaddyme
    16/09/2014 / 9:27 AM

    Oh Debs this is just gorgeous! She looks so sweet asleep on the floor and this is exactly why I do the Ordinary Moments, I really really enjoyed reading about her little nap time. It’s really interesting as I am so nosey! 😉 x
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  5. Life at the Little Wood
    16/09/2014 / 2:46 PM

    Oh my, she is so cute!! I remember when Eva was just into her toddler bed, finding her under it at nap times most days. There was always that moment of mild panic when i walked into the room and couldn’t see her!! 🙂 Gorgeous post Debs – I love that you have a cuddly cat called Angela. Best cat name ever!! Xx #theordinarymoments

    • 17/09/2014 / 8:55 AM

      Oh my goodness Emma, what a wee rascal! Thankfully Annabelle lies in the middle of her floor rather than under her bed, haha! xx

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