So, as I'm laying down to close my eyes after finally getting Ella to sleep, I hear the bedroom door bang open and this
I feel a mixture of emotion. I'm sort of weirdly happy to see her. I miss her when she's gone all night long. Then, I look at the clock, see that it's 2am and that I've yet to get any sleep. Then I see that the toddler is now climbing the
So, an hour later, after she's obviously made huge strides her preparation for world domination, which is obviously what she must be doing as she tosses and turns and squeals and lays there WIDE awake thinking and thinking and thinking and thinking (or whatever she does in her little brain)...we decide we should give up on the co-sleeping thing (it really is so much easier when it works, though!) and put her back to bed.
One of us lays her in her crib and then stays in there to make sure she stays in her crib and goes to sleep (and because we can't just leave her in there to scream and cry!).
By this time it's about 5am, and I'm finally going to sleep for the night.
After a few nights like that, we started putting her right back to bed instead of trying to get her to just lay by us, and it still takes her about two hours to go to sleep. What's up with that?!! Rhys is actually a pretty good sleeper overall, but when she's not, she really is not.
Soooooo...for some reason, I have been a bit grumpy and impatient this week. I usually can handle bad sleep pretty good. But when we're down to 2-4 hours of interrupted sleep at night, I don't do so hot. I started going to bed immediately after they did at night and was able to manage about six hours of very interrupted sleep.
So, I'm sorry children for being incredibly impatient and grouchy! I promise I love you! Hopefully this week will go better.
In trying to figure out what to do to keep Rhys in her crib, some people suggested switching it to a toddler bed. So we did.
I think that lasted for about a day, and then we switched it back to a crib because it was nearly impossible to keep her on her bed without sitting on her. Maybe she's defective for it not working? I don't know.
And, I do tease a lot about Rhys, but I absolutely love this little girl. I do think she's insane, but really, what two year old isn't (though, she's a bit nuttier than our other two year olds have been...probably because I have Ella to take care of too so she gets to get into more things easier). She definitely keeps me on my toes.
I have started venturing out and taking pictures of other people for free. I'll probably always do it for free. I briefly thought I would want to do it professionally one day (in many years), but I'm not sure I will. Maybe I'll change my mind, but I would like to learn & get skilled enough to be at pro level because I think that would be neat-o.
Anyway, here's a few of my favorites.
I took these a little less than a month ago, and I've since learned a bit more about exposure.
These ones I took just a couple days ago of my old neighbor and her daughter (not that my neighbor is old!).
And, I want a new lens. If only they didn't cost so much!
I like Clickin' Moms. There is so much info there to teach about photography. I've seen one guy on there too, so it's not just for women. hehe. But, if you're into photography, it's an awesome site.