THIS is what I have to look forward to when I come home from work:
This is also what I have to look forward to when I come back from checking the mail.
Or, feeding the dogs.
Or, return from the bathroom.
Pretty much anytime I am out of sight for more than 30 seconds.
But - it is especially nice that the babies have learned to give hugs and eskimo kisses when I come back after a long day at work. And then the craziness usually begins ....
I only have a minute tonight to update *da blog*, but wanted to let Teresa know that since we've gone back to two naps a day, the kids are doing fantastic.
They've been taking 2-1.5 to 2 hour naps during the day (typically from 10:30 until 12:30 ... and again from 3:00 until about 3:30) and are going to bed between 7:00 and 7:15. This morning, we had to wake Elizabeth up at 8:40. No kidding. There is NO crying at nap time, no crying at bedtime, they sleep soundly at night, and they wake up perfectly happy and refreshed. It is a little bit hard because two naps tend to "break" our day up ... but ... the kids are happy. And when they are happy (provided they're not chewing on an electric cord) I'm happy.
I've heard that the morning nap is the first to disappear - but thus far, that is the one that they seem to need the most. Although there are some days that one nap might be OK (particularly if we're out running errands or going to the zoo, etc - and they can catch a quick snooze in their stroller or carseat) I think that for now, we're a two nap-a-day family.
I saw what happens, first hand, when you go to one nap a day prematurely. Everything seems to be just fine for a while, but if you listen closely you can make out the "tick, tick, tick, tick ..........."