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Easter and Bed Update

Thanks to all of you who took the time to give me good advice on keeping toddlers in the bed! We have had two good nights. We are just taking her back to the bed each time she gets up and she has also had a spanking or two. We may try the gate if she does not have a good week. I had told Steve we could get some of those really scary, rubber Halloween masks and sleep in them and when Emily saw us, I doubt she would get out of her bed anymore. Of course I was just kidding. Consistency is the answer. I really appreciate all your help!

Here is Emily on Easter morning. She got a princess doll and horse. She loved the doll the most. But, the doll was just junk. She lost her arm and leg within 30 minutes. Her dress also ripped in half. This did not seem to phase Emily. I am so thankful that Steve has always been so helpful with Emily. He has gotten her ready for church every Sunday morning ever since she was newborn. Here, she is sitting on her changing table. Notice her new horse.
Here she is at Aunt Kelly and Uncle Scott's house. She loved the puppy and candy they gave her.

Since it was COLD Sunday, we let Emily hunt eggs inside. She loved getting the "Crocket" (chocolate)-as she calls it.


Hillary said…
I love her Easter dress!! And I love Crocket too!! A lot! Too much actually!!!
Kelly said…
I'm laughing about the masks!!!
I'm glad you have had a good few nights!
Steve is real sweet to get her ready. He is very helpful. I hope he will give Scott some lessons when it's time. ;-)
pinkmommy said…
She is just darling!

I can't believe the princess doll broke the first day! That poor disney company must have not had the money to make a quality doll.
Leigh Ann said…
Emily's dress is so beautiful! Derek is very helpful, too, getting the kids dressed. I laughed so hard when he first asked, "Hey, it's tights, then bloomers, right?"
Guy and Julie said…
Oh my goodness, Guy and I laughed out loud about the Halloween masks!
Sara Campbell said…
LD! I am so glad to read your update and hear your good report about bedtime. I was afraid everyone would think I was a monster if I was the only one to type the 's' word but I see you did type it!!! We moved Eva in a big girl bed and she got up alot the first night. The first night Ross lay down with her and talked to her about being a big girl, but she would always be his baby, etc. Then the 2nd night he got the rod :) But it didn't take too many and now she happily crawls in her bed. Her room is adorable. I am so excited about your new many weeks left now? Do you think we can see each other this summer? -S
Cheryl said…
Glad to hear that things are better with the "Big Girl" Bed
The Garners said…
That's hilarious about the Halloween masks!!!!! I'm glad things are improving with her sleeping. She looks precious in her Easter clothes!

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