Monday night was Grandma Reeds last night here. Cecilia picked Jake and the Neverland Pirates, a favorite around here lately.
Gideon fell asleep with Grandma reading 500 hats. Cecilia had Heather and Grandma read to her.
Tuesday the kids helped Heather bring Grandma Reed to the airport. They started Peter Pan on the way home and we let them finish it with no stories for the night after they got home.
Wednesday we had a fun time getting going in the morning. It will likely be a couple days to get into a rhythm. The kids were slow getting ready for bed, so I picked Chuggington for them.
Gideon borrowed a book from the school library. It was a learning to read book based on the first Cars movie. Heather read it to him, and then Cecilia.
I read Gideon the sleepover story from Cecilia’s new Pinkalicious book. Cecilia wanted Horton Hatches and Egg from Gideon’s blue Dr Seuss book.
Thursday Heather picked since the kids were dragging their feet a little. She picked Jake and the Neverland Pirates for Cecilia, which is what she wanted anyhow.
Cecilia had Heather read her some of the Tonka sound books. Then she had me read her the sleepover story from the Pinkalicious book.
Gideon started with the book from his school for me. Then Hetaher read him, I think, a Berenstain Bears Easter story?
Friday the kids played by themselves most of the night, not with each other. Gideon wanted Jake and the Neverland Pirates.
Story-time was a little different. Heather and I were late getting up to their rooms after the show, but they were up there in near record time. By the time Heather got up there I think they had started fighting about something and made a bit of a mess in her room. By the time I got up there Heather had gotten it into cleanup and split mode, I think. It seems Gideon was trying to borrow a book Cecilia didn’t want him to borrow until after her first story. Anyhow, after we finally got past that Gideon wasn’t picking his story, or listening about getting into bed for a story. He threw a fit and lost his story with me and that upset him so badly he couldn’t stop crying to get a story from Heather. It took around 30-45 minutes for him to calm down and get tired enough to have a little talking and prayer time before bed.
Cecilia was fine after the kids got separated. She had Heather read her a story from Pinkalicious and me read her the City Mouse and Country Mouse from the Richard Scarry collection.
Saturday Cecilia picked Doc McStuffins after they got to spend a chunk of the day playing with some new kids. Our kitchen was a mess as we got the fridge and dishwasher swapped, both with their own quirks in execution.
Cecilia had Heather read from her pickalicious book and I read her nothing because she would not pick. She had more than three chances to pick a book from her room but wouldn’t, so instead she cried a lot about no getting a story from Dad.
Gideon did much better. He got to hear Duck on a Bike from me and a story from Heather as well.
Sunday after spending all day at Grandma and Grandpas so Heather and I could help with some work there the kids got have a dinner of frozen yogurt followed by baths and Gideon picking Jake and the Neverland Pirates.
Cecilia wasn’t quick to pick a story for me, but eventually asked Gideon if she could borrow the Cars book he has from the school library. She then got to hear two from Pinkalicious from Heather. This was Heather’s ploy to keep her from insisting on the Blue Suess book. See, Gideon wanted 500 Hats and Heather convinced him to split it between her and I.