Today was our annual cookie baking day. Our family goes to Rob’s parent’s house where we are joined by Rob’s sister’s family and good family friends. We are covered in flour and sugar all day as the kids alternate between baking and playing. It is a wonderful holiday tradition.
Wonderful and tiring. We arrived at home late this evening and I was sure getting the girls to bed would be a bit of a struggle. They were exhausted which can often mean, ironically, that going to sleep can be a challenge.
Apparently not though when you have a bed time reading routine.
Both girls climbed the stairs, showered and were under their covers quickly. Caroline tucked her fluffy comforter around herself and reached for her version of comfort food- an already read Babysitter’s Club book. What a perfect way to end a tiring day, visiting with familiar characters.
And Katherine snuggled up next to me as we picked right up where we left off last night, reading about Pandora and Seabold in Cynthia Rylant’s Lighthouse series.
There are nights when I feel so lucky to have established such a strong bed time reading routine and tonight was one of those nights.
Lovely. I can picture you all! xox
Both baking and reading sound wonderful!
What a great side benefit of having a reading routine, Stacey. I just spent an hour this morning curled up on the couch with Baby Bookworm reading books (re-reading several, because we only had so many within reach). It’s nice to think of you guys all snuggled together reading, too.