Sunday, June 24, 2007

Date to Remember

I know I've had a few "write down the date" posts, but this one is big. REALLY BIG.

Last night, Padyn slept without her pacifier.

I wouldn't quite call it voluntary. We decided it was time, we told her, she cried about it for a while, then she went to bed. Daddy lay down with her to make sure it was going to take. She was out in minutes, and didn't wake up calling out at all during the night. Not once!

You better believe we made a big deal out of it this morning. She finally got her beloved Dora Carriage (why she loves it so much, we're not sure). She got the Dora blanket that Auntie bought her as a present for the momentous occasion (it's been hiding in the playroom). And, of course, no celebration would be complete without candy. 7am and she was happily munching on M&M's and Jelly Beans. Yummm. Just what I want first thing in the morning.

Now, Grandpa and Mimi put her to bed tonight, and while it took her a while to actually get it bed, apparently there was no whining or lamenting about the lose of the paci. In fact, she kept telling Grandpa and Mimi, "Remember, I have to sleep without my paci." Maybe she was psyching herself up for it. It awaits to be seen if she'll actually go all night without complaint, but it's 9:30pm, and we haven't heard from her yet. We'll see how 3am goes.

To bed for me now. It is going to be a long week. We are having VBS (Vacation Bible School) at our church this week and I'm the preschool director. This is what I have to look forward to. Really, I'm excited about it. It's going to be great. The kids are going to love it. Padyn is going to love it. All that singing and dancing? At church? All her favorite things...