Thursday, July 16, 2009

Bedtime bliss

Last night I escaped the house for an evening out with the divine Wendi Aarons - we had a good dinner and then did some shopping and bookstore trolling. It was a real treat.

When I got home, a little before ten, the big girls were still awake and watching a movie with B. I crawled into bed with From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, which I bought for Ella but decided to re-read for old time's sake.

B stopped the movie to take a call from his dad/business partner, who is heading into the wilds of Canada for a two-week rafting trip, and the girls got antsy waiting for B to come back inside. I invited them to crawl into bed with me, with the warning that they had to be still. I'm not sure how long we lasted before all three of us were sound asleep. B came in and snapped a picture.

Unfortunately, the flash woke me up, but I'm glad to have this picture. B carried the girls off to bed, and I went back to sleep. Falling asleep snuggled in with my big girls was a lovely way to end the day.

Happy Love Thursday.


Runner Dude said...

The picture makes Granpa very happy!

calicobebop said...

What a precious shot! How lucky are you that it's properly documented! So sweet!

the mama bird diaries said...

How sweet! And I'm jealous that you got to hang with Wendi.

Bitsy Parker said...

Awww! Couldn't be cuter. Those are same sheets that are on one of the beds at our house (not my real house)

Suna Kendall said...

Sigh, I remember doing this when the kids were that age. I don't know when it finally stopped, but I sure miss it.