Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Riding off into the sunset

Every night, we try and do quiet activities before bedtime. Whether it's a song, a book, or maybe even listening to a prayer from a doll that Titi Mayra Lee bought us, it's always something to relax Kaylani just a little bit. Then, she'll nurse for 30-40 minutes with Mommy and go quietly off to sleep. It's a good routine and it's been working well for us, but it just didn't have that Western flair to it.

At the end of old Western movies, the hero would ride off into the sunset on their trusted horse. The music would fade out, the picture would fade out, and a happy ending would be had by all as the movie and the story concluded. It all seemed so nice that I thought I would replicate something to that effect for Kaylani's bedtime routine.

Tonight, we decided to mix it up a bit and ride off into the sunset with Kaylani. I think it went pretty well since she's nice and tired now so maybe we'll keep this new routine up. Or maybe we should go back to our old song/book/prayer routine. What do you think?


surprised mom said...

Her laughter was wonderful to hear. There's nothing like the joy of a baby.
You said that this routine tired Kaylani out. What about the "Horsey?" Did you sleep better, too?
Very cute video. I'd say do both your old and new routine just to add variety to bedtime. Boy do you and Kaylani's Mommy make bedtime fun!

Eric the Bolton said...

the opposite would happen for my kids.. it would want them to play and ride the horsey even more.

Melisa with one S said...

Ohmygod, the three of you are so adorable! So cute.

Gretchen Mather said...

Love this.

JonnyTam13 said...

Sooo, Horsey worked for about 4 hours before she woke up. It did leave me much more tired though. There was no repeat performance last night. Maybe over the weekend :)