Monday, 30 April 2012

Harrison's First Sleepover

I just want to begin this post by saying how excited I am to have reached 2000 pageviews!  How exciting for my little blog.  I've been having a lot of fun with it lately, so it's nice that others are able to enjoy it as well.  If you haven't noticed, the blog's appearance changes from time to time as I figure out new features and widgets etc.  I'm also doing a bit of a shift in the blog's focus by adding in some crafts and recipes as well as updates on the kiddies.

Now, on to the exciting stuff...Harrison finally had his first night away from Mommy and Daddy!  Ella was 9 months before we left her over night and she was more than ready to be away from us.  Harrison has been a mommy's boy from about 6 months old.  He gets a bit upset when other people try to hold him, let alone babysit him.  We decided to try and leave them overnight while we went to a buck and doe because it would be good practice for when we leave them in the summer for a wedding.

When we dropped the kids off at Grandma and Grandpa's house, Ella didn't miss a beat making herself at home with all the toys.  Harrison cried - as we expected.  From experience, I know the best thing to do is just leave.  Lingering and trying to comfort him would only make it worse for me and the baby.  So we left (after a lengthy list of instructions).  Needless to say, we had a delicious dinner and great night out with family and friends  followed by sleeping in (until 9am if you can call that sleeping in) and a yummy (but quiet) breakfast.  I really enjoyed have a neat and tidy (and clean) house for the roughly 19 hours we were child-free.

When we went to pick up the kids, Harrison was, of course, playing happily with some toys.  His crying lasted only about 1/2 an hour after we left and then he was fine!  So, Harrison's first sleepover was a success.  Unfortunately, my kitchen looked like this after the kids had been back home for a mere 10 minutes.

You may be thinking, this isn't that bad. However, as I wrote we'd only been back a few minutes and all these toys were previously tucked away out of sight!

Here's a lovely little look at Harrison's new hobby - grabbing the spoon while we're trying to feed him...

Admiring his capture

Trying to look innocent

Taunting us

Stay tuned for some exciting posts coming up in May!


  1. This is one adorable little boy!

  2. Very adorable boy I agree. Very lucky boy too.


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