Monday, August 19, 2013

The things we do for our kids

Cooper has bee wanting to have a movie night and "sleepover" in the living room.  Sleepover meaning Steve & I had to sleep in the living room with him.  We let him have his wish this past Friday night.
These two were ready for their movie.  I picked up Wreck it Ralph from a Redbox and we were set.
 I also picked up some snacks.  I may have went overboard. 

 Here's where I may have earned my mother of the year award.  I slept on the floor,  Yes, I slept all night on the floor. Cameron curled up next to me and fell asleep around 8:30 so I put him in his bed, Steve slept on the couch, and I slept on the floor with Cooper.  When I sleep next to Cooper he has to curl right up next to me and put his arms around my neck.  Cute, but he also moved me off all the blankets onto the bare floor. 
After sleeping on the floor all night I knew we had to get out of the house.  Our first stop was the traveling Vietnam Memorial wall that was set up in Clarksville.  It was more than just the wall, they had quite a few replicas of various DC attractions.

 I also learned something new.  Did you know John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy had two additional children?  A daughter that was stillborn and a son who only lived two days.  The son was born in August of the same year that JFK was shot.  Can you imagine that grief?

When the boys are in middle school I can't wait to take a trip to DC, so much history.  Since these things don't exactly excite a 2 and 5 yr old we headed over to Speed Park to get out more energy.  I was tired and I slept on the floor.  The park was easy.
Naps are few and far between these days for Cooper but since going to bed late and waking up around 6, I knew he would need one.  Steve thought it would be funny to put this picture on twitter and say something about me getting the kid who napped.  Cameron took a nap too, just not for long. And if it wasn't for me laying with him, Cooper wouldn't have napped at all.  Plus I think I deserved a nap, why?  Let's all say it together..I SLEPT ON THE FLOOR!!
He failed to mention on twitter that I took the boys to my mom's house and we were gone all night until almost bedtime.  Leaving him with an empty house. 
Sunday was spent going to church and having dinner with my mom at her house.  I missed my bed Friday night, but so worth it.  I'd do it again this week if he asked me to.  Love making memories.


the lewis gang said...

super fun snacks and sleeping on the floor all night? yes, i would say you clinched the title!!!

melanie said...

cool! The boys wont forget those good memories

ginmommy said...

You're a good mommy.

Alicia Mcafee said...

That's fun!! You are a cool mom! :)