this is what a typical evening looks like for us these days. we eat dinner and enjoy time outside. i used to go to bed early. i mean reaaally early. partly because i still woke up to feed ellie in the middle of the night and because she slept in our bed. we loved co-sleeping for that season of our lives. last week she officially started sleeping in her crib at night. it is definitely bittersweet. we have said we miss her pretty much every night. but, it's good for us. i get some cuddle time with my husband. and i get time to enjoy a tv show with him or can pick up the house without having to chase her around or go to bed at 8 when she's in bed. it takes a lot more effort (mostly emotionally) to make her sleep in her crib, but she's getting the hang of it.
aren't elle and michael precious together? and, yes, i'm aware i look a little rough and e's hair is crazy... but these are the real moments of life and i am embracing it.