I have loved taking Sadie to the library. The Lakewood Library is amazing. We usually get 5 books & 1 DVD for her each time we go. They have tons of DVDs, so we took her off of our Netflix queue. Might as well save a few dollars, right?
She seems to have one book from the selection that becomes her favorite. Last week it was Edwina, The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct by Mo Willems. It was so cute to hear her say "Dinosaurs STINKED!!" & knowing she really wasn't totally grasping what extinct meant.
This week her favorite has been Emily's Balloon by Komako Sakai. This one is really adorable & I am in love with the illustrations. A sweet little read that is perfect for bedtime.
Speaking of bedtime...We have still been lying down with Sadie to get her to bed each night. On Sunday Dylan suggested that we start the task of getting her to fall asleep on her own. He had to do it, cause I seem to drag my feet on stuff like this. Well, we did the routine. Bath, jammies, brush teeth, read a book, say a prayer & then I told her I was leaving her & she could do this on her own. She was reluctant at first. Whining that she was too scared. So we got her a teddy bear to hold & left her alone. She didn't get out of her bed once, but she did call out to Dylan & he went in & told her goodnight one more time. We heard her reading a book to her teddy & before we knew it she was asleep. It took about a half hour. We went in & took the book out of her hands & felt SO HAPPY that things had gone so smoothly.
Last night.....same routine. This time Sadie had no objections when it was time for me to leave the room & she fell asleep even faster. We've been pretty happy. Way to go us! And, way to go Sadie!