dad & tavi having fun
This was a big week for Tavi (ahem, me) because we started a bedtime routine so that she would get used to sleeping in her own room, in her crib. I think it's been harder on me than her! In the evening after she eats we give Tavi a bath, have quiet time, dim the lights and read her my tattered copy of Good Night Little Bear, one of my favourite books from when I was a kid. I absolutely loved that story and looked forward to it every night, though I do remember my dad asking me frequently if I wanted to read something different! Beside's the fact that little bear "tricked" his Dad, I always liked that little bear got to eat chocolate cake before bed.
After story time it's in the crib with a goodnight kiss and a mama and daddy love you, with the sleep sheep softly playing sounds of the ocean or rainfall in the background. Jay and I turn off the lights and quietly walk out of Tavi's room. She knows it's time to sleep when it's dark and she's usually pretty good, within 15 minutes or so she's fast asleep.