I don't know why I thought of this today, but I am glad I remembered it! This blog is bringing back a lot of memories of things the kids have done, and hopefully I'll be able to keep it going.
We had gone out one night as a family to a Disney on Ice show. It ended up being quite late by the time we got back home. As we pulled into the driveway in our luxurious 12 passenger Chevy van (yes, like the guys who come to repair your siding drive) I started giving the sleepy kids instructions. Straight inside! Brush teeth! Into jammies and into bed! My husband and I each unhooked a baby from his car seat to bring inside, diaper change, clothing change and put into bed. After this I did a bed check to make sure all the older kids had followed instructions. This was when I noticed one child was missing. Lauren was not in her bed. Well, I figured, she must have just laid down on the couch. Nope. No Lauren. So I check all the couches, but don't find her. I look in the other kids' rooms, and even under their blankets to see if she crawled in with someone else. No sign of her. I check all three levels of the house and the garage. Nothing. I am completely at a loss. So, even though I was sure that all kids had gotten out of the car, I went back outside to see if she had gotten back in and fallen asleep. But she was not there. At this point, I am completely out of places to look. As I start to walk back into my house I see her. Stretched out in the grass, fast asleep. She had gotten out of the car, laid down in the yard and gone to sleep. And had been there about 30 minutes by the time I found her!
Here she is- asleep in various places :) Sometimes a girl just needs a nap!