My cousin Mandy came to visit last weekend. It was the first time she had seen Hayden. She is by far the busiest person I know. She teaches middle school Spanish full time, is getting her masters, works part time at a hotel, and is doing an internship. I need a nap just thinking about it all. So it was very nice of her to come from the Chicago area to visit with us. It was a really nice weekend. Because she is so busy she didn’t mind just hanging out, catching up, and playing with Hayden. We went on a nice walk in the afternoon and had a lovely meal out at a place we hadn’t been to before.
We started Hayden on a bedtime routine this week. We tried this a few weeks ago but he wasn’t really ready for it then. He’s taken to it pretty well so far! We started on Monday. He gets a bath, then baby massage, then feeding, then if he is still awake he gets a story. But he has only gotten a story one night so far as he keeps falling asleep during his feeding. Fine with us! Daddy is in charge of the bath and baby massage. He loves his bath but cries his head off when he gets out because he’s cold/tired/hungry. So baby massage might get phased out since he doesn’t really seem to enjoy it – he just wants his pajamas on and to be fed! Anyway, he’s done brilliantly so far. For the last three nights he wakes up about 20 minutes after he’s put down and needs to be rocked back to sleep, but then he stays asleep until he needs to eat again.
I don’t have anything more to write about Halloween, but I just had to get a picture on here with Lucy in her outfit. She just makes me laugh! Too bad Abbey wouldn’t stay in her outfit long enough to get a pic of them both dressed up together. They are two peas in a pod anymore. The sleep in Lucy’s dog bed together. It’s hilarious.