Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Family Night: Prince of Sleepyland!

Last Wednesday night, Samuel SLEPT THROUGH THE NIGHT!!!!! Can you tell I'm excited?! When Emily was a baby - we decided we would have a party when she finally slept through the night. I made a little crown, we wore our pj's, listened to lullabies and crowned her the Princess of Sleepyland. We repeated this when Rachel slept through the night.

Samuel broke the crying trend (Emily and Rachel had both cried at their parties) and was as content and happy as could be for his party! I loved this idea at the Inspired Room to make the table look like a bed!We all put on our pj's, listened to lullaby music and dimmed the lights. I made pizza with moon and star shaped cheese on top - but the cheese melted into unrecognizable oblivion. Then we read the Sleep Book and had moon and star shaped sugar cookies - sprinkles courtesy of Emily. After cookies, the girls piled on the couch and watched Sleepytime Songs and Stories courtesy of Sesame Street!
Samuel, Prince of SleepylandMama is happy that he is sleeping all night!
Rachel, Princess of Sleepyland
Emily, Princess of SleepylandSamuel poses on the pillow on our table:
We love you, Samuel - hope you enjoyed your first party!

26 comments:

Susan said...

Oh my goodness, what a cute idea! I am so glad you can sleep through the night too;)

Leanne said...

How Sweet!! Congratulations...its awesome, isn't it???

Anonymous said...

Ahhh sleep!!!! I am happy for you. What a gift a good nights sleep is. My youngest was 2yo before he slept through the night. Samuel is doin great, he is SO cute!!!!tammyp

Anonymous said...

Way to go, Samuel! Sleeping through the night is good for you and good for Mama! Fun party! :) Love to all, Mom/Grammie

*carrie* said...

Super cute, Monica. I love that you made the table look like a bed!

In Sunday's video, I was surprised by how different Samuel looks from when I saw him. His face has definitely filled out, and one of his expressions looked just liked David!

Susan P. said...

Monica, that has got to be one of the cutest (and most creative) ideas I have ever seen!! Way to go, Prince Samuel :o)

MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

Yeah! A good nights sleep is something to celebrate!

Nancy said...

I love reading your blog.

What a blessing you are to your children! These memories and lessons will last a lifetime.

Beverly said...

What a cute idea! Looks like everyone had a fun time. I so remember how wonderful it is to finally have the babies sleep through the night. Enjoy many more restful nights!

Amy said...

That is SUCH a cute idea, Monica! As always, I love it! You are going to feel like a whole new momma with all of that sleep :)

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh, I remember those days! What a sweet idea to celebrate in such a memorable way for your kids! Your table / bed turned out precious!

I love your blog, you've inspired me to think of more things to celebrate with the kids...

blessings,
melissa

patty w said...

Sweet! such a gorgeous family! My, he is getting big! You are a fantastic Mom, Monica! Hugs to you all!

Katy said...

What a wonderful idea Monica! Your mind is sooo creative and makes everything special!!! I absolutely love it! Your children will have wonderful memories of your ideas and I am sure they will carry them on with their own families someday!!
Also...congrats that Samuel slept through the night!!! That is fantastic!! I hope you got a restful nights sleep as well!!! (I remember when one of mine would sleep through...i would get up to make sure they were OK...LOL)

Mary Ann said...

So cute! I love how pudgy Samuel is getting! Also love how Emily got to do the sprinkles.:-)

Tracey said...

You come up with such good ideas....You're a great mom!!! You must have been SO SO excited not to be woken up in the middle of the night!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

tami said...

your children are adorable! and what a great idea!!!

Linds said...

What a great idea! So cute!

Ginger said...

You are such an awesome mom!

Honest to Ya~Ya said...

What a sweet tradition.
I just ♥ your blog with all of these lovely ideas!

Anonymous said...

I was going to say how much I liked your shirt and how very prairie style it was then realized it was pj's. So cute anyway!! Glad to hear about that sweet boy sleeping through the night-thats the best!!
Elise
Cute party too!!

Gena said...

So sweet. I never thought of doing this with any of mine. You still continue to amaze me with your creativity and energy.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Samuel & Mama!!

So happy for you. The party was darling...love the bed/table idea.
Also glad Samuel didn't cry!
Hope he conitnues to let you get good sleep.

I love you, Grandma

Jamie said...

This is such a cute idea! :-) I just love how you celebrate all the little things! Though really sleeping through the night is a big thing!

Marianna said...

Way to go, Samuel!!! I'm so glad he's sleeping through the night for you because I know how much better we feel with uninterrupted sleep. My Samuel took 15 months to do that. I am praying that Vance is a better sleeper. We will find out in a few weeks.

Michie said...

That is such a cute idea! :)

Jennifer said...

I think I need this party more than my daughter... I haven't been able to sleep through the night since she was still in my womb!

I am hoping it will happen by the end of this year though.