Thursday, July 2, 2009

Lazy Dayz...

My kids don't often just fall asleep anywhere, so when they do I make sure I get a picture to document the occasion. I just love my kids when they are asleep and want to remember those happy times...
Coming up the stairs was just too much for Aiden so he had to take a quick power nap to recover.
Andrew hardly ever falls asleep during the day. And even in long trips in the car he is the last kid to fall asleep. So this really surprised me.

I LOVE this shot of Oakley. In the middle of playing poker she takes a nap. So cute.

And I couldn't believe this when I saw it. Paige fell asleep standing up. Honestly, how does one do that?
And every kid has done this sometime in their life. I think Morgan just wanted to get out of eating those appetizing noodles and cheese.
And to finish off the post, a pic of the 3 older kids all taking a nap together. Have I said that I love when my kids are asleep???

26 comments:

Mandi McQuivey said...

Way cute post! Kids are so funny! Love those pictures!! Seriously, how did Paige fall asleep standing up?? haha

Trent said...

Those kid of pictures make me want to be a parent. If kids slept all the time how much easier would our job be. I do love our kids though. I'm glad I'm their dad even if these times are few and far between. I wish I was taking a power nap right now.

Annie said...

These are great pictures. Such cute kids and such crazy sleeping! Too bad adults don't look that cute when we're asleep and too bad the sleep doesn't come very often . . . especially for you.

xo

Allen's said...

AMAZING! My kids almost never fall asleep in any other place than their bed or car. Except we once found Sam in the bathtub one night after he had gone to bed! Love how they can fall asleep standing up or while eating!

cwilson said...

That is so funny! It's amazing what positions kids can sleep in! I have to say though...I've never seen anyone sleep standing up!

Tavan said...

OMG...I totally laughed out loud when I saw Paige's pic! How does that happen?! Too funny. This is a great post...made me a bit sleepy...but super cute :)

Tom and Dayna said...

We need to learn from there example and sleep where ever and when ever we can!

Mindy said...

I can't believe the ways that kids can fall asleep!! The only place that I can fall asleep besides my bed is church. ;)

Kelli said...

Seriously nothing better than a sleeping child, especially spontaneous sleep! Super cute! Have you heard of IT band for runners? I am sure you have, but if you haven't it might be your problem and it is a pretty easy fix...let me know.

Jill said...

They are so cute! I love when they fall asleep. OH! I am going to miss these kids when I'm gone. I really think I might cry when I move. I just love coming home to them.

Jamie N said...

They really are so cute! I can't believe all the places they fell asleep. Some of them are down right impressive.

And I think your whole crew and Jill are all going to go through a crazy withdrawl/adjustment phase once Jill is gone.

amyandseth06 said...

Very cute. I wish I could be watching when they fall asleep. We've had many times where I could hear talk, talk, talk in the crib and then nothing. I go in and check and there's a toy in their hand in mid air and they're totally asleep.
I love all your pictures.

Maga said...

Oakley takes the cake with the Poker Nap!!!

Andrea said...

This is the best post EVER. There's no question that life is good when the kids are asleep, but these pics are AWESOME. I have to say that I can totally relate with Aiden...I often feel the need to nap when I hit the top of the stairs. And that little Oakley, falling asleep playing cards--she is such a cute little bean. But honestly, falling asleep while standing??? I'm SO happy for you that you got a pic of that!

Hey, can you make me some of those noodles and cheese??

Alyssa said...

Why is it that kids look the cutest when they are sleeping? I love that picture of Oakley!! They all are so cute!

Steph said...

Those are some dang cute pictures! I think every parent loves sleeping kids. I hope you can get some rest too, and get feeling better!

Shannon said...

Hopefully you're getting lots of naps in too and that you feel better soon!

hbentley said...

so funny. I love that your kids can fall asleep just about anywhere. Aiden on the stairs is perfect. I hope all are feeling better up north. Thanks for letting us come up.

Jake and Becky Veigel Family said...

This is hilarious. I think my favorite is Aiden on the stairs. He just couldn't make it up that last step! B

Mandi McQuivey said...

P.S. Noodles and Cheese reminds me of something. . . "JUST ONE MORE BITE"!! LOL

Kelli said...

There are good IT band stretches and it really comes down to your core. Stretch your hip flexors really good and often and the outside of your knee (stand with one leg behind the other and bend over) or stretch forward with your legs straight but bend a bit to the side. Mine was acting up before RAGNAR but I was able to stretch it enough to keep it ok. Hopefully this helps...and makes sense!!

Kathy&Mike said...

I just love your blog!

Kristen said...

All of these pictures are adorable. What lil' cuties. I love when kids just can't keep their eyes open anymore. They fall asleep in the craziest places.

Ginny said...

what a great collection of pictures! i love sleeping pictures...and these are AWESOME!

Julie said...

You have some good sleep pictures! They really are unbelievable! The one of Paige asleep standing up makes me want to cuddle her. I just don't know how sleep overcomes these kids so suddenly like it does. So CUTE!

Karina said...

love this post... so funny how we parent celebrate nap times... especially the unexpected ones!!! love the one of oakley with the cards all over her!!! lol