The cries only subsided when Kol was brought into our bed but, sleep still evaded him. Every couple of minutes, which is when I assume that damn sleep angel would prod him to speak up, I would hear Kol's mind moving through his mouth. I heard him discussing with himself "fortress..ga-prise" which when decoded, means he wants to go under the blanket and make a fortress and then shout out SURPRISE to the "unsuspecting" parent above the blanket. He also kept repeating in the same intonation as the voice on the app "peek-a-boo barn" an Ipad app that Kol loves to play (it is a fabulous app where kids learn the animal names and sounds they make.) After every adorable sentence Kol spoke -- he truly has the cutest voice (warning I may be biased) -- I told him if he does not go back to sleep I will put him back in his crib. That kept him quiet for a good 5 minutes each time! Thankfully at around 6:15 am he fell asleep til 8.
As you can imagine, we were both exhausted all day! Even though we were both good sports about it, I stopped being angry about my night after my second cup of coffee. (Thank you coffee bean at The Grove for that!) and Kol played nicely with the bubbles lady at The Grove (God bless her- she stands there for hours entertaining all of LA's children) and he truly enjoyed the swings this afternoon at the park. He even calmed down enough to eat some dinner after a serious melt down at around 5 pm. It is 6:45pm now, Kol is sleeping and I plan on going to bed really early tonight. I pray we all have a quiet, restful night but I will say, if we do, I wont be telling any of you about it!
Good Night, Sleep Tight!