Once he lays down and gets 5-10 minutes of bedtime reading, he's not allowed out of his bed. If he walks out, we walk him back in without talking to him. After a few times, we tell him that if he gets out of bed again, we'll have to close the door. I've had to do this a few times for one minute, and then once I open it again he lays down for good. The first night, he woke up and came out of his room 6 times. Last night was the first time he stayed in his room until 6am without getting up once during the night, which was quite a treat for us. So hopefully that's the new pattern. It's a bit heartbreaking though when he walks into our room at 3am all sleepy-eyed and wanting to get into bed with us and I have to walk him back to his room... especially when he dragged his comforter and pillow pet with him into our room!! I think he knows how to emotionally affect us, but he also knows when we're not going to give in.
We had a great Easter day with Grampa and GiGi.
And here's a carrot cake being made for Easter.
We also have a few additional pictures to share from the past month.
Pretending to sleep with Abuelito.
Picnic on St. Patrick's Day.
I walked into the kitchen one day and couldn't believe what Michael had done. How he got these 14 books to stack like this is a bit beyond me.
And yesterday I plopped him up on the sofa and he watched me shoot pool for a good ten minutes. Who knew he could stay still!