Monday, April 4, 2011

Sleep-Sleep-Walkin'


One of us always goes up to check on the kids before we go to bed.

Usually, we both go, because we're suckers for the many varieties of sweet cheeks resting quiet and calm and kissably cute.

Last night, Cory went.

As the story goes, he kissed Ruby and said "Ni-night, Ruby. I love you." She was sound asleep. Until she sat bolt-upright, that is. She looked straight through Cory, then stood up. He asked her where she was going.

"Out-thide"

He followed her down.

At the very last step, she plopped down, in all her circa-2000 J Lo Grammy dress glory, and fell right back into a deep sleep.

One can only guess how long she may have slumbered in such a condition.

Alas, Daddy carried her back up to bed.

And we all slept peacefully, ever-after.

39 comments:

  1. Both hysterical and priceless! My very favorite part is the comemorative photo!

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  2. oh my gosh! that is hilarious!! i've always been amazed at sleepwalkers...they are really sleeping, but they're awake! what?! :)

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  3. Rachel said it all - precious!

    x Felicity

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  4. That's just adorable! You must have been in stitches.
    I love that Ruby lisps. My Lucia is 6 and she still has a lisp. I love it!

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  5. bhahahahahaha! that photo, and the j-lo reference, cracked my business up. what a sweet pea!

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  6. uh oh! Better get high up locks on the doors! I know a sleep walker whose parents found mud on his little feetsies in the morning...
    This is an awesome photo...she's such a diva! (in a good way)

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  7. My 6 year old has been sleep walking for a couple of years.....it's really weird...his eyes are open, he looks right at us and mumbles unintelligable words and conversation. We hug him, and put him back in his bed, he rolls over and goes back to sleep. He's never walks outside or anywhere other than to find us.....looks like you've got one too! I'm hoping they grow out of it.

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  8. hahahhaha. omgosh! She is hilarious!!! We have sleepwalkers too! And when I was little my mom caught me trying to walk out the front door (in my undies!) totally asleep!!!

    Wish I'd rocked my pjs j.lo style like Rubester! lol :)

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  9. That is the most EXCELLENT photo EVER!

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  10. That is fabulous! Aren't digital cameras the best invention ever - to have that picture is truly priceless.

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  11. Ruby is very sweet! How adorable she is!
    Kisses from jakarta, Indonesia!

    :)

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  12. I love it! Ruby is such a sweetie.

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  13. Too adorable! Love the J Lo reference - perfect!

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  14. Oh my word! The sweet angel. So funny!

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  15. hilarious! she must really be longing for more warm weather and long days out in the sun ;) what a cutie.

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  16. Sorry, I have nothing clever to say here. Riley sleep walks on days that he has been extremely busy. We don't let him sleep on the top bunk on those days.

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  17. Oh this is too cute! Both of my kids were sleep walkers and talkers, let me tell you, it got pretty interesting at times... once my son got "stuck" in our walk in closet! As "adults" (21 and 23) they still talk in their sleep but no sleep walking. It really is pretty freakish when they look at you and you know they aren't really "there".

    I really can't relate to this myself since I'm the lightest sleeper on the planet... I can't imagine how someone does this!

    Still laughing,
    Chris

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  18. that drama pose is just too much:)!! good thing daddy was there to watch where she was going. i slept walked once and was headed outside when my brother caught me just in time. that's kinda scary.

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  19. So funny! And you are so witty!! Corbin always has his blanket sleepers unzipped like that or he will have his arms completely out. What a great photo capture!

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  20. Love that you were able to capture her chosen position. She's a doll!

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  21. LOL-that's exactly what I thought of when I looked at the picture! I once heard from a friend that her kids sleepwalk when they have chocolate! Who knows.
    xo
    Char

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  22. oh, i LOVE this. especially how you both go in and check the children after they've fallen asleep. trent and i do that too. who can resist their beauty? :) love you sister.

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  23. Nothing is better, than half awake sleeping children. How precious is that!

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  24. Adorable! My WeeMan and hubby talk in their sleep but neither have wondered around yet. I have overheard some interesting conversations however!

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  25. Love it! And love that you thought to take a picture! Those are the kind of pictures that you will be so glad you took 20 years from now.
    I was a sleep talker as a kid and still am. I will have whole conversations in my sleep. It totally creeps my husband out :)

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  26. sigh, I don't know what's funnier: Ruby's adventure or your fab comparison to J-Lo's scandalous oscar dress!

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  27. How cute it that!! Thanks for all your nice comments. Let me know when you are free for lunch again. xo

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  28. My mom and I are heading up to Mishawaka/ South Bend tomorrow for some shopping and to meet my brother who lives in Goshen for dinner. Any tips on where to take a 2 year old to run some energy off - good parks around there?

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  29. Hilarious!
    xoxo,
    HBY

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  30. precious precious precious,
    love to y'all!

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  31. I had trouble making it down those stairs wide awake!
    p.s. episode one - check

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  32. LOVE! i sleepwalk too!
    somehow i think your girl does it way cooler than i;)
    also, your life is beautiful! xo

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