For the past week, my dear sweet angel has been waking up at 6:30AM. This is a huge change from his 8:30 era, which seems to have come to an end. When other moms used to ask how Cooper slept, their jaw practically dropped when I told them. It was such a gift. So, I began using a rule I learned from my neighbor in Georgia. If your night light is on, you should still be in bed. If you're night light turns off you can come wake up mommy. It's like he has an internal alarm clock that goes off at 6:30. And these past few mornings, I have walked him back to his room, given him a few books and of course his car keys that go everywhere with him and he is content. It's wild how his sleep habits changed. Hopefully this is just a phase and he will get his daddy's genes back quick on this one!!!
It has been such nice weather here. We hit up the beach yesterday. It's very relaxing, more than I thought it would be. Since Cooper is such a cautious kid, he doesn't travel far from my sight, so I literally sat down the whole time while he played in the sand and chased the birds. Yeap, I am one of those people who let my kid chase the seagulls towards the other folks on the beach. I remember hating that has a teen! LOL. Cooper is scared of the water so he doesn't even venture that way. Every time the water rushed on shore he said, "Mommy, no water, no water!" We were only there for a few hours before we were both worn out! He and I both had a good 3 hour nap yesterday. I've really got to take advantage of nap time right now, since in about 5 weeks, I won't get much sleep!