Finer Things Friday: Not Sleeping

Sometimes I just want them to go to sleep already! On this particular night, though, I’m glad I didn’t jump up when I heard the “after hours” pitter-patter of feet not sleeping.

I’m glad I didn’t yell from the other room when I heard the quiet chatter of lips not sleeping.

I’m glad I took a deep breath, quieted myself, and listened to the rustle of arms and legs not sleeping.

I’m glad that this time I grabbed my camera just in case, and snuck in to investigate all of the not sleeping that was going on.

Not sleeping.

What Finer Things are you celebrating this week? Link up and let us know!  Please remember to link to your post, not your homepage, and give a link back here.

1. Hallee the Homemaker – Wholehearted Service
2. Phoebe @ GettingFreedom
3. Kate @ A Simple Walk
4. Janna- The Adventure of Motherhood
5. Backyard Redo (in progress)
6. SOUR CREAM CHOCOLATE CAKE -a little bit of everything
7. An experimental cake gone Right!
8. Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet (Fear of Heights and Grand Canyon?)
9. It Feels Like Chaos
10. Alison @ Hospitality Haven (German Meatloaf)
11. Fiskerelli Bellies (Reflecting on Mom)
12. Annie Kate (Yummy, Easy Banana Ice Cream)
13. Tara @ Feels Like Home (Colored Totes for Mother’s Day)
14. Mary Ann (video of nephew singing praises)
15. Why Frugal Living?
16. Like a Bubbling Brook (Being Present w/ My Children)
17. Parenting Miracles (Flowers for Mother’s Day)
18. Mama Got a New Camera!
19. Doing the Mom Thing (Progress)
20. mandi@itscome2this (Race for the Cure)
21. Trina @ JoyAnd Contentment (The Brightest Light & The Hightest High)
22. Rhubarb!
23. Allison @ Alli ‘n Son – Vegas Baby
24. Hallie @ Daily Bites (Roasted Vegetables with Gremolata)
25. Clothes Pin Lampshade Tutorial @ RedberryBarn
26. {1st Mother’s Day}
27. Family Stamping Food (Blooming May Flowers)
28. Inspired2cook (Bacon & Green Chile Quiche)
29. Painting Our Interior Doors Black @ Remodelaholic
30. Growing My Own Sugar Snaps/Bamboo Teepees
31. Mother’s Day Feed Me Books Friday – Blog
32. An Oregon Cottage (Homemade Cappuccinos!)
33. Easy To Be Gluten Free – Peanut Butter Pie
34. Frugal for You (Bartering)
35. Being a Mom @ Blessings Overflowing
36. Multitasking Mama (sleep is a finer thing)
37. Frugalhomekeeping (Good and Easy Cookbook from 1954)
38. Olivia@Of Such is the Kingdom (I’m a Momma)
39. Money4ThisNot4That-My Kids
40. annies home

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  1. How special! Siblings are just automatic best friends – or least we pray they will be 🙂

  2. Too sweet! 😀 They look adorable all snuggled together!

  3. Such a sweet picture! And, yes, my kids would so not be in trouble for still being awake if I found them like that!

  4. When my kids were younger we would occasionally find them snuggled up together. I kind of miss the “not sleeping” days.

  5. Oh, what a lovely picture! That’s the kind to cherish forever.

    Annie Kate

  6. My post this week is simply about being there – being *present* – with my children. Sometimes I just have to slow down, drop the routine, and savor these moments with them!


  7. So sweet! I love hearing the little conversations going on after I turn off the lights!

  8. Oh, how sweet! Thanks for hosting Finer Things Friday. 🙂

  9. How sweet!! You got a great picture too:) And just think … soon there will be another one in that bed:)

  10. Adorable. Things like that always remind me to pick my battles.

  11. This very thing happened over here the other evening. Wish I would have thought to snap a picture! Nicholas was reading the Bible to Noah (and there was no arguing and/or fighting–which is rare with them 2!)–such a precious moment!

  12. I am glad when I handle things well too:-)

  13. way to stop the yell and capture the moment! Those pitter patter of little feet can be the best sound in the world, or the most FRUSTRATING sound in the world–depending on the day, time and my mood!!:) Great capture..
    Thanks for hosting this party, love its uniqueness.

  14. That is so sweet!

  15. That is so sweet. Love it!

  16. Too funny- today you talk about non sleeping and my finer thing is sleep, and lots of it LOL

  17. Aww. That’s so sweet!!!! Isn’t it great when we get it right sometimes? Way to go. And how nice to have a picture to prove it 🙂


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