As most parents do, I’ve been taking absolutely adorable pictures of my son sleeping since he was born. Recently I started taking a photo of him every night (and sometimes during nap time, on that rarest of occasions) in the exact position he falls asleep. He’s been pretty amusing lately, as we allow him to watch some TV and eat some snacks before bed if he does so peacefully in his room, so he tends to fall asleep in pretty bewildering positions and places.
Once taking the random picture here and there turned into a nightly ritual, the excitement of wondering how and where I would find Holden each night inspired me to incorporate his cuteness into Nonsense & Shenanigans.
So here it is: below are galleries of my son sleeping, sorted by year. (This is mainly a 2014 thing, but I searched through my computer and Facebook files and gathered all the sleeping photos I could find, so there will be some in 2011, 2012, and 2013.) Each Thursday I will add the previous week’s 7 (or more) treasures to the 2014 gallery. I will also publish a new post linking to this page, reminding you about Tired Toddler Thursdays, and possibly adding in a story, quip, thought, etc. relating to one or all of Holden’s sleeping positions.
Here’s the fun part: I invite you, followers, fellow bloggers, Facebook and Twitter fans, family, strangers — anyone at all is welcome — to join me. You do not have to have a toddler OR take a photo every day, your child can be any age or you can even switch things up and take pictures of your significant other, best friend, roommate, pet, whatever comes to mind (so long as it’s a living being and sleeping). Then:
- Add your photos to a post, and do the same as me — write a story about one or all of the photos, add some thoughts, or post only photos if you’re not feeling up to anything else. It’s up to you. (I am not a photographer, so this isn’t about the quality of the pictures, as you will soon find out).
- Include a pingback to this post (if you do not know how to do so — simply insert the link/webaddress of this page somewhere in your post. You can copy and paste the actual address itself somewhere, or you can insert a link somewhere in your post, so long as it’s somewhere) (and either that week’s post or let me know, otherwise I won’t get a notification).
- I will then add your post (in turn adding a pingback to your post) to the list on this page of those who participate, along with on the weekly reminder post. Have fun!
- (Each week of photos spans from the previous Thursday to the Wednesday before each posting Thursday. The day we post does not count, so if your subject has already slept at some point that day, save it for the next week.)
- Have fun! And check out the other participants. Give them some love — ‘like’ posts you like, ‘comment’ thoughts you have, ‘share’ posts the world needs to know, check out their other posts and ‘follow’ them if you find them interesting — you know the deal.
Without further ado, Tired Toddler Thursdays presents Holden-Houdini-Sleeperooni:
Week of November 9th
Week of November 9th
Week of November 9th
Week of November 2nd
Week of October 26th
Week of October 26th
Week of October 26th
Week of October 26th
October 20th Sleepy Time
October 17th Sleepy Time
October 15th Sleepy Time — stealing my spot
October 14th Sleepy Time — yep, he’s still doing this.
Unsure of the exact date, Sleepy Time, don’t we look freaking adorable?
August 19th Sleepy Time – per usual
August 12th Nap Time with Gigi
August 10th Sleepy Time – where’s Holden?
August 10th Sleepy Time – completely under the blanket with his feet sticking out
August 6th Sleepy Time – I went in his room and had a mini panic attack because I couldn’t find him. Then I noticed him all curled up in the corner. With a tiger on his head.
August 5th Sleepy Time – second night I took photos of him in his bed. All curled up and adorable.
August 5th Sleepy Time 2 – closeup of the adorableness
August 4th Sleepy Time – He didn’t quite make it into bed.
July 31st Sleepy Time – FIRST time successfully sleeping in his bed.
July 31st Sleepy Time 2 – notice the tent surrounding his bed. Pretty cool, right?
July 31st Sleepy Time 3 – Notice the pillows on the floor to catch him when he falls. At least he’s not sleeping on them.
July 31st Sleepy Time 4 – he looks so peaceful
July 31st Sleepy Time 5 – he’s rockin’ this whole bed thing.
July 31st Sleepy Time 6 – Still first night, but I heard him fall out of bed, put him back in, and he passed right back out.
July 29th Sleepy Time 4 – after he fell asleep in Adam’s spot (from last week), he decided to take up the whole bed.
July 29th Sleepy Time 5 – after he fell asleep in Adam’s spot (from last week), he decided to take up the whole bed.
July 29th Sleepy Time — it started out like this, with my side plenty big enough. Once I was able to fall asleep, he was sprawled out horizontally in the middle.
July 29th Sleepy Time 2 — after his big day with Gigi, Mommom, & Poppop, and his late nap, he stayed up until 1:30am. Jack wasn’t home this night so Holden was in odd sorts. Finally fell asleep in Jack’s spot, on Jack’s pillow, under Jack’s blanket, watching Jack’s iPad.
July 29th Sleepy Time 3 — completely taking over Jack’s role.
July 29th Nap Time — after another exciting day with Gigi, he passed out during dinner time at Mommom&Poppop’s house. (I’m not sure which one of these came first.)
July 29th Nap Time — after another exciting day with Gigi, he passed out during dinner time at Mommom&Poppop’s house. I don’t know how this exact position happened. (I’m not sure which one of these came first.)
July 28th Sleepy Time — his head is actually half under his bed.
July 27th Sleepy Time – I’m running out of words for “frickin’ adorable.”
July 25th Sleepy Time — can you spot the toddler?
July 25th Sleepy Time 2 – this is one of my favorite of his sleeping positions. All curled up and frickin’ adorable.
July 22nd Nap Time — again with Gigi, he slept the whole time they were on the water.
July 22nd Sleepy Time – still tired from a busy day.
July 15th Nap/Sleepy Time — Gigi wore him out (this one is out of order because I forgot about it).
July 16th Sleepy Time – he was rolling around on my bed and literally passed out mid-roll.
July 16th Sleepy Time with Jack
July 13th Sleepy Time
July 13th Sleepy Time 2
July 12th Nap time
July 12th Nap Time 2
July 11th Sleepy Time
July 10th Sleepy Time
July 8th Sleepy Time — normal kid, not a good pic.
July 7th Sleepy Time — he spent the day at the beach with Gigi. He fell asleep in the car, and when we brought him in this was how he positioned himself.
July 6th Sleepy Time — he’s been waking up earlier, so he gets tired earlier, so I let him pass out on the couch. With his face squished.
July 6th Sleepy Time 2 — I thought he was curled up. When I moved the blanket, I found him spread out.
July 5th Sleepy Time — after our day on the boardwalk.
July 4th Sleepy Time — He got slightly excited about hearing fireworks in the distance, and then passed out in his usual position.
July 3rd Sleepy Time — I don’t know why he was so tired this day, but he looks adorable and hilarious.
July 2nd Sleepy Time – he got the blanket, put it on himself, and curled up with it. As I’m typing this he’s still in the same position because he looked so comfy I didn’t want to move him.
July 1st Sleepy Time – He fell asleep eating leftover birthday cake, as you can see.
June 30th Nap Time, Part 1 – He threw a horrible tantrum during bathtime (which he usually loves) and was so exhausted once it was over he passed out in my arms. (Also Jack’s birthday.)
June 30th Nap Time, Part 2 – After his bath tantrum and falling asleep in my arms, I tried to put a diaper on him. He (while sleeping) would not allow me to turn him onto his back, so he laid like this for a while. He also stinky-farted on me three times. (Also Jack’s birthday.)
June 30th Nap Time, Part 3 – After bath tantrum, falling asleep in my arms, and sleeping naked on the floor, I finally managed to get a Pull-Up mostly on him, got him in bed, and put a blanket over him. (Also Jack’s birthday.)
June 30th Wake Up Time, Part 1 – Bath tantrum + slept in my arms + naked on the floor + curled up in bed = waking up still cranky and hiding from the camera. (Also Jack’s birthday.)
June 30th Wake Up Time, Part 2 – Bath tantrum + slept in my arms + naked on the floor + curled up in bed + waking up and hiding from the camera = still a bit grumpy. (Also Jack’s birthday.)
June 30th Wake Up Time, Part 3 – Bath tantrum + slept in my arms + naked on the floor + curled up in bed + waking up and hiding from the camera + still a bit grumpy = FINALLY happy, but still lazy. (Also Jack’s birthday.)
June 30th Wake Up Time, Part 4 – Bath tantrum + slept in my arms + naked on the floor + curled up in bed + waking up and hiding from the camera + still a bit grumpy + lazy happy = Up and About at Last! (Also Jack’s birthday.)
June 29th Sleepy Time – I told him he could stay up late because it was his birthday. He lasted half an hour.
June 28th Sleepy Time – After his birthday party, he was completely wiped out.
June 27th Sleepy Time – I got a few photos in which you could see his head, but I thought that took away from the fact that his head was literally UNDER THE TABLE.
June 26th Sleepy Time – I don’t know what to say other than HOW FRICKIN’ ADORABLE IS HE?!
June 25th Sleepy Time – he helped do lots of yardwork and was exhausted. Also PEED ON THE POTTY FOR THE FIRST TIME!
June 24th – This is what Jack does when I ask him to take the nightly pic.
June 24th – Jack took this photo.
June 23rd – chocolate covered face.
June 22nd Sleepy Time – on our way home from the second birthday party of the weekend.
June 21st Sleepy Time – after our first birthday party, he wouldn’t go night-night until I put his gloves on.
June 20th Sleepy Time – not even 9pm, after an exciting sleepover the night before with Gigi.
June 18th Sleepy Time
June 17th Sleepy Time
June 16th Sleepy Time
June 15th Sleepy Time
June 14th Sleepy Time – I have no idea how he ended up like this.
June 12th Sleepy Time – He’s been very tired this week.
June 11th Sleepy Time – and the chair again.
June 10th Sleepy Time – his foot’s hanging out =]
June 9th Sleepy Time – normal? what? yes indeed.
June 8th Sleepy Time – completely sideways.
June 7th Sleepy Time – almost normal, his head’s a bit under his bed and he’s a little crooked.
June 6th Sleepy Time — and we’re back to our regularly scheduled sleeping-in-chair program.
June 6th Nap Time (2) After falling asleep on the couch, I moved Holden to his room. He then woke up, came into my room, and we both napped for a while.
June 6th Nap Time (1) – He was so tired, while watching TV he just rolled over and went to sleep, all snug with his blankets and pillows.
June 5th Nap & Sleepy Time — we went for an hour and a half drive to visit Holden’s dad and he fell asleep like this on the way there AND back. So, technically this is only Nap Time, but Sleepy Time was the same. (I apologize for the quality — I had to use Holden’s aunts phone while we were driving.)
June 4th Sleepy Time. Passed out watching something on the iPad.
June 3rd Sleepy Time. After a long day with Gigi.
June 2nd Sleepy Time. And again with the chair.
June 1st Sleepy Time. With his hand in his butt, of course.
May 31st Sleepy Time. His usual place.
May 30th Sleepy Time. Cuddling his truck.
May 29th Sleepy Time. He fell asleep with his face smooshed into the couch right next to me and I didn’t even notice.
May 28th Sleepy Time. He looked so comfy I almost didn’t move him.
May 27th Sleepy Time. Spending the day on the kayak with Gigi wore him out.
May 26th Sleepy Time. Holding his foot.
May 25th Sleepy Time. Sometimes he looks so uncomfortable.
May 24th Sleepy Time. He got close to normal here. Not quite though.
May 23rd Sleepy Time. A bit under the bed.
May 22nd Sleepy Time. Look at his crossed feet =]
May 21st Sleepy Time. I wish I was in the room with him when he fell asleep in positions like these.
May 20th Sleepy Time. Cuddling his blanket.
May 19th Sleepy Time. That YouTube show must have been exhausting.
May 18th Sleepy Time. He put the blanket on himself like this, I had nothing to do with it.
May 17th Sleepy Time. A try with the blanket. Close.
May 16th Sleepy Time. He adored this chair.
May 11th Nap Time. How exactly does this happen?
May 10th Sleepy Time. First time falling asleep in his chair. He looks like a real live big person.
April 24th Sleepy Time. Sleeping on his slide. Don’t know how he was comfortable. (I apologize for the bad quality – pic was very dark originally.)
April 23rd Sleepy Time. He stayed up late, trashed his room, and fell asleep under a table and blanket.
April 7th Sleepy Time. One of the last times he slept in his bed.
April 7th Nap Time. I tried to wake him up from his nap and change him. He rolled over and went back to sleep.