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Saturday Snapshot

December 3, 2011

When Vance was small and thought he was too old to take a nap, I still required him to go to bed after lunch for quiet time.  I felt like I couldn’t make him sleep, but I could make him rest.   He would lie in bed and play with a toy or look at a book and almost always fall asleep.  One day, when he was about  two and a half, I peeked in on him and saw that he’d fallen asleep with a book over his face.  It looks like he was “reading” Baby’s Mother Goose.  I thought it was cute, so I snapped this photo.

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce of At Home With Books.  It’s easy to participate – just post a picture that was taken by you, a friend, or a family member and add your link on Alyce’s site.

42 Comments leave one →
  1. December 3, 2011 10:32 am

    This is too cute! I also think it’s adorable that he was sure that he was too old for a nap, but he fell asleep anyway! Thanks for sharing this photo and story!

  2. December 3, 2011 10:46 am

    This is hilarious. The way his arms are splayed out makes it look like the book attacked him.

    Happy Saturday!

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  4. December 3, 2011 11:02 am

    Very cute! I regularly fall asleep like this.

  5. December 3, 2011 11:04 am

    How cute! My kids are older but I still make them rest after lunch. It’s more for me now than it is for them. 🙂

  6. December 3, 2011 11:31 am

    That’s great, he is totally sacked out!

  7. December 3, 2011 11:45 am

    He looks quite exhausted for not needing a nap!

  8. December 3, 2011 11:57 am

    Oh, my goodness, that is absolutely hilarious! So cute!

  9. December 3, 2011 11:57 am

    That is both funny and adorable!

  10. December 3, 2011 12:42 pm

    Ahaha too cute! I have a couple of pics like that of my boys, too. They always make me smile 🙂

  11. December 3, 2011 12:44 pm

    That’s a sweet picture and a great strategy for mothers who also need a little quiet time.

  12. December 3, 2011 1:23 pm

    Oh, so totally adorable! I remember those days and how I insisted on rest time, too. Often they would play quietly and then fall asleep.

    Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

  13. December 3, 2011 1:34 pm

    That is so cute! We used to do quite time like that too and it was such a wonderful thing to look forward to each day (rest for both of us).

  14. December 3, 2011 2:08 pm

    This photo is absolutely adorable! I was just like Vance… I hated napping but my mother always made me lie down in the afternoon and I almost always fell asleep! Moms are so smart!

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  16. December 3, 2011 3:15 pm

    ROTFL … that pic is priceless!

  17. December 3, 2011 3:53 pm

    My kids hated napping too! I would sometimes lie with them and ended up falling asleep instead of them. I love the way Lance is sprawled on his bed, so cute!

  18. December 3, 2011 5:03 pm

    OH gosh this is de je vu Turtle blanket and all. Love it, what wonderful memories.

  19. December 3, 2011 5:50 pm

    This is a GREAT pic! So funny and can definitely see Greyson doing something like this.

  20. December 3, 2011 5:54 pm

    Oh boy – does this picture bring back my own special memories! Ninja turtles were all the rage when Brian was about 4 years old, and I do believe he had that same pair of striped shorts 🙂

  21. December 3, 2011 6:44 pm

    Ahhh. That makes me miss the times my kids would fall asleep in strange positions and places. Great shot. Here’s My Saturday Snapshot

  22. December 3, 2011 7:09 pm

    Wonderful pictures. Our boys much be about the same age, mine had that same bed set!!

  23. December 3, 2011 8:28 pm

    That is so cute Kathy. Your son looks very tall for that age.

  24. December 3, 2011 9:02 pm

    Love it! I’m so glad you perserved this moment!

  25. December 3, 2011 10:10 pm

    Wonderful! Is there a photo of you in a similar pose? 🙂

  26. December 4, 2011 12:04 am

    Absolutely adorbs!

  27. December 4, 2011 3:21 am

    Precious! A photo you will treasure forever.

  28. Angie S. permalink
    December 4, 2011 7:39 am

    My son had those same sheets! Very cute!

  29. December 4, 2011 11:36 am

    I love this photo!! I remember those days of the boys telling me, “But I’m not tired!” and the next thing you know they’re out like a light bulb!!

  30. Stacy permalink
    December 4, 2011 2:07 pm

    What a fantastic photo! I love this one

  31. December 4, 2011 3:39 pm

    This is a great snapshot! So sweet.

  32. Colleen permalink
    December 4, 2011 4:26 pm

    How cute! Does he still fall asleep with a book? I know that happens to me!

  33. December 4, 2011 4:31 pm

    That’s adorable! I seem to remember falling asleep while reading a few times. I just never fell asleep with the book on my face LOL!

  34. December 4, 2011 10:58 pm

    So sweet! He was a big 2 1/2 year old!

  35. December 4, 2011 11:01 pm

    Must have been a tough book! 🙂

  36. December 5, 2011 6:21 am

    It is so cute!!! How does Vance like these posts?

  37. December 5, 2011 1:46 pm

    LOL that is such an adorable photo!!

  38. December 5, 2011 1:52 pm

    Ahh, this pick is adorable! I used to hate it when my mother would make me take a nap, but now there are days when I would do anything to get one. Oh, the irony.

  39. December 5, 2011 2:09 pm

    SO many things to comment on here. But the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bedspread? Ha!!!! No need to say more. 😉

    Thanks for sharing.

  40. December 5, 2011 5:33 pm

    That is adorable. Love the Ninja Turtles bedspread! My youngest was a big fan, but I don’t think I’ve ever even seen a bedspread like that!

  41. December 6, 2011 12:59 pm

    How cute! There are great memories in all if these old pictures of the past.

  42. December 6, 2011 9:03 pm

    This is so cute. I love capturing my kids in these kind of moments.. Priceless!

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