Kicked back in his recliner watching Blue's Clues. This is his wind-down time.
On Tuesdays & Thursdays he's in school/daycare from 7:45-5:30 and gets one nap from usually 12:30-2. He plays hard and participates in lots of activities, so after dinner and a nice warm bath he's usually ready for bedtime, too.
There's the blanket. Yep, he's getting sleepy! ;)
On Wednesdays & Fridays he's with my mama & Granny Pauline so he gets to nap whenever he wants to. He generally keeps about the same sleeping schedule as when at school, but if he wants an extra nap, he gets one at Mammaw's. ;)
I still rock Jubal and LOVE to do so, although he seems to be becoming more independent about lying down to go to sleep. He's asleep by 9-9:30, and usually so am I. Ha! Rocking him not only relaxes him, but it works wonders for ol' Mama, too. I try to stay awake to watch a few of my favorite shows on certain nights, but it's hard to do with my sleeping angel in my arms. I gaze into his sweet face and listen to his breaths and watch his little chest rise & fall and become so relaxed that I can't help but fall asleep.
Bedtime really is a very welcomed time in our house. I thank God for my little family and the safety & security I feel with them in our home.