My little crew and I are celebrating a new book release from the creator of Goodnight Moon, thanks to our sponsor HarperCollins!
Bed time. If you have little ones that word evokes so many emotions!! Joy, because you’ve made it through an exhausting day and will finally have a chance to relax! A little bit of stress because you’ve still gotta make it through the dinner and bathtub hustle, plus you know your babes are gonna do everything in their power to fight falling asleep. Happiness, because seeing your kids play and love each other post-tub is just about the cutest thing. And then when they curl their hand around your finger while reading them stories… well, you get my drift. Bed time is a lot of things!
Our bed time routine is fairly simple and probably a lot like yours but tonight is extra special because we’re celebrating a new book release!! And not just any book release… Have you ever read Goodnight Moon from Margaret Wise Brown? My mom used to read it to me as a little girl and I had this floppy eared bunny I’d fall asleep with every night. I’ve since carried on the tradition with my own kids and we’ve read it every night before bed since they were babies!
^^ This is the new padded board book that was released this summer!
Good Day, Good Night is a previously unpublished picture book from the same beloved author, that’s just as sweet and deserves a spot on your bookshelf! The iconic bunny wakes up to a beautiful day with wonderful things and exciting adventures and then he falls asleep to the moon. The illustrations were done by Loren Long and they’re adorable! Just look at this cute book trailer!
So back to our bed time routine. It starts after dinner where we all help clear the table and then head upstairs to for bath time. Brian and I tag team bathing the kids and then we all meet in the master bedroom for story time and prayers. Okay fine, this is usually where we finish putting on jammies too ha ha!! And can I just say, I love having a seven year old?! Lately Boston has been reading to Savy and the twins and it’s just about the cutest thing!
After the kids have settled down, we say prayers and then Brian takes the big kids into their rooms and I take the twins into their’s. Brian reads to Boston and Savy until they fall asleep, and I snuggle with the babies for a minute before putting them into their cribs. We have a whole thing where I have to give them each a kiss from both sides of the crib, then kiss their blankets, then sing them each a song while rubbing their backs. And if I miss a step we have to start all over!! They’re hilarious little creatures and even though they are exhausting and I’m so excited to finally close that door… I always miss them just a little bit!
So who here wants to win a copy of Goodnight Moon, the branded bunny rattle provided by KidsPreferred, the newly published Good Day, Good Night picture book, and a themed event kit?! Anyone?! Get a sneak peak at the event kit by downloading the activity booklet!
All you need to do is leave a comment below with a memory you have of Goodnight Moon, or one of your favorite things about your bedtime routine with your kids! Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Thank you HarperCollins for sponsoring this post!