Wordless Wednesday – My Sleeping Girls

by Susan

There’s nothing more peaceful than watching your children sleep. But I almost never take any pictures of them… and I lament that fact daily. This poor quality shot doesn’t do their sleepy cuteness justice.

Julia and Sophia

Julia and Sophia co-sleep with us and when I put them to bed at night, they sleep the first few hours with just each other. Most of the time they stay out of each others way, but sometimes I’ll catch them snuggling together.

You’ll notice that Julia is wearing pajamas that are two sizes too small. Those are her beloved Dora pj’s that she received from Santa when she was two. Many nights I have had to endure her temper tantrums that she can’t wear her Dora jammies because they are in the laundry.

For her birthday I went crazy looking everywhere for red Dora pajamas to replace these ones, but I couldn’t find them anywhere.

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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Staci A July 8, 2009 at 12:05 am

Such a sweet photo!

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2 sunnymama July 8, 2009 at 12:05 am

Adorable :)

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3 Jess July 8, 2009 at 12:06 am

How ADORABLE!

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4 CrAzY Working Mom July 8, 2009 at 12:06 am

My little man is who he is and he makes no bones about it. His fashion blunders crack me up, but he loves it! That’s all that matters. Have a great WW, everyone!

My WW – Make a Statement

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5 Jen July 8, 2009 at 12:06 am

Aw, what a precious photo.

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6 Heather July 8, 2009 at 12:07 am

Oh my gosh. That is so cute. Love photos of kids sleeping.

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7 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls July 8, 2009 at 12:07 am

Aww, so sweet! And I expect a similar struggle when Becca outgrows her Dora jammies too. :)

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8 Tina July 8, 2009 at 12:07 am

I could watch kids sleep all the time….they are too cute!! best time of the day, huh?

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9 Sweet Serendipity
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July 8, 2009 at 12:08 am

Oh, that is the sweetest thing. I love sleepy kid pics :D

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10 Staci July 8, 2009 at 12:09 am

so very sweet! I just wanna snuggle in!

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11 Tara B. July 8, 2009 at 12:10 am

Luv the sleeping pictures of any child…too sweet!

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12 Joy July 8, 2009 at 12:13 am

OMG! How sweet! Poor quality or not, this picture is priceless.

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13 Daddydayone July 8, 2009 at 12:13 am

Nothing else to say but awwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

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14 Karen MEG July 8, 2009 at 12:15 am

Precious, precious shot!

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15 Becky July 8, 2009 at 12:18 am

I understand the Dora PJs! My 2yo was given a hand-me-down Dora nightgown (size 4), which she did not want to pack away and save until she was 4! She wears it whenever it is clean–she is wearing it as she sleeps tonight.

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16 Crystal July 8, 2009 at 12:18 am

So sweet! Happy WW!

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17 Wendy July 8, 2009 at 12:18 am

How precious!

I’ve taken so many pictures of my children sleeping you’d think that’s ALL they do! But really, is there a better time to get such adorable shots? :)

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18 Sara Bonds July 8, 2009 at 12:18 am

What sweet little ones. How cute that she loves those PJs so much that she will continue to wear them, no matter how small they are. I think we all had something like that. For me, it was a Rainbow Bright T-Shirt. :o)

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19 Golden Girl July 8, 2009 at 12:19 am

Beautiful photo. I love how her hands are resting on her sister’s back. Too sweet! I love sneaking into my son’s room to take a peek at him sleeping. When he was a baby and would smile in his sleep, my mom said angels were whispering to him. He’s four and still smiles in his sleep. I believe the angels are whispering to him. Take care and happy WW.
-Kiki

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20 Nichol July 8, 2009 at 12:23 am

aww so precious! Love it :)

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21 Mrs. Cox July 8, 2009 at 12:27 am

So precious :)

Happy W/W!

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22 Eileen July 8, 2009 at 12:33 am

How precious!! I have several sleepy-time pics of my daughter and I treasure them!

(You might try to find some plain red jammies and applique the old Dora on the front of them.)

Eileen
http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/

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23 Cathi July 8, 2009 at 12:38 am

Sleeping babies…one of the wonders of the world!!

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24 AmyG July 8, 2009 at 12:39 am

I love sleeping baby/kids pictures! I have tons of those, lol.

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25 PhoenixTheBloggingMama July 8, 2009 at 1:07 am

Awwww they are both adorable! I have the same issues with my girls as far as their favorite old PJ’s! lol I hope you find some new ones soon! :)

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26 Melissa July 8, 2009 at 1:19 am

How sweet! I love when my boys sleep like that too :)

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27 Mindy July 8, 2009 at 1:39 am

So cute – great capture! My little one would already have been wrapped around the other person.. she likes to super cuddle.

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28 Mel Fraase July 8, 2009 at 1:43 am

Too cute! When we are away from home, my oldest 2 share a bed. It’s adorable that they find comfort in each other!

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29 Maddy July 8, 2009 at 1:51 am

We have a couple of ‘nesters’ too, even after all these years.
Cheers

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30 Napaboaniya APAD July 8, 2009 at 1:57 am

Looking comfortable and adorable all roll in one! :)

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31 Miss Searles July 8, 2009 at 2:26 am

How sweet :-)

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32 ExtraordinaryMommy July 8, 2009 at 2:29 am

My small people sleep together all the time – and they snuggle too – it is just THE BEST!

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33 Rob July 8, 2009 at 2:50 am

That is to cute!!!! Happy WW!

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34 katepickle July 8, 2009 at 3:13 am

I find it so hard to get a decent photo of sleeping kids but you’ve done great!

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35 Fiona July 8, 2009 at 3:23 am

THAT is too cute for words!!!

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36 Rizza July 8, 2009 at 3:26 am

lovely photo… they are so nice to watch.

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37 Chelsea July 8, 2009 at 3:38 am

Cute picture. It looks like your older daughter fell asleep while giving the younger one a massage.

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38 JamericanSpice
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July 8, 2009 at 4:26 am

Your girls are adorable. I think one is bracing the other :)

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39 Run DMT July 8, 2009 at 5:06 am

Adorable! Happy WW!

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40 kristen July 8, 2009 at 5:25 am

I love watching the kids sleep. I never want to take pictures because I’m afraid they’ll wake up (especially the baby)! Lame, I know. I think tonight I’m going to take some pictures.

Love the Dora pjs…and especially how they’re two sizes too small.

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41 Shan July 8, 2009 at 5:51 am

Oh, too cute! And I have A Diva who wants to wear clothes that are too small just because they are her faves.

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42 blueviolet July 8, 2009 at 6:11 am

That is SO sweet!

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43 Kelly July 8, 2009 at 6:15 am

So cute. I don’t think my girls could fall asleep together like that. My oldest also hs her favorite pajamas, but in her case they are ballerina pajamas.

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44 Amber Stevens July 8, 2009 at 6:50 am

Very peaceful!

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45 Heather July 8, 2009 at 7:33 am

Love it! And yes, some things are not worth the battle, pajamas included!

Have a great day!

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46 Mimi July 8, 2009 at 7:41 am

Awww…. very sweet

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47 Kristin July 8, 2009 at 7:43 am

Aw, so cute!!!

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48 Jill July 8, 2009 at 7:50 am

Lovely little sleeping ladies!! PRECIOUS!

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49 Melitsa July 8, 2009 at 7:58 am

Everyone is sleeping today. Just saw living my charmed life too. :)

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50 Lindy July 8, 2009 at 8:16 am

Looks like pure relaxation. What a cute picture!

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51 TheAngelForever
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July 8, 2009 at 8:32 am

Adorable photo. I feel your pain on kids that love certain outgrown PJs.

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52 Melanie July 8, 2009 at 8:46 am

How precious!

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53 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) July 8, 2009 at 9:17 am

They are absolutely adorable!!! Happy WW! :)

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54 Sarah July 8, 2009 at 9:21 am

I love seeing little siblings sleeping all close to each other…looks so comfy. That picture is so sweet!

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55 Cathy July 8, 2009 at 9:27 am

Love it when they are asleep! :-)

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56 Twisted Cinderella July 8, 2009 at 9:29 am

I LOVE sleeping children pics! Soo sweet! Princess Belle has too small jammies she loves to much to get rid of too.

http://tc-twistedfairytale.blogspot.com/2009/07/wordless-wednesday-my-sunshine.html – mine is up with some sunshine to brighten your day.

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57 The Gang's Momma July 8, 2009 at 9:29 am

Sooo cute! I love sleeping shots!

Our WW is of a more creepy, icky nature today. Literally, creepy, icky nature.

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58 Parenting Pink July 8, 2009 at 9:36 am

Your girls are beautiful sleepers! Happy WW!

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59 shelly July 8, 2009 at 9:42 am

Awww, how cute! Why do kids have to grow so fast anyhow?

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60 Sue July 8, 2009 at 9:50 am

Cute pic. They look so cute together. I remember when my sister & I used to do that. Happy WW!

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61 MommyNamedApril July 8, 2009 at 9:57 am

isn’t it funny how they just get stuck on something? i can remember wearing a swimsuit when i was her age that was much too small. i literally wore it until it fell apart!

http://www.aprilslittlefamily.com/2009/07/yay-for-bubbles.html

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62 Kim July 8, 2009 at 9:58 am

Sleeping children are always a beautiful sight (especially after a long & trying day).

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63 Miss Behavin July 8, 2009 at 10:05 am

Awww… they are adorable!

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64 Debbie Yost July 8, 2009 at 10:07 am

I couldn’t agree more. I love pictures of my sleeping little ones, too, but I’m always afraid the “click” or flash will wake them so I don’t want to risk taking too many pictures.

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65 Jen E July 8, 2009 at 10:23 am

So cute – my son is outgrowing his favorite pajamas right now – I know he will be none too pleased when he can’t wear them anymore so I’m kind of pretending not to notice. The shirt is unfortunately a button up so it will be retired soon.

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66 Andrea McMann July 8, 2009 at 10:24 am

How sweet! My mom has a couple of cuddling sleeping pics of me and my sister as little girls, and I love them so much!

And wow! Look how long Olivia’s hair is getting!

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67 Thrifty Living Mom July 8, 2009 at 10:26 am

Your girls are beautiful and look so peaceful as they slumber.

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68 Shannon (The Mommy-Files) July 8, 2009 at 10:28 am

They are adorable Susan! :) Happy WW!

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69 purplemoose July 8, 2009 at 10:43 am

What a beautiful picture! Such cuties!

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70 Jingle July 8, 2009 at 10:52 am

Very cute!

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71 Naomi July 8, 2009 at 10:55 am

I love the sibling snuggles!

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72 Maria July 8, 2009 at 10:59 am

What precious angels.

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73 Brandy July 8, 2009 at 11:11 am

That’s so cute!! Happy WW!

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74 Wilma July 8, 2009 at 11:16 am

So much better rest when you have a sleeping buddy!

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75 Stephanie July 8, 2009 at 11:30 am

awww…what sweethearts!

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76 Cascia July 8, 2009 at 11:51 am

They are adorable! I love watching sleeping children.

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77 Shasta July 8, 2009 at 11:52 am

That is soooo sweet!! I have a picture of my two oldest sons similar to that. I also have a sleeping toddler pic this week too!

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78 Kekibird July 8, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Oh my…that is too cute!

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79 Petula July 8, 2009 at 12:35 pm

They are so adorable! Great shot. I so understand the too small pajamas. I didn’t even really notice at first because I have to make PJs mysteriously disappear around here and then I say, “What’d you do with them when you took them off last time?”

I have mastered the “oh sorry, puzzled mommy look.” LOL!

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80 Nightowlmama July 8, 2009 at 1:21 pm

arent’ they just too cute when they are sleeping

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81 christy davis July 8, 2009 at 1:22 pm

they are so cute we co sleep with our youngest 2 and they are so sweet to watch when they cuddle ;)

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82 Eleana July 8, 2009 at 1:25 pm

So sweet!

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83 Becky July 8, 2009 at 2:37 pm

What an adorable picture!!!! Glad to be back among the living in the blog world after being away for a bit.

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84 Stefany July 8, 2009 at 4:09 pm

That is so sweet!

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85 Angie July 8, 2009 at 4:45 pm

cute!

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86 MomSoapBox July 8, 2009 at 6:17 pm

Aawwww – so sweet even when they’re asleep!

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87 Tracy La Rue July 8, 2009 at 8:16 pm

I was the total opposite when my son was small. I took rolls and rolls of pictures.

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88 Groovy Mom July 8, 2009 at 10:00 pm

Awwwww. Like gold to a mommie’s soul. :)

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89 Walensky Photography July 9, 2009 at 2:22 am

One word: AWWWWWWWWW

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90 Bess July 9, 2009 at 7:53 am

Check eBay for the pajamas!!! There are lots of red ones on there. Maybe if you should them to her and tell her she gets to pick, she might give up the skin-tight ones! :) :)

My daughter is the same way…loves Dora and has a hard time giving up certain articles of clothing! :)

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91 Beth Grund July 9, 2009 at 9:47 am

Ha I didn’t even notice the pj’s were too small until you mentioned it. That’s hilarious! I took a picture of my son sleeping next to me one morning..it’s the sweetest thing in the world, isn’t it?!!

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92 Stephanie July 14, 2009 at 2:56 pm

You’re absolutely right: sleeping babies are the BEST.

Here’s a question for you: did you turn on the light to take that shot? I always want to capture my 2-year-old sleeping, but I worry that the light (of the room or my flash) will wake her…and I certainly don’t want to do that! ;)

P.S. When did your girls start sleeping together?

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93 living graciously July 22, 2009 at 12:18 am

Happy WW

Tammy

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