I was too tired and worn out from all the crying and whatnot to upload photos to go with my post yesterday. I'm still tired and worn out but here they are anyway.
What to do when you don't have a pumpkin cookie cutter and it is no where near Halloween? Improvise with a circle and a knife. Turned out not bad, I think. Tasted great.
The girls were all ready to go, cookies in hand.
Once Cinderella started they were mesmerized. The only other thing that got Hope's attention was more cookies. She was covered in icing. I actually had to wash her legs afterward.
Emily loved the movie but lost interest with about ten minutes to go. I think 1 hour is about her attention span for a single show so movies are a bit long for her (unless it's Shrek).
I had a couple of inquiries as to how the night went with Hope last night. In a word, crappy but by this morning there was some progress. She cried on and off until about 10:00 pm when she finally gave in and went to sleep. I went in twice before that but she kept crying when I left. Eventually I just let her wail for a while. I was at the end of my rope and exhausted so I went to bed and she finally gave in. She woke up again around 3:00. I gave her a kiss, sat in the chair for about 1 minute and she was asleep. She was awake again at 5:00. I sat in the chair for a minute, left and then she started to cry. I went back in, gave her the tough love talk, walked out and listened to her cry until about 5:30. She then slept until 9:00 when I woke her up. The progress was that when I put her down for her nap, I left, she cried for maybe three minutes and then went to sleep. Success! I just hope that it carries over to tonight.