Most evenings it is just Jake & I.
Our days are usually full of fun mommy & Jake activities, play dates, along with errands and other necessary daily life stuff.
But evenings we almost always follow the same routine.
Jake gets a bath most nights(a definite in the summer). We head up to his bathroom and do the whole brush teeth, bath, and jammies stuff. And then it is time for cuddling up in his bed to read books. It has been a fun transition from the rocking chair to his big boy full size bed. Jake always gets to pick the books we read...usually a couple...sometimes more.
When I have finished the quiet prayer over Jake he asks me to sing songs. It used to be just me singing to him, but now he sings every song right along with me. "You are my sunshine," "Jesus loves you," Jesus loves the little Children," and our made up "Big Boy"(which started as "baby boy") are always requested by Jake. After several songs he leans up to give me one more kiss & hug, we say "sweet dreams, sleep tight," and Jake's favorite part "don't let the bed bugs bite." And I walk out of the room.
I always walk out of his room feeling so blessed at being able to call this little boy mine. I think our night time routine might be one of my most favorite parts of the day. Jake is usually cooperative and "ugly" mommy doesn't make any appearances. Just sweet tender moments with my little boy.