I can’t sleep past 5:30 a.m. yet. I hope that changes reallllllllly soon.

It’s ok though, because Gavin is up to keep me company. He trots into our room anywhere between 4:30 and 5:00. On the other end, he falls asleep between 7:15 and 7:45. He actually laid himself down on the couch and fell asleep last night. First time ever.

Kenny and Grace are fine. They adjusted quite well. Kenny hops out of bed around 6:30 – 7. Same with Grace. I really love this big girl bed thing – she just sleeps and then gets herself up and out of bed. She doesn’t wake us with her calls in her best soft whine – “Moooooommmmy – get me out of my trrrriiiiib’. (Such a pleasant greeting, no?) Not that it matters anyway, because I’ve been up for at least an hour before her since we moved. But I anticipate this will be a bonus once (if) Gavin and me ever adjust to Pacific Time.

Gavin’s also disturbed by the long darkness in the mornings. It’s only about 15 minutes behind when the sun came up in Philadelphia; but for some reason it feels much, much darker for a longer period of time in the mornings. (There may be sound reasons for this, but science was never my thing. It could also be that we awaken just past the middle of the night.)  Nonetheless, he’s exasperated by it and asked yesterday – “Mom, is the sun EVER going to come up here?” It did … first light around 7:35 a.m. – woo hoo for crisp, sunny fall days in Portland!