My Sweet Alora,
Lately you have directed a change in your bedtime routine. It is now only rarely that you like to rock in our chair before bed. Sometimes you like to sit on the floor (with daddy) while I sit in the chair and read a story. I'm assuming this idea comes from daycare. Unfortunately, it rarely results in quiet bedtime. You sit for about 2 pages and then take off running in circles or tackling your poor dad (he loves it).
You also like to sleep with "lots of books." Not one, two or three books, but "lots of books." You usually have at least 7 books in bed with you and keep them the whole night. We've tried removing them after you fall asleep, simply to give you more space in your animal and book filled crib, but you will undoubtedly wake up saying, "Where my boooooks? I want me boooooks." We've only had a few nights where you stay up too late "reading" (10:30!). Most nights you'll sit in your dark room (with the closet light on, by your request) and "read" for 10 minutes before you fall asleep.
Sweet dreams my little book worm.