First off, THANK YOU to all the loyal Good Night Show fans whose love for the show has led you to follow and support me!
I couldn’t be more proud of those 10 years I got to bring Nina to life, and am honored to have been invited into your homes night after night! It is truly a privilege. Being a mom of 2 littles, I know how special and intimate that nighttime snuggle is. The fact that millions of you included Star and Me (and our pals Hush and Lucy!) into that safe space is more than I could have ever hoped for.
Some of you have children who no longer watch, but many have had new babies along the way and still tune in. You have noticed that the show is no longer airing on TV in its traditional format, because, as with everything (including our children!), the network is growing and evolving. Fortunately, this is NOT a good-bye!
Sprout is in the process of moving full Good Night Show episodes to their On Demand menu. This is seriously a dream come true for me, and hopefully for you as well! Now you can determine when exactly you want to snuggle up on the couch and watch your favorite segments of GNS before it’s time to wrap up your bedtime routine.
Keep in mind that Nina’s World will remain right where it’s at – and, in case you hadn’t heard, we have been green-lit for a second season and are working hard on bringing new episodes to life!
Thank you everyone for your advice and encouragement prior to our big trip to Spain. The long flight with the two little ones wasn’t so bad, but maybe I was just psychologically prepared for no sleep at all! The couple of hours I actually got were a luxury 😉 The 7 hour layover in Madrid was dreadfully long but thankfully we found a rather nice children’s area with toys for kids of all ages and even a quiet room for naps. We packed snacks, we had toys and crayons and books, but at the end of the day what did my toddler do? Play on the iPad.
Alcalá is a special place. It’s a place where you walk through town everyday, you bump into friends on the street, and your kids play outside every single day. Maybe I’m just feeling a little nostalgic but they really do “work to live” rather than “live to work” like so many of us do here.
While there we baptised Bianca and we’re so lucky we could! Such a special day we will always treasure.
We also got to have fun at the Feria which is a sort of carnival that happens every year. It’s really hard to explain, and the pictures don’t do it justice but just trust me when I say it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen! I’ll puts some pics at the end of the post.
I think the big lesson from the trip for me was to accept that our routines were gonna change. I focused on trying to keep some of the basic structure of our daily routine but realized quickly there was no way that it was going to be the exactly same. Bedtime? That was the tough one! The sun didn’t set until about 9pm and we never even sat down for dinner before then. All in all it worked out, and as family, we really enjoyed ourselves. When we departed all we could talk about was when can we come back? next summer? can more of my cousins make it with their kids too? I have so many wonderful memories of the time I spent in Spain throughout my own childhood and nothing would make me happier than for my girls to have a similar experience.