Friday, March 26, 2010

We End the Week with a Big Change

Fun times with my girls


Cara sitting in the sun showing off her new hair cut!


It was time for a big change at our house…


Eli, Cara, and Brady will be 3 in less than a month, so it was time to move on to big kid beds.

Between 4 and 8 pm Matt and I accomplished quite a bit. While I made dinner and fed the kids, Matt took apart all 3 cribs. He had already assembled the toddler beds, so he and I just brought them up from the basement.


We put the new sheets on, rearranged the room a bit, and introduced the kids to their new beds!


We might be a little bit crazy for putting the boys so close together…

Cara got a white bed so that someday her furniture will match what Allie has. They will share a girly room someday! Of course she had to wear her Tinkerbell jammies to match her Tinkerbell sheets!


The funniest thing I’ve seen in a while was what Eli did when we took down his crib. We had to take all of his “friends” out (think Mickey, Snuffleupugus, little Snuffleupugus, Elmo…). We didn’t realize while we were getting his bed ready, Eli had gathered all of his friends and put them safely in a laundry basket. It was like he was packing up his belongings and moving! Then when his bed was ready, Eli came marching into the room dragging the basket full of friends. He then promptly unpacked all of them onto his new bed.

He was like a hobo who had found a home…I could not stop laughing! Here he is unpacking…




We quickly had to lay down some new rules. This became very clear after Allie flipped off one of the beds and the big kids were acting like wild hooligans.

After bath time, we stuck with our usual routine and prayed for the best! The kids have complete independence in their room now, but we tried to make it clear that they are NOT allowed to get out of their beds.





It’s 9:25 pm and it is finally quiet in there:)

Did I tell you that all I keep thinking about is when I brought those tiny little babies home from the hospital and put them in those cribs for the first time? Sigh***


  1. Meg, I prayed you all had a great night! They grow so fast! Have a Great weekend!-Love, Chris S.

  2. Matt and Meg,
    What a HUGE step of growing up in your house. I can't even imagine the excitement and saddness all in one. Good luck! The pictures are a treasure!

    Love, Deb R.

  3. Ahhhh...time marches on! Seems like yesterday you were at my door picking up your Avon, telling me it was triplets, and already the cribs are in the basement! Gotta say Meg, I've always thought your kids look mostly like Matt, but in that pic of Cara sitting in the sun with her "new do" she really looks like her momma! So cute-love it! Can't wait to read your entry tomorrow & see how tonight went!!

  4. Cute, cute, cute! Greg's Sam, who is 4, is a "nester" like Eli. Three blankets and at least three friends keep him company all night, and sometimes when he's watching the Wiggles.
    Sweet dreams to all---especially Mom and Dad. :-)

  5. Hope all went well last night, although you realize that stating do not get out of bed, is an open invitation to do just that. I can't wait to see how the night went. Hope you were able to get some sleep. Prayers continue daily.

  6. Ha Yvonne! You are SO right! I struggle with that "don't plan the seed" idea all time with parenting:)

  7. What a great milestone! I'm dying to know whether or not they stayed in their own beds or not.

  8. I have to say I am quite impressed that they stayed in their cribs so long WITHOUT TENTS!!! Mine started climbing out the day they turned 2. They are in tents now... hoping to make it until they turn 3 before moving to big boy beds!!! They are precious!!!


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