The time has come to start the transition from crib to big boy bed, so on Tuesday the boys and I (mostly me) moved the second twin bed from the office to their room.
The proceedings were the source of much amusement for both kids, both of whom voted that we leave the mattresses off and leave the empty frame. The rails apparently make perfect airport runways. Here we see Reese with the JetBlue "aehpayne" that seldom leaves his hand.
It took a couple of days to complete the new sleeping arrangements, since we needed a duvet for Reese's bed, and to fetch the rails from the attic. His bed was ready for him on Thursday, which was good, because he fell while climbing out of the crib that evening and crunched his foot. We decided that sleeping in the big bed that night might be safer, plus it allowed a parent to cuddle him. The foot is bruised and he has a limp, but he should be ok.
Both boys have new robot duvet covers that Griff and I chose together, with red gingham sheets and blue blankets. We're not going all-out on the robot theme, just the bedding and a pillow that Griff talked me into.
Poorly-pasted-together panoramics of the now fairly squishy room:
The room is a bit crowded since the crib is still in there. Most of the toys had to be shoved into the closet. Our friends Lyndsay and John will be visiting us with their daughter Anja soon, and will probably have the honor of being the last guests to stay in our guest room. After that, here's the plan:
- 10 year old queen-sized bed from our room is being given to my brother Todd
- newer queen bed in the guest room becomes our new bed
- crib, glider, and 6-drawer dresser move to former guest room, now "the baby's room"
- hopefully we'll find an oversized armchair (big enough for at least three butts) for bedtime stories in the boys' room, and a used and suitably sturdy dresser to coordinate with the old maple beds for Reese. Griff will keep his wardrobe for now.
- Babar prints on walls will be repositioned once we figure out where the boys' furniture will really be. New funky chicken wall clock will go between the windows.
I think that's it. Exciting stuff. Nesting? Who, me?