We've been thinking about transferring Andrew from his crib to a big bed for quite a while now, but since he never jumped out of his crib, we didn't want to rock the boat. If he woke up early in the morning, he'd just stay in his crib and play. That all changed this morning. Andrew appeared in our bedroom at 4 a.m. He had his blanket with him and was ready to cuddle in our bed. We took him back to his room, rocked him back to sleep, and put him in his crib. That didn't last very long, he jumped out and came right back to our room.
We decided we needed two things--a new big-boy bed for Andrew, and a lock for his door :) We have bunk beds in Jacob's room, but we want to keep Andrew in his own room for now. Emily went looking for a new toddler bed, but we didn't want to spend very much money. Emily walked into a second-hand store and asked if they have toddler beds. They didn't, but another customer in the store said that she had one she wanted to sell for $30. It turns out she lives in our neighborhood. So not only did we get a cute new bed for a great price, we made a new friend.
The boys were very helpful with taking the old crib down. Jacob is a wiz with the screw driver. He did most of the work taking out the screws. Andrew loves his new bed. He was so excited to have it. Emily made cute new bedding and a pillow case. She's so talented. She did it all in on afternoon. --Kelly
Andrew is posing for this picture. He looks asleep but he isn't.