Monday, July 28, 2008

My Baby's Growin' Up!

Brayden's Big Boy Bed!
I'm pretty sure that we kept Brayden in a crib much longer than most parents do. I was just so scared to make the switch until now because he has always played so actively his crib. I really didn't think there was any way he'd actually stay in bed if he wasn't surrounded by 4 walls. Since he'll be 3 years old in 3 short months, we finally decided to see what would happen if we took the front off of his crib. Both kids were super excited to play on Brayden's new bed...I wasn't so sure that that was such a great sign! ha!
Brayden's first time in his new bed was at nap yesterday. As soon as we got into his room, he hopped on his bed and gave me the biggest grin!After tucking him in he still had the biggest grin on his face. I could tell that he liked his bed, but I still wasn't so sure that he was actually going to stay in it. I must have told him at least 20 times that morning that he wasn't to get out of bed on his own...he needed to wait until Mommy or Daddy came to get him. Since he's such an active sleeper, I wasn't sure if he was going to fall I also told him that if he fell out, he needed to climb back into bed!
Brayden slept like a champ! He slept for 2 hours before Chris woke him up and he never once got out of bed (we have a video monitor so we know exactly what he's doing in there). Wohoo! The first nap was a success, but would bedtime go so well? At bedtime I was amazed once again...he did great! We actually got to read books on his bed instead of the floor and when we were finished he got right into bed so I could tuck him in. And once again, he stayed in his bed all night until I woke him up at 7:30 this morning! Although he stayed in bed all night, you can see in the picture below that he didn't quite stay "tucked in" (his sheet and fleece blanket ended up squished at the bottom of the bed)...I guess that will take time. Now the only question remains: will this continue to go so well??? I certainly hope so. I am so proud of him for staying in his bed. I guess our next item to tackle is potty training!
Random Pictures
Sienna had fun wearing her new sunglasses while she ate lunch!

Catrina found this cool Loopa Bowl and I just had to buy a couple for the kids. Every day I let Sienna eat crackers in the car so that she doesn't fall asleep on the way home. I'm pretty sure that for every cracker that ends up in her mouth, at least one falls on the floor. I absolutely cannot stand having a dirty car so I thought this bowl would be the answer to my problems. We gave the kids some cheerios in them yesterday and they thought that they were pretty cool. And they really are great...
Unless you have kids that like to figure out how things work...and then you have a mess! Sienna dumped all of her cheerios out of the bowl at least 3 times. Hopefully once the bowls aren't so new and fun, they really will serve their purpose and keep the food off of the floor!


Catrina said...

I just think it's so hilarious that you told Brayden to just crawl back in bed if he fell out!!! So funny.

Joce said...

Isn't it funny how as parents we're more worried about a new transition than the kids are? =) Awesome job Brayden!!!!