I promised my next post would be on Evely’s new bed. First, however, I must give a picture and a last sigh to the crib.
Please pay a little homage with me. . .
This is the last time Evely used the crib. Yes, she is wearing her shoes. To take them off would start a small civil war in the household. Eeeek.
Tom and I put the new Big Girl Bed together after heaving her crib downstairs for the garage sale. She just couldn’t get it. We got the frame together and started telling her that she was going to sleep on her new bed tonight. We exclaimed about the bigness of it and how she was a big girl now. She looked on with quite the puzzled look on her face. Her little brows kept drawing closer and closer together the more she looked at the wooden frame and slats. Finally she said “Mama, I don’t want to.” She said it very softly but then gained momentum and repeated it over and over.
Finally when we put the mattress on the frame she saw it as it would be – comfortable and bed-like. Her face lit up in a huge smile and she said “IT’S MY BED!!!” and hopped right on it.
It was the cutest thing ever. She has done really well sleeping in it, her new freedom of getting up has consisted of creeping over to her book basket and reading in bed. I love finding her amongst a bed full of books in the morning.
She asked her Daddy to come sleep in her bed.