Wednesday, January 28, 2009

big boy bed!

We've had a few transitions we've been trying to make with Noah before baby brother makes his debut... one of them being moving Noah to a "big boy bed". I've been so hesitant about doing this because he really has been an amazing sleeper and to this day has never tried to climb out of his crib (although he is perfectly able to). But I really wanted him to make the transition to a bed before the new baby came so he didn't feel like he was getting booted out of his crib -- even though that is exactly what's happening!

Gma and Gpa S. were generous enough to spring for his new bed and we got it on Saturday. Noah helped daddy put it together and then slept in it that night. I was seriously shocked as to how well he slept in it. I was a nervous wreck the whole night and couldn't sleep -- I had nightmares of him ending up underneath the bed, getting wedged between the wall and the bed, or even suffocating under his pillow. I kept going in to check on him all night... I did find him halfway off the bed the first time I went in. I think he dropped one of his stuffed animals and tried to get out to pick it up, but was too tired to actually get back in bed so he slept with his feet on the floor and his head on the bed! But other than that he was totally fine and actually slept in the next morning :) He's even napping really well in it and is going to sleep faster than he had been in his crib... I'm completely shocked.

I think he still hasn't figured out that he can get out of it because he's so used to us picking him up and putting him in bed and then getting him out after he wakes up. So, he has yet to actually start wandering around his room or even attempting to escape... KNOCK ON WOOD... but, whatever... I'll take what I can get at this point!
#2 on the transition list... potty training... HA! HA!

helping daddy


awake after a great nap!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

back to the blog

So, I really don't have any very good excuses for not blogging for the past month -- except for maybe the fact that my husband has worked the past 20 days straight without a day off (not that I'm counting or anything), it's been insanely cold/snowy here thus making it very difficult to do anything fun anyway, I'm 7 months pregnant with some serious nesting ambitions, and my 2 1/2 year-old could care less that I have no energy to keep up with him! (I guess there were a few excuses there.)

In any case... I apologize to the distant extended family that likes the blog updates and pictures. So, I thought I'd post a few pics that I never posted from Christmas and New Years and vow to do a better blogging job in 2009.

we love packages... and packaging!

I'm a succor for a kid in Christmas PJ's
(I think this might be the last year for the footsie ones for Noah, though -- he's a 4T now, yikes!)

the "Cars" obsession is solidified...

jammin' with uncle C's new drum!

trying out his new snowpants

building a snowman on Christmas day!

Noah's first sledding experience

never too cold for the playground

testing out the big kid swings

(luckily there was some nice padding underneath in case of a fall!)

loving the snow

a toddler's New Year's Eve party!

(snacks, snacks, and more snacks)

a little toddler karoake to celebrate!