So with the news that we would have a special houseguest staying with us for an extended period of time, (Yay, for Aunt Melodee to come and live with us!!! ) I have been anxiously trying to get things rearranged so that she will have her own "space". We have a spare bedroom downstairs that I had been using as the girls' playroom. As soon as preschool ended I took everything down and moved it upstairs to our "loft". It is a little crowded but eventually I will get everything organized. We have been really fortunate up until this point that we have not had to put the girls' toys in their rooms. Emma in particular had a very difficult time falling asleep when she has distractions around her, so her room has remained pretty bare. It's coming together though and will be nice for the girls to have their toys upstairs. I also transitioned Vivian into a toddler bed yesterday. She has been able to climb out of her crib and so I figured it was time. It was so bitter sweet for me. I was truly emotional as I took apart the crib. We moved it to another room for future use. (No that was not an announcement):) Anyway, I knew it would be a struggle for her since she loves her crib, but she has done better than I thought. Last night she cried herself to sleep in front of the door. I had to move her to her bed, but she went down "super" easy for her nap, so I think she will be o.k. Emma was the most emotional about it. It was so funny. When she saw that I moved the crib out she just started to cry, "Now Vivi will be able to get out of her bed and play with her toys like ME!@!!!" She was really upset about that for some reason. Oh, funny kids. Anyway, I am also in the process of painting Aunt Melodee's room and we are trying to figure out what to do about a bed. We have been "needing" to get a new bed for ourselves pretty much since we got married. 6 years and 2 kids later we are still sleeping on a full sized bed. So this is a perfect opportunity to upgrade, the problem is that if we upgrade we want to truly "upgrade" and that requires spending more money than we are prepared to at this time. So we either splurge now, or just get another twin bed for Melodee that our kids will end up eventually using. Anyway you look at it we will use this other bed, but I sure would like to see that new bed for us. :) Any suggestions? We've sure done a lot of research and we really want a nice "all latex" mattress. I like soft, Mike likes hard, and that is the only mattress that we have found that will last us a long time and fits both our needs. Unfortunately they are also some of the most expensive mattresses you can buy. Yikes. Anyway, we are sure excited for all the fun changes coming our way.
They were having a tea party and then made a choo choo train with the chairs. Vivians room minus the crib.
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