Saturday, December 29, 2007

out with the baby

In with the big boy! For several weeks now, van has been sharing a room with his older brothers. They all sleep crammed in the same room.

T and Jo's bed

M and Van's (yes... he's on the floor...)

Although he has been sleeping with them at night, at nap time, he has been totally happy sleeping in his crib (and I know his pj's don't match. he has a horrible habit of pulling himself out of his diaper at night time and uh, soaking himself...) but i digress.... yesterday I asked him if he was ready to be done with the crib. he said "des." which means yes. when asked again today, he was still ready so we worked all day switching beds around. Van's crib is in a room where we keep M's clothes, all their books, Van's cars and "little kid toys" like his einsteins. Just stuff in general the older kids don't care about. We took his crib down, moved Jo into a room with van, switched out dressers so we could put the 2 smaller dressers in the room that is now jo and van's (the bedroom is way smaller then the other one) and did MAJOR cleaning! It took all day, but we have 2 kids bedrooms now! M and T are sleeping comfortably in the bigger bedroom, Jo is sleeping in Van's room, and van is calling me from his bed telling me to change his diaper, he's poopy. (hes not, just stalling.) It is 9 pm and he wont go to sleep.... BUT, on top of all the changes in beds, van also decided today would be a great day to use the potty for the first time (at home, he does it in public, must be more fun at school and doc. offices....)

MESSY bookshelf!

Vans new bed!!! Jo shows
him how to jump on it!

Vans bed did have sheets on it, then he peed all over them at nap time...

We organized closets

and put big kid posters on the wall for Jo

the end result in T and M's room

all the bedrooms are soooo clean right now! I love that feeling from working hard and being able to see such wonderful results! (even if it is just for a day...)

but.... the bedrooms are the ONLY thing clean right now... playrooms next!


  1. Awwww! *sniff* *sniff* it is the end of an era...*sigh*. The house looks great! I love what you have done with the place :)
    I am so thrilled you recognized the Carilion New River Valley Medical Center couch on my blog! That picture was from when we came to visit you in the hospital right after Van was born :) Ah, memories! I chose that picture because Adam looks so happy in it. (Cause he was holding his sweet baby cousin!)

  2. Wow, so grown up to be in a big boy bed! I'm jealous, I've been wanting to rearrange rooms for weeks and just haven't done it. You've inspired me, now I need to buckle down and get to work! :) Anyway, the kids rooms look great--and the playroom looks like my house!! (And good luck with the potty training--my least favorite part of parenthood!) Where did you get the little bunk bed?

  3. So fun! Adam shared a room with his brothers most of his life and wouldn't change it for anything.

  4. I want to see more pictures of this house! It sounds like it's HUGE! Tell me more about it!