Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Big Boy Bed

So, we might have gotten ahead of ourselves, but we put Levi in a toddler bed. Our reasoning was that it might take him a couple of months to adjust, so we'd rather do it now than after the baby comes. What were we thinking? What 2 year old boy is going to want to stay in his bed? In fact, you may think less of us as parents when I tell you that we have resorted to locking him in his room. I just couldn't deal with him giving up naps quite yet, so I just lock him in. He doesn't cry. He just lays down on the floor and looks under the door until he falls asleep. Kind of sad, huh? But the good news is that SOMETIMES he stays in his bed and falls asleep. We're just hoping that it will happen more and more. The funny thing is...the first 3 or 4 days he stayed in his bed and went right to sleep and when he woke up he would just sit up and cry. It's like it didn't occur to him to get out of his bed! :) Anyway, here are some pictures of his first night in his "big boy bed"This is him pretending to be asleep.

This is how we found him later that night. Good thing we put blankets down. We have since put up a railing to keep him in. I can't believe how big he is getting. I am sure he will seem even bigger after we meet his baby sister.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

We're lovin it!

The basement is finished! (Well, except for the bathroom) We are all lovin it! I am so proud of Chris and his determination to do so much of it himself. He did an amazing job! Here are some pictures, but just know that the "after" pictures don't do it justice. You'll just have to come visit and see for yourself! This picture is to prove that I helped where I could (i.e. sweeping and painting). It is also to show the "before" of how Chris took an old brown bookshelf and put it in the doorway of our storage room and added hinges and a wheel and made it look like a built in bookcase, but really it is our hidden doorway.

Here is the after!

This is how it looks open. Chris has always wanted to make something like this and he did it!

Even Madison helped paint baseboards!

Here is our family room/Theater room! Of course it is wired for surround sound...this is Chris we are talking about!

Here is a little play room for the kids complete with an automatic light that comes on when they go in and goes off after awhile instead of me having to crawl in there to turn it off...Chris has thought of everything! They have already done a puppet show for us in the little windows and we expect many more to come. We have 2 bedrooms and the office down here as well. The girls have already moved downstairs and love their new room.