Monday, October 11, 2010

Big Boy Bed

 Ryan and I decided that we wanted Reed to be in a "big boy bed" before Asher was born--mainly so Asher could use Reed's crib. We had to wait for two weeks to get it (we're cheap so we shipped it to the store for free), so by the time it got here last Wednesday, we were so pumped to see it up that we (meaning Ryan) built it that day. Reed "helped" Daddy build, mainly by getting in the way and banging on stuff with a spare screwdriver. When it was all put together, we realized we needed a mattress--so we went out and bought one. We didn't have a way to get it home; so Reed used his crib mattress the first night we had the bed. It looked pretty funny:

After failing to find someone who could transport the mattress the 1 1/2 blocks to our house from the furniture store, we decided to roll ghetto-style. We strapped the mattress to the top of our Ford Taurus and Ryan stuck his arm out the window to hold onto it, just in case. We made it home without mishap.

The bed looked much better once it had a real mattress on it. And it looked even cuter today, when we got the quilt and pillow my mom made for the big boy bed:

Reed loves his big boy bed. I was a little worried that he would just climb out and play instead of sleep, but he hasn't had any problems with the transition. In fact, he won't get out of bed until we come in and tell him he can. I'm pretty sure he doesn't even get out to play (toys are all untouched and still in their places after naps and bedtime). This morning, for example, I went in when I heard him calling for me to find him sitting on the edge of the bed, dangling his feet off. He said, "Down, Mama?" I told him he could get down and he shimmied right off.

My favorite moment with the big boy bed so far happened the first morning after Reed had slept in it. I told him to come get breakfast and he said, "Bye bye, big boy bed!!" as he left the room.


Jackie said...

He looks so cute in his little... uh, big bed. :)

Can you believe you're going to have TWO soon?!

The Johnson 5 said...

That is too cute! What a good kid to wait for permission to get out of bed. I caught Ashlyn trying to climb out of her crib the other day so its only a matter of time before she busts out! We miss you and Reed! Good luck with Asher - we are excited to see the little guy!

Mandi said...

Aw that's so cute. I love the picture of his crib mattress on the big boy bed. He looks so happy in his big boy bed, and he's very obedient. That's a good big boy! :)