Friday, July 09, 2010

Big changes.....

This summer is bringing some big changes for Aliza....we recently said good bye to her crib: And hello to big girl bed:


Aliza was pretty excited--she brought her snack and climbed right up. Later, we put her blanket and pillow on, and she decided it was a good time to test it out:I added some pillows to the floor when we put her to bed, and it turns out it's a good thing I did. That first night she managed to roll out of bed and off of the pillows. I found her, sound asleep, in the middle of her hard wood floor. After that, we put a bar up:
I bought new bedding for her too...that little pillow on the right there is part of it. But we are holding off on putting it on until after potty training. As part of moving into her big girl bed, Aliza is learning how to make her own bed every morning. When she does, she gets a coin to put into her brand new piggy bank. She's a little too young to get the concept of earning her allowance, but we figured we'd start young. So far it seems to be working, she is eager to make her bed every morning, and loves putting her coins in her piggy bank.

We also bought her a brand new step stool, and gave her her very own drawer in the bathroom filled with her toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair brushes and elastics. She loves this too, and has brushed her teeth multiple times the last few days:
Soon we will try potty training, and hopefully she will be just excited about her new big girl underwear as she is about her big girl bed!

3 comments:

Kelli said...

So cute! Love the big girl bed & colorful bedding...though I still find myself amazed that Aliza's big enough to be at such a "big girl stage." Man, time flies!

Keetha said...

Oh, wow! She's growing up!

I remember that transition from crib to bed. Sigh. He'll be nine this fall. Where does it go??

PS
Thanks so much for your comments on the teacher post. I appreciate it!

JaxMom said...

Yeah!!