Our last week of summer was spent doing several things. But the main ones were 1. Going swimming one final time,
and 2. Getting Dylan's "Big Boy Bed" ready. Way back when we went shopping for his crib, we decided to get one that converted from a crib, to a toddler bed, to a full size bed. This set will last for a very long time. So, it was time to switch from the toddler bed, to a full size bed, due to the simple fact that my very tall boy barely fit in the toddler bed anymore. The problem was where to put it?! It is a difficult room to arrange, because on one wall there are 2 almost floor to ceiling windows. Another wall is closet doors. There were no corners to tuck the bed into. I think we arranged and rearranged the room about 5 times, before finally settling on this arrangement.
(To the left of the bed is the wall of closet doors, to the right there is room to play on the floor, shelves for toys and books, and the door)
We painted the room blue, and added the clouds when we moved in, to match what his room looked like at the old house. At the time, we didn't want to spring anymore big changes on him. The room had a jungle animal theme. So, we still need to buy a comforter, and new lamp, but the new theme is cars and trucks, and we didn't have to paint!
Of course, Dylan wanted WHITE sheets. He was beyond excited about his new room, and new Big Boy Bed. He only fell out a couple times so far (the night before his first day of preschool). The only other change is that he's been coming down stairs at least once a night, needing "to go potty" (Uh, there's a bathroom UPSTAIRS), or needing desperately to ask us something. By now, he isn't even trying to hide the fact that as soon as Jim leaves the room, he turns on the light and looks at books or plays with his toys. It usually doesn't last too long, and he eventually does fall asleep, so we aren't complaining.
You just never know how you'll find him in that big bed...