Thursday, March 17, 2011

Big boy beds!

Today was a big day in our little house...we switched the fellas into big boy beds.  Now this was not something that we wanted to do, it was something that we had to do.  As I mentioned awhile back one of the boys jumped out of his crib...luckily he did not get hurt.  They could all get out if they wanted to so we decided that we needed to make the switch before one of the fellas got hurt.

We were planning on just moving the cribs into the garage incase the transition was a disaster but when we went to move the first crib out we found out that it wouldn't fit...so we ended up taking apart all three of the cribs.

Here are the fellas watching dad take apart Matty's crib.

loving their last moments in a crib!

One all three cribs were out the boys were a little bit upset (to be honest I was too...we may never have another crib in our house again!  Our little fellas are growing up so fast!)
Nathan laid down where his crib used to be and had a little moment...
 Luc looked around and had a little cry...

and Matthew did not like it...not one bit!

Before we moved the new beds in we washed the walls...

and vacuumed...


When the vacuum got put away they were even more upset than when the cribs went out!
Matty

Nate

Nate again...

Then we moved in the new beds and they all piled on!

Nathan testing out Matthew's bed

then he decided to go try out his own instead.

Matthew making the trip from his bed over to Luc's

but he quickly went back to his own!

Luc and Scortch testing out the new bed

Nate decided he liked his!

John and I were both a little nervous for naptime...it turned out to be a disaster.  The boys thought that it was playtime!  We closed the door to their room and all they did was giggle...and they did bang the door a bit!  The first time it went quiet we peeked in and they were all sitting in a circle in the middle of their room...so cute! After that the room did not go quiet again! We tried quite a few times to put them back into their beds but they were not interested at all!  At about 2:00 they figured out how to open the door and out they came!  At this point we gave up!  We decided to go and get some of our errands done and by the time we left our subdivision, all three of them were asleep!  We thought that we would come back home and move them into their beds and since they were so tired they would doze right off...not the case!  So back into the car we went!  

The weather warmed up and we had an awesome afternoon.  We did some errands, and a ton of playing outside.  The boys were not fussy AT ALL...we expected quite a night considering that they did not nap, but everything went smooth...then came bedtime.

We thought that we would try making them stay in their beds...they thought this was HILARIOUS!  Because there are three of them and only two of us we could not keep them all in, they seriously laughed non-stop for about half an hour of this "game".  They were not slowing down AT ALL so we decided we would just close the door and see what would happen.

After about 15 minutes it was quiet so we peeked in...there they were in their little circle again.  After another ten we peeked in again and Nathan was in his bed, the other two were standing at the door.  After another 10 or so we heard Nathan screaming so we peeked in...Luc was in his bed, Nate was in his bed, but Matthew was also in Nathan's bed trying to wrestle with him.  We rescued Nathan and closed the door again.  By 8:16 all had been quiet for about 5 or so minutes...I peeked in and this is what I saw...

I got Luc and Nate into their beds and it has been quiet since!

12 comments:

Ami said...

Oh Stacey! I feel a little pang of sadness that your boys are now in big boy beds..I know what you mean about possibly never having cribs in our house again! I am glad you're doing this first because trust me, I am taking notes! Continued good luck to you all those boys! PLEASE keep us all posted on the progress!

The Roths said...

Oh way too funny and adorable! Just wait until they are trying to climb into your bed in the middle of the night.
Good Luck tomorrow!

Christa said...

Oh Stacey! I loved this story... And especially that last photo! How cute are they?! And a tad bit frustrating too I bet! :) I'm sure they'll catch on to it fast and you'll look back on this real soon and laugh! I'll be curious to find out what works for you - we were very lucky with griffin as he never attempted getting out of bed... I have a feeling his siblings will be a different story!

Kolin said...

Hilarious. Funny, funny guys.

Anonymous said...

You guys have big boys now !!!

Dad

Kelsey said...

All i need to say is...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA that last pic is WAY TOO FUNNY!!!

Gauntie Sue said...

Oh, Stac
This is just so cute! They are just so adorable! One adventure after another. Big Big Boys!!

amber said...

I almsot cried I was laughing so hard at the lat pic.... just throw a pillow under their heads, they'll be fine, lol!

Good luck, hope all goes well!

Tim and Darcy said...

OMG! Scary!!! I know, we are way overdue for beds, but I'm trying to hold out until we move - hopefully this year (we NEED a backyard)! This makes me so sad - they grow up way too fast!

Anonymous said...

Loved this post! Brought back so many memories! GAK

Tricia said...

This is my favorite blog so far. I love it! We have to move Avery into a bed before baby number 2 comes b/c we don't want to buy another crib. She opens doors so we will see how it goes.

Twin Engines said...

Congratulations! I'm totally impressed! It sounds like it was relatively successful...and gives me hope for the future. We're still in cribland at 21 months.

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