Oct 12, 2009

Goodbye Baby Bed, Hello Big Girl Bed

Well it seems turning three has brought many changes around the Wright household. Ayla has been sleeping in her baby bed (crib) for three years now. She has not once ever tried to climb out until LAST WEEK. Sure, I knew the time was coming, but I wasn't going to force the issue, especially considering that she sleeps all night every night for at least 12 hours!


John and I were watching TV one evening last week after we had put the kids to bed. About ten minutes after we put Ayla to bed she came skipping down the hallway and into the living room where we were sitting and said, "Ta Da" like she had just performed some magic trick. Then after seeing the shock on our faces, she so sweetly said, " I love you mom". Trying not to laugh, we told her to go get back in bed and she did. About five minutes later John was in the kitchen fixing toast and here comes Ayla again this time saying, "You fixing toast John" (yes she calls him John...alot) So we told her once again to get back in bed and do not get out again. This time she did stay in her bed and she slept all night. I was thinking to myself that was way too easy!!


Every night since then she has woke up in the middle of the night and climbed out of her bed and into ours. I let her lay with us for a minute and then I put her back in bed. She goes back to sleep but gets up very early around 7am. She used to sleep until 10 or 11 am. I am not sure why she is waking up and climbing out of bed in the middle of the night....

which brings me to my next point (bare with me, this IS going somewhere :)

we started looking at beds and debating about whether to get a toddler bed or a twin bed. I started looking at princess beds, castle beds etc.. trying to find something that I liked. A friend of mine told me about the Posh Tots website. They have very unique fantasy themed furniture and beds. If you have a moment you must look at some of their beds, they are AWESOME, but they come with an awesome price as well! They have a gorgeous carriage bed that is 75 THOUSAND dollars!! What? who in their right mind? Anywho, we got some great ideas from this website and John just decided to build a bed for Ayla. In case you want to see what a 75 Thousand dollar carriage bed looks like!!!
It is a beauty!!!

and here is the 16 THOUSAND dollar princess castle bed complete with stairs on one side and a slide on the other side!!


John was so excited about building Ayla a bed, that he went out the next morning and bought all of the materials. Without any instructions, patterns or manuals, he went to work. I am so excited about this project, I can't wait to see the final outcome. John is so creative, he can just look at something and then recreate it. I am going to keep everyone posted with pictures see you can see the progress and then the final outcome as well!

So this is what he got accomplished on Day ONE. This was at the beginning of the day




and this was at the end of the day





Wait until you see Day Two pictures, you will be amazed!!!


Summer said...

I cannot believe he has all of that done already! Greg and I just saw him working on it and WOW he's fast huh!
Yeah who would spend 75,000 on a bed unless your like Suri Cruise's parents and then I still wouldn't Ha! Ha!

Whitney said...

How COOL! I can't wait to see it!