Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sleepy Time

I’ve been making good progress on changing around A’s room.  This past weekend the mattress arrived for his big huge boy bed.  I was a bit apprehensive about how he would take to this new bed considering when we switched him to the toddler bed his sleeping habits did a 180.  There was no way to slowly transition to this one, we kind of had to go cold turkey.  The mattress was arriving very early on Saturday, so Friday night we did the conversion of his toddler bed to the full size frame and allowed him to sleep in our room for the night (a treat!). 

Let me say, these convertible cribs are not very easy to convert.  Going from the crib to the toddler bed was easy…just remove the front of the crib and viola, toddler bed.  But going to the full size frame was a much harder feat.  After a couple hours and a lot of frustration we finally had it.

Add the mattress + bedding and we were ready for the reveal.  A was thrilled to say the least!  There was lots of bouncing on the bed in celebration and the Buzz Lightyear pillow became an instant BFF.

When bedtime came I wasn’t sure what to expect.  As much as A loved his new bed when we introduced him to it I was pretty sure that would all change when the lights went out….and I was right.  He was scared that the rails we put up on the sides would fall down and that he would fall out of the bed and was also scared of being alone.  Who could blame him?!  It was a huge new big bed, high off of the ground and pretty intimidating.   Considering it all though, he did really well his first few nights.  The first night I spent a few extra minutes sitting with him after we read books and he only woke up a couple times during the night.  By night #3 he only woke up once…a huge improvement from a couple weeks ago.  The only drawback so far, is that while he’s sleeping more soundly through the night he’s regressed to his 5:30 wake up time....

We’ll have to work on that part ;)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Offline Fun

This week’s Working Mommy Wednesday prompt has an interesting question - what would you do for fun if you had to give up TV and internet?   While I do love my trash TV, I could survive without it and find other things to do.  However, giving up the internet would be a LOT harder.

But I would find enough to do. 

I’d read more books….

Swim in the pool more….

Play board games….

and build block cities.

That doesn’t sound so bad, does it?!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Annual Family Vacation

Every year my side of the family gets together for our “annual family vacation”.  Since my siblings live all over the country (my brother on the west coast, my sister down south) each year we choose a destination and get everyone together with my mom for a week of family umm…. togetherness.  This year’s destination was Williamsburg, Virginia.   My husband didn’t have enough vacation time left to go with us, so he drew the lucky stick and stayed at home while A and I made the 6.5 hr drive down south.

All in all, we had a nice week filled with amusement parks, water parks, playgrounds, mini golf and lots and lots of swimming.  We even managed to squeeze in lunch with Elmo and his friends :)  It’s always wonderful to spend time with my siblings and to see my niece and nephews.  Now that A is older he had so much fun playing and interacting with his cousins.  Of course there were some hard moments since I had to deal with A on my own (he was being clingy for a lot of the week) but overall it was fun….and it beat being at work all week! 

How quickly vacation time fades, though.  I was back at work not even a day and it felt like I had never left :(  I already feel like I need another vacation.  Good thing we have another one lined up for next month – and this time hubby and I are going alone!!!  Wohooo!

Here are a few pictures from our week.

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