Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Bye Bye Crib

This past Sunday, Alice finally did what I had been imagining for a while....she climbed out of her crib and fell on the hardwood floor.  Larry and I had been discussing for a while what we were going to do for Alice's next bed...should we get a temporary toddler bed, or go ahead and buy her the twin bed set that would be her bedroom suite until she went away to college.
We thought we would have a few more months - or at least weeks - to make our decision, but last Sundays traumatic event  pushed the issue to a decision.  We decided to go the toddler bed route.  That gives us time to decide on what we wanted to eventually buy for her permanent bedroom suite.
We put the toddler bed together today and disassembled the crib.  Alice was both excited about the bed, and a little concerned about the demise of her crib.  There were tears, and some tantrums, but we finally proceeded with the normal bedtime routine (started a little late...) - bath, tv show on mom's lap, and then off to bed.  Alice fell asleep within 5 minutes in her new bed with her head and tigger's head atop a pillow for the first time.  We'll see how the night goes, but fingers crossed for an uneventful night.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Dear Uncle Paul

Dear Uncle Paul,
I heard that you wanted to know what I've been up to.  Its raining here in Austin, so I haven't been able to play outside today.  I hear it is raining in Dallas too and you are bored.  As you can see, I've been trying to entertain myself at school.  At least there is a little slide I can play on.  As you can see, my friends Oliver and NeNe are building a tower of blocks behind me.  I plan to go over and knock it over as soon as they finish building it...hehehehe.  NeNe is kinda my boyfriend.  He's the reason I let mom put clothes on me and go to school, but please don't tell him....I don't want him to think that just because he can get the prettiest girl in pre-school to like him might be a rude awakening by the time he's in High school that he may not have ended up being all that cool.  Its a pity to peak in pre-school.
Love, Alice