Monday, June 25, 2012

A Big Girl Bed....Sigh....

Correction: I posted a pic of the bed I THOUGHT we were getting Sophia on a previous post. Russell did all the measuring, calculating and ordering. 

So you can imagine that I was quite surprised that this was the bed that arrived last week. The major difference is the ladder vs. the steps. But apparently the other bunk bed was too big for her room. Sigh.....

Sophia has been waiting since last weekend to have her daddy put it together. So she was really excited when he started putting it together this Sunday.

Bye! Bye! Toddler bed!

Here's the samples we picked at Home Depot.

Somehow princess stickers kept getting on Russell's back. I have no idea how that happened. 

Thank goodness he had a little helper because I was too busy taking pictures.

In between helping, Sophia would dance a little jig.

At this point, I was trying to convince Sophia that she could sleep on the top bunk and we could put her book shelf (or kitchen) underneath to make a little reading nook to save space. But she wasn't buying it.

So we added the bottom bunk. And once we added the bedspread she picked out herself, she decided she wants to keep her room green.

Sophia was very grateful!!!!
She immediately put this sign on her door and shut it. I knocked and opened the door. I was informed that the sign said "Do Not Enter!".  Sigh.....and so the growing up begins to change.

Honestly, I'll say this whole big girl bed thing has really made me sad. I guess because I don't want her to grow and enter the real world yet. I want to keep her 4 forever. It just kind of hit me today, that she's REALLY not a baby anymore. I still think of her as my moody, sassy little toddler who still calls me mama. That throws tantrums. But when I walked into her room today and woke her up, if felt weird. Where did my baby girl go? Sigh.....did anyone else experience this when they transitioned to a big bed?

P.S. Russell added Christmas lights underneath the top bunk. Pretty cool, huh?


Allison said...

That is VERY exciting!!! Still a great bed! AND, SCORE! No painting required! All of it looks great. Who is her first overnight guest going to be?

Janelle's Little Blog said...

I love it!! And let me say, for me, the entire process of being a mom has been bittersweet--i miss my babies too. :)

Meg said...

Gorgeous!! Like the "sides" too, Sophia won't go flying off unless she works her way down to the other end of the bed! Lights? Magical!

Anonymous said...

That is the coolest bed EVER!!! I want one! Man, Sophia is so lucky. I'm sorry you've felt sad, sister. It's hard watching them grow up so fast. I think I will feel like that when I can no longer pick up Atticus. Yup, he's 4 1/2 and I still pick him up...because I can and before I know it, I won't be able to.

Kristy @ Next to Heaven said...

That bed is wonderful!! I wish we could upgrade Mike's to something like this! Her room is so cute! and I really dont want to talk about big kids... Mike at five is like a little man overnight! Sigh!