Eliza had been asking over and over and over again: "is my big girl bed ready yet? Is the carpenter done with my bed?". She was so excited. We told her all about it, she knew a carpenter (not grandpa, we told her, a different carpenter - grandpa is a carpenter too, she pointed out) was making her bed and would deliver it when it was ready.
It was a Big Girl Week, that's for sure - she potty trained and got her big girl bed all in the same week.
First, we said good bye to the crib.
|Why yes, that is a Pillow Person - any '80s babies remember those?|
I know, I know... first world problems, right??!!
At the same time, I was - am! - so excited for Eliza to grow up and get to experience all these new and exciting things... like the big girl bed. It was a big moment when she ran into her room after it had been set up. She was so happy. It was such a joy to see her joy.
After checking out the top loft (where she will sleep when she's a bigger big girl), she tried out the bottom where she will be sleeping for now, until she's a little more sure on the ladder (and can manage it while groggy, which is what I'm mostly worried about).
|A girl and her bed: true love|
I had fun setting it up and making it special for my big girl. There are some new things (owl sheets, pink pillow), some old things (pink blanket my mom bought me while we were on vacation in the Blue Ridge mountains when I was younger), and some handmade things (I made the purple pillows and my mom made the small quilt for Eliza when she was a baby). It's perfect.