Monday, September 20, 2010

Max and his Big Boy Bed!

Max was very excited about the idea of his very own Big Boy Bed!

He went to bed in it for the first time on Friday night. And got out of it to turn on the night light. And then got back into bed. And then got out of it to shut the door. And then got back into bed. And then got out of it to open the door. And then got back into bed. And on and on. He did finally go to sleep in his bed, but in the night he got up and came and climbed into bed with me and Mark. And then drooled on my pillow.

Saturday night did not go so well, partially because Mark was at home with all 4 kids while I was at Angie's Bachelorette Party. So it was after 11pm before Max was finally in his bed asleep. And when I got up in the night I found him sleeping on the floor next to his bed, with his head at the wrong end of the bed. And at 7.22am he was staring at me!

Sunday night didn't go so smoothly because I messed up the Sunday afternoon nap. He slept too late in the day and for too long. And then I let him have candy after dinner. Because sometimes Mommies make bad decisions. So it was another rough night and it was after 10pm before I was able to get into my bed and go to sleep. When I put Margaret in her bed after her 3am feeding I found Max asleep "on" his bed with just his head and upper body on the bed. The rest of his body was in a kneeling position on the floor. I was able to move him back into his bed without him waking up.

We are making progress but it has been a slow process. He did *choose* to nap in his bed yesterday instead of napping in the baby's bed like he did on Saturday, so I think he is adjusting. It is just a slow process that is having quite the impact on his sleep deprived mother...

Friday, September 17, 2010

Big Boy Bed...

Tonight is a big night. We are going to move Max from his crib into a big boy bed. Well, a toddler bed. But still. It is a big step. Margaret is going to move into Max's crib and Max's new bed will be set up where Margaret's crib has been. I think it is also time to buy him a wee little pillow. I am hoping that will help him transition into his new bed...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

In Which Max Demonstrates Some Questionable Style Choices

Max dressed himself. Mark did not veto the choices. So Max was wearing a blue and white stripped romper, undone at the bottom, over inside out and backwards plaid pants. With olive crocs on the wrong feet.

But he was happy!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Beach Max (plus other photos)

We went to Virginia Beach last weekend for Julie and Jason's wedding. We were able to get to the beach by 2pm for a 230 wedding so Max got to play on the beach. This was his first ever trip to the beach and we weren't sure if he was going to like it. He would either see it as a giant sandbox and love it, or he would see it as something that made him dirty and he would hate it. Happily he took the giant sandbox approach and had a great time. When it was time to go to the reception he willingly said "bye bye beach" and toddled off. Yay Max!

This is Max in the middle of the wedding. He was quiet. He was off to one side. I was totally ok with his decision!

Max started wanting to play with my sling, so I got the idea of making him his own sling. Here he is with his Tigger in the sling. I have since improved the design of the sling and I am going to try to make some for the Burke Fall Festival. Hopefully they will sell well for Virgin Crafts!

This is Max blowing bubbles at the Delt Reunion on August 14th. Thanks to Carol Caylor for the VT shirt for Max!
Max loves to blow out candles and was excited to help Grandad!

Max is saying "Cheese!" and showing off his suit! Yay suit! Hurrah for Marks and Spencer! This is the same suit he wore last year to be in Uncle Michael and Auntie Sheena's wedding but this year we didn't have to roll up the legs of his pants!