Saturday, April 24, 2010


It's now obvious that our little baby is growing up. He just transitioned into his big boy bed. You can take a trip down memory lane here and see what his room looked like when he was a newborn. We were going for the Dumbo Circus theme originally, and looking back it may have been a little overwhelming for such a small room. But I liked it and I think Christopher did too.

But recently we decided to paint over the circus tent including the scallops, and went for something a little more basic. We've kept most of the same items but added a few new ones. Including his brand new big-boy-bed!

I've been asked a couple of times if we got him a race car bed. Sorry folks, the answer is no. It's not that I don't like race car beds, I actually think they're cute. I just didn't see the point in buying a toddler bed, when he's going to outgrow it in less than a year. The boy is huge people. He can barely fit on the crib mattress anymore. He was going to move into a twin size bed soon enough, and there's no point in wasting money on a toddler bed.

It's actually the same Kendall (Pottery Barn Kids) design that his crib and dressers are from. GrandBob was kind enough to purchase it for Christopher's 2nd birthday. It's also GINORMOUS. I think it only looks that way because we have small bedrooms. Either way, Christopher doesn't look as big as he did when he was sleeping in his crib.

He's been sleeping well in it so far - knock on wood. The first night he thought it was a fun game. He decided to pretend sleep like he does in our bed. When we gave him kisses and turned off the lights he realized something was seriously wrong. He cried, No! I want out!

I went back and gave him a big hug and kiss and told him that he was a big boy, that he needed to go to sleep in his big-boy-bed. Brian and I headed downstairs and turned on the Spy-Cam (as MB likes to call it) and we waited for him to crawl out of bed.

But he didn't. Actually he didn't move a muscle. I don't know if he was nervous, scared, confused, or what. But he just laid there on his stomach and fell asleep. And he's done just that every time we've put him down at night or for a nap. I'm sure there will come a day when he realizes that he's not locked-in like he was with his crib. Because, wow. There's a lot of cool stuff to play with in his room.

Since we've had toys coming out of our ears for two years now, I went a bought a couple extra toy bins. I was so delighted when I found these animal bins. Aren't they the cutest?

Plus, keeping up with the circus theme, Christopher has plenty of animals to talk to, especially the big monkey and giraffe his Uncle Decker got him.

There's a few items that we've put up high so they don't "accidentally" break. There's also the Dumbo wall hanging Gaga made for him when he was born.

Overall, I think it's a wonderful Big Boy Room. The only thing left to do is remove the changing pad on his dresser. Of course he would actually need to be potty trained to do that. I'll keep you posted.


  1. I love love love his room!! Those bins are too cute - and you can see through them too! I have to know where Uncle Decker got that giraffe - Ryan loves giraffes at the moment. All in all that room is totally precious. Right up my alley. I'm glad Christopher likes it too. :)

  2. I'm 99% positive Uncle Decker got the stuffed giraffe from Toys R Us Online. Check it out here:
    They also have a four foot tall one. But if she really loves giraffes, you have to check this out...
    I just got one for C yesterday, but in blue.