This month was full of major changes including starting school! I knew I would never really be truly ready for this so I just made sure you guys were. I also made sure that we had some really special Mama time before our full day together time ended.
One day I took you on a Go Train ride. Just to Port Credit and back but you guys loved it. I packed a little picnic lunch and we stayed in Port Credit for a couple of hours to play in one of their parks. Gabe this is the look you had on your face for the entire train ride, there and back. Bea you were more interested in the snacks and if there is a bathroom on the train (there is). Gabe I was telling you how 'train engineers' drive the trains and you informed me that I was in fact wrong and that 'doctors and misters' drive the trains......I should tell Gampa Andy
We also thought it would be nice to move you into big kid beds. You have been in your toddler beds for the last year and a half and I think the super firm mattress wasn't feeling that cozy anymore for 40lbs turkeys. We already had Bea's bed (my old one from when I was a kid) but I started to shop around for one for Gabe. I really didn't want to just get you some Ikea crap that we will be replacing in a few years (thats right doctor Distructo) and then a friend reminded me to start looking at Kijiji and Craigs List. I found one in a couple of days that I loved, now we just needed a mattress. I decided it was a good time to truly move you into your room. I know it sounds crazy but until now I had your dresser down in the spare room because you guys did most of your changing downstairs and it made it easier for me. We had also removed most of the furniture and all lamps, art and breakable items out of your room when you guys found freedom and climbed out of your cribs. It wasn't long before you had broken almost everything in your room so we went down to the bare minimim. Over the last year we had slowly introduced stuff back in but still no lamp and we had removed the bulb from the ceiling light (you guys either wouldn't go to sleep and just play with the light or if one of you woke up you would turn the light on waking the other).
But now you are almost 4 year old big kids and it is time to have a real room with some of your stuff in it. Besides Daddy and I wanted to claim some grown up space back and have one corner of the house that we weren't falling over toys.
You guys are so easy going for these kinds of transitions. There really is only excitment and no fear of change and I really think you are sleeping better. (I am in the midst of writing a 'before' and 'after', with pictures of this change as soon as the room is totally complete)
And then school started
|Walking with Daddy to school|
You guys had some amazing opinions about school starting
|Covered in the paint from helping me paint your new dresser|
Bea got it right first try