Sunday, February 27, 2011

My Favorite!

This past Monday with the help of our parents, we did some moving around of furniture and rooms to prepare for Ethan's arrival.

We made the big transition and moved Elliana from her crib into her "big girl" bed. We've been talking about it for weeks and by the time we actually made the move, she was SO ready and excited!

Caleb and I were quite scared to make this transition. We thought Elliana would be getting out of her bed at all hours of the night. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the transition went pretty smoothly and we've only had one bad evening of telling Ellie to get back in bed time and time again.

Ellie's newest thing is to call anything she likes her "fave-wit" (favorite). She has favorite books, favorite movies, favorite food, many, many favorites. Oh yeah, and her favorites change all the time too. :) She even told me the other day that her Daddy is her favorite. Then, when I made a sad face she got close to me, looked me in the eyes and said "Don't be sad Mommy. Mommy's my favorite too." This girl cracks me up!

Anyway, once we had her room all set up, she was so happy that she danced and jumped around and said "my big girl bed is my favorite!" I'm so glad she's pleased. :)

Here's what Ellie's room and new bed looks like:


Please ignore the cardboard. We really don't use it as a headboard. We use it to darken her room at nap time.



Here's Ethan's new nursery:


We still have a lot of things to get for Ethan (including his crib bedding) so his room looks pretty bare right now.



Do you know what my favorite is? This little one right here:



She makes me happy.



I guess I can only get away with calling her my favorite for a few more weeks. Ha ha.

6 comments:

Courtney said...

I was reading this post out loud to Jeremy and we were both cracking up at her "favorites." I can't wait to see how the nursery looks when it's done!

Dareth said...

Then she can be your favorite girl :)
And Ethan will be your favorite boy.

Her room looks great!

Becky said...

Awwww, I love this post! Ethan's nursery looks GREAT! And I love those last 2 pictures of Ellie, so cute! That story about Ellie's favorites cracks me up, she's hilarious!

Kendra said...

How exciting! I meant to mention this to you tonight, but spaced it...The nursery looks great and Ellie's room is adorable. And she looks so grown up in those pictures!

Malisa @ Sanity in Small Doses said...

I love the idea of cardboard to darken the room during naps. I have tried to hang a blanket on top of the curtain rod, but that never worked too good. My kids sleep better when it's darker. I will have to try this.

And, I love the new rooms. How fun! I bet Ellie will love her big girl bed.

You're getting so close to meeting baby Ethan!

Anonymous said...

Oh my! Ellie looks so big in the fairy costume pictures!! =( She is growing up fast! I'm so glad that she likes her big girl bed. =) What a sweetie!
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