Monday, April 7, 2014

The Big Boy Room

As we were preparing to make room for baby #2, we decided to go ahead and transition Hammond to a big boy bed before the babe arrived.  What was formerly our guest bedroom, is now all decked out for a little boy!

The first "nap" was a disaster.  After a few weeks, he started getting out of the bed as soon as he woke up.  But, finally, somehow, he got the hang out it.  And he's been sleeping full time (naps + all night) in his big boy bed, without getting out until mommy or daddy comes to get him, for over a month now.  We're talking a whole hour of entertaining himself in the mornings, and sometimes in the afternoons!  So thankful.  

It's also helped us talk to him about the baby that's coming.  "Who's bed is the crib going to be?  That's right, the baby."  "There's baby's room."  

Here are a few photos of the room ::
(pardon the empty frames…I'm anticipating a few new pics of H + his baby sibling to fill them!)


We left the queen sized bed in there, with the hopes that we'll still be able to house guests.  I just put two pillows under the comforter on the left side when he sleeps, to keep him from falling off, and then he's got all the room in the world to stretch out.  And he does!



This kid loves to read, and he loves to read with mommy and daddy.  So, I really wanted to have a chair in there.  My mom has had this rocker for as long as I can remember, and gave it to us to have when H was a baby.  We recovered the seat, and it fits perfectly in the corner.  Plus, I envision mommy rocking a baby in there while H runs around like a wild man in his room.


This is our "gallery wall" of some fun items. 


Grandma Sue-Sue had Hammond's "jersey" (or onesie) from the Baby Race framed, along with some photos from the event.  And my mom, Honey, painted the doggy (Scout, anyone?) with the fun saying around it…for Hammond's 2nd bday.  And I just can't ever have enough photos in a room, so the bulletin board was a must.  It's also a great place for us to keep our memory verse from Waumba Land (Prov. 17:17 this month!).  



All of his books are in that one little dresser, and I LOVE that they're hidden.  We love our books, but he's got so many that it's nice to have somewhere to stash them.  And the shelves above are the pallet shelves that I had made for our master bedroom (still haven't replaced them, but I've got grand plans for our master).  


I also have high hopes that this little fellow will spend lots of time reading in his big boy chair.  Especially in the next few months!  The little guy loves that there is a deer above his bed. :)

And perhaps my favorite part of his new room??


The closet!  I finally got to ORGANIZE all of Hammond's toys.  We've got truck/car bins, a music bin, a bin full of blocks, a misc bin, our art bin, and one full of all the balls a kid could imagine.  I've even got empty bins on the bottom shelf, in anticipation of a few new toys coming our way.  Plus, I can fit his bigger toys (shopping cart, a train he can ride, the golf clubs) in there when it's time for bed at the end of the day.  Have I even mentioned that a clean and tidy house really helps keep me sane?!

We love our little house, and I love that Hammond now has a fun, big boy room!

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