The almost 3-year-old is moving on! There is no longer a crib in the Smith home. Oliver has graduated to his big boy bed!!! We got him a low loft bed- which does make us a little nervous. But it has a railing, and we put an extra one on (that only really gives us about an inch more height), we put couch cushions on the ground, so we're hoping he'll be ok. I wish I could explain how incredibly excited he is about his new bed! All day long, "I LOVE my new bed!!!" He and Avery played- peacefully- underneath it for a long time!!! He was very glad when he learned that kitty kat and all of his other stuffed animals could sleep in his big boy bed with him!

Avery wanted to read him his bedtime story!

You can sort of see how tall it us here. I think from the ground to the bottom rail is 28 inches. Sooooo much fun to be had under there! Neither of them knew that it was going to be this tall, so they were pumped! When Avery got home from school, she yelled, "It's like a fort all of the time!!!!!"

All ready for bed!!! He fell right to sleep. Here's hoping he stays in bed and stays asleep until the morning!

In other news, I have turned quite crafty in recent days!!! Oliver's birthday party will be Superman themed- so I had this brilliant idea to give out capes as the party favors. The problem is that I have zero sewing skills and no sewing machine!! BUT, my trusty neighbor has lots of both!!! (really- she has 6 machines!) So she's been teaching me to make these capes. Which is code for I do the things that need straight lines, some cutting, and some ironing. She does all of the hard stuff! But look how amazing they are!!!

Then, I was so inspired (and the machine already had red thread in it- I can't change the thread), I decided to try to make this valance that I've been wanting to do for about... 3 years! Yes, it was just straight lines, but still... I'm proud! This was a curtain- I had to make it wider, make the rod pocket on the top, and hem the bottom. No, its not straight, or even for that matter... but its better than the non-matching thing we had there before!!!!

Well, the time has come! Our little baby girl is going to be gone alllllll day now! She will officially be with her friends and teacher more than with us! YIKES!! But, if this smile is any indication, I think she's ready!

For those of you that have been around the blog for a while, will notice Oliver's marked improvement in his smiling skills! Thank goodness!

By her new door!

With her new teacher, Mrs. Berry!

At her very own desk!

Seriously, where did this little girl go? Isn't she still 3 years old and going to her first day of preschool? I don't understand what's happening.