Friday, September 19, 2008

Musical Beds

So I was holding out to finish the loft and actually make it into a room before we put June in there, but the time has passed. Daisy is in need of the crib since I want her to get used to sleeping somewhere other than the carseat, and that meant Ivory needed to move up to a big bed, and that meant June needed to get a bed of her own. So we did the musical bed thing today.

June's new bed is in and covered.

We even put together a closet we bought at IKEA because the loft didn't come with a closet.

I like this thing though. Tyler did a great job putting it together and it is perfect for her needs. And my favorite part is the jewelry drawer that holds all her treasures. You can tell what a girl she is by all the treasures she has collected.

Ivory then moved into the 'girl's' room (as if there is another kind in this house). We took the bunk beds apart because although Ivory is quite adept at climbing up to the top bunk (and has been for months now) it is quite another matter to have her sleeping up there. She should get used to a big bed only a couple of feet off the ground. Robyn was fine with taking the beds apart; it makes it feel new to her as well. I feel we are starting all over again though. June and Robyn had finally gotten used to each other. We hardly ever had to come in to stop fights or ask them to quiet down. Now with Ivory, I am sure it will all start again. Maybe I shouldn't be so pessimistic.

The girls were in that picture because they automatically gravitate to whatever room I have cleaned and they start messing it up. I think a room becomes fascinating to them once the bed is made.

And finally I got the baby's room back in order.

Daisy is the first child that hasn't had to share the room with my sewing or scrapbooking stuff. That stuff is all finally put away (I am admitting defeat--as if I have time to do any of that anymore). I still do a bit of both every once in a while, but not enough to warrant a table in the baby's room.

And the good news is that everyone is sleeping in their respective bed at this very moment. Ivory didn't get out of bed once (and I am sure it was because she is well behaved and not because I threatened her mercilessly). Daisy is sleeping on her back for the first time in...maybe her entire life. And June is sleeping right on the edge of her enormous bed (for the record, we weren't going to get a bed that large for her, but it was free (thanks Mack's) and I am not one to say 'no' to free stuff). We'll see if she falls off, and then maybe she will sleep closer to the middle.
But now that we have played musical beds, hopefully everyone can get used to the new sleeping arrangements. Tyler and I have decided to continue sleeping together (I'm talking about the same room...of course).

So good night everyone. Good night, sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite.


¡Vieve! said...

Yea that you got all the girls settled in! Fun for everyone to change around.

Emilie said...

Everything looks great! I bet you feel a lot better getting everything settled. So the question is, where did you put all the toys?

Maleen said...

Oh, room is looking a bit cluttered. It was the catch-all as I was cleaning the others. And a lot of the toys are in the garage as well. One step at a time.

Jodi said...

Wow- those were quite some moves. I think it looks great! Are you going to finish the loft to be a bedroom? That will be pretty cool.

Alissa said...

Well, HELLO! I had the randomest thought today about you (I even had to ask Matt your name). Once we remembered, I googled "Maleen & Tyler". Sure enough! I'm gonna go ahead and read what the heck you guys are up to... feel free to check out my blog!

Chelle! said...

I love to play musical beds...okay, that did not sound right coming from me. What I meant, I love to change everything in my room every so often--to feel like it is new.

S&E Mack said...

I'm glad the bed is working out for you! The rooms look great! And what a neat closet for June! We sure miss you all and think of you often! (Especially when we play settlers!)

Sunny said...

Love the treasure drawer - my kids both need a few of them!

Rynell said...

Everything looks so neat and organized! That is what I long for. That is what I should be doing RIGHT NOW. (Ok--bye now!)