Thursday, September 4, 2014


wednesday was dax's first day at preschool.  it's hard to believe he is already in "school", but he is more than ready.  since i work from home he's been getting pretty bored with the situation lately and we're excited that he'll get to go to preschool two days a week for 3.5 hours where they'll focus on making friends, learning about Jesus, and having a grand old time.  

his first day went very well and he got a good report.  he ate all of his lunch and even took a nap that evening.  he's a little social butterfly, so we think it's really going to be a lot of fun for him to build friendships and find some play mates.

the school/church is only two miles from our house, so we're really blessed to have a quick commute to and from.  the teachers and director are so friendly and genuine loving people that we feel uber comfortable leaving our sweet boy in their care.  we know they're focused on showing the love of Christ to these littles and we're excited for this opportunity for him.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

project: big boy bed

the finished product
we could not be more thrilled with project:  big boy bed.   we didn't want to jinx ourselves, but things have gone really well for us so far as the transition goes from crib to dax's big boy bed.  we kept him involved in the entire process and talked a lot about the change that was about to happen, and we really think he was ready for the big day.

here are some snap shots of daxton seeing his big boy bed for the first time.

climbing up!

bouncing!  that's what tiggers do best!

clearing everything off the bed!

except for raffie.

being a silly goose.

testing out the resting.
knock on wood he's slept one week without incident.  he still asks to go to "nigh nigh" when he's tired and we've only had a couple of nights where he couldn't resist the urge to stay awake and read some books or check things out.  naps have been harder than bed time (i think just because of the day light and the fact that he's not THAT tired yet).  however, today he took a 4 hour nap, so maybe we're working back into a pattern.

we have a baby gate on the door, so this helps to keep him safe and from wandering the house in the middle of the night.  we think the thing that we have going for us is that he likes his bed and his room, and often will just ask to go in there to play - so hopefully that will never change.