Just look at this beaming little face. Squeaky graduated to her big girl bed last night, and she was so excited. We'd set up the bed several days ago and she's been chomping at the bit to sleep in it. I know, some of you didn't know and are probably aghast that I had my 3 1/2 year old in a crib, but I don't think I'll make any apologies for that. It worked great for us since she never ever tried to climb out and would entertain herself in there quite happily if she happened to wake up too early. I sure enjoyed not ever having to chase a 2 year old out of the toy area at 3am.
Another perk is that Squeaky is old enough now to be super excited about the big bed and simply can't wait to wake up and read her books that are stashed in the top shelf of her bed (you can see them in the picture). Last night Dennis went in to check on her a few hours after she went to bed just to make sure she hadn't fallen out or anything. She woke up with a start and gleefully asked, "Is it wake up time?!!?" She wanted to read her books. The rule is, if she wakes up early, she has to sit in bed and read. She can't leave her room until Mommy or Daddy come and get her. This morning I woke her up about 10 minutes earlier than usual to give her a chance to read. It'd be such a shame if she slept through her first golden opportunity to enjoy her big girl bed privileges. :)
Our littlest girlie is figuring out how to sit up on her own. Like I've said before, she really likes to be upright and wants to see everything going on around her.
Last Friday evening we went down for a quick dip in the lake. It was right before the weather turned cold. Ever since her swimming lessons at the YMCA this spring Squeaky just loves the water. She wades right in without hesitation. I'm so glad we put her in classes.
Button was a little hesitant and sat primly on the beach with her ankles crossed.
Then on Saturday we headed back to Peterborough to attend the 40th Anniversary celebration at Westmount. It was great to see many of our friends again (even though it had only been 2 1/2 weeks, it felt like forever). Thanks for letting us stay with you, John and Elva! We had a wonderful time.
Winnie all tuckered out at the Westmount celebration.
Please pray for our little Button girl. About two weeks ago she came down with a cold, which carried on for several days and instead of pettering out she started having fevers. Then she popped out in this big rash. I finally took her to the doctor who said it was roseola, a harmless childhood disease that you can only get once. Sure enough, the rash has disappeared and most of her symptoms are slowly going away too, but the poor little girl is extremely cranky all the time. She is teething four molars and a couple eye-teeth all at once and simply cannot understand why she feels so terrible. So please pray that she will respond to our directions without making too much of a stink- going to meetings in public with her right now is very embarrassing since she spends much of the time screeching at the top of her lungs. But I will admit that this is a very good opportunity to learn patience and reasons not to fear what other people think of me. :)