Big changes afoot in the Yellow House: Baby Annika's gotten herself an Official Big Girl Bed.
So yeah, of course there is that draft post in the folder all about how we finally moved the girls in together, way back in October - October!! - and how we'd shoehorned all the furniture in to make a very sweet room.
A dresser for the girls to share
Cecilie's bed, under the window 'for dreaming,' as requested
Annika's crib (for memories' sake)
But even as we spent an entire Saturday reorganizing the kids' rooms, we knew that in a short time we'd hit the big TWO YEAR milestone, and a short time after that we'd be looking to put the Smallest Nilsen of All into a big girl bed.
This weekend was that moment.
Maybe some kids stay in cribs until they're five or six. I don't know. Sadly, Nilsen kids come in the Rather Large variety, which limits their stay in the four-walled sort of bed. Cecilie made her big transition soon after her 2nd birthday, and poor Lars had to switch into his 3 months before he turned two, just because I'd gotten a deal on a twin bed and had no space to store it.
So Annika's happily ensconced in her IKEA Hemnes daybed tonight. (We, I mean, Torbjorn finished building it so late we didn't get any photo ops. Tomorrow, I promise.)
I have my doubts that on the first morning of Big Bed Life she'll do what Cecilie did - surround herself with stuffed animals and begin telling them the story of how once upon a time, a very big girl got herself a very big bed... but I do know that she is thrilled to be in the Big Leagues.