Needless to say I think Brielle is officially moved to her big girl bed---she's awesome! When I mention bedtime now Brielle even says "no, big bed!" because she gets worried I'm going to put her in the crib and she knows she's a big girl now haha.
Someone asked on my last post about how we switched Raya over to a big girl bed...and honestly, it was just as easy! We didn't move her until she was almost 2.5 years though...when we moved into this house we just never set up her crib in her room---we moved her straight the a twin and she slept all night from day one. So i guess my only advice to someone thinking about making this transition is to just do it! And then if you don't luck out like I did you can troubleshoot from there. But clearly some kids are able to transition without blinking an eye, and thankfully I got two of those kids it looks like!
In other news, tonight Raya had her first ballet performance! She was a mouse in the Holiday Showcase. It's just an informal "recital" he studio puts on this time of year, and since Raya is in the youngest class they didn't have costumes---just some face paint. They were mice and they did "fast feet" and made "whiskers" while they ran around on stage for 30 seconds hehe. Some kids just stood there, but Raya had no fear! She came right out on stage, immediately spotted me (i have no idea how!) and screamed "Hi Mama!" and waved...and then proceeded to run around like a little mouse without a care in the world, and apparently oblivious to the auditorium full of people lol. Tonight when I was putting her to bed she said "sing me the sunshine song because I was the best mouse tonight!" She's modest :-P
Here are some pics I snapped once we got home---I didn't even try to take any while we were there---it was too crowded and crazy!
|She told me this was her "mouse pose" ...ha!|
|Today she found Twinkle the Elf and Dora the mermaid having a pool party in the bathtub---that's why she has Dora!|
|In the middle of her tantrum today Brielle paused to say "cheese" haha...what a dork!|
|Goodbye from the cutest mouse ever! :-)|