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Tears Were Shed

Since the beginning of the year we have been toying with the idea to turn Liam’s crib into a toddler bed. He had learned how to get up to the top of the railing and just lay there with his feet dangling, but he would never go the full way. The other day I was watching my 3 year old nephew and all of a sudden I hear both of them jumping in Liam’s bed. He showed him how to climb into his crib! Ever since then, Liam was constantly climbing in and playing. But then he would get ‘stuck’ at the top trying to climb out and call for help. On Thursday, I put him down for his nap and 10 minutes later, I heard him playing with his blocks. I open up the door and he greets me with a smiley “hello”! I put him back in his crib and he finally fell asleep. 3 hours later (yes, I am extremely grateful that he usually takes such long naps) I heard him again playing with his blocks. He had finally figured out how to climb down. That night Ian turned the bed into a ‘little’ big boy bed. Liam was ecstatic that he could get in and out like a big boy! I, like a blubbering idiot, was crying because he was no longer a baby…my baby. Let’s just say…baby hunger really set in after that!
He will bring us his pillow now and look so proud when he says “pillow” and then laugh. It cracks us up. I am currently trying to find some fabric that speaks to me so I can make some new bedding. Any excuse to buy some fabric, right?

And onto a completely different note, the next time you go to Cheesecake Factory, this Wild Blueberry Cheesecake with White Chocolate Truffle is to die for! It has this blueberry shortbread type crust that is so good! My friend, Lori, was more than willing to take the 25 minute drive with me to pick up some delicious goodness and bring it back home. I love those type of friends! Willing to go out of their way for something great!

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    Jen Martakis
    March 2, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Congrats on the new big boy bed!! 🙂 and um…YUM on the cheesecake. 😉

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    March 2, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    We were considering getting Kennedy a toddler bed, but we are lazy. We like that she has to sit there until we are ready to get her. Hopefully she does not learn how to get out any time soon. I love your new banner, very cute.

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    March 2, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    My babies are 20 months apart. About a month before my daughter was born we transitioned my son out of the crib and into a toddler bed. I cried about it, realizing that my baby boy was no longer a baby, but in fact a little boy 🙁

    Now that my son can climb into and out of just about ANYTHING I have found him more than once cuddled up in the crib with my daughter during nap time 🙂

    The cheesecake looks/sounds delicious! I might have use all my extra weight watchers points and treat myself to a piece this week. YUM!

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    Lisa Dorsey
    March 2, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Sweet. I remember having to move the girls to big girl beds. Congrats on the move and I completely get the tears. 🙂

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    March 2, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    OMIGOSH. You have no idea how gooooooooood that cheesecake looks right now!!!!!!!!!

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    March 3, 2009 at 12:33 am

    awww…big hugs to you. i dreaded those days with g and k…and am definitely not looking forward to it with little dude. but he’s still in our bed, so just like the other two, he won’t get much “crib” time before it becomes a toddler bed. sad, huh?

    time for another one.

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    March 3, 2009 at 1:58 am

    oh! he’s so big now! hehe you cried 😛 love ya!

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    Rina Lasi Photography
    March 3, 2009 at 2:36 am

    Awwww…what a big boy! Hang in there momma, just imagine when he is too shy to give you kisses any more hehe

    That Cheesecake looks heavenly!! My fav is the white chocolate macadamia blondie one…I’ll never get tired of that one! lol

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    March 3, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    I cried when we took our crib DOWN for the last time on Saturday. No more babies at our house. So sad!!!

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    Grandma Holly
    March 4, 2009 at 4:36 am

    You broke your crib at a year old and you were jumpimg and then came the crash. You were hanging on your dear life and screaming for help. We had to get your little bed then. You did love it. You were such a great baby and so loving and still are. Liam is so adorable. Must be nice to have cheesecake only 25 minutes aday—-our nearest is in Salt Lake and is over 1hour drive each way. Could be worthit. Yummmmmm

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    March 5, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    you’re a cute mom.

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