We transitioned our 27 month old to her big girl bed in her sister’s room on Saturday night. We accepted the fact she might/they might take an hour or two to fall asleep, and we were prepared for that. We set up the monitor to watch the girls, and it was a hilarious sight to see. My oldest would tell her to hurry up and sleep because she was being loud and then ask her questions like, “Do you like your bed?”, “How come you keep screaming?”, “Why are you ripping the pages off your book?”. Unlike most kids who like to sleep with a stuffed animal, Tabs likes to sleep with a book. I had to go run in there and take the book from her. My mistake for not giving her a board book to sleep with that night!
In the end, it took her about an hour to fall asleep and her head was at the foot of the bed on top of the covers. It’s a start?!
Now that the girls are in one room, I’m itching to rearrange some rooms in my house. I’m hoping to use the furniture I already have and not have to buy anything new unless it’s for the wall. I decided to lay my white Expedit horizontally in the playroom so that I can display some stuff over it similar to this Pottery Barn Kids playroom.
I’ll throw in some artwork that I bought awhile ago and add in some artwork that the girls bring home from school, and I should have one entire wall covered. It’s always nice to change things up a bit because it forces me to de-clutter and update stuff around the home.
I’ve been collecting ideas here and there for my baby’s room that I want to eventually convert into a playroom/mini office. When I say office, I mean a tiny desk with my laptop! It’s a small space that I have to work with, so I have to be creative with storage space. I’m leaving the Ikea Expedit in the playroom but I want a cubby system where the girls can sort their own toys.
I like the Cameron Wall System from PBK because you can mix and match the units to your preference, and the units are low enough where I would be able to use the top of the storage area for books, frames, etc.
Since I’ve had luck with JCP’s furniture so far, I decided to see if they had anything similar and they do! The Linden Street Collection has a similar storage system. It got good reviews, but with the price difference coming out to be $250…I might just end up going with PBK. I’m only getting two units – two open bases and two cabinets. If I had more space and needed an entire wall of these units, I would def consider the Linded Street Collection. I would just want to make sure the top cubbies/cabinets come with a tip resistant kit. Earthquakes scare me.
One unit on the left for my youngest. The other unit on the right for my oldest. Tabi is learning so quickly now and is already wanting her own bowl of snacks, her own coloring book, her own straw cup with whatever Lila is drinking, etc. If big sis has something, the little one has to have the same thing. It’s cute to see but hard to handle at times. So getting a storage space for each girl is a must! In between the units, I’ll have their desk and hang this above…
I fell in love with the print! I saw it the other night on One Kings Lane, which by the way the sale is ending tomorrow! They have over 30+ countries to choose from. It’s a large print, and I’m hoping the color of this print won’t clash too much with the color of the playroom.
Next on the hunt…abc decals!