Sunday, April 4, 2010

Weekend Wonders

I hate to actually put this in print – but MAN, the weather has been fabulous for the last 4 days or so.  April in Michigan is very iffy.  I remember one year as a child that one day I was dressed in shorts having a water balloon fight with the neighbors and literally the very next day we had a foot of snow.  This weekend has been 70 degrees plus, sunny and wonderful.  Last summer we had such cruddy weather that we would have loved 70 degrees!

With Good Friday and Easter, plus the aforementioned beautiful weather, we have been busy busy busy!  Here’s a quick weekend (some of it spills into last week) wrap up:

BIG GIRL BED:  At 3 and almost a half years old, it is time to start moving out of the crib.  I can hear the shocks of amazement.  Yes, she’s been sleeping in her crib.  Still.  She’s never once tried to climb out.  Shocking – I know!  Her brand new toddler bed arrived this week and mama is proud to say I assembled it all by my very self!  There was only minor swearing.  Tati was very excited at first – but when push came to shove, she really wanted back in her crib for bedtime.  She powered through that first night and made it until 3am(ish).  She woke up fussing and was ok, but basically laid in bed talking for an hour before I gave up and let her sleep the rest of the night in her crib.  The next day (Good Friday) she napped in the bed and hasn’t looked back since.  The crib is still up in her room – I wanted the out in case she really fought the transition.  And now I just need to have the energy to tackle taking it apart to get it out the door. 

IMG_2929 Testing out my new big girl bed…

Potty Training:  Much progress here… we’ve been trying hard!  Last week at a cousin’s birthday party, Tatiana saw her first Zuzu pet.  Needless to say, she WANTS a Zuzu pet.   So this was our motivation for a prize.   She understands what she’s supposed to do, she just doesn’t always do it.  We’re getting there. 

Easter:  Last year this was our first holiday home.  We had only been home from Russia for two weeks when Easter fell, so it was a little lost in concept.  This year was MUCH different.  She was excited for the Easter Bunny and looking forward to the big day (until we went to see him at the mall – then all bets were off).  We had an egg hunt last weekend and she had a blast.  Even though she wanted to have NOTHING to do with him at the mall (think scream bloody murder, cling to mama), the Easter Bunny was VERY good to Tati this year.  She got a new wagon filled with lots of goodies – a little candy, but mostly fun stuff.  After all, the bunny knows his audience, and T is not a huge candy fan. 

IMG_2956 IMG_2935  IMG_2975

Hope you had a wonderful Easter! 

11 comments:

Lisa said...

I love the paintings on T's walls.

Sacha is the opposite, there isn't a candy he doesn't love.

Gloria said...

What beautiful pictures! Happy Easter to you two also! Love the big girl bed! Glad the transition went well!

Nancy said...

Great pictures! And good job at putting that bed together...I usually try and end up so frustrated with LOTS of swearing! Nathan transitioned out of his crib at age 3 1/2 also...similar situation, he was comfortable in it and never tried to get out. Good luck with the potty training...I haven't tackled that one yet!

Barb said...

I'm impressed with your skills! Sounds like you've had a great week. I LOVE T's bedhead when she's looking in the wagon . . . that totally cracked me up!

findingourdaughter said...

She looks so beautiful and so grown up, even though tiny in size:).
Miss you all!!

Becky and Keith said...

Goodness, T has grown up so, so much! Her hair is gorgeous!! I'm so glad she is doing well in her big girl bed, she looks so darn cute in it!

Troy and Rachel said...

I second Becky's comment about T's hair. I don't think my hair has ever looked that great!

I would have left Daniel in his crib too, except he did climb out! I'm proud of you for braving putting the bed together by yourself!!! No small feat in my book!

Jody said...

I just found your blog off cupcakeandthecaseys. I scrolled down through it a little and realized that your daughter came from the same baby home as our son did. She looks so familiar. I'm heading to look through our pics to see if she is in any of them and thats why she looks so familiar!! IF she is, I'll get them to you somehow!!! She is adorable, by the way!!!!
Jody Garber
jjgarber03@yahoo.com

Roger and Joanne said...

She's forever changing and looking more and more beautiful. Congrats on the steps to being potty trained and a new toddler bed. Very exciting! Niko loves his bed and we've had a few successes ourselves in the potty development area. Continued success!

Debbie & Bob said...

Boy Amy Tati is a beautiful girl. You are a very lucky mommy! Morgan has been in a toddler bed since she's been home (almost a year). We didn't think she'd do good in a crib but with all the getting out of bed when she's suppose to be sleeping is a little nerve racking! Good luck!

Frederick,Mackenzie,Noah,Hope said...

She is getting so pretty..God Bless.