“I need a tissue”

Cooper came into our room this morning to tell us “I need a tissue.”  He neglected to mention that he just climbed out of his crib for the first time.  At 3 years and 1 month old we have been anticipating this day for a while, but were still surprised that it actually happened.  Fortunately Daddy had already decided to take the day off to extend our vacation time which now included transitioning Cooper to a big boy bed.

The last picture of our boy laying in his crib.

For a comparison, here is the first picture of Cooper in his crib.

We have always had a twin bed in Cooper’s room with the intention to use it as his big boy bed when he was ready.  We slid the crib to the side and then put the mattress on the floor declaring it his new bed.  He was really excited at the idea.  We thought that might be enough of a transition for the first day, but he then said he wanted to take apart his crib.  So just like that we now have a crib free room for Cooper.

Last year for the 4th of July holiday weekend we potty trained Cooper, this year Nicholas took his first steps and Cooper climbed out of his crib.  Apparently this holiday weekend is a milestone weekend in our family.  What will next year bring?

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