Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sneaky, Funny Jill

Two days ago, Jeff came home from work and asked Jill if she would like a toddler bed. We had been planning on getting her one after Christmas, but then Daniel came the first week of January and changed our world. :) So, we looked online and then went off to the store and purchased a beautiful toddler bed and mattress. It was slightly more difficult to make than we had expected, but it is all assembled and looks great.

Jill was very proud of the bed that her daddy made. She has told me many times that her daddy made it. She likes playing on it, sitting on it, putting her dollies on it, etc. However, she does not seem to like sleeping in it.

The first night she left the room a few times, ready to party. Once she could no longer open her door to leave, there were a lot of tears, and eventually Jeff went in and put her back in her crib.

Last night, she did not cry very long, so I foolishly thought she had gotten used to her new bed.


When I went in to get her this morning, she was back in her crib. She had hiked herself up and climbed in.

Her crib can turn into a toddler bed, but we had wanted to use it as a crib for Daniel. Perhaps we will end up returning her new, beautiful toddler bed and just buying a new crib instead and turn Jill's crib into a toddler bed. Sigh.

I have not fed Jill breakfast yet this morning, because I'm a bad mommy and wanted to blog really quickly. So, she's drinking her milk and eating a few goldfish crackers. She finished her milk, and I asked her if she wanted more milk. She wouldn't say. She just kept talking about her birdhouse that, yes, her daddy made. (She is pretty impressed by him.) (So am I.) :D

So, slightly exasperated, I told her to just say "yes or no." Just say "yes or no" if you want milk. She looked at me and said "yes o no." Hahaha. She doesn't seem to grasp the "or" concept, but she did do what I wanted. I told her to say that id=f she wanted milk, so I decided she must want it. (And turns out she did.)

It is often funny how literal children are.

In the picture of Jill above, she is wearing a skirt and shirt that her bunny (GranB) made her. My mom also made the purse. The purse matches one that my mom made me a few years ago, and she had leftover fabric. Cute, huh? :)

And here is a picture of Daniel on his blessing day. He is wearing the same outfit that his daddy wore when Jeff was blessed. (In my church, babies receive a name and a blessing.)


  1. She looks great in the outfit Mom made her! I mean, Bunny.

    Mom said that climbing into her crib herself is just like something you would have done. Ha.

    And it is funny how literal kids are.

  2. That is way too funny! Silly jll!
    The skirt is so cute- wish I had time to sew!
    Well I guess you knew first but even though I was very sad to hear vt routes would be changing , I am so glad I didn't lose you :)

  3. Oh Jill. I love the bed time woes. Any parent can relate. The new found freedom of the toddler bed is so alluring. Ryan has finally learned not to come out of his room, but we have found him asleep on the ground by the door on two occasions this past week. Hopefully the transition to her convertible crib will go better!

    Daniel gets cuter with each post. How is that possible!?


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