Monday, October 18, 2010

If it isn't one thing...

It's been an eventful few days (what else is new??!!) at our house. My mom and aunt are visiting and we've been terribly busy since their arrival last Thursday evening.

Today, Hubby, Petite and I have vacated the premises so the two of them can cook. Their hope is to fill my freezer so we can have meals stocked up for awhile. I guarantee, they've certainly done that! When I got a look at all the codfish they'd brought from home I first wondered what the heck we're going to do with it all, and then I wondered, "Whatever we do with it... where are we going to PUT it when it's done?!" I think I need a bigger freezer! A shout out to our neighbors (M&M) across the street who were happy to take some of the cod home to their house to make a meal or two.

We went with our friends K&K and Hubby's kids out to Saunders Farm again this year for the annual haunted stuffs. The kids love it and Petite had a blast! She just wanted to roam around and play with the pumpkins. Next year she'll be old enough and big enough to go into the Farm during the daylight hours and do a corn maze or two with us, play on the kids' play structures, and have a snack. It'll be lots of fun. Even this year was fun. We got some wonderful photos.

I recently joined the choir at our church. I love to sing. I sing to Petite all the time; she's trying to hum/sing along with me lately. It's been a lot of fun getting back into choir activities. I enjoy learning new music. Coming in the fall, the choir takes part in an annual gathering of choirs and we all come together to sing a few Christmas hymns/carols in unison at a public event. Should be fun. Now to master the soprano parts of Handel's The Messiah before Christmas! Wish me luck. I'm definitely going to need it. I hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew!

But the thing uppermost in my mind right now is this:

My almost-14-month old daughter has figured out how to climb out of her crib.


You've gotta be kidding me. I figured she'd be in the crib til at least 18 months. Maybe a little longer. At this rate, we'll have to look at the whole toddler bed thing VERY soon. Along with putting down the kid-friendly, interlocking foam squares on her floor just in case.

We have a toddler bed; we've got a toddler rail that you just switch out with one side of the crib. I purchased it with the crib before Petite's arrival. I suppose I didn't expect we'd need to consider actually installing that rail quite yet. For the moment, Hubby has repositioned the crib mattress to its lowest setting, and while she can swing her leg up to the top of the crib rail, she's not quite tall enough to get the leverage to get out. When she grows another inch or two, we're so screwed.

SOOOOO screwed.

Serenity, I can relate to your post Uh-oh. While we're not quite that far along yet, it seems like it's coming at a breakneck pace!


Saje said...

Not that screwed. There is always an alternative! when DS #2 started pulling this stunt we just put him in a todder bed, cleared the room of dangers, screwed a baby gate across his doorframe (not in the way of the door, in front of that) and that contained him for another couple of years.

Too funny that I have not been on here in days and yet I am replying in the first couple of minutes again!!

serenity said...

Well, up until this weekend the child-proof doorknob worked... uh... yeah.

Our logical "change the crib to a toddler bed" was when he climbed out. I had prepared myself for that, not for him asking to be in a big boy bed.

You've given yourself a couple of inches, though, at least, right?

Still though. Yeah, I can relate. Eek. :)

Vee said...

Good Luck with the singing I am sure you will be wonderful.

Where are the pics? I need a Petite fix :-)

I am glad my door knobs are up nice and high!

ultimatejourney said...

Wow, that is one smart little gal you've got there :) Sorry, Mom and Dad! When A moves to the big girl bed, I was planning to do the gate thing Saje was talking about. I hope the extra couple inches in the crib keeps Petite in a little longer so you can figure out what you want to do.