On March 15th, Hank turned three! We had a day of adventure as a small family. We played at the park.
Then, we drove to what Hank calls, “Bethlehem”. Most folks know it as Seattle. We went around five o’clock to meet Bart and go to Red Robin on the pier for dinner.
Dinner went really well. Our server was wonderful and the food came fast. This is super important when dining out with such small children. At the end several servers gathered around our table and sang Happy Birthday to Hank. Then they brought him a special treat! The staff even left off the chocolate in case it had contact with peanuts.
On our way home Hank saw the sunset from his seat in the car and he said,
“That’s beautiful. What is this place? It’s Bethlehem.” 🙂
Bart went over to his folks’ to work on the bunk beds a.k.a. “The Fort”. Sunday night they were all painted and assembled in Hank’s room. He was ecstatic.
I wish we could say that he laid down and fell fast asleep. But, that would leave out so much. At this point he’s only slept there a handful of nights and it is getting easier. However, he would go back to his crib in a heart beat if we would allow it. He sure misses the familiar (yet too small) environment of his crib.
I tried to improve his love of the new bunk beds by hanging a blanket across the side making it into a fort. He and Gideon had a blast playing in it for almost an hour.
Even harder than bedtime, naps were off to a rocky start. He cried and even tried getting his crib out of his closet. Hank is so strong he actually managed to move his crib mattress out into his room!
My precious three-year old is growing up a little more.
Hank, you will always be my baby boy.
love and kisses,
Dear Jesus, thank you for helping us all make this transition which seems so big at this time in our lives. Thank you for blessing us with a family member, Hank’s Papa, who is incredibly gifted and generous to craft and build bunk beds for our boys. Thank you for Hank’s Grammie who was so generous to buy all the bedding! I look forward to the day when Hank and Gideon can sleep in them. Even though Hank is so tall now that I can barely carry him, he will always be my baby. Thank you for him. Amen.