on big boys and beds and such.

By popular demand (+ the demand of my mother who trumps all other demanders), here are a few pics of the big boy in his big boy bed.



The sheet set is from Target. When I saw it on the shelf several months back I grabbed it and stashed it away. The colors couldn’t be more perfect for the room he already has. The quilt is from the Pottery Barn Outlet. Whether or not it stays is debatable but I like it for now. I’m thinking about searching etsy for someone to make me a great big body pillow to complete the top of his bed. I don’t know exactly what I want it to look like but I’ll know it when I see it. Plus it’ll work great to catch the little guy when he falls out…and he will fall out. Heck, he already has. 😉


Ephraim is not quite 21 months. We moved Sarah at the same age because we had just moved into a new house and didn’t want to bother with setting up the crib, only to take it away a few months later and hand it down to her brother. It worked out great so we decided to push our luck a second time and boot B-Ro from the crib a bit early too. He wasn’t climbing out and he wasn’t outgrowing his crib so those weren’t concerns but it just felt like the right time.


There were a few benefits for us to moving his crib out and his big boy bed in. First, he’s still fairly compliant and I know from experience that that’s about to come to a screeching halt. Better to get him used to a bed now before he enters the “I know more than Mommy” stage. Second, his room isn’t huge and while his crib is definitely smaller than his bed I knew that if we set up the bed we could also get rid of the rocker which takes up a large chunk of the room. The rocker has always been the place that we snuggle and read books but now we can do that on his bed. So we actually freed up a good bit more play space for the little guy. Plus the bed is a pretty fun place to play too!


And apparently Ephraim’s not the only boy in this family who feels that way.



GinaAugust 13, 2009 - 12:46 pm

Love it! Simple, classic, and fun!

JenniferAugust 13, 2009 - 1:14 pm

What fun! When we put Nick into a big boy bed (aka the bottom bunk) we used railings for a bit to keep him from falling out until he got use to it. They worked pretty good. Of course, getting him to STAY in the bed was a whole other ordeal!!

AnonymousAugust 13, 2009 - 1:32 pm

You know what Rich has to say about that last photo (Mr. iPhone!). And Hayden has the same sheets on his bed right now! I got them as back-ups to his truck sheets and “you leaked!” the other day, so on went the letter sheets. I love them! Looks awesome and he looks like he’s really enjoying it. Hopefully your nights are going well!

ToniAugust 13, 2009 - 2:04 pm

Beautiful, Erin!! I can’t wait for Cooper’s big boy bed. Where did you get the “E” pillow?

MomAugust 13, 2009 - 2:31 pm

Thanks for the Big Boy pics. He just looks so little in that big ol’ bed! But he sure looks like he is enjoying it! The picture with the baby E pic in the background is a nice contrast! Love you!

elizabethAugust 13, 2009 - 2:36 pm

must keep these photos from Bridget, who is 2 yrs 3 mos and still stowed in her crib for naps and bedtime… poor little thing. : ) As always, I love your sense of color and decor!

adminAugust 13, 2009 - 3:25 pm

Thanks you guys! Toni, the E pillow is from Etsy of course! I think the seller’s name is LaurasLeftHook.

beccaAugust 13, 2009 - 8:26 pm

Love the new bed and the sheets are so cute. He looks pretty happy with the change!

nickiAugust 14, 2009 - 5:58 am

LOVE it! I recognize that quilt ;-)…looks great!

jessica leighAugust 14, 2009 - 11:56 am

hey lady. do you know it takes me like 10 minutes to pull up your site at the new house, but i have to have my “erin fix” lol.. . .
i, too, bought that sheet set like 2 months ago. i got it on sale for only 12 dollars on the clearance end cap at target. it doesn’t match sam’s room at all, but i just loved it and had to get it for him for his birthday.

hope you are good. the net access up here is awful and i don’t feel like i’m visiting any of my regulars lately.

by the way. your ephraim is just precious. but you are so brave. little saw will stay in his crib for as long as possible~!!!!!

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