Saturday, April 14, 2012

Monkeys Rule-Almost-

This is a life lesson..
It's about SweetCheeks
stepping up the
Big Girl Ladder.

She has always been
"the little one"
in the family until
her two little cousins 
came along.
She has not been jealous
but she has 
to give up her
"own little bed"
with the sweet
little floral
comforter and pillow shams..
You know those beds.
The ones that kids move
into after they leave the
She slept in the crib
here whenever she
stayed overnight
until she was 3-1/2.
Then we fixed up a 
little bed for her 
in with her big sisters.
She has had a hard
time letting go of it,
even though she stretches
the full length of the 
crib sized mattress.

Someone else
is in the wings waiting for
that little bed.
Can you guess who that
might be?
He and his Mom & Dad
and CharlesInCharge
will be coming here
tomorrow night.

How to make the
switch over?

Hmmmm..let's see....
Let HER make the
We went shopping.
Yes. He. Does.
SweetCheeks made
some great bedding choices
for the little man.
Monkey sheets~
Monkey blanket-
Here she is putting
the finishing touches
on "his" bed.
How cute is that all together?
as we were leaving the
store she spotted this.
A big ol' E and noted...
Hey...That would be
perfhect for Effan.
And so it is.
It hangs just above the 
little bed he can
now call his own.
No more flowers 
on the 
"little beddy"

One more step
on the ladder
of becoming a
"big girl".

I'm kinda mourning
my "little girl"
She might be ready
but I don't know if
I am!

just so
This is what is 
being used for a doorstop!
Why? Why you ask?
Cuz isss stihll reelly my owhn
ROOM, Nana.
Well, we have jumped
ONE hurdle..I'm sure
there are several
more ahead!

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La Brocanteuse said...

I keep on being amazed to see through children's eyes...little things we take for granted..thank you for sharing your joy Nana XX Colette

Anonymous said...

so cute, she is growing up, I have only known you for a bit less than a year but I see how she's growing.Thats one thing I miss about nothaving our house, the kids rooms we had for the grand kids.Now our grandson sleeps on the floor in our living room when he comes, You did a beauty of a job, you both did.

Susie said...

Sweetcheeks did a fine job on picking things for Bigboy E. He will love it. She just is not about to give up her spot at Nana's, well for sure not in Nana's heart. Have fun today,smiles,xo, Susie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That's too cute, Diana! I'm sure it will help, but I'll bet she checks in on him in "her" room. : )

Debbiedoos said...

Awww...that is sweet. Jack had a little monkey room. I think that sweet cheeks handled it pretty well. SO FAR:)

Tracey@Breathing English Air said...

SweetCheeks is quite the stylist. She made some excellent choices.

Jettie said...

I just knew she wasn't going to let go that easily! And I was proved right.
Beautiful transition. I love her quilt and pillow, and I'm sure it will find a place elsewhere.

Musings from Kim K. said...

What a sweet post. Just like you.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Awwww... they grow up way to fast Diana! I think sweet cheeks is handling it pretty well! Too sweet!!

Tete said...

I am so glad that little bitty girl thought it was best that E got the little bed now. Her monkey choices are so cute! I like the big letter E. I can't wait to see what he thinks about it.
Have a great day!

outjunking said...

I am felling teary eyed for you! Times flies don't it. But it's sweet she thinks so much of her little brother.

Shirley said...

Hi Diana, Sweet cheeks is so adorable and I get a chuckle when I read your blog. I laughed at the previous post. Children go to pre-school and learn so much faster even with watching children shows on television. My youngest counts in Spanish from watching Dora. They do grow up so very fast and I love her for fixing her room for brother. It will be interesting to watch them grow. Have a great weekend. Ours is cold and stormy. Hugs from Your Missouri friend.

Debby said...

So cute that you let her help decorate his little bed. If only we could feeze them.
We went out to Bob Evans with our two granddaughters last night. Goose is such a Sweet Cheeks.....she has us all rolling on the floor with laughter. I took her picture and she was trying to pen her mouth so I could see her "lungs".
Have fun with the litte guys this week-end.

The enchanted home said...

What a sweet story! I love seeing the world through a kids eyes..this is very endearing. Enjoy every minute, it goes by awfully quick.

Pam Kessler said...

The monkey bedding is adorable. Just what a little boy needs. I'm happy SweetCheeks seems to be adjusting to the change. Of course that can always change at bedtime.

Julie Marie said...

Sooo sweet Diana!... how precious she helped get his room ready for him... I too have a hard time "letting go" of things I love... love the doorstop!... xoxo Julie Marie

Nellie said...

Another sweet, sweet story, Diana! Have a good time with your overnight company.

Debi WeeFaerie said...

That is so bitter sweet how she has helped make the room ready for him. Good job overcoming that hurdle!

Gina said...

How cute! Good idea to have her help with the shopping, but in true Sweet Cheeks style, I love that she insisted on the girly door stop. Heehee!

Maureen Wyatt said...

What a clever nana to let her design the room! I'm not totally certain you truly put on over on her, though. lol ~ Maureen

Lynne said...

Sweet Cheeks knows how to make things special! Sometimes she walks in Nana's big girl shoes!

Anonymous said...

Sweet post such adorable curly locks of a child.

My oldest Granddaughter's room was all so girlish all her life and now she is in University living in the doorm but comes back every other weekend home too soon to be finished the year. She did changed her girlish room to more graphic bedspread and all. Then we knew our Missy for short was growing up. They grow up so fast. My daughter misses her so much this year away. Every time she goes pass the room she has a peek and the tears drop on her cheek. How can we let go of our little girl.
All about being a mom. Thanks for sharing your pictures. and your blog.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

What a sweet girl she is. I love how she chose things that were special to him. You were so smart to let her help in the process so she felt that she made the decision to "let" Ethan use her special place at Nana's.
Too cute. :)

Anonymous said...

She's so cute! She did a great job with the "monkey ensemble!" I love the sheets!

Japolina said...

Love those monkey and love that sweet cheeks!

Susan said...

Diana , I just love reading about your relationship with your grandchildren. You see through their eyes, and that is so important when you are a Nana.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a cute choice! About those hurdles? Would you believe..for the rest of your life? Uh huh..for always and hurdle after another! My precious little Grands..are all grown and now beginning to become parents! See..another hurdle! :)
Hugs! You are a sweetheart!

Karena said...

It is always interesting to see how the children/ grandchildren handle these things. So far it is working charmingly!

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Jane, Naples, Florida said...

so cute!

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Jackie said...

Hey Diana! I stumbled upon your blog today and have had such a fun time reading your posts so I'm following along with you now....I just love meeting new bloggy friends!

I don't have grandkids yet so I love reading all the love that Nana'a like you pour out in your blog...I guess I'm living vicariously through others until I have my own.....And then, you better believe my blog will be plastered with my cuties, too!! :))

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!


Daniella said...

Oh my heck! I don't know what is cuter that cute monkey sheet set or Sweet Cheeks, the boss!!! At least she really tried to make it all for him, and her "giving" like that really is touching! We all know she is the boss!!!!!
He is precious too!!

Elaine said...

Yes it sounds like the little girl is growing many big steps ahead of her. Warm hugs Elaine

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

They're all growing up so fast! ... And the monkeys are just so darn cute!

KimMalk said...

The monkey bed is so cute--Sweet Cheeks did a great job. So sad she's too big for the bed.

Patty Patterson said...

She did a great job picking things out for big boy E. Now, what did she get? Where will she be sleeping? Mine just climb in bed with me - or we all hang out of the sofa bed because our spare bedrooms are upstairs and my room is downstairs and I don't want them that far away.

camp and cottage living said...

How sweet of her to fix it up for Jack. She's growing in a good way,
Diana: considering others!

Red Rose Alley said...

I LOVE MONKEYS TOO! How fun for him. SweetCheeks is growing up, isn't she? She made a good choice with the monkeys. I am going to the Zoo tomorrow, and hopefully see lots of real monkeys there hehe.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Big girl is growing up and being so sweet to let little guy sleep in the room. I hope there's not too much monkey business going on in that cute room! Love all of the cute monkey items. The doorstop helps big girl know that she still has one foot in the room.

Anonymous said...

Diana your grandchildren are so stinkin' cute! My grand-babies have those same sheets too. They grow up too quickly, don't they? Your comments on my blog ALWAYS give me a big laugh by the way. When I posted "fun in the bedroom" and that my husband was gone I thought the same thing as you!!! So glad my hubby doesn't pay any attention to my blog, he may think the same thing!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Looks like little Sweetcheeks has a big heart!

Savannah Granny said...

Sweet Cheeks is sooooo sweet. Hugs,

Lovejeng said...

Awww...that is sweet. Jack had a little monkey room. I think that sweet cheeks handled it pretty well. SO FAR:)