We are a married couple who adopted our little Russky, Nikita {aka Nicky, Nicky noodle, little man, Nikoli, the Nickster, crazy dude, goofball, puppy love, etc...you get the picture!} from St Petersburg, Russia four years ago. Join us as we stumble through the joys and perils of parenthood, while our son teaches us a few things along the road...



11.22.2009

Big Boy Bed

Nicky's long legs were starting to hang off the edge of his little bed, so we figured it was time to face the facts that our little russky is growing up, and promote him to a "big boy" bed.   He's 40 inches tall now - which means he's grown 5 inches in just over 1 year!  Funny thing is, when random people see him standing by Kris they always say "wow - you're tall just like your daddy".  We just smile and nod; because the fact of the matter is, he is tall just like his daddy!  It's amazing how many physical features of his are so similar to ours.  He has my long torso and hair color; Daddy's height, cute gap between the front teeth, and wild cowlick.  But I digress...

Nicky's Pop provided him with the best gift ever - a hand-crafted wooden boat bed!  The theme of his room is sailboats, so we thought it would fit in perfectly.  We built it up about 3 weeks before the new bed's arrival, and every time he would talk to his Nana and Pop he would say "you come to see me?  bring me new bed?  new piiiillowwws.  new baaanket."  (he hasn't mastered the letter "l" just yet...and tends to draw the words out when he doesn't have many words to say.)  The new pillows and banket, er blanket, are actually from his GG from last year, but he's just now grown into them.  As soon as Pop's truck pulled up, Nicky was in motion, "helping" to unload the bed...



There were still a few minor things to tend to before bringing it upstairs, so Nicky checked it out in the messy garage.  Funny thing to note - there's a tag on the mattress with bright colors, and Nicky was much more interested in checking that out than the bed itself at first...not sure he really knew what to think since it wasn't in his room yet!

Sunday evening, Daddy and Pop worked their tails off to apply the finishing touches, and get the bed set up in Nicky's room.  Here's the finished product...


  
Getting a little nudge from some friends...



Nicky talks about his "new bed" every chance he gets, and you can see the pride beaming from his cute little face.  Thank you, Pop, for making him the happiest little guy ever.  To think, just over a year ago, he was sleeping in a room such as the one in the picture below...(taken from http://www.johnkaplan.com/pages/russia1.html).   And now, he's sleeping in what is undoubtedly, the coolest bed any little boy could have.

2 comments:

txgrl said...

I'm way too hormonal...that post made me get all teary eyed! what an amazing blessing you are to that lil'boy!!

jenn said...

what a cool bed!!!!
and what a lucky boy!!!!

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