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The verses that have REALLY spoken to me (Sarah) lately....

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock." Matthew 7:24-25

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. I Peter 5:8-9

From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.' Acts 17:26-28

May the words of my mouth and the mediation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock, and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14

So be careful to do what the Lord your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left. Walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess. Deuteronomy 5:32-33

God, our God, will take care of the hidden things but the revealed things are our business. It's up to us and our children to attend to all the terms in this Revelation. Deuteronomy 29:29 (The Message)

About the Friesen's....

We are Marc, Sarah, Luke, and Kate Friesen. We were married June 5, 2004. We have one son, born July 21, 2008, named Luke Andrew -- now 4 years old. We also have a daughter named Kate Christine -- born June 6, 2012. Marc is working at Cessna as a Senior Accountant, and Sarah stays home full-time with Luke. Sarah also gets to work very part-time at home for Graber Backhoe -- an excavation company AND VERY part-time at our church. We LOVE being a part of Grace Community Church here in Newton, KS. We lead a Community Life Group of other wonderful couples. Marc thoroughly enjoys long-distance running and Taekwondo. Sarah thoroughly enjoys walking -- especially when the weather is nice to take Luke and/or out in the stroller. Thanks for reading our blog!

Friday, April 15, 2011

A Milestone for Luke -- The Big Boy Bed....

If you happened to see THIS POST, THIS POST, or THIS POST on our weekend trip to Kanopolis State Park, you might have noticed in the middle post (Our Weekend, Part 2) that Luke's bed in the cabin was NOT a Pack 'N Play nor did it have any rails.

That would be because Luke is officially in a Big Boy Bed now -- or at least he has the front part of his convertible crib removed!

I realize there are MANY different "schools of thought" regarding when to change a child over from a crib to a bigger bed, but we were in no hurry to do it.

a) Luke was perfectly content in his crib.

b) Luke had never tried to crawl out.

So, originally, we were going to leave him in there for awhile -- possibly until he was 3.

But, we decided to take this weekend trip to a cabin. We knew there wouldn't be a crib, and we also knew he was a tad too big for the Pack 'N Play.

A week before we went to the cabin, we made the switch for Luke. We weren't sure how it was going to go.

So, here are some pics -- documenting the process.

Marc....Looking at the crib and the disassembly needed....

Then, the official disassemble....

We had talked about it with Luke, quite a bit, but we also knew he didn't fully understand what we meant. So, Luke just watched Marc disassemble his bed -- complete with the blanket and thumb.

Luke, for quite awhile, has liked stuffed animals and blankets in his crib. So, when the front was removed, we kept it virtually the same. Luke was THRILLED at this point!

He promptly crawled into his "new bed," and it was an instant HIT!

It's now been close to 3 weeks since Luke's been in his "Big Boy Bed," and he hasn't gotten up once. AND, he's still been taking naps.

Now, I realize that won't continue forever, but hopefully, we can encourage staying in bed for awhile.

For now, each time he lies down, we tell him, "Don't get up until Mommy comes and gets you."

Luke then repeats it.

So far -- it's worked!

And, most importantly -- Luke LOVES it, and he thinks he's BIG STUFF in it. Whenever somebody comes over, he immediately wants to show them his "Big Boy Bed."


The Sieberts said...

i'm so proud of you Luke!!!!

More than just okay said...

Wow! what a good boy.

We had to move Anna ASAP because she climbed out all the time. Then she'd run across Bethany's bed then jump back in over the rails too.

Candice said...

You are luckyy. Most nights we still can't get Graham to stay in his bed!!

Allen and Debby Graber said...

Do you not use rails? He doesn't fall out? That's great if so!

Rich and Carolyn Dewey said...

A BIG step for a little guy. He'll do just fine!

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