this installment of Goose and Roo, Too is brought to you by Bub and Queen! well, kind of. it's actually a special THANK YOU to Bub and Queen for the awesome (early) Christmas gift to the girls... bunk beds! we found these really nice wooden bunk beds on the local listserve this weekend, after having just discussed it the night before. gotta love the local listserve-- we've gotten a whole lot of cool stuff that way, from furniture to toys to even our cat Otter. we had been thinking of getting some sort of bunk/loft arrangement for a while but hadn't seen many affordable ones and weren't sure when the girls would be ready for them. but these are perfect, and a really good deal which is even better! the original idea was to have sylvi's crib underneath the lofted bed, but it just didn't fit quite right. mostly because i was worried that i would knock myself out as i was trying to get sylvi out in the middle of the night! ouch. but their room isn't that big and we had a ceiling fan to contend with, so there was really only one arrangement that would work. this wouldn't have been my first choice but it's growing on me. and they both seem to love it so i won't complain about that. when the crib is no longer needed, we'll most likely set them up as a true bunk bed and they can duke it out over who gets to sleep on the top!
speaking of... we weren't so sure how isa would do sleeping up there, but so far so good. the main concern is that she doesn't slip on the ladder in the dark, so we are trying to instill a "stay in your bed when the lights are out!" policy until she gets used to it. and we are looking for some glow in the dark stickers to make them more visible as well. but she LOVES it already and isn't the least bit scared to be up there at night. she also really likes the cozy little place space underneath, as does sylvi! as you can see from this photo, sylvi is no longer content to sit on the sidelines-- she has to be into everything at all times. including pictures.
so a THANK YOU once again for the very fun and very useful gift, we are all very excited about it!