Sunday, February 3, 2008

Building Blocks

I've had a to take a bit of a hiatus from blogging due to the fact that a hefty storm front came through the 'ville on Tuesday night, killing our electricity and, more importantly, our computer. It wasn't all bad, though, as our desktop was almost four years old and just about in need of replacing anyway. We've upgraded to a new HP laptop and, hopefully, will add a wireless router in the near future. I am still getting used to Vista, but so far it's pretty cool. It was one of those unexpected life things that can be a bad situation, but we turned it into a positive. I reminded myself to be grateful that we were not like the folks just a few miles from us who had a tree fall on their house.

The night before all that, however, Jonathan was having a great time with his wooden Pottery Barn Kids blocks. He got these from one of my co-workers before he was even born. They are some of the nicest wooden blocks I've ever seen. He is currently very much into stacking the blocks as high as he can.

As you can see, he is quite proud of his mad block-stacking skills:

When it gets higher than him, Daddy has to help:

Stacking blocks like this is such hard work that Jonathan had to take a time out:

Alas, gravity and wooden blocks are not friends:

Even the canvas storage bag is great fun:

Not too much else has been happening around here. Jonathan is doing FANTASTIC in his new bed. We have not had a single issue getting him to sleep in it and, since it's been a week since he moved to the toddler bed, I feel confident in saying that the transition was seamless. Jonathan never ceases to amaze me in his ability to adapt to change. Our last big hurdle will be potty training; once we do that, he will be a full fledged little boy. I am so proud of him as he grows up, but it makes me a bit sad, too, as he is definitely not a baby any longer!


Alicia said...

I love Pottery Barn everything! We have a store out here called DownEast Home that sells factory seconds and overstock from Pottery Barn at a major discount. Needless to say, I've spent a lot of money there! I think I'll go tomorrow!
Cooper is just starting to get interested in the potty. I've been putting off potty training but, alas, he won't let me. Here we go again! Good luck (and buy a carpet steamer!)

Kimberly said...

Congrats on the seamless transition!!! THat is wonderful! And those are some great looking blocks...maybe J-man is going to be an engineer!

supermommysquared said...

Hailey and I are talking about the big girl bed, and she is excited! I hope our transition is as seamless! Congrats to J-man and good luck with the potty training!

Susie PSU said...

Way to go transitioning to a big boy bed!! I love the pride on his face in the block picture. What a guy...

Janice said...

I need me some of that seemless transition! Would you believe Cameron is still in his crib? It converts into a toddler bed and then a double bed. I have yet to put him in a regular bed - I am always afraid he'll fall off the foot of the bed.

The blocks look cool! PBK toys are not only cute but they are made really well!

Shana-Lynn said...

Love love love PBK!

Congrats on the transition to the toddler bed, that is great! I hope your potty training will be just as easy.

Andrea said...

Ooh- so glad the transition went well! I need to get Evan some blocks like that- I think he would love them too!