As we near Matthew's 4th birthday next week, we are reminded in many ways that he's getting to be a big kid, besides the calendar.
Within the last few weeks, Matthew has given up his daily afternoon nap. Yippee- in that it is developmentally appropriate to give up that nap and we are no longer tied to his nap schedule. Boo- in that we will miss the afternoon 'quiet time'.
This past weekend, we dismantled the toddler bed in the boys' bedroom. Matthew was only really sleeping in it at nap time, and since that doesn't happen anymore, off it goes!
Also this past weekend, our sweet neighbor friend snapped some pictures. When I saw this picture, I thought 'wow, he looks like a big kid'.