I wiped the tears away as I continued to untie the 2 dozen or so cloth ties attaching the Noah’s Ark themed crib bumpers to the only crib we have used for our 5 children. Our sweet Katherine (possible nickname of Chewy) has officially graduated from her crib to a toddler bed. I realize it might be somewhat silly to shed a few tears over such an event. But as we were taking down the crib the realization hit that, unless God blesses us with a baby to adopt (which I am open to), we most likely will not be using the crib again. This chapter of our lives appears to be closed.
It’s been so fun to watch our youngest grow and it’s hard to believe she is already 22 months old. As I watch Katherine walk around the house, play with her toys, dance (she LOVES music) and chase her siblings I realize we no longer have a baby; we have a toddler! Where has the time gone?
As for the crib I have a few idea floating around in my head. Since the crib has a side that slides down we cannot donate it, nor can I sell it on craigslist. These types of cribs are illegal now. I’m excited about the possibilities of converting it to something quite usable.
For now, enjoy some pictures of our family.