Toddler Bed


To This

I’m planning on transitioning Harper Sue’s “crib” into her “toddler bed” this week. While the new freedom for her might be significant, what is structurally involved is simply removing 4 screws and one panel- something we’ve been doing more and more frequently during her waking hours anyway.

I just finished doing a bit of research on transitioning toddler’s to a floor bed and expect that Harper Sue will transition with a few nights of distraction but don’t expect a prolonged struggle. She loves her crib and I have no doubt that she’ll love her new independence.

Here’s a shot from one of the first times we configured her crib into a toddler bed for playtime way back in March of last year.

Pop Pop’s Train

The highlight of Christmas in San Diego was Pop Pop’s train set. Not only where familiar photos placed near the tracks for the kids but the entire table was a yes-touch zone (as opposed to no-touch which is prevalent in a toddler’s life).

Zach was happy to show Harper how to work the speed and direction lever- I’ve never seen a train move so fast going backward!

It brought back memories of my own Grandpa Roll’s train set when I was little. So nice to have that tradition continue with Harper Sue.

Conductor Pop Pop

Welcome home Harper

Trouble ahead!

  1. nanci corzine: What an awesome PopPop and what a wonderful tradition... trains will always be "in". Blessings, Nanci

I Can Blow My Nose

  1. nanci corzine: You can see the joy on her face from being able to do this. Good job to you, mom &…

Dinner with DüDah

We’ve been spending some time talking into empty boxes, tubes, and bell jars. It was only amount of time until the activity was added to the dinner entertainment schedule.

  1. Sue Woodruff: Hi Patti,Rob and Harper. Sorry for the mystery. I filled out a greeting which obviously didn't make it to you…


Zack and Harper Sue seem to be more familiar with each other on our Christmas visit. I’m sure this has something to do with both parents efforts in the interim with pictures and videos mixed with some natural social development. Whatever the reason it was nice to watch them interact and work out minor disputes. Of course the hand-holding and hugs are what end up in photos ;)

Here’s the best of my cell phone captures.

  1. tutu: I love the pictures of the two of them interacting :) We have some good ones too on our flickr…

  2. nanci corzine: I fondly remember my childhood interactions with cousins... they stay with you always. So glad these two are building them…

Picture of the Day

  1. nanci corzine: I am always amazed at Harper's "captured" pictures... she looks so different in each one and each one is a…

Kittens at Union Square Macy’s

Harper and I visited Union Square last week and once off the J Line we bee lined to the Macy’s window to check out the SPCA kitten window.

  1. nanci corzine: It was so much fun witnessing Harper's enthrallment with Meeko when she was here so I'm not surprised about this…

Play Date With Lili-Bird

Haper Sue and I met up with Laura and Lilia for a play date at Discovery Museum last week.

We LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing Lilia. She is so much fun to play with and is very good at wrangling Harper Sue back to where she’s supposed to be. Lilia is also a very good jumper and remembers how to use her hands for her words like Harper does.

I aspire to be as kind and direct a disciplinarian as Laura is. It’s magic to watch.

Laura has a bunch more photos than me so I’ll link to those once they’re up on flickr. For now, here’s a little video of the girls taking a bev-break.

Picture of the Day

  1. nanci corzine: A "heart warmer" seeing Rob with Harper... a sweet connection for you both. Love, Mom

Visiting Memére in Merced

Team Lord packed up the crew and headed east to the central valley this past weekend for a visit to Memére’s house.

We played at the house, took a stroll around the UC Merced campus, and had dinner with Jan.

The 2 hour drive was a breeze since we traveled during Harper Sue’s normal afternoon nap.

The first of many trips to visit and  looking forward to including a visit to Yosemite next time.

Harper's in charge on the UC Merced campus.


UC Merced quad and honorary "I like to pinch" monument in the background.

"This is May-may's tree."

  1. nanci corzine: What fun having all of you with me here in Merced. So glad you got to see our "gleaming star"…

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