| Written by Ronnie |
"A portrait of all my boys, minus the one in heaven."
Angus: Has moved from his top bunk to a single bed.
Pete: Has moved from his bottom bunk to the top bunk.
Jamie: Has moved from his toddler bed to the bottom bunk.
Bear: Has moved from his cot to the toddler bed.
That's right. Everybody's moving on up.
While we were on our three-week break, we re-did the boys' rooms. Instead of having the three big boys in one room, and Bear in another, we've now got two in each room. Everyone's adjusted beautifully, save for Bear's nightly escape from his bed as he forages books from his bookstand so that he can read in bed (which, of course, means that he's also been flicking on Angus' bedside lamp despite the fact that mummy and daddy have already declared it to be "lights out"). Both bedrooms feel far more spacious now, and we are all embracing this new stage of our family life.
This candid portrait was captured just before we sent the boys off to their grandparents' place for a sleepover while we switched the rooms around. This was Bear's room, and prior to that, it had been Jamie's room.
And while in some ways, this portrait marks the end of an era, to me, it signals something far more exciting: the beginning of a new chapter as we forge ahead in this story of us.
You can see the other posts in this series here.