That crib has served us well, especially when we consider its humble origins ($99 at the Camp Foster PX, thankyouverymuch, the most bargain crib Okinawa offered) and has resided in four homes, if you count our four-month stay in the TLFs at Tyndall, which I do. It has provided safe haven for two wonderful small people from their very first nights home and has seen them grow from tiny small people that seemed swallowed by its size to vibrant kids that, along with all their assorted blankets, books, toys and animals, seem to barely fit inside its confines.
I'm thrilled we're passing along the trusty crib to some friends who will get good use out of it but mostly I'm hoping that Natalie will look a little small to me tomorrow night in her big girl bed.
|Wyatt, all six pounds of him, |
on his first night home.
|Wyatt, all nine months of him, using the crib for his|
|Natalie, blissed out, just shy of one year.|
|Natalie, sassy and big, two-and-a-half.|