Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Greys bed ramp/slide

So in the last post we showed off Grey's new Big Boy Bedroom, and this week we made one addition... a bed ramp. As much as we (and Grey) loves his new bed there's just one issue with it for him...he can't get in or out by himself. So in the interest of giving him as much Independence as we can, we had this idea of a ramp that would allow him to pull himself up and slide down whenver he wanted. Okay, admittedly its not often that hes asking us to go to bed these days, but if we introduce this to him now, he will learn early that when he's ready to go to bed, he needs to get into bed himself, and the same goes for when he's done with a nap, he can get out of his bed with out our help. As he's getting older we've been encountering more and more scenarios of times when Grey needs our help with things that typical kids don't. It's our job to think creatively about how we can adapt things to make it easier for Grey, this is just one example so far. A big thanks to my Dad for building the ramp! Lord knows if i tried to do something like this Grey would be riddled with splinters. :)

So he's not a pro at it yet, but he's got the concept down.




Oh and heres a detail of how it seamlessly attaches:

One other big discovery that Grey has made is that this also serves as a pretty cool ramp for his cars... here he is putting it to use!



love to all,

grey, leigh, andy

11 comments:

Jamie said...

What a great idea! I love it!!

rocketmommy said...

You guys are amazing! All of you! I love the ramp idea and Grey looks like he's really getting it. =)

Our family said...

I agree with rocketmommy :) Your family is an inspiration to ours. Go Grey! XO

Nate and Emily said...

what a great idea! i love that he slides down it at the end :)

acmcginnis said...

Awesome!!! Going to try too one day!

Joanna said...

Seriously brilliant! He is getting so big...not to mention more and more handsome. Oh who am I kidding - he's down right gorgeous! I always love seeing his videos - but even in that quick little snipit I was like "who has hair like that!?" BRAD PITT that's who!! lol. You guys are in trouuuble when "cooties" are out and "crushes" are in. ;) If he ever needs a wingman...Jet can flutter his eyelashes then point to Grey. They'd be unstoppable.

Colleen said...

What a great idea!!!

Jill said...

That is brilliant!! I am so glad Grey is a year older than King so he can go through this all first and then we can just copy everything you've done ;)

I am LOL'ing at Joanna. Jet and Greyson teaming up?? OMG, far too much cuteness. Don't let them near my girls ;)

Mariann said...

I love everything about this post. What a cool room, cool ramp, cool kid, and cool folks!

Meilani said...

This is so cool. We have just been trying to figure out a way for Lily to get in and out of her toddler bed.Thanks for sharing!

Merrill said...

Great idea. And I LOVE the whimsical ABC's on the wall!