After lunch, Robert, Claire and I went to Artworks Studio for another birthday party, this time for AvaLayne who was turning 3. There were several stations where the kids could do art projects, but Claire was content to stay in the play doh room with her friends Zoe and Landon until time for cake and ice cream.
As we were leaving, we walked by a hair salon for kids that was surprisingly calm for a Saturday afternoon and decided that we shouldn't pass up an opportunity for Claire to get a trim. Since growing out her bangs, Claire hadn't had a haircut and was way past due. I'd been putting it off since the last haircuts were full of crying, screaming, etc. We were thrilled that this one went so smoothly! Claire was really excited about sitting in the pink car, and managed to sit still for a few minutes while watching Elmo. The stylist was very nice and we were happy with the results - even though this place is out of the way, we will be absolutely be making a return trip!
We stopped at Costco to pick up a mattress, and Claire was so excited to try it out - and ride on it through the store. She brought smiles to a lot of faces that day!
While we were gone, Mom and Dad got her bed put together, and we kept her busy while getting the mattresses, sheets, and quilt on. Once everything was ready we let her in her room to see her new bed. She loved it, and wallowed around before posing for some pictures.
That evening she was so anxious to go to sleep in her new bed. She kept grabbing my hand and pulling me to her room, then pointing at her bed while saying "Want night night!" When it was finally time for bed, she settled in quickly.
I hope she maintains the excitement! It took us awhile to find the right bed, but it was worth all the smiles.