That's right! We have made the transition to the big boy bed. The picture above is after we got it all set up. Joash was very excited. And so far, so good. He has not fallen out and will tell you he needs to be close to the wall. He also still naps in it, which is a big relief. And he still waits for me to come and get him out of bed in the morning. He can climb up and down from it by himself, but he still likes me to pick him up from bed in the morning. And that is okay with me, because so far he has never tried to get out of bed once he has been tucked in.
He also is trying a few other "big boy" things and his independence is certainly starting to come out. He likes to walk by himself, which sometimes causes a battle in parking lots. He always wants to go up and down the stairs by himself, which is nice. And he likes to take his pajamas off when it is time to get ready in the morning. Today he even mastered his one piece footie pj's and did the zipper and everything. While each stage brings new challenges, other things certainly get easier and that is nice!