The kids are very excited for the arrival of the little one. Baby is due in a couple weeks or so, and I’m excited to have my walls echoing with the sounds of a baby crying again. It’s been years since I’ve had a newborn around.
The nursery is pretty much ready and waiting for its new tenant. The kids turned the craft room into the baby’s room. Since they didn’t find out the sex of the baby (much to the dismay of several family members…), they kept the colors neutral and have a lot of personal touches.
From the doorway, one will see the crib made by the big guy’s father.
The very talented Granddaddy Os spent months working on the beautiful crib that turns into a toddler bed. There are two drawers on the bottom and three on the side. When we get to toddler age, the rails and side drawers lift off.
Turning left, there is the window, a glider, and some book racks made from Ikea spice racks.
Another turn is the closet wall…The mom onsie above the chair is just a placeholder – it will be replaced with the going home outfit knit by the new momma.
One last pivot left is the last wall of the room…
Some of my favorite touches include:
The “mobile” above the crib, which some of you may recognize from their wedding (and the crocheted afghan from family friend Diane and the Dr. Suess quilt from Aunnie Jodi)…
The floor pouf was made by Steph, as was the pom rug (which was made with the poms thrown at them during their wedding ceremony)…
The artwork they added is adorable too…
The elephant art on the left says “Reach for the stars… Catch your dreams.”
From left to right: “If there ever comes a day where we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.” -Winnie the Pooh; key art representing daddy, mommy, and baby; “Wish a little wish… hope a simple hope… dream a happy dream…” -Pinocchio; “I’ll eat you up I love you so”; and “PS I love you.”
“I love you in the morning and in the afternoon. I love you in the evening and underneath the moon.”
“Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet, reading a picture book. Along came a spider and sat down beside her and said, “May I take a look?”
And a stained-glass angel that Steph’s mom, aka Nana, made for her years ago. Steph has one last project she is working on that connects to that angel, it is hoop art that says, “Angels bless and angels keep, angels guard me while I sleep. Bless my heart and my home, bless my spirit as I roam. Guide and guard me through the night and wake me with the morning light.”
“You are my sunshine.” There is one final project for the big guy too, which is to change the light switch to a dimmer switch. We are all hoping he will get that taken care of this week.
I hope to have a wet bar remodel to brag about soon! And stay posted for the annual June tour, though it may be a little late…