Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Today was a great day! We had an Ikea date! We went to look at some of the rugs and chairs to see if they have for the nursery. We ended up with some really nice items that are making the room wonderful. We found two amazing paintings/prints, they are perfect colors and exactly right. We actually went to Ikea to get the hanging toy bag, lamp shade, and a rug; we decided the rug wasn't quite right. I think we have done fairly well for working on the nursey for about a week. From paint to toys we have a great start. Charlie was great and put in a closet storage system to help, since the room is fairly small. It might seem like I'm going a little crazy at this point with the nursery, but work is going to get nuts in the next few weeks and I won't be able to play agian until July. At which point I will be 8-9 months pregnant and it will be hot out. More to come!
Monday, April 26, 2010
I started this quilt a few months ago, before I knew we were having a boy, so I put it on hold. Well today I finished it! I finally just put it all together and finshed the back in a very soft flannel. I am very proud of this quilt. This is my very first quilt ever, and I think it turned out perfectly. So this afternoon I was on the phone with my mom and doing laundry and I had some leftover pieces so while I was on the phone I put together this bedskirt to match. I just have to make the curtains and I'll be all set!
I also got really great news today! The dresser came in to the store and was ready for pick up. Charlie was wonderful and picked up the 150lb dresser in the rain and brought it home. We put the dresser in the nursery and spent some time re-arranging. I'm sure we will move things round a few more times once we get everything together.
We did decide that we will be using the plane lamp as the nightlight in out little boys room. I think it is perfect!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
This weekend I took a trip to the craft store with my girlfriends and I found MONSTER FABRIC! It is a really light and soft fleece covered with MONSTERS! I plan to make a sleeper and a carseat blanket for the little one. I got enought fabric I might make Charlie a pair of pajamas to match!
The next day we were out runnng some errands and we found Uglydolls. Charlie and I discussed which ones we liked best and ended up with all three. Once for the carseat, one for the pack n play, and one for the crib... and growing in size with our little boy. They will also go with the MONSTER blanket and sleeper. We are dorks!
Thursday, April 8, 2010
I have been looking into Nursery themes now that we know we are going to have a little boy. I like this idea from the Nest and I just thought I'd try to link it to my blog. This is a really cute idea dn I have already started a baby blanket with birds on it. Maybe I'll try something like this? I have a couple of girlfriends coming to visit this weekend and maybe we'll take on the nursery?
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Also known as Easter! Today was lovely, and mostly about food. We woke up this morning and I made us pancakes with strawberries and whipped cream. We then took out dog Asher out for a hike since it was so nice out today. After our walk I made some snacks: 3 kinds of cheese with 3 kinds of spread, hard boiled eggs, hard egg parts with pickles and crackers, watermelon, and shrimp with cocktail sauce. We had nice little picnick and then started working. I've been drafting for the past 9 hours. Since I was busy drafting Charlie made dinner: grilled salmon, potatos, green beans, and rolls. What a wonderful feast to celebrate. Then to top everything else Charlie made cake with jelly in the middle. Happy zombie Jesus day to one and all! I hope you day was as great as this. Even the drafting wasn't so bad, I just wish I was done.