I am super excited to announce that we are finished painting Iris' room. It is better than I could imagine! The paint colors are perfect and my wonderful hubby did a fantastic job mapping out the pattern on the wall. The pictures do not do the colors justice, but the room is a soft green. The entire room is the color of stripes and this focal wall will be behind the crib. I will post more pictures as the room comes together.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Dan's friend's got together and made us this incredible diaper cake filled with Pampers Swaddlers. I honestly think it is the biggest one I have ever seen. It is resting on a base of plywood! Lilly is in a picture with it, so you can have some perspective on its hugeness. The little flowers in it are matching clothes for Lilly and Iris to wear. They also sent home a pretty dress for Iris, and matching flower Barbies for both girls. We were so touched by their thoughtfulness and generosity. I already asked Dan's friend Jennifer if she would help me make on for my sis whenever she gets pregnant...
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Lilly has been feeling under the weather since Penny's wedding. She has an ear infection that will not go away and is now on her 2nd round of antibiotics. Overall, she is still her spunky self, but she tends to tire a bit easier than usual and has been waking us up in the middle of the night. I think she is preparing us for a newborn!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I am now 33 years old. Dan and I spent the morning of my birthday painting Iris' room. Then we went over to my parents house to have a summer BBQ in February, complete with the "Mother Load" chocolate cake from Claim Jumper. Yummy! The tablescape was adorable. They got me a bouquet of lilies and irises, so thoughtful. My friends and family really made me feel special. I love birthdays!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
As many of you know, we are trying to get our old office/craft room ready for Iris. One of the things we need to move out is my collection of books. We have put some in the living room, and the aqua step bookcase Dan built me, but there are still many books that do not have a home. I really wanted to buy the vertical book shelf in the West Elm catalogue, but couldn't not bring myself to spend the $169. So today, my sweet husband turned two boards of poplar wood into my new book case and I couldn't be happier. Now all he has to do is stain it, and mount it, and we are ready to go. Yay! I will post another picture after if is all finished. I'm just so excited to have married such a talented guy.
Monday, February 2, 2009
We went to Big Bear about a month ago and had such a great time. Lilly really loved the snow this year and wanted to help Daddy shovel it. She is hilarious because she gets soo frustrated when she can't lift the shovel. She is definitely at the stage where she wants to do things by herself. She gets annoyed when you try to help her and is determined to have it her way. Good luck with that, Lilly!