Friday, February 8, 2008

The Nursery

We've been thinking for awhile that we should take some pictures of the nursery, since most of the pictures we put up are taken in our bedroom (which is now a second family room!) or in the living room. And truly, the girls do have a very nice room of their own, even if we've never shown it. So, here goes:

Although we didn't plan to go with a "theme," before we even found out about the girls we found this soft green color we liked at a paint store, and Christina painted the top part of the room and one solid wall in that color, leaving the rest the white it was before.
Then, our friend Melissa gave us a large copy of "Guess How Much I Love You," and we loved the colors and illustrations in that. So the girls got framed prints above their bed from the book, and the book itself hangs out over the changing pad/dresser.

Luckily, our friend Ona is a great artist, and she came over and helped Christina paint a tree on one wall of the nursery, in the style of the watercolor illustrations from the book.

The tree is a little hard to see now, but eventually we'll get rid of the futon (when the girls sleep through the night and we're not crashing in there so often between feedings!) and we'll make that a reading nook that is centered around the tree, rather than obscuring it.

One more head-on shot of the main activity area in the nursery - the changing station!

Finally, our friends gave us this beautiful print at our baby shower. We'd never seen this one, but Christina had long been a fan of the style and poetry of the Story People, and this was a perfect print for us.

In case you have trouble reading it, it says:

"For a long time there were only your footprints & laughter in our dreams & even from such small things, we knew we could not wait to love you forever."

What a perfect sentiment. We are exhausted and more uncertain of what the "right" way to parent is than ever, but as we keep saying: "We could be more sure, we could be more rested, but we could not be more happy."

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