new digs.

August 27, 2010 at 5:24 pm (picture post, status report)

“The person who can bring the spirit of laughter into a room is indeed blessed.”

-Bennett Cerf

Last Saturday marked a very special event in the life of my elder daughter – she (finally) got to move into her brand new Big Girl Room!

T hadn’t been allowed into the room until it was finished. The picture above was taken the moment she first set eyes on her new space. But the photo doesn’t do her excitement justice, really – she was (and is) beyond thrilled with her new room. Here’s a few pics to show you why it’s the coolest room ever for a three-year old girl. . .

The walls are yellow, and the bed set is made by Circo. It’s called Love and Nature, and it’s absolutely adorable! T picked it out herself. . .

We used chalkboard paint on the closet door, which is uber cool and a kiddy dream-come-true.

The coolest things (I think) are the wall decals (that got spread all over) and the ridiculously cute hedgehog beanbag chair. I mean c’mon! It doesn’t get much more whimsical and childish than that!

But Teaball wasn’t the only girl to get moved to a new room this weekend. Along with big sis went all of her big kid stuff, and the space she used to inhabit has reverted back to what it always has been. . .

the nursery. . .

. . .complete with a happy baby.

Thanks to everyone who helped us get this room together – and the nursery before it. Nearly everything in both of these rooms has been a gift, from hand-me-down furniture to bedding sets, leaving us with the money we needed to spend to pull it all together. As always, our friends and family rock! I think every one we know has been involved in this project in one way or another, if not by giving us actual stuff, by offering advice, man-power, truck power, or babysitting while we got it done. Thank you, and we love you all. Another huge thanks to my darling husband, who worked on this project c o n s t a n t l y – every spare moment for two weeks straight. Not only did he fill the cracks and paint the walls (FOUR coats of primer, dude!), but he took the time to mount and hang the decorative pillow case as wall art, paint and cover the freecycle bulletin board with fabric, and paint the little handles on T’s freecycle desk to match the theme (with little chickadees and trees and flowers).

And just because I know you’re gonna ask, I’ll go ahead and give you the answer right now. T’s doing great in her Big Girl room on her Big Girl bed. She loves it. Every bit of it. And she (along with her good old lambie lovie) has been sleeping, well, like a baby Big Girl . . .


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