Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Baby Project #2

 This was the big one, painting the room.  Super glad to have it finished.  These are the most delicious colors, I want to hang out in his room all day.  Three quarters turquoise, one quarter aqua all around the room.  The ship was fun to paint, I hope it gets his imagination rolling... as soon as he can see that far.  And the sheep are above his bed to help lull him to sleep.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Baby Project #4

 Another project down.  My girls used their wonderful embroidery kits, thank you mimi, to design and embroider these pillows for their baby brother.
 I finished them up, and recovered an old ottoman.  We are ready to rock!

Barefoot and pregnant, classic.  In the kitchen whipping up a batch of delicious eggy-strawberry-macadamia muffins.  
Today we said buh-bye to our chickens.  We gave Stella, Crystal, and Emily away to a loving family this morning.  We will miss the eggs, catching them walking by the french doors out of the corner of our eyes, their enthusiastic greetings, and most of all eating cookie dough.  But, we won't miss the poop!  We can't wait to get our patio back.  It is going to take some serious scrubbing.  Maybe it will put me in labor... just two and a half weeks till my due date!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Baby Project #1 - Finished

I've set myself up to do nine projects for baby boy.  With a four week countdown (!!!) and all project started (and making a giant mess), I've got to get in finishing mode and wrap these up!

I tried to explain to Gavin the nature of nesting as being a real, true need.  More than an urge, more than a funny label to put on kooky pregnant behavior, much more than a whim.  I need to have my entire house in order to feel ready to give birth.  Down to the tops of closets, which I will soon be obnoxiously obsessed with.  All the tops of all the closets in my whole house.

Project #1: Paint Dresser.  Sari and I got this dresser when we were little.  I'm having a memory of a tape line down the middle of the top, front, then zig-zagging across the rest of the room to divide mine and hers.  She often put me in a conundrum with the door on her side and me having to go to the bathroom real bad.  Sisters rule.