It has been brought to my attention that I have not yet blogged in 2012. Oops! Things have been a little crazy around the Lord household.
The last few weeks have been the ending of an era in our house. For the last 8 1/2 years we have had a baby sleeping in the nursery at our house. It has been repainted twice for 2 of the 3 kids (sorry middle child, you never get anything new). The first nursery started with Buzz Lightyear blue on the bottom and then a cream color on the top with a chair rail seperating them. Chris was going to draw a mural bears doing different things throughout the room. Best intentions, but terrible follow through. The bears were never drawn.
When it came time for #3, I was ready for a change. I was tired of looking at a boring two toned room. So, I re-did the room. *Disclaimer- Chris Lord does not paint or participate in room overhauls. HE HATES TO PAINT. Lucky for him, I don’t mind it (even if I was pregnant both times I painted the room). So Jameson got a freshly redecorated room (thanks to his mom and brothers).
|Look how little they are!|
It was a periwinkle blue and green color. One of the walls was striped with 12 inch stripes of blue and green. I know I have a picture of the finished room somewhere, but I think it is on another computer (sorry), but here is quilt that came with the bedding set that JJ used and a picture of his name banner (see the striped wall behind).
But the time is done for having a baby in that room (yahoo!). It is the end of an era. There is a small (teeny, tiny) part of me that is sad that there will be no more Lord babies, but I am mostly excited about this new chapter in our lives. NO MORE POTTY TRAINING……EVER!!!! Can you tell I am pretty excited about that part. I will miss the sweet middle of the night cuddles and having a baby told hold, but guess what? I am a newborn photographer! Therefore, I get my baby fix through the babies I get to photograph. Sweet deal, hu? Makai has been asking for his own room for awhile and we decided it would be a fun Christmas gift. So this is what Makai opened on Christmas morning. He had to assemble it in the right order to find out what his gift was. Being a huge Lego lover, he had no trouble putting it together.
He was pretty excited! The rest of the morning, he opened gifts that would go in his in Lego room. Mimi got him a new mattress (she thought it was a lame gift, but Makai said it was his favorite gift- other than his room). He also loved his new clock (thanks Fillharts!), radio (thanks Nana) and stuffed animal.
So, a few days after Christmas we headed out to find some things to redecorate the room and we went to the only place that would have everything we needed…..IKEA! We had a great time getting mini rugs (oops forgot to take a picture), light fixtures, cork board and a shelf to make into a desk. Then we headed to Walmart, JoAnn Fabrics and Home Depot to get paint, sheets, bed skirt, curtains (black sheets made into curtains), and fabric for a new bed spread. Now do you understand why I haven’t been blogging. I have been shopping, sewing, painting, sewing, painting, reorganizing, and so forth. This was a huge undertaking! Now I am done (mostly)! I still need to make tie backs for the curtains, glue lego duplos to the dresser for handles and finish a little paint touch up on the chalkboard paint border. Not much right? Here is the finished product.
|Sorry, hard to get a good pic with the window light (South wall)|
The best part about this room….the light! Have I mentioned that I love IKEA? They have this really cool light that has plastic around it so that you can fill it up with whatever you want. So we filled it with, you guessed it, LEGOS! I have to give a big shout out to my dad who came over and spent the day rewiring this room. In our high quality house (did you catch the sarcasm), there are no in room light fixtures. They just wire one of the outlets to the switch so that you have to plug something into the wall in order to have a light in the room. Luckily, the attic access is in this room so he was able to climb into the attic and wire a box into the ceiling so that I could hang this super cool light. He also installed the shelf so that Makai can have a desk for homework. THANKS DAD!!!! The light was worth it….right?
|From the bottom looking up into the light|
We finished off the room with a few Lego posters (that have seen better days, but what are you going to do) and a hand made quilt and Viola! a lego room. This was really fun to put together and Makai loves his new room. He did tell me that he misses sleeping with Tanner, but he does love staying up a little later than his brothers and reading in his new room!
So next time you are in the neighborhood, come on over and see the new room!