Thursday, February 21, 2008

Sharing.

Thought I'd share the kiddos' room now that it's for the most part done and just waiting for a baby. Well, waiting for a baby who sleeps through the night so as not to wake up the existing toddler. High hopes. There's nothing in the crib yet, however, since we'll be setting up a cosleeper in our room until such a time as we do have a baby resembling a good sleeper.

On with the show.
Here's what you see from the door. The crib, Pondegore's first-year frame (thanks Nana & Pappi) all set to be filled in (not too fast, though, I hope), and those zebras from Alla's nursery repurposed for the newest babe.In between the two kids Alla has herself a bookcase where she shoves her collection. The rest is divided between the living room and the playroom. There are books all over our house. Invariably she wants to read what's on top, but occasionally she goes digging for something specific, like Green Eggs and Ham. And then that's what we read for like six nights straight, til we're pulling our hair out suggesting other options.The smallish shared closet has become quite functional, due to Dad's mad closet-remodeling skills. Top half for baby, bottom half for Alla. Apparently this baby is going to wear yellow and green just like Alla did for her first three months of life. And just sleepers and gowns, since that's what's in there.That's Alla's footprint there on the right and Pondegore's frame is empty and waiting on the left! (Thanks, Dre!)The view of Alla's side of the room, from the door. A closer look at her framed trio: Alla Road, which I took in Marina del Rey, California, before she was born. I took a Carter Bl or Ave or something, too, since that was our boy name. Have to find some streets with the potential girl/boys names this time. Then her giant canvas. It's huge. And lastly the Hello Little Turtle print I ordered from a local artist on Etsy. I would link you but I'm almost 38 weeks pregnant and that would involve soem extra searching and I'm tired.Alla's pillows (thanks again, Jody!), her first-year frame all filled up, and, probably her favorite part of the room, a seven-dollar reading lamp from Ikea that she lovingly calls her "Charlotte light" because it has a plastic spider on it and a metal grate over it shaped like a web. Well if you're less sleepy than I, you'll notice the grate and lightbulb are missing, and that must be cause Alla wasn't so good at bedtime, and got her Charlotte light taken away. Not so good means, called for Mommy and Daddy like a million times for more hugs and kisses.

And that's it. That's the tour of the little room that's maybe ten by ten. A follow-up report once the babe has been moved it to come.

10 comments:

Katie said...

Beautiful! I was waiting for pictures of the room!

Susie said...

Oh, J, IT'S A GORGEOUS ROOM- So classy. Love that canvas, too. LIke, I want to order one right now. Not of Alla, butof mine, hee- hee ;)

erin said...

Absolutely amazing...you're totally making me want to redecorate. Bad girl!

Amy said...

Thank you for sharing! It's wonderful! I love every single thing about it. . .

Megan said...

How does Alla feel about the baby sharing a room with her? It looks great. What else do you need?

pakosta said...

so pretty!
i wonder if she will get a sister or brother!!!
so exciting!
tara

ncalmom said...

Hi...I love the canvas! What a great idea! If you don't mind me asking where did you get it and was it pricy? I would love to do one for my son's room or maybe even over our mantle. Thanks:)

Sue Thomas said...

The room looks perfect, j.j.!!!!!!

Melanie said...

love seeing your set-up! :)

SanJosemommyof2 said...

I would love to know more about the canvas thing too.. also where did you get the 'first year' photo frame from? I love that!