Friday, November 6, 2015
Two and a half weeks until Little Mister is supposed to arrive! I am getting so excited to meet this baby boy, and the kids are counting down the days. In the meantime, I have been preparing a room for him, and I decided to go with a camping/woodland theme for it. I'm thinking that one day, when he grows out of his crib, I'll set up a little tent in his room and place a mattress in it for him to sleep on. :)
I got the birch tree idea from Hannah's Hope in Ethiopia, where Kiersten, Kerri, Wass and I painted them on the play room walls a year ago. Once the baby is born, I want to "carve" (paint) his initials and birthdate on one of the tree trunks.
I made this mobile from pine cones and sticks that I collected in my in-laws' yard.
I painted these canvases...
...that hang above the changing table that my Grandpa Don made when my sister was born 40 years ago. I just painted it and added new drawer pulls.
I painted this rocking chair, taking it from a dark brown to a bright golden yellow, and Shana bought the fabric for the camping-themed blanket that hangs on the back of it. Grammy sewd it together for us.
Chris helped me make this sign out of old pallet boards that Shana stained. Then I put a tan wash over it, brushed on some cream-colored paint, added the lettering, and used a jigsaw to make the edges of the boards more rustic-looking and old. It hangs over a little dresser from my sister-in-law, Casey. I painted the dresser to match the changing table and added new drawer pulls.
On top of the dresser, I placed framed vintage postcards from national parks, along with a baby deer stuffed animal.
A cute little fox hamper...
...and a deer head wall-hanging finish out the room.
Then, we have a closet full of baby clothes that I've been collecting...
...along with several hundred diapers to get us started.
I also packed his hospital bag!
We would appreciate your prayers as we transition from a family of 8 to a family of 9. Thanks!