Thursday, March 26, 2009

Nursery saga continues...

We are finishing up the last mural that will go in the room. Finally! We started a pile of turtles from the Seuss book "Yertle the Turtle" and they're coming out great. Thank goodness, because bending down and standing up are two of the hardest things for me to do these days and those actions are pretty crucial to mural fact, they're pretty crucial to living life now that I think about it. Maybe I should start carrying one of those hand-held extendable claws for when I need to pick things up...

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Truffula Trees 'n more!!!

Hey Ya'll Here is what we've been working on in the Baby's Room:

We started the Truffula Trees this week. We had transparencies made from the Dr. Suess book "The Lorax", but the over-head projector didn't work. We were kind of bummed, and then I said to Erica, "I think we can free-hand these." So we gave it a shot. First we took chalk and did a basic outline.

Then we filled in the chalk outline with white paint so that we would have a consistent background color to work with. Doesn't look too bad so far...

After the white had dried, we wiped off the chalk outline and started filling the trees in with color. It was pretty much like a gigantic coloring book! Keep inside the lines!!!(my wonderful wife did a fantastic job)

Now it's time for the finishing touches. The black outlines and details...

TA DA!!! Truffula Trees! It's like you're actually looking at a Dr. Suess book!!

It's blank for now... eventually it will say his name, which is...well...we're not sure yet.

Thanks to Grandma and Grandpa Garrett for the beautiful Dresser & Hutch. (I think that's the first time that you guys have been called Grandma and Grandpa publicly... how's it feel?)

Our child has nicer furniture than we do!

So that's where we are so far. We have one more mural to paint and then
some things like...well...the curtains and what not.
But I can't believe it's coming together!
It seems like we are getting ahead of the proverbial "ball", but then
I think, "Only 12 more weeks!!!" and I begin to freak out again!

We're not REALLY freaking out. Actually, we are SO excited to begin this wonderful, beautiful, tiring journey of parenthood. Thanks for being there, and being so supportive. The help we have already received from our friends and family has been fantastic. We look forward to sharing more with you in the weeks to come.

Be Blessed,