Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A Dr. Seuss Nursery Reveal

I am so excited! Today we are finally ready to reveal Little Man's nursery! 

When we were first pregnant with Peanut and long before we knew if she was a boy or a girl, we dreamed of what kind of nursery we'd want.  Something feminine and sweet for a girl.  And hands down, no questions asked, a Dr. Seuss themed room if it was a boy.  I seriously thought that Peanut was a boy so when I saw little Cat in the Hat figurines and such at places like Michaels I would buy them just to be safe.  Of course by doing this it naturally sealed the fact that Peanut was indeed a beautiful little girl and so our nursery theme went from reds, blacks and whites to purples, creams and golds.  And I wouldn't have it any other way!

Once we discovered we were having a boy we were so excited to begin designing the Dr. Seuss themed nursery.  I already knew what nursery set I wanted but we had to decide on furniture color and how/if we wanted to paint the walls.  The hubs got a genius idea as we were planning and decided to invite his best friend out to paint a mural on the walls.  I thought we'd have one wall painted with The Cat in the Hat on it but Eric had other ideas.  We simply handed him the Dr. Seuss books and let his imagination and amazing artistic skills go crazy. 

Growing up my favorite book was The Cat in the Hat and the hub's was The Sneetches. So we had to include those scenes from the book.  Eric simply looked at the pictures from the books, sketched an outline on the wall and then painted them in, all free hand. I couldn't believe how amazing it turned out. And now, without further ado, our Dr. Seuss Nursery!

And now the furniture!

Close up of the details

I can't believe how amazing it all turned out.  I will go sit in the nursery and just stare at the walls. If anyone needs a custom mural for an nursery or any other room in their home let me know because I have the BEST reference for you!  Only 4-5 more weeks until we get to bring Little Man home to his one of a kind bed room.  I can't wait!  

What do you think of nursery? Would you do a customized room for your new baby?

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Easter eggs, bunnies, and candy! Oh my!

Happy May!  I can't believe we are approaching the last month of this pregnancy before little dude arrives. Peanut is enjoying her last few weeks as an only child and we are doing our best to make her feel as special as possible.  April was jam packed with fun things for Peanut to do - almost every weekend was booked solid. We had two Easter egg hunts, a wedding, birthday parties and a visit from the Easter bunny. 

In late March I took Peanut to JC Penny for her Easter pictures and for the first time ever we had multiple shots to choose from!  On the way to the mall all she kept asking was to have her pictures taken.  She followed all of the directions from the photographer and didn't cry once when I stepped away from her. In fact, there were no tears at all.  Just silly cheese smiles and crazy laughs.  It also helped that she fell in love with the little bunny rabbit prop they let her hold. She didn't want to give it back once we were finished!

I am so in love with this face! 

The first Easter egg hunt we went on was hosted by our neighborhood HOA.  It was a real scramble to try and get Peanut there before it started.  She had spent the night with her grandparents the night before and they hit traffic on the way back down to our house.  Luckily others were running a bit behind so it didn't start until about 2 minutes after she arrived.  They had a special section for kids three and under and Peanut was the pro egg finder out of that group.  She went left while all of the other kids went right and ended up filling her basket quickly and had the most eggs out of everyone. She would see an egg, yell "there's one!" and then drag her basket, which was bigger than her, to go pick it up.  She thought it was the best thing ever. Especially since she got to enjoy a yummy cupcake after the hunt was over!

The second hunt was sponsored by the church that Peanut's grandparents attend.  We participated the previous year and decided to go again.  Both of Peanut's cousins also were able to join us this year and they had a blast playing together on the playground and then hunting down eggs. Once again Peanut was the pro finder of the group and the only one to really seem to understand the purpose: find eggs and put them in basket.  The cousins liked finding the eggs but they then proceeded to throw them away.  It was quite hilarious to watch Peanut on a finding mission while they just chuck them as far as they could. 

The next morning Peanut was very excited to see that the Easter Bunny visited and left her a special basket! She came down in her fancy Easter dress and ran over to her basket to see all the goodies. I love seeing her cute little face light up with that precious smile. 

May will be filled with weekend visits to MeMe and PaPa's house, checking out the dinosaur exhibit, her cousin's 2nd birthday party, visiting her cousin in Madison, and preparing for a new little brother!