Monday, July 25, 2011

A Few Updates

I've been a really bad blogger (and horrible commenter, too) for the past few weeks-- I just realized that my last two posts have been Wordless Wednesdays!

But I do have an excuse-- Things have been really busy around here.

First, we moved bedrooms-- we cleared out our room, moved across the house and got settled in our front bedroom after having it painted a lovely Pewter color. (We have some work to do before it's ready for a reveal!) We had our old bedroom painted blue, just in time for the delivery truck to arrive with Liam's new bed (which needs a mattress!):

We had shelves built in the living room to help keep all of our electrical cords out of reach-- a project that we've wanted to do since before Liam was born. As usual, there was a bit of a struggle with our contractor to get them done right, but we're really happy with how they turned out. We're excited to actually be able to put stuff on them in the next few days! (Southern humidity and oil based paint is not a great combo.)

We started moving all of the furniture out of our dining room and my dad installed a gate across the opening between our living room and dining room. While I'll miss having a nice space to entertain, it's much more important to have a safe, contained area where Liam can play-- especially once Jack arrives.

We're working on finishing up babyproofing this room & will be purchasing about 4 more sets of foam tiles to cover the floor soon so that he avoids as many bumps and bruises as possible. It's a great space though, and it's already made our lives much easier. He's free to explore and we don't have to stop him every other step!

Speaking of steps, he hasn't taken any yet, but he's pulling up on everything and standing for long periods of time. He has even let go a few times-- he made it a few seconds before sitting down.

{Standing & playing at the Water Table at the Children's Museum}

I've been really busy finishing up my PhotoBooks-- and I finally ordered them tonight! I can't wait to share the Alphabet Book that I made for Liam's Birthday on Wordless Wednesday this week!


Oh, and I'm 23 weeks pregnant. 
(And ready for a nap.)


  1. Wow, you're doing so much work on the house! And it looks great. I must admit, I'm a little jealous of Liam's new bedroom (especially his bed). Not being able to give my kids stuff like that is part of what I'm working through right now. At least I can live vicariously through others like you! That bed is so cool.

  2. Those padded things on the floor look great but may end up driving you batty when Liam gets to the age where they get taken apart... every... single... day.... (I'm assuming the stars come out but maybe they don't... I had the alphabet and it drove me crazy...) Love, love, love the bed by the way in Liam's room - so adorable.

  3. @Megan Yes, he loves to take them apart! (You'll notice that there's no border on them-- he takes them off and chews on them.) That's why we got the stars instead of the alphabet. As much of a pain as it is to put them back together, they're SO easy to clean. Love them!

  4. I'm digging Liam's new bed, soooo cutie!

    And happy 23 weeks my friend!! xoxo

  5. Is it weird that a bed makes me drool? I seriously love that thing.

    How awesome that he'll have his own (safe) room to play in once Jack arrives! He's a lucky kid.

  6. @Stef - the stars were a good call cause that alphabet was crazy... Also, I think the ones I had were a little smaller. Anyway it all looks great! (Hoping my initial post didn't sound overly negative or anything - I didn't mean it to be :) I was just having flashbacks to reassembling the alphabet, haha)

  7. @Megan No! It didn't sound negative at all-- we actually thought the exact same thing when we looked at the alphabet squares. I thought, "Wow, that looks like a pain in the ass to put back together." Ha!