Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter Eggs and Projects Galore

I feel really lame, but I didn't get a single family photo at Easter this year. Terrible mommy I know. I did remember to get plenty of Em though (and that's all that really matters right?) My little girl LOVES getting all dressed up and going to church. She knows a little bit about God but at this point I think she cares more about chatting it up with the old ladies we sit by that ooh and aah over her. She never lacks for attention that is for sure. Here she is clutching the Princess and the Frog dvd from her basket, in her Easter dress and again hunting eggs with her cousin Holton. MeMe went a little overboard this year and hid like 100+ eggs for the 2 grandkids so we all had to help them out a little bit with the hunting so PopPop wouldn't be mowing over eggs for the next couple of weeks.
And here she is with her SECOND very full basket of eggs. She's just discovered there are candies and monies in the eggs . . .
And, on to her big girl room. It's still a work in progress but she is very excited about her big girl bed. I still have to lay down beside her and snuggle at night to get her to go to sleep but this arrangement is much more preferable. I don't think her little toddler bed would have supported my weight much longer!

The bed, dresser, and nightstand were MeMe's when she was a little girl and I think are just adorable. Absolutely perfect for a little girl's room. I still need to move a bookcase in there and we've got to hang the bedroom and closet doors. But we're almost there! My little baby is growing up so fast! And yes, she does sleep with all 4 Mickey Mouse dolls at night. Even the giant one that's bigger than she is.

The new furniture for the master bedroom:

The furniture is a very dark hardwood, almost black. LOVE. Our previous room decor was a vibrant color palette of reds, purples, etc. I wanted to tone it down and clean it up a bit with some classic white and blues; almost a beachy vibe. Prints above the bed are of the Annapolis waterfront and I added touches of beach whimsy with other details throughout the room. The wooden canisters on the dresser hold all my perfumes for example. And I couldn't resist a little zebra print pillow for the bed. Jeremy didn't say a word when I whipped that out of the shopping bag, just rolled his eyes. He is well aware of my love for animal prints, especially zebra which can be a great neutral but eyecatching pattern. The throw on the bed was knitted by my mom. She has apparently decided to age gracefully and is taking up grandmotherly skills! Ha!Now we just need to replace the dated ceiling fan and decide on curtains!

I'm co-hosting a wedding shower for my little sis this weekend and I got super crafty for it following a trip to my beloved Hobby Lobby. Theme is Love Birds and I can't wait to post pics. I also finally got around to making a wreath for my front door. Pics to come . . .

Spring fever is upon me folks!


Brittany @ GreyGreyDesigns said...

Lovely! Love the colors in both rooms! Can't wait to see shower pics!

Dave and Jenn said...

LOVE your new bedroom furniture! Our room is light colors too - I think it makes it more relaxing. Emma's room is super cute too. I am totally envious of her painted walls - I wish we had some fun colors in our house, but Dave is afraid of painting anything. :-( You did a great job!