Thursday, November 24, 2011

Baby Shower #2

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I am taking this wonderful day of family, thanks (and time off) to finally update after a few weeks of nothing.

Everything is going well in baby-land.  I am 33 weeks...less than 7 to go!  We have taken a baby care basics class and just did a tour of our hospital.  It really made it real seeing a labor & delivery room!  We still have a few more classes to take and now have check-ups every two weeks!  

Last Saturday I was lucky enough to have a baby shower thrown for me by my mom and sister.  It worked out perfectly as my cousin Kyle and his new wife Jen were married the night before.  The shower was scheduled for the next day so that family that had to drive a long way would only have to make one trip.  Another bonus was having my mother-in-law in town for the shower.  I loved having her here to experience with my family as her first grandchild is getting ready to come into the world.  

Thanks to Katie and Aunt Teri for taking these photos!

The two-Terry's/Teri's in our family...
 My Great Aunt getting some love from her youngest Great-Grandson Talin.  She has 6 Great-Grandsons!  Little Kalea will be the first girl great-grandchild on my Dad's side of the family.  
 My mom and Great-Aunt Sheila 
 My mom and sis did a great job of decorating!
 Drinks and desserts...
 My sister, cousin Katie and Natalie.  We grew up together and are pretty close in age.  So happy that Natalie was able to make it from Massachusetts.
 The two Grandmothers to be.
 3 generations...about to be 4!  Hmmm...I wonder if this means kalea is going to be super tall!
 My Grandmother Sylvia's wonderful sisters Sheila and Suzie.  So glad they could both be there representing for my Grandma.
 The oldest Great-Grandson, Hayden, with the youngest.
 Thanks to all for the wonderful gifts!  My mom made this adorable tu-tu for Kalea that will be perfect for her!  I love it!
I am so thankful to have so many people to support me and share in this wonderful time in our lives.  I can't wait to meet her!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Weekend Project

Thanks to my wonderful parents and sister, we were finally able to begin working on the baby room!  This is great as we have just under 10 weeks until my due date...2 more months!!!  We finally got to the point where the room was cleared out and there was a free weekend for all of us and the need became great enough to get stuff done.  

Since I had to work Saturday and the painting would start while I was at work, Pat and I taped the room in preparation so that it would be easy for them to just get started.

Here is our blank canvous...
 And when I got home from work the room was painted!  All that was needed was a short trip to pick up some more paint and touch up some missed spots.  The lighting makes the color look a little different, you will have to wait to see the final product in natural light at the end.
 The following day, my wonderful artistic mom started painting the tree in the corner of the room.  You can go here to see the inspiration for this tree and the idea for what the rest of it will have.  This will be the next project I will need to complete for the room.
 Now with a little shading
 The finished product!
 Plus a little personal touch I wanted to sister and I had the idea at the same time and it turned out great!
 Sunday evening, my family had to drive back home, so Pat and I got to assemble the crib and put it in place!  Finally, we have had this crib sitting in its box in the living room for almost 2 months now!

I love the crib and can't wait to see the bedding my mom is making for it.
 This morning I took some pictures in natural light to show the finished product and the best look at the color we chose.  Plus a nice little extra piece that my sister painted for us before she left.

I found this quote when I was looking for ideas on a Winnie the Pooh themed room.  I didn't want to go overboard and have stuff everywhere, I just wanted little touches like the tree and small things here and there.  This quote caught my eye and made me a little teary eyed when I first found it.  What is great about it is she had found the same quote when she was looking for ideas as well.

So now we just need to finish the leaves project, hang a little something my mom and sister made, and a few other little surprises my Grandma is making and the room will be complete!  At least complete craft project wise.  I hope you like it!