My favorite room in the house is now the nursery. I find myself in there throughout the day, even when I'm not nursing Eliza. Here's a little tour. I don't have the best camera, photography skills, or photo editing software, so enjoy them for what they are.
My favorite spot in the nursery is definitely this chair. It was our splurge for the nursery, but for how many hours I spend sitting there holding Eliza it's totally worth it. The blanket on the chair was made by my lovely mother, and the blanket on the crib is from Shawn's Grandmother Helen Walker, whom Eliza's middle name come from. (Chair from Buy Buy Baby, crib from Babies R Us, table from Ikea, lamp from Target, drapes from Ikea)
This is our changing table/dresser which I love, and our big blank wall I don't know quite what to do with. I want to put the Alphabet on that wall, but I also want to hang something above the changing table that Eliza can look at while I'm changing her.
We have a weird angled wall in the nursery, but it's the perfect spot for this bookcase. I love that it's filled with kids books that I've been collecting for years, books from my childhood, and new books just for Eliza.
This is a close up of the top shelf of the bookcase. It has two of my toys from childhood, my Annie doll, and my toy clock. I also love the little ballet slippers, too bad they won't stay on Eliza's feet, and her ladybug bank from her Grandma Harrell. The three photo books are still empty, and the basket contains her hair bows.
I made this cute art piece for Eliza with a paper punch and scrapbooking papers I had around the house. I love the little pop of color.
This is one of my favorite pieces in the nursery! My Mom made this for her best friend in 1983 and it hung in her house ever since then. When I had my baby LaryAnn gave it to me! LaryAnn is my "second mother" and it means so much that it's both made by my Mom and from her best friend. If you can't read it, it says "I hope my children look back on today/And see a mother who had time to play/There will be years for cleaning and cooking/For children grow up while we're not looking." I think for me it might need to read "There will be years for email and facebooking."
Shawn painted this when he was in gradeschool. (There's a debate wether this was done when he was when he was in 1st grade or 5th grade.) Grandma Walker had this hanging in her house for years, which of course makes it special.
This is a painting done by Shawn's mom and it's one of his favorites. Most of her paintings that we have are landscapes, so this one with kids is fun. I like having things in the nursery that represent so much of Eliza's family.