here is a sneak peek of how the new nursery is shaping up! hard to believe there will be a little one to fill it in less than three months!
when we moved the girls to the same room, we decided (for our own sanity!) to keep kate in her crib and simply borrow a second crib for a bit. we also decided to put the girls in the curious george room...which had formerly functioned as our nursery. i initially planned to simply use the crib bumpers, skirt, and curtains from the "old" nursery...as the bright primary colors would work just fine with the bright yellow walls in the new nursery...and, i figured kate's crib could go skirtless without a problem. until this morning...i had a wee bit of time to kill before heading to a baby shower....and i stumbled across this....
as i gathered up the "goods" i quickly realized that it also include the quilted wall-hanging, window valance, cutey clips for hanging the valance, and on an on....in one fell swoop of $5 i decorated the entire nursery! not only that, but we had decided to go with an elephant theme of sorts for this baby. (if you've been around long you probably realize elizabeth is our monkey...kate is our alligator...and so baby 3 was to be inundated with elephants....so i simply adore that elephants are one of the prominent animals in the set (which is from the carters john lennon line from a few years back).
and friends...while i simply adored the curious george murals (painted by my sister) and nursery...i am quite excited about having something new (to us) and different for this baby. it is quite satisfying for my nesting instinct, since we really don't need much of anything...no registering...no showers...no big to-do....so this has really gotten me excited and planning, thinking, and dreaming about this wee one. well, and it was exciting that this (in the chocolate brown color) arrived in the mail yesterday...compliments of a great sale price at babies-r-us, a gift card, and free shipping!
i do have some little sewing projects and little "wants" for the baby...mostly handmade things...but not much else that really needs to be done....except digging into the organizing and rearranging. and that will have to wait a couple more weeks, as right now we are in the midst of another couple of projects...as i type mike is working to get our new water softener installed (hopefully making cleaning easier...our hard water is a KILLER on sinks and toilets and showers...ugh!)...we're putting some finishing touches on the gardens...and mike has a few more projects up his sleeve. i'm thinking getting as many projects done as possible before becoming a family of 5 is a great thing....since our project-ing time is prone to be a bit limited next year. :)