Saturday, February 10, 2007

Everything old is new again

A busy but fun week just zipped by and February is disappearing in a flash! Oh joy! It has not been the snowiest February we have ever had, and we haven't been able to spend any of it at Riverwood, so I am glad to see it move quickly into the history books this year.

I took a walk down memory lane yesterday as I helped Butterfly decorate the entrance to her future path, and it was heart-warming indeed. I could feel my mom and dad in the room with us, and hear their laughter echo down through the halls of time as they helped me prepare for the arrival of Butterfly, as I was now helping her prepare for the arrival of Smudge!

You see, yesterday was the day to decorate the nursery and I was invited over to help. What fun! We hung curtains, pictures and hooks; sorted through diapers, creams, outfits and blankets; made up the crib and decorated the cupboard doors. We sipped café mocha as we chatted, worked, laughed and reminisced together. The day was overflowing with memories of days gone by and hopes and dreams of days to come.

The furniture in this nursery was my baby furniture. Yep, it is over sixty years old and still looks good. Thirty five years ago my dad refinished it for me to use for Butterfly and Bug, and now The Boy refinished it to use for Smudge. The crib didn't pass safety standards for today, so the wood in it will be used to make a bench or toy box, but the dressers are still wonderful old solid pieces of furniture, full of character and memories.

Let me share a few pictures of the fun we had yesterday.

I think AC is posting this pic on his blog too, but I thought I would post it also because it gives you a good shot of one of the dressers. I think AC altered his pic though. Can you see the difference?

The Boy is called on to hang the pictures once we decided where we wanted them.

Nursery 1

Oh the joy to feel that little one give Grandma's hand a kick
Nursery 2

Butterfly chose an outdoor theme for the nursery. Cute huh? It feels so fresh and bright and happy there.
Nursery 3

Grandma and Grandpa still standing after a busy day of work.
Nursery 4

Butterfly sure looks pleased with the way the whole room is coming together.
Nursery 5


ChrisB said...

This is such an exciting time for you all, thank you for sharing it. You all look cool, calm and collected not at all like you'd been hard at work all day.

Laurie said...

I am in love with the nursery. What a wonderful place to come home to for the little one. You all look so incredibly happy, as well you should be!

I notice the coffee cup in your photo is much smaller than in AC's. He's quite the photoshopper, isn't he?

Cathy said...

What a lucky little smudge - all that love. The nursery is serene and sweet. How perfect that Grandma's furniture will grace the first years of baby's life. Your daughter is beautiful.

sare said...

Oooooooo! I love it, I love it! You used the perfect word to describe it - FRESH! I love that its so bright too... beautiful!

You're gonna be a grandmama soon! How exciting is that!?

Love you, Sass the Fras xo

Mary said...

Oh, this is a lovely nursery. You must be so excited as she looks to have that baby soon! The nursey is bright and cherry and I'm glad to see Winnie the Pooh! I can't wait to hear more about the BABY!

Heather said...

That is very cool that the furniture passed down through the family! A lovely room!

You two will be wonderful grandparents.

marmalade said...

love the pictures. you all are just so very cute.

missing you all.

thanks for making me smile.

sending lots and lots of love.

Love Bears All Things said...

I do so enjoy your blog. What a lovely thing your coffee circle did for you, the new grandmother. I have 7 so you are in for a lot of special times.
My youngest recently said, when I grow up I want to be a grandmother just like you. Must be doing something right. Mama Bear