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.
Oh the joy to feel that little one give Grandma's hand a kick
Butterfly chose an outdoor theme for the nursery. Cute huh? It feels so fresh and bright and happy there.
Grandma and Grandpa still standing after a busy day of work.
Butterfly sure looks pleased with the way the whole room is coming together.