Please bear with us as we work out the kinks of our new design. We hope you like it as much as we do!
This weekend my parents came over and helped us prep and paint The Acrobat’s room. First we (and by we I mean my awesome dad) taped up the room on Saturday. Annabel was beside herself with her desire to help.
It was one of those things where we all knew that it meant so much to her to be involved, so it was worth it to take a few extra minutes to let her participate. When it came to taping the room, that meant letting her make letters out of tape (because frankly, taping a room is boring).
Mama, let’s make an A for Annie and an M for Maddie!
The next day was painting day. Annie was surprisingly patient while she waited for everything to be ready.
She reminded me that she needed to change into her painting clothes, then my parents got her all gloved-up.
My parents put a bit of paint on her brush and then we let her go to town:
She was so excited – literally squealing with delight. We helped her leave her “mark.”
And then my mom asked Annie if she wanted to play with Play Doh. “YESSSSSS!” She shouted, and dropped the brush on the floor. That’s why you lay down plastic, my friends. I got a bit of painting in myself near the open window before my dad and Mike made me leave. But, just like it was important to Annie to paint, it was important to me, too. I wanted to say I helped paint his room, just like I helped paint the girls’ rooms.
Rigby had little interest in painting.
My awesome dad did the majority of the painting, just like he did with the girls’ rooms…it meant a lot to all of us! When he was done, we called Annie in to look at the room.
Her excited reaction was so sweet, and she’s asked to go into his room every day…even though there is literally nothing in it right now. I found her laying on the floor in his room yesterday, all by herself. When I said, “Annie, whatcha doing in here?” She replied, “I’m warming up my baby brother’s room, Mama!”
We still have over two months to go, but I have to admit…her excitement is contagious.
Becca Masters says:
Oh goodness. You have 1 excited little girl! So sweet!
Also, less than 2 months?! Really?!? Wow! Time is flying by. I have 3 days until my little one is due. 3 days! You’re also more prepared than me. Eeep!
“warming up his room”. Love it! The room looks great, I love the light it seems to have.
Love the new design, but I’m amused that Google Chrome is telling me that your page is in French and offering to translate it for me. I’ve found I can read it all perfectly and my French is clearly less rusty than I thought!
Hey Mama!!! Love the new design on the blog & I love the blue in baby boy’s room. It’s so soothing and sweet!!! I’m so excited to hear about this baby boy and I can’t wait to send out my gifts for him & Annie!! 2 month?!?! You got this Mama!!!! Can’t wait to see the rest of his room done (if you plan on sharing it that is). Please tell Annie I LOVE her brother’s room….especially the spot SHE painted!!! xo
She is completely precious and is going to bed the most awesome big sister!
Ohh, Baby Spohr’s room turned out perfectly! I love how helpful and excited Annabel was and still is for little brother to arrive!
Love and Blessings to you and your family…ALWAYS!
LOVE the color! And the new design!
Love the new site design but I will be honest, I’m going to miss the previous and next links after each blog entry.
They are there!
Thanks Heather, not sure how I missed the big purple dot! Duh!
Michelle H. says:
Love the new design! The paint color is perfect for a little boy. Annie is so sweet, warming up her brother’s room. Can’t wait to “meet” your little guy!
We went the opposite tack with our son and did all the baby’s room prep while he was staying with Grammy and Grandpa over the summer. To be fair, we were moving Fi into his room and giving him a big boy room in our former guest room, so coming home to a Brand! New! Room! was helpful in distracting him from the fact that the baby was taking over his room.
Annie is so sweet. She’s going to be a fabulous older sister.
And I love the new layout! So much brighter and crisper.
“Warming up his room”!!!!!! Preciousness on top of preciousness!!! Love that the whole family~including Rigby~were in on the transformation. Annie’s little clasped hands of pleasure are the sweetest!!!
And I like your new look here! Plus it loads on my phone waaay faster. Bonus for me!
Annie is going to be the best big sister ever!
I have to admit to feeling a little teary at the pic of Annie entering the room where you can see the mirrored closet doors. Why? Well, our first house had a bedroom with mirrored closet doors that I thought were so tacky. It wasn’t how I envisioned my first baby’s nursery (we moved 3 weeks before my due date so I was perhaps a tad emotional). But those doors ended up being the best thing ever. Our son’s crib was opposite the mirrors, and he entertained himself for hours by watching himself dance, play, bounce and sing in his crib (I highly recommend you put The Acrobat’s crib in a similar spot). Plus my son’s nursery was that exact shade of blue. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
Love the new design, love the Acrobat’s room, and especially love how Annie warmed it up for him. She’s going to be a fabulous big sister.
Vanderbilt Wife says:
We just welcomed our son into the world Saturday. My daughter is 4.5 and she was CRAZY OVER THE MOON excited. And still is. It’s SO SWEET to watch a little girl take care of her little brother!
She is going to be one AMAZING big sister!!! Love the room!
The room looks great! I am so glad that you and Annie could help. I love all of Annie’s hair styles I can’t get my little girl to even le me brush her hair anymore. The new site design looks fantastic too!
Love it all – the new design, the Acrobat’s room, Annie’s so cute reaction! Can’t wait to see the room finished (if you decide to share) and see the Acrobate in it!
“warming up his room” OMG! so cute!!! too cute Miss Annie!
Love the new blue and can’t wait to see the finished product of Mr. Acrobat’s room.
Exciting and fun to say the least!
jill (mrschaos) says:
Warming up his room is the sweetest thing. What a sweet and loving big sister!
Oooh, love the new look ’round these parts — and The Acrobat’s room is looking sharp! Love the blue. And Annie is just the sweetest.
Alexandra :) says:
Aww that is so sweet! Annie is going to be a wonderful big sister!
So sweet! Warming up her baby brother’s room. My heart smiles with all her cuteness.
I love her. You have such a wonderful family. The acrobat is a lucky baby!
How sweet! You have an adorable girl!
Amy S says:
Heather what is the name of that colour? I am due a little after you are with a surprise, but I think that could work with either!
I will find out – Annabel was being very protective of the paint sample, so I have to find it!
Blue Feather, 540A-3 flat, Behr Premium Plus with primer. We got it at Home Depot!
LOVE THE NEW DESIGN…so much cleaner.
And so excited to see his room coming together and hearing that the finish line is ahead.
And Annie is the cutest!
Heather your pictures have looked so great lately…new lens? new technique? new filter?
Thank you! That’s so nice of you to say. Nothing new, I think it’s just that I am picking up my actual digital camera again instead of relying on my iPhone so much!
loving the new design
AND ohh emm gee!! annie is so friggin’ adorable!! she’s going to be the most awesome-est big sister EVER!!! so cute, how excited she is.
First off, I am so jealous of Annie’s hair. Second, I LOVE her idea, she loves her sister so much! Third, I am glad that your site isn’t bright purple because I cant look at it at work because I get caught looking at blogs lol.
Fourth, I really hope you forgive me for being all crazy pants last month. It’s been a tough time for me. And I know its no excuse. Lately I have been mad at the world. I am losing someone that means more to me than anything in the world myself.
Gah, Mike made a whole post about my reaction, but I didnt get mad, I felt bad.
Annie in her paint clothes, hair all done, holding a brush . . . I think my ovaries just exploded.
Rigby’s nonchalance is amusing. My mother was repainting the below-the-chair-rail part of a room white (or off-white, or ivory, it was a long time ago) and our dog insisted on monitoring her VERY CLOSELY. She kept inserting herself between my mother and the wall. (Because freshly painted walls are dangerous?) So we had a half-white-half-black 50lb dog for a few days . . .
couldn’t talk Mike into Dodger Blue, huh? haha! looks great!
Love the blue! And you look fabulous! The best thing will be watching Annie meet her little brother…watching the love wash over them is indescribable! I worried how my 17.5 months old would react but she came in the room reaching out to what I thought was me; nope she wanted her baby! I hope these next two months go just the way you hope!
Her last comment is so sweet. She is going to be an amazing big sister!
She’s going to be the best big sister EVER! Can’t wait to see her snuggling her baby brother soon.
Love the new design, it’s so cute. A tiny bit harder to read on my phone, but for your blog I’ll deal with it.
Love the color, Heather! It’s beautiful! Annie is a doll & is going to make an awesome big sister!!
Love his room and can’t wait to hear his name!!
Also, I know you did a blog post a while back about the beautiful gallery you have in your hallway- but I can’t seem to find it again. Where did you get the frames? My summer project is a gallery like that’
I got the frames at Michael’s during a buy one, get one 50% off sale – totally a good deal!
These are the posts I wrote about it:
Thank you!! I’ll keep my eyes open for another sale!!
I do like your new design but it doesn’t show up correctly on my ipad and that’s where I’ve always been reading it. The articles are lined up to the extreme left with no space and the pictures are partially cut off because it’s aligned so extremely left. Maybe you’d have to view it on an ipad to see what I’m talking about? But I like the design! And love the color of your new little guy’s room!! What great parents you have too!