The nursery that we set up in our home has a music theme. We knew it would have that motif no matter what the gender of our first child was. We had a blast picking out decorations, hanging record albums on the walls, and buying a pink and purple guitar. The best part about the rock and roll nursery is that we knew it would work for Maddie’s younger brother or sister when they eventually had to share a room.
One of my favorite things in the bedroom is the custom album cover we had made of Madeline:
Since Annabel came along, we’ve added a few little touches to make the room hers. There are now hints of pink sprinkled throughout. There is a wall of different colored letter A’s. And, I finally got around to making Annie’s album cover:
I hope Annie grows to love her Rock and Roll room as much as Mike and I do. It’s my favorite place in the whole house.
This video is apropos of nothing, but it makes me laugh EVERY. TIME. I watch it.
if you can’t see the video above, click here.
She does that pacifier thing like five times a day. The video is cute, but nothing beats the live show.
What A Great Theme for a nursery. The photos are SO cute. as is the Video
When you were posting choice pics before she was born, I was excited to see an “A” on the wall. I think lots of them is a sweet and fun idea: well executed, stylish mama I cannot WAIT until we are nomads no more and I have a home to sink my teeth into…I do the best with M’s space no matter where it happens to be, but I’ve never had the freedom to paint or really do the things I always wanted. Now that he’s getting older, I have even more fun choices to add into the mix. Hey, maybe I’ll be able to coerce you & Annie to come give me free hip decorating advice once we find our permanent Cali home by plying you with freshly baked… well…whatever you like. If it’s bad for you, I can bake it, and bake it gooood
PS – I ADORE Annabel’s album cover. While Maddie went for the “Look how cool I already am, bitches!” 50 Cent-inspired baby album look, Annie’s more mischievous, like “This album is so awesome, you have no idea. Come in, come in, lemme show you what’s up my sleeve ;)”, more like St. Pepper in that funny little grin. You two make fine babies, that is for SURE.
best I can with M’s space… somehow I left that out – not the BEST, the best I CAN. Ahem. *blush*
Maria @BOREDmommy says:
She is gorgeous. I love how the pacifier covers half of her little face. Perfection.
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What a little sweetie.
Loved it ! Nothing like those two gorgeous faces to see after battling a bad dream ! Thanks for sharing your rock stars! ((hugs))
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Kate @ UpsideBackwards says:
Cute cute cute! I love the album cover idea, and you can really see how alike the girls are.
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J in eire says:
Your girls are so CUTE…my daughter was at her friends house last week, her friend has an older brother K, who died when he was only days old. They talk about him so easily and often. They were playing a game where their Teddies were having a big wedding, and had a full conversation with K, making sure it was ok that they included his teddies. Maddie will always be part of what makes Annie who she is. Special girls.
Love the rock star pictures. Too cute. The video is adorable by the way! She’s such a doll.
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The cuteness of your girls is literally astounding!! They are perfect!
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Joe @ IrrationalDad says:
LOVE the album covers! The lack of patience that babies (and little boys, let me tell you) is hilarious (except in the case of little boys, let me tell you).
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Madeline & Annabel are two beautiful sisters!! I love the video of Annie & she was sooo happy to finally have some help getting that pacifier in her mouth!LOL
your girls really are rock stars!! those are awesome pictures…thank you for sharing!
Those album covers are great…
For your next pacifier-video: try putting the pacifier in upside-down… My youngest sister used to twist it around with her tongue when we did that, so cute!
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You can really see how much Annie looks like Maddie in those album covers! Wow. My daughter still does tricks with her pacifier even at 3…
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So hard to lose your pacifier when you haven’t developed fine motor skills yet!
Wow, you can really tell how much Annie and Maddie look alike in those pics. What sweet little hipsters!
Oh Wow. Annie really looks like Maddie in that photo! How beautiful that each time you see your gorgeous baby, you’ll be reminded of your other precious daughter as well!
And that clip – priceless! She is beautiful!
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I didn’t really know just how much alike Annie and Maddie look. Both such beautiful girls!
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Mary Ann says:
What a cute idea for your nursery. I love the rock star pictures, I can’t believe how much alike Maddie and Annie look. I am looking forward to seeing her on idol one day.
I love the pics of your girls. It’s so apparent how much you love them so and how much you okay wuthk ha ha Lucky babies…..luckie you…..
OOPps. I meant PLAY with them! ha ha It is mega early here. Sorry
Such beautiful photos of both your girls!! They have rock star parents too!
Hehe and I LOVE Annie’s little poof of hair on top of her head in that video – such a cutie!!
Those are great pictures! She is a very photogenic little lady.
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That pacifier bit is absolutely adorable.
I love the idea of a rock ‘n roll nursery.
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How adorable! What a great idea. Music is great to incorporate in a nursery theme! Love the vid too!
love the rock n roll pics. Your cherubs are just gorgeous. I love watching babies suck on their nuks, something so cute about watching their little cheekers move.
Sarah P says:
OMG! She’s like Molly Ringwold putting on lipstick in The Breakfast Club!
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I’ve always loved the nursery theme you guys came up. I hope Annie loves it as much as Maddie and you guys.
Love, love, love that little video. Maya used to do the same thing. She only used a pacifier for the first few weeks of her life and I”m convinced it is because the thing pissed her off so much
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Katie C. says:
I love the pictures of Maddie and her baby sis Annie. You guys are such great parents! I LOVE the rock-n-roll room!
The video is cute, but it can’t compare to those ADORABLE album covers!
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rachel cortest says:
The album covers are beautiful and the sisters look so much alike. The pacifier video was hard for this granny to watch. I wanted to put it in her mouth immediately. She is learning patience, which I do not have. What a sweet little darling baby girl. I love to see pictures of both of your girls. hugs
Mary P says:
I love the album covers. Both of your girs have startingly pretty eyes, and the stark black in the cover really shows them off.
Annie showed a lot of patience in that little clip. My daughter would scream the very second something didn’t quite go quite right, I’m impressed with Annie’s frustation tolerance! OK, and a wee bit jealous.
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That video makes me so anxious…poor little pumpkin is so frustrated! She is a beauty…that is for sure..
Love your rock star girls!
I have a two year old who is sporting a major mullet…since she was very small. She shakes her head back and forth when we say, “rock star hair”…if you’ve got it, faunt it!
Adorable!! I wonder if Annie is going to have her daddy’s eyes.
So cute. I would love to love on Annie’s cute little cheeks! The album covers are amazing too!
XOXO from GA,
A is for adorable!!!
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Lindsay from Florida says:
Great stuff for a Friday!!!
Aunt Becky says:
They really DO look alike. I was SO right.
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OMG Maddie and Annie have to be the cutest babies ever I love those pictures. And that video she is just such a Cutie Pie. I need to have another now haha.
Alicia @bethsix says:
OMG. That video made me insane. I *so* needed to put that pacifier in her mouth. Seriously. My muscles were all tense wanting her to get it in there!
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Domestic Extraordinaire says:
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What a great idea! I love when parents come up with totally original ideas for nurseries…gives those kiddos a big dose of personality right from the begininng. Super cute!
OMG… I knew that they were sisters and I have tried to look at pictures side by side, but seeing them in the same outfit/background you can see how much they look alike and yet are totally their own people at the same time! What an amazing idea momma! You rock!
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I LOVE IT!!!
Your girls- they rock!!
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“All better now!” LOL
Gosh, I just wanted to push that pacifier into her mouth so badly….and was so relieved when you did. What a cute video. My 3 year old and 20 month old watched it with me, and we must have played it 4 times in a row because it kept making little one laugh. She would clap her hands when the pacifier finally made it into Annie’s mouth
Have a wonderful weekend!
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Nom Nom Nom she is so delicious! Oh how I miss those cute little newborn sounds…….
She is so cute.
Those record covers are so cool!
Annie is so sweet. Babies with binky’s are just so cute!!
Kristi Gravemann says:
Love the Rock Star pictures/album covers. Incredibly clever idea! It can’t be said enough that your babies are beautiful! What a couple of little cuties!
OMGoodness, the pacifier thing is soo stinkin’ cute. My littlest, Amelia, is just a few weeks younger than Annie and she does almost the same thing, but there is a lot of head turning trying to find that elusive paci.
Thanks for sharing!!!
“Just… a little bit… further… c’mon, tongue, don’t fail me now!”
Marti from Michigan says:
So sweet! One of these days, Annie will learn how to pop that pacifier back in her mouth on her own. YAY!!
Thank you for sharing your girls and your family with all of us. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Spring has finally arrived in Michigan!
Julie from Michigan says:
HA HA HA, My daughter had a “pacifier thing” as well. We used the same Nuk Pacifiers and if I would put it in her mouth upside down she would flip it, hands free with her tounge it was the strangest thing but I cracked up every time. It would spin around so fast it was amazing my whole family got a kick out of that.
So darn funny! I remember that too!
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I adore Annie’s album cover.
That video is priceless. I love binky and babies. Sheesh.
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Whoah, do those sisters look alike, or what?!
LOVE the album covers!!! They are both so cute. Annie is growing up so fast! Pretty soon she’ll be grabbing that pacie with both hands & popping it in her mouth herself~so glad you caught her current act on video!
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Jessica Seuss says:
I’ve got some extra rock and roll themed rubber duckies – if you’d like them for Annie, they’re yours!
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A rock and roll room is AWESOME! I love that! And it’s great for everyone and can grow as everyone grows! Awesome!
Annie with the pacifier reminded me of that Family Guy episode where Stewie gets fat and is on the front porch eating ice cream and he can’t get the ice cream to his mouth and he says, “damn you ice cream come to my mouth!” it’s like Annie is doing that, but sub pacifier with ice cream.
I love the cry, sounded like “MO-OM you are right there! Put it in my mouth!” lol.
Oh LORDY. This video just made me really want another baby. I mean FOR REAL that was THE CUTEST THING I HAVE SEEN EVER! And it totally reminded me of my boys when they were babies, and now even though I said I was done having kids, now I’m having another one and it’s all because of that cute video of your baby!
Reminds me of my daughter who LOVED her paci. She had about 8 in her bed…okay at least ten. So that if she woke up in the middle of the night, she’d find one quickly and not wake up screaming for her paci. She eventually gave all of them up right before she turned four years old. I swear for her the paci was like crack cocaine.
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Love love love the frustrated/angry baby faces she makes! I have friends who call their pacis “mute buttons”! Cracks me up.
Seriously, though, how freakin’ sweet is Annabel? My goodness, she’s just so squishy looking and those sweet little baby noises and I bet she smells like heaven (most of the time, anyway!) and ohmigosh I think my ovaries just exploded.
Catherine Lucas says:
Am i really the only one being confused? Are the pics of both Madeline and Annie? First one being Madeline? My god, they could be one egged twins… Amazing. Great shots!
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You’re SO lucky to have two beautiful Rock Star daughters. Those gorgeous blue eyes run in the family.
Oh ,the cuteness!!!
This was delish!
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Gorgeous lil ladies. Maddie and Annie resemble each other sooo much. Annie’s face is a lil rounder and chubbier Have a great weekend…
OMG in these photos your to little rock stars look so much alike (mouth, nose, eyes). They’re just so adorable!
Amy S. says:
Wow! Check out the resemblance between Maddie and Annie!!! And, I LOVE when they root around for the boobie/bottle/binkie (lol!). You’re doing a great job Heather, keep up the great work:)
I am LOVING Annie’s rockstar album! So cute. Is it along-side Maddie’s? Also: looking back and forth from Maddie’s album to Annie’s they look so much alike. It’s sweet. And my goodness Annie's so freaking precious in that video. So chunky and cute. I want her! Hehe. =D
OMG! Both photos are just beyond adorable! Annie does looks SOOO much like Maddie!
And the video…when she got it, she was like, “FINALLY!” Too cute!
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Debi Powell says:
You’re such an amazing Mommy.
Too adroable for words….Happy Saturday…..Enjoyed your post….
Hope you will stop by my place….Tonight I am drawing for three great giveaways.
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Adorable. I can’t get over how much Annie looks like Maddie.
aaaww so mean mama! lol She was trying so hard to get that dummy/paci.
She’s gorgeous, and I love the two similar photos.
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OMG adorable…just adorable. What beautiful babies you guys make! LOVE the album covers, you have such wonderful memories to show A about her sister!
Sarah M. says:
Your little rock stars look so much alike! I can’t stop looking at their big blue eyes!
This was way too cute, your girls have the exact same eyes and look a lot alike too i loved the video so funny.
Two gorgeous daughters – big sister Maddie and little sister Annabel. Both so precious! Blessings to you and your lovely family – I also have a dear niece named Madelyn who is 6 months old and we love her so much.
I wish I could make that word into MORE syllables!
What darling rock stars, and great video!