Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Adelaide's Big Girl Room

I could categorize Adelaide's big girl room as nesting but really it was just a necessity ;) I knew I was going to reap the benefits of painting our guest bedroom purple when we first moved in. Basically I was praying for a little girl to eventually have this as her room. Ryan was nervous because what if Adelaide had been a boy. But she wasn't so YAY me!

We decided to leave the furniture because well it was brand new and what girl doesn't want a queen bed?! I love the all white because it can be complimented with any color palette. I am not huge on pink so I wanted to do lavender and green with a few splashes of pink accents.

I love the eclectic style of the decor from the picture & quote frames to the lamp shades, bookcase set up to the reading nook and display shelves. It is feminine and girly yet a little more sophisticated. Not too childish but not too adult. The quotes give a great sense of her personality and who she is becoming. The pictures speak to her spirit and daily charm.

The chandelier brings so much elegance which I love. The light fixture in the room before was blah and didn't give much light. Now the room shines just like our sweet girl Adelaide.

She already spends a lot of time playing in here. Reading her books, sitting in her big chair, and calling Mimi on her phone. When I say "lets go to your room", she goes here. I love that really because I want her to love her space as much as I do!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Nesting 2.0

When you have your second child (and you aren't finding out the gender!), there isn't a lot of nesting to do. Or so I thought. I mean the usual nesting that you experience with your first child...preparing the nursery, buying baby gear, drefting a million outfits, etc can't really be done this time around.

So I have resorted to "home projects" that we have needed to get done (our garage door is finally fixed and has a new key pad, the master shower actually gets hot water these days, and the carpets are set to be cleaned) as well as buying copious amounts of things for Adelaide to keep her entertained outdoors once baby comes...which also means putting together these lovely things.

I also wanted to have some freezer meals set aside from summer nights when cooking with a baby & toddler seems like admitting myself into a psyche ward. And since Ryan's new truck came with a fridge/freezer for our garage, I have the perfect storage for future dinners.

My lowest point was organizing the medicine basket. We are pretty much a no-medicine house for the most part so we have the tiniest basket for peroxide, nasal spray, and bandaids. How this needed organizing, I have no idea but I did feel super accomplished post task!

Who knows what projects I will get done in the next 3 weeks ;)

Friday, April 25, 2014

A Toddler Spring Break: The Play Place

We spent Thursday morning last week at The Play Place with Marissa & Allie allowing the girls to stretch their legs and be on the move without restriction :)

This place is great. A huge jungle gym for all ages with slides and swings and lots to explore. It also boasts a mini soccer field and two mini tennis courts. Be still my heart. The girls had a great time and even took a play break for some fun snacks with other kiddos.

Explore, explore, explore girls!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Toddler Spring Break: Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

With a snow dusted lawn last Wednesday morning, we opted for an indoor activity! Adelaide & I headed up to the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, CT to explore all things sea. We had been once before just after she turned 1 and was wobbling. This time around she was free to rip & run through the exhibits, admiring whatever tickled her fancy. Which was a lot. She was literally in awe of the "fishies" and the "mee mees" (aka monkeys). She even sat through 15 minutes of the IMAX film on Lemurs from Madagascar

snack break

Sorry old man winter...you can't keep us "indoors" any longer!