July 29, 2009
I bought the license plates at a antique shop in North AR on our trip for about $4 each. I like the colors with the map.
Here's the map a little closer.
My Dad made these letters for Jack a while back. I had them painted white and hung with cute striped ribbon on the wall. I wanted to use them, but wasn't sure how, so I decided to paint the side of the letters different colors, but leave the front white. Well, some of them got kinda messy, so I started smearing the paint on the front and liked the way it looked. I did it to all of them and I think it looks cute now. The little car, truck, and plane are stuck on the wall with mounting putty, which I thought was clever, UNTIL Jack came in, saw them and immediately started whining for them. I had those things down in seconds--we were not gonna deal with that! :)
I put some more of Jack's artwork over his crib. The one in the center is the first crayon drawing he ever did. I still think it's worthy of museum display--but I may be biased. :) The others are canvases he painted.
I have a few more things I want to do in there, but I really like how it's coming out. We're now starting the transition to a big boy bed. I just took his bumper pad out and next is to take the side rail off. I think he'll do fine, we're going to have to reeeeealllly work on teaching him to stay in bed and not get up and play. I know some people have done it, we'll see if we can. We're also going to start getting serious about potty training. I'm scared! :)
July 24, 2009
Sleeping in the car...so nice! (For him and for us.)
After this we loosened up a little, took the vest off, and let him float in a little tube. He was so funny! He was completely relaxed just floating along humming.
Our trip was Fantastic!!! We were constantly talking and joking about staying in Destin forever, we really didn't want to leave. There's just something about being on the water--I think it's the "Coast Rat" coming out of Brian and I.
The best part was spending time with family. Letting them see and get to know Jack and Ali Grace a little was priceless. We're planning to make this an annual event!