Thursday, January 5, 2012
Before + Progress: The Lake House: Nursery, Part 2
Apparently I've never shown you the other side of The Nursery?
I realized it the other day when we began prepping the walls and Andrew painted the ceiling. Necessary but exhausting work, and the least satisfying part of any renovation. Ceilings blow. I dream of the day I buy a property with freshly painted ceilings.
Anyway, I can't complain too much, because since I'm pregnant my shoulders were spared, and I wandered around with my camera and supervised. And by supervised I mean that I watched television and took pictures. And drank lemonade. And ordered dinner.
The abdominal bowling ball does have it's perks.
So this is one of the random photos I took, in Aston's room, next to the closet overlooking our yard. See that house in back of us?
IT IS AMAZING.
I call it The Jake Ryan House, because it's a dead ringer from the front, except a bazillion times prettier than the actual place they used.
This is The Real Jake Ryan House in Illinois where they filmed Sixteen Candles.
I desperately want to go to a party at my neighbor's place and pretend it's the eighties.
Too bad no one lives there. It's for sale, but for over twice what we paid for this place and with no view and a billion times more square footage than I'd know what to do with.
But think of the shindigs I could throw!!!
(Andrew is somewhere reading this and just threw up in his mouth. He doesn't get the Dongonater.)
Anyway. I got some new kid things.
The Bob Ironman Triathlon. It came highly recommended by a few of the girls I ran with in college, and the reviews are stellar. I added on the carseat adapter and ordered a compatible Graco Snugride - which is inexpensive and reportedly highly rated in terms of safety, but will probably be a tad uglier than I'd prefer in person.
Andrew's parents gifted us this Bloom Coco Stylewood Baby Bouncer. I'm so happy to have a rocker thingy made from wood and not plastic.
And I finally decided on dipes. BumGenius 4.0 Snaps. While I'd love to tell you it was another green choice, truthfully I couldn't care less about environmentally friendly pooper catchers, and made this decision mostly because it'll be cheaper long term with less chance for rashes. And cloth is better looking.
We'll see what I think a year from now.
See Part 1 here.