Monday, September 15, 2008

Only one thing missing

The nursery is just about all set. Only one piece is missing, and we expect that to arrive any time in the next few weeks. But in the meantime, we wanted to show what the baby's room will look like.

Here's the rocking chair (found at an antique store in downtown St. Paul). You can see the two main paint colors in the room as well-- red and a neutral beige/taupe.

Here is the changing table and dresser, found at the same antique store, with a changing pad attached to the top....

It's hard to take a picture of the curtains when there's light streaming in the window, but we tried...

Here's a closeup of the curtains (from Ikea!):

Now on to the other side of the room, where we have the crib, with cool metal mobile above, and also the jutting section of the ceiling painted orange....

And next to the crib is the bookcase/cubby:

A closeup of the carpet, from Flor: (Lucy insisted on getting in the picture, too)

This is our beautiful Moses basket (aka bassinet), which the baby's Omi (aka Mamita) got:

It is sitting in the cradle attachment, a gift from the baby's Grandma and Papa.

The rocker's pretty comfortable for Eric, too!

Monday, September 08, 2008

New baby comes home (no, not THAT baby....)

We got our new toy car over the weekend. Here are a few pictures of the new MINI Clubman S. Its name is Minimus, which is Latin for "smallest," and also combines the word "mini" with the Latin word "mus," which means "mouse." (yep, Eric is just that nerdy.)

It's 9 inches longer than the regular Mini!

The "club door," which will make carseat removal easier, I 'spect...

The "barn doors" in back are quite snazzy, we think.....

And they open very wide....