Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Getting Ready for Kaolin

Wow it has been a long time since I updated this blog! O well, when Breann came home a few weeks ago I had Kaolin's first baby shower in Salem and we got a lot of great stuff and I will have to post those pictures later. But anyways, while Breann was home my mom, grandma, Breann, and of course little Hunter all came over and cleaned my house from top to bottom and helped get Kaolin's room ready! It was absolutely awesome to have so much help and we had a great time together! I am so excited to have the nursery ready now and everything is starting to get organized so that makes me so much more calm and excited all at the same time!

This is just a picture of a dresser that Mitch bought over a year ago at a estate sale and was in pretty bad condition. So I'm excited that the furniture guy finally finished redoing it and that we have more drawers for our clothes! We have needed it for a while.

This is also in our room but I had to post this picture because this is Kaolin's bassinet. She will be sleeping here for the first few months until she is big enough to sleep in her crib in her own room. Then we will move the pad to the bottom and it will be her playpen.

This is Kaolin's closet. So exciting I know but it feels good to have it cleaned out and just have her stuff in it now. We moved out all of our clothes since I took this picture and all of those totes are stored under the crib so it has even more room for her things now. It was just our catch all storage before. I cleaned out a bunch of stuff we didn't need it felt so good. Thank goodness for that nesting instinct!!

Kaolin's armoire great for all the storage of diapers, blankets, toys, and a bunch of my sewing stuff. O well I guess she couldn't have the whole room to herself haha.

This is the start of her little library thanks to my grandma who is starting to clean out her first grade room. She will be retiring after next year which will be her 50th year of teaching!! That is a long time to accumlate a lot of teaching tools so Kaolin is definately benefiting from that accumulation. I dont mind at all because my mom, another teacher, raised us to love books. So I'm looking foward to seeing Kaolin enjoy these books as much as I did when I was a child.

Hopfully we will get a glider before Kaolin gets here but if not this will rock her to sleep just the same I'm sure. Then the quilt on the wall was made by great aunt and is just so adorable. I thought it looked perfect there and matches the colors in the nursery perfect.

I love this crib! It took forever to decide on which one I wanted but I'm so glad we picked this one it is beautiful and very sturdy. And it was pretty easy to assemble. Breann and I put it together in about 30 minutes, not bad at all. I need to get and post the pictures of Hunter enjoying it first, he had so much fun.

Toy bag filled with all the lotion, powder, and diaper rash stuff.
Breann and Hunter playing with the talking goat grandma Waggoner got him.

The dresser Breann and I found at the House of Plunder in Iuka. I know it is a funny name but they do have some nice stuff every once in a while. All it needed was a little cleaning and it looked brand new. What an awesome find and we saved a lot of money I really liked that part. This is also going to be the changing table just have to get the changing pad and this piece is done.

Little Hunter man! Isnt he so cute with his one piece of hair standing up. While we were all cleaning and organizing he kept himself pretty busy by playing with the wheels on the Dyson, stroller, basically any wheel in the house. Who needs toys when when there are wheels around right Hunter! He is going to be some kind of engineer or something, he is just so fascinated with anything he can turn. Such a cute little man.

Breann cleaning the dresser.

Cleaning again. After we were done the dresser looked brand new!!


troy and melani said...

oh it looks so cute!! how fun it is getting everything all ready for the new baby!! Cant wait to see her!

The Nicolaysens said...

Looks great! I'm glad you're getting things put together. It's so much fun to get ready for a baby and how nice that Breann was there to help you.