The last two weeks have meant major progress on the nursery, so I wanted to share some more photos. We're about ready to sand, prime, and paint, and the carpet measurer has cometh from the Home Depot.
Even though we'll be using the bassinet next to our bed for the first few weeks, I dare say that the nursery just might be complete by the time our baby girl makes her grand entrance. Which, if you ask my ankles, can seriously just come any day now. For reals. Any day. You know you want to.
Mom, dad, and Rachel came up two Saturdays ago so that Shannon could have some extra muscle to lift our new window into position. They got so much done that day. And, see, they seem to have fun doing it:
While the boys were slaving away, mom, Rachel, and I took the kids to the treehouse at the Botanical Gardens. Little did we know it was Parade the Circle day, but we managed to squeeze through the crowds and have an awesome time.
Since then, Shannon has managed to finish nailing individual boards of cedar siding to the outside (we'll be painting it to match the rest of the house) and drywall, mud, sand, mud some more, and install the interior trim of the window.
The old pictures don't truly show the sad state of disrepair from water damage and neglect that this room was in when we bought the house, but at least we have a record of where it's been and where it's going. And like all things inside these walls, we're not afraid to roll up our sleeves and work hard to make them better than we ever thought possible.