Having known Weston for a little over two weeks now, a few things are already clear.
He’s pretty much the smartest, strongest, cutest baby ever.
So his future probably includes male modeling, playing football at the University of Georgia, and a profession in either medicine, law or astrophysics. (We’re going to let him choose which of those three professions, because we want him to live his own dreams, you know.)
To help him get a jumpstart on becoming valedictorian, we wanted build him a sweet set of built-in bookshelves.
And because it’ll be at least two more weeks before he can read the spines of books, we made the bookshelves front-facing, like you used to have in your kindergarten classroom.
(I really, really like being married to a handy kind of guy.)
Last step: painting them out!
Ta-da! The crib, and later his bed, will go in the center.
Now that the construction jobs are complete, it was time to decorate! (My fave!) I found this adorable little print on etsy.com, and it became “my inspiration.” (It feels so presumptuous to say that. I’m not sure why.)
I really liked it because Andy reminds me of a turtle. (I don’t know why, but if Andy was an animal, he’d be a turtle.) And I loved the owl, so I knew we could do cute things with it.
…Like paint a little owl mural, courtesy of my mom, who is so talented and good at this. She drew a perfect oval on the wall freehand, for crying out loud!
And together we designed this little owl-in-a-tree mural, seen underway here:
But once we got going on that mural, it was so cute that we had to do a few more. Next nursery post will show them completed, just days before little Weston made his grand entrance!