Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Nursery

I have been following other people's blogs for probably about two years. I love seeing the nurseries people create.  For a long time I would imagine what I would do if I had a boy or a girl (or one of each!).  What theme would I do?  What colors would I pick?  How would I decorate it?

We moved five weeks after the twins were born so we knew we wouldn't have a nursery in our old place.  And, with newborn twins, we didn't have a lot of time to work on the nursery in our new place.  It took a while, but we've been adding to it slowly and trying to make it special for our kids. 

Derek and I are not the most fashion forward and trendy guys.  Whatever sense of fashion I might have developed waned about a dozen years ago when I started interpreting and my choice in clothing became grey pants with a black shirt or black pants with a grey shirt or, if I'm feeling sassy, black pants with a dark green shirt!  (I have to wear solid, dark colored clothing to contrast with my skin color so my clients can see my hands easily.  Interpreters have the most boring wardrobe and on days we don't work you can guarantee we'll be wearing our one and only shirt with stripes or polka dots.)

So our nursery may not be featured in a Martha Stewart magazine, but it's finally ready to be revealed to all of you.  It's nice to feel like the boys have a room of their own.

We had extra letter decals to let you know who owns the room. 
Notice the "No cats allowed" sign which was put up after a cat left a "present" in the Pack and Play one day.
The double Pack and Play is where the boys sleep...but they'll be too big for it soon.
Hopefully the boys will sleep in a crib soon.
Our closet is overflowing with baby supplies.

Our library is overflowing with books.
Signs from the baby shower & the party at Derek's work.

I love wall decals!

The leopard is watching over our boys while they sleep.

The gecko is stalking the butterfly.  Do geckos eat butterflies?  Who knows.  Who cares.  I just love the light switch cover.

We finally have a nursery!


  1. Sweet! Before you know it, it will be time for toddler beds. ;) Enjoy your sweet little boys while they're still tiny. :)

  2. It's beautiful! Lots of bright, bold colors. And I'm already thinking of jungle animal costumes you can put in a dress-up bin when they are older...

  3. I LOVE IT!!! I was torn between a jungle theme and pooh.. I am thinking jungle for our next try! You guys did a really great job!

  4. Lovely! Thanks for the sneak peak at da boys room! :)

  5. It's cute, it's bright, it has lots to look at. You've created a wonderful room for your boys!

  6. Your closet looks like ours! overflowing with baby supplies! We loved the wall decals, too...and it's so festive and comforting. GOOD JOB!

  7. Oh my gosh! Baby "supplies" take up that much room... we need to move! Congrats on the nursery!

  8. Its very good that you design your walls like nurseries itself. It looks very good stickers. wall decals