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So we got Silas' window blinds in yesterday ... I got them installed today and that pretty much finishes his room. We're still thinking about a couple things but overall, it's close. So, I figured it was time to reveal it...
Now, first, his room is HUGE. The builders of our house 25 years ago made the spare rooms as big or bigger than the master bedroom. The great thing about that is that sharing a bedroom won't be an issue. In the meantime, Silas will be livin' large until he gets a brother.
This is the view from his door. We feel SO much better with the new carpet in there ... we have no worries on him crawling or playing on this ... the old stuff ... well, let's just say ... yeah, let's not. It's just good he's got new carpet :)
The view of his crib wall. We're very happy how it turned out.
His crib and bedding...
The pictures on the crib wall shelf are all pics of our boy ... here's one of our favorites! This will have to do for the time being ... we're not going to show his full picture until we're back home for multiple reasons ... sorry!
His dresser and our glider ... Amber was sitting in the chair while I was doing other pictures in the room ... dreaming of holding him and reading too him every night.
Scripture verse above his dresser...
This is the book shelf that Amber's Dad and I made. We've got it filled with his books, his "tiger" bank and extra storage baskets.
This is the print above the bookcase ... we love it. It has the verse "Love always Protects, always Trusts, always Hopes, always Perseveres 1 Corinthians 13:7"
This is the view from the window by his dresser back towards the door of his room. We had a spare full bed in here before and kept it in his room. We figured we'd be sleeping on it quite a bit when we transition him upstairs to his room or when he's sick or when we want to just be in the same room as him. We have a ton of pillows on it so it'll be like a 'daybed' ... there's still more pillows that Amber's mom has finished that need to go on it...
The toybox/window seat that I built ... I can see us hanging out up here reading to Silas as well...
Closer shot of the window seat/toybox
This is the Africa that we traced, cut out, and painted. It's on the wall above the bed.
This cross is on another wall near the bed. "Children are a gift from God Psalm 127:3" ... courtesy of Paul & DeeDee ... thanks guys!
So not only is our boy's room huge ... so is his closet! (pardon the mess) ... Another great feature for when he's got a roommate in the future :) There's also space behind the closet that I want to finish out in the next couple years so he can have a little 'fort' back there ... I'm sure he'd play more in that space than anywhere else.