Friday, January 30, 2009

Tomorrow it ends...

As I am sitting here on the floor, looking around at an empty dining and living room, I cannot believe it is real. We are moving again. Tomorrow, we'll pack up our cars and head to Orange County for the next six months. It has been a painful decision process, but we are wholeheartedly following God's lead and trusting that what he has next is even better for us.

We have loved this house. We have watched Isaiah grow from a little peanut who couldn't do much besides cry, sleep and smile into a spunky, adorable active little boy. All of his big milestones happened in our open downstairs area or in our much loved upstairs rooms. From his first birthday to a fun Christmas and his first little slide in the yard, we will greatly treasure our memories from Cedar Glen.

Since we are moving, I thought it would be a good idea to finally post pictures of his bedroom :)

I loved how it turned out:

I loved the bright celadon green! David and I painstakingly hand painted these circles for four hours one night. I loved them.

I then took letters from Paper Source, painted them and covered them with paper that matched his bedding.

Isaiah, checking out his letters:

My mom and I made all of his bedding, except for the crib sheet.
I had a hard time finding fabric that I liked, but I eventually came across Caden Lane' s line of crib bedding. I did not like all of it, but loved a couple of prints. I decided it was worth the hefty price and we mixed it with solid fabrics and a striped fabric that was actually a set of sheets we found at TJ Maxx. 

My sister-in-law, Lindsey (aka quilt designer extraordinaire), helped us with ideas for the layout of the quilt. 

It is backed in solid brown.

All of his furniture, except for the Pottery Barn crib, were hand me downs that we repainted and fixed up   (score!).
I bought the matching crib sheet & changing pad cover by Caden Lane from Giggle Brush Designs .
I think the thing that I will miss most about his room is this piece of bliss above. His changing table is next to a window that looks out over our backyard into our neighbor's yard, which has a huge bamboo plant, windmills and orange trees. Isaiah and I loved to watch the wind move through the trees and the windmills spin. 

My sweet friends Carolyn and Julianne made this for Isaiah's room before he was born, and before they even saw the fabric I had chosen! It matches perfectly.

A couple of cute pics of the little guy in our last few days here:

Eating pasta like a champ:

Goodbye house.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Isaiah's new favorite activity

Isaiah's favorite thing to do right now is watching cars and truck and waving at them while saying "hi". It is so cute! If he hears a trash truck while we are in the house, he gets all excited and goes to the door and points outside until I take him out to see it.

We were at the park the other day, and he noticed a construction truck working close by. It is all he had eyes for. We walked over and watched it for a good 5 minutes. He just sat there in awe, waving every once in a while.

Yesterday, we both were getting a little stir crazy and decided to go outside for a bit. We literally just stood on the corner of our street watching the cards go by for about 10 minutes. He loved it! He was just waving and saying hi the entire time. So funny!

This is what happens when a boy with long hair goes down a slide on a day when the Santa Ana's are kickin:

I know we have been MIA from this blog, but we have had a lot going on recently. More on that in another post. We'll try to be better :)

Friday, January 2, 2009

Maybe he is trying to tell me something...

It was cute at first.

I normally don't let Isaiah play with my iPhone, but he was just so dang cute walking around holding it up to his ear and babbling away. For a good 5-10 minutes, he paced around our downstairs pretending to talk on the phone. It cracked me up.

He came and sat next to me, sat my phone down and started playing with some times. Next thing I knew, he was racing up the stairs, which happens about 200 each day. He usually goes right to his toys and books in my office/loft, so I gave him about 30 seconds before I went up after him.

I got to the top of the stairs and hear a strange sound. "Bloop". Oh no- Isaiah had gotten into the bathroom, lifted up the toilet seat and was playing with the water. I rushed in. What I did not expect was to see my iPhone floating in the toilet. Shocked, I watched as the cute picture of Isaiah that is normally my background flashed to black before I could get to it.

Isaiah stood next to the toilet with a proud grin on his face.

I told David that maybe he was trying to tell me something. That maybe I should not spend so much time on my phone or rely on it so much.

Goodbye iPhone. Goodbye $200 to replace iPhone. Goodbye letting Isaiah touch my phone. But, he is still so dang cute when he pretends to talk on the phone.

Happy New Year Everyone! New year, new phone! And, a plus: it is a newer version of the iPhone so it  is faster and more stylish. Thanks Isaiah *kind of*

A Christmas post will be coming once I can find my camera battery charger. Not the best week for electronics in my world.