Friday, January 23, 2009
This room was decorated with so much love! My sister Toree and I decorated Dominic's initials with a decoupage technique and used heavy duty glue to adhere them to the top of his toy box. We loved the way it came out and so far he has not pulled them off. I hand painted the mirrors and Dan drilled the wall mount hardware. For the framed art, I painstakingly hand cut characters from fabric I had (from the many, many 100 good wishes quilt exchanges I have done) and taped them to pretty scrapbook paper. Dan and I measured and put up the wall stickers together.
The furniture, frames and mirrors are from Ikea. The alphabet and number wall stickers are from a great on-line company called MyGrowingChild.com. We have a lot of fun in that room and it helps a lot to have a home for his ever growing toy collection. ;)
Thursday, January 22, 2009
- Our video camera went missing... we gave Dominic our office so he could have a play room separate from his bedroom. We had a lot of junk to sort through and Dan finally found it last night under a stack of legal sized papers... relief! The play room is WIP, I will post photos when it is complete.
- I went back to work on January 5. I have been working from home so that's a HUGE blessing, but still very busy nonetheless.
So, Domi continues to THRIVE. He goes to music and swim lessons each week. He and Dan are in a routine where they meet every Wednesday for a play date at the Railroad park, and once a week they go to the Phoenix Children's museum, and once a week they try something new. Last week they checked out Bounce U, and this week they went to the zoo (we had only been at night for Zoo Lights).
Dominic is very funny and usually is very easy going. Dan and I pray before every meal and Dominic imitates us, it is hilarious! He furrows his brow and clasps his hands together and mumbles quietly. So adorable! He babbles A LOT and can make some short sentences like "deedo off" - basically ordering the dogs off his high chair (yes, he can be bossy and a tattletale with them!), and he loves to scream "mama" even when he is in my arms. He also loves to scream "NO" when he doesn't want to stop playing for a diaper change. We laugh but also are using the time out technique, it works well.
Here are some photos from play time in the guest bedroom last night and from the zoo (thanks to Michele for sending these). I love the photo where it looks like he and Brody are having a pow wow... no doubt making plans to get in trouble. :)