Monday, December 28, 2009

A New Room For Christopher

I have been delaying putting up photos of Christopher's new room. But here they are! He loves his new room.
Christopher loves hanging out in his "new room" as he calls it.

Ryan's Uncle Lee made this neat fish sign, which I love.
He can reach the radio and always turns it on when he enters the room.

The table and chairs I covered with paper so he could color without worrying about staying "on the paper". The shelf houses coloring books, crayons, stickers and building blocks. The rug is to protect stray markers from the underlying carpet.

The toy center. Here are some of his toys, puzzles and books. I rotate them weekly with fresh ones that are stowed under his crib. I made a felt weather board, which he loves. Each morning we check out the weather and he places the pieces on the board. The calendar he received on Christmas will help him learn the days of the week.

Here is a close up of the painting Lisa and I did last month. I was inspired by Christopher's favorite book at the time "Small, Small Pond". He is also very fascinated with our pond out back as well as frogs and birds in general.
Our reading nook. The chair I got off of Craigslist for $15! It is a little bigger than I wanted, but now in retrospect, its perfect for snuggling two little ones. Here I can also nurse the baby while watching Christopher play. The baskets hold books that I rotate with others on the shelf.

His beloved crib with "Snoops" inside. The birds flying above I found in a neat store while having Saturday brunch with my sisters in Hampden last Spring. He also has a bird house and chimes hanging over each window. Soon we will re-hang his bird feeder on the window. I wanted to bring the outside in this Winter.


Abby said...

I love his room! Katie, have you ever considered being a teacher? You have that special creativity and patience that good teachers have!

Laura said...

So cute! No wonder he loves his new room, you did a great job on it! :) My favorite is the felt weather board - and the triptych is adorable and perfect for him!

CaraBee said...

Oh Katie, you did such a great job! The paintings, the decorations, the furniture, everything! I wish I had the knack for putting together spaces like that, but alas, I do not.

katienryan said...

Gee, thanks everybody! I had lots of fun doing it! Abby, I pray for patience everyday, it does NOT come easy for me. But I do think sometimes I wish my career were involved with children in some capacity. And Cara, this room is modge podge at best. But I wanted it to reflect him. It ain't no Pottery Barn, but thanks!