Thursday, May 28, 2009

Alphabitty Moments - the letter N

It's time for Alphabitty Moments! This week is brought to you by the letter N...

I knew almost instantly that I wanted to use Nursery for my N word this week. It fits the theme of Alphabitty Moments perfectly IMO. As an added bonus it allows me to show the kids what their first home looked like - or at least their first ever bedrooms in our old house. Want to see more of our last house? Click here for a tour.PapaBear picked out the bedding for Sam's nursery. I still love it. In fact we painted his room at this house the same color and use the same curtains. It's a Noah's Ark theme, but you'd have to look really close at the quilt to notice.

A few other observations from Sam's room:
* This is the room we were in when I told PapaBear I was pregnant with Julia
* The toy box under the window was built by my parents/grandparents for me when I was a kid.
* The doll on the toy box is similar to the one I talk about in this post*. Sam doesn't care for it, but I love it dearly. He actually said to me once, "I don't like that dead guy in my room." Poor Andy sits out in the hall all night.

And then there's Julia's nursery:

Her room used to be painted an aweful faux leather color that we decided to paint a nice neutral color for use as an office. I'm sure there aren't many people who decide to keep the red room red, use it as a nursery, and paint the other room in anticipation of a baby. But that's exactly what we did. Then when we were expecting #2, we chose bedding that matched the existing curtains and walls. No easy task even if they were considered nuetral. At a garage sale I found a leapard print set that would suffice. We really only use the crib skirt and the sheet anyway... The quilt rack held a special blanket my mom gave Julia instead of the one from the bedding set.

Now it's your turn to share your alphabitty Moment for the week...

Since Mr. Linky was being so troublesome last week, go ahead and leave the general url to your site so we can all catch up on last week's post at the same time....

* I tweeted earlier about a new blog I put together this morning. It relates to this post from up above and this post about a book I found. I've just started getting things set up for the new blog, but I'll give you a preview today... It's called You Don't Say! and can be found at



  1. Nursery is a great N! The only reason I ruled it out is that it it is in Nicholas's baby book that I am working on now too! Love that you told dh about Julia in BB's nursery! Sweet memory!

  2. Mamí♥PictureMay 28, 2009 at 8:01 AM

    Aww, I just love you meme! I really enjoy searching for the perfect picture every Thursday. Thanks for such a BEAUTIFUL idea! Your PICS are PRECIOUS!!!
    Have a Blessing Thursday!!!

  3. The nurseries are beautiful. Great N.

  4. such a great N carrie!

  5. That was a great N idea. N was harder than I thought it would be! It's great to be able to look back on those memories!

  6. I LOVE looking at other people's nurseries!

    Sigh. I'm SO behind on Alphabitty Moments it's not even funny. I'm having lots of brain cramps lately.:)

  7. Love seeing nurseries too! And yours are gorgeous!Well done:)


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