Monday, August 07, 2006

Nursery news

Dear Sam,

After that sad story, how about some happy news! Let me tell you about the room that will someday soon be your home. It used to be what your Dad and I called "the study." One whole wall is full of bookcases solid with books. Since "Freakonomics" says that children raised in homes with lots of books (regardless of whether they are read or not) end up being smarter, we are confident you are going to be brilliant. The books are staying in that room, in part because there is no place else for them to go.

So is a rather well-worn sofa, which came from your Dad's apartment, and before that from his friends Jenny and Jon. It is a sofa bed, so if anyone comes to visit, they can sleep on it. It is also where we'll probably lay you to change your diaper, since we have no changing table. We did buy a really nice dresser at the unpainted furniture store. All I have to do is give it a few coats of varnish, since we're going with the natural wood look.

Your crib is a gift from the same friends of your Dad's I mentioned above. It belonged to their daughter Grace and their son Nathan. It is really nice and has a drawer in the bottom. Today the linens that I bought came in the mail. I think they will match the sage green wall color perfectly ("Weekend Getaway" by Benjamin Moore.) They are made by Tadpole Baby and called Sage Toile (with gingham.) We also bought a pretty sage green chenille rug from World Market.

Unfortunately all this stuff is in a big pile right now, since that room is pretty crowded with lots of other stuff. But I am really working hard to go through, throw out, and otherwise organize that stuff so there's room for you! We hope to put the crib up in a month or so. I'll post a photo when we do.


D'Arcy said...

Great choice! I looked up your wall color at benjamin moore and it's going to look sweet together!

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