Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Things are Changing, I'm Re-Arranging

This just happens to be my favorite room in the house. This little room is chock full of memories and good times. When my girls were still living at home this was Laci's bedroom. Later, after she got married and moved out, this room changed into a toy room/office. I had a family home daycare for almost 5 years. When I first opened my daycare I painted fun stuff on all the walls. This was our room. It has been a cheerful and playful room for over a dozen kids, if you include the grand kids. This room hosted playtime, movie time, learning time, and nap time, just to name a few. The colors were bright and cheerful for stimulation for the little ones, and they LOVED it!
This is our "family tree". My grandson Braeden used his little hands to paint the sun above the tree. The sweet little butterfly has a footprint of one of my special little babies. She was born at 27 weeks. She came to me on the day she turned 4 months old, such a tiny little thing with a HUGE opinion! She is a very well adjusted little girl that has caught up to her birth age. All of the other kids that were left in my care have their hands and feet in the leaves of the family tree, with the age they were at the time we added them. The base of the tree has most of my grand kids hands and feet on the flowers and leaves. (I totally missed putting the twins on the wall!)I couldn't resist "carving" the hub's and my initials in the tree!
This rainbow is another favorite of mine.
I am a seeker of rainbows after the storm! Mr. Moonand Ms. Sunshine have had this wall as their home. Things are changing, and I'm re-arranging. I do have to say, I'm gonna miss these walls! But ...I'm excited for the change. I'll be posting soon, with the new look!


Laci said...

Okay, so I have to admit it...I'm selfishly nervous about this change and I'm not too sure I'm happy about it!! Can't wait to see the finished product though!

The Gustafson Family said...

Oh I have mixed emotions about this as it too is my favorite room! I couldn't agree more with Laci. Can't wait to see what's to come...with's going to be great either way!

Jonathan and Crystal said...

I still remember the Snoopy ceiling fan! :) This room has seen some changes over the years...can't wait to see what's next!

Linda said...

Looking forward to seeing what you do here...luv that family tree!


Sweet Grandma Rita said...

I am so glad you have pictures of that room, I have some too. It was also a favorite of mine. It was a snug little home for so many of your little ones that you have taken care of. I am sure what follows will be equally as loving and comforting.