Sunday, January 30, 2011

Late Christmas Post

I know this is so late but it's hard to get a lot done when you have a baby who will only nap during the day if he's in your arms. I think he got spoiled his first few weeks of life by being around a ton of family who all wanted to hold him. Now I am paying the consequences but it's alright because holding a sweet sleeping baby really is the best thing in the world. Anyways, once Trey had his 2 week appointment we hopped on a plane with my mom and headed to Vegas for Christmas - Ethan met us there a week later. Trey got to meet all of his Vegas relatives before taking off for Salt Lake to meet his Utah family. Luckily he liked being on the move and does really well with lots of noise. He was the hit of the party and everyone loved this kid - who could blame them? Here are some pictures of his travels!

Here his Uncle Davis is trying to teach Trey's cousin Piper to touch babies softly :)

Trey's first meeting with Santa Clause - he slept through the whole thing!

Christmas Day...I love how he is pointing his finger at the camera.

Trey's blessing day. I don't like the old man stuffy white suit look on babies so I opted for a white collar button up Gap shirt with black corduroy pants. We had a tie for him but we couldn't button the top button of his shirt so unfortunately it didn't work but he looked adorable anyways

Trey spent a lot of time in his Aunt Becca's arms and also in the arms of his Aunt Ivy, Aunt Courtney, and Aunt Jessica

His Grandma and Grandpa Thomas loved spending time with their first grandchild

He even got to meet his friend Crew who was born about 3 months earlier

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Nursery

I'm way late posting these pictures but better late than never. And I promise the nursery did get done before the baby was born...only a few days before but thats ok. So when I was trying to plan for the nursery I wanted something modern and wanted to use greys and yellows. I did NOT want a themed nursery. I looked everywhere for bedding and was even willing to make it but couldn't even find fabric that I liked. Every time I went looking and came home disappointed Ethan would say that it would be cool to have a sports theme in the nursery. Ethan is a sports fanatic for those of you who don't know. I kept saying no, I don't want a theme like that plus all the sports bedding I've seen has been so cheesy. I kept looking but couldn't find anything like I had pictured in my head. My mom and I went to pottery barn kids and there was a sports bedding that I actually really liked. I took this as a sign and decided to go with it since my husband would love it and Trey probably will too when he gets a little bigger. So it wasn't what I originally wanted but I think it turned out cute anyways. Here are the pics:

Here is a close up of the name sign. I'm proud of it because I made that frame by myself. I bought molding and a miter box and paint. I would have gladly bought a frame but I couldn't find one that were the right dimensions for the size of wall letters I bought. It was a lot of work but I like the way it turned out.

I think these sheets are so adorable. Again, it is hard to find sports bedding that isn't totally cheesy.

I ordered toddler jerseys of Ethan's favorite teams - The Utah Jazz and the BYU Cougars. I know Trey will be a fan too. For the middle piece, I bought a frame and took out the glass. I sprayed the glass with chalkboard paint and then I wrote the Jazz game schedule on it. In the fall it will change to the Cougars schedule.

The sports balls above the dresser/changing table were actually purchased at Hobby Lobby. I looked for forever for some type of sports art that I liked but I didn't want anything in frames since I already had so many in the room. Everything I found was super expensive. Then I found these antique looking metal sports balls and I loved them and loved the price at 50% off!

And here is Dexter enjoying my awesome rocking chair that I love. It actually fits my little body so I can reach the floor! And thats the nursery. I know Trey doesn't appreciate it yet but I like having a nursery that's put together and that I feel good about. Oh and Ethan likes it too :)