Tuesday, July 06, 2010


I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned in the past that one of the reasons I don’t post as often as I should could is that I sometimes feel like the only people reading are friends & family that I talk to on a regular basis. (Is that a huge run-on sentence, or what?) And since I talk to these people regularly, I often tell them the same things I’d be blogging about, therefore it feels sort of redundant. (To me, anyway.) But, I’ve had a bit of an epiphany… (an obvious one probably, but I’ve never claimed to be terribly quick)… I should be using this blog, not only to keep family members updated, but as kind of a scrapbook of our lives. I don’t want to forget the everyday stuff. I do actually scrapbook (occasionally), and do try to document some of the “everyday” moments, but there’s no way to do it all. Why am I saying all of this? Basically, I’m saying I’m going to start blogging more for “me”, which in turn may result in posting more often. Blah, blah, blah.

Anyhoo…. on to the good stuff.

We took another step in the journey of potty-training this weekend & removed all of the “little potties”. (Pottys?) Jboy would never use the big potty, and to be honest, I was getting tired of having to clean & rinse them out all the time. So… this weekend, the “Potty Fairy” came & took the little potties away to give to another little boy who needed them, since Jboy is such a big boy now & doesn’t need them anymore. I should have done this ages ago. He hasn’t had any problems at all with the switch. I can’t believe how grown up he is. The last step will be wearing undies at night to bed, but we’re not quite ready to do that yet. He wakes up dry most mornings, but occasionally he’s still wet. We’ll give it a little more time.

In other news… we bought the bedding for Jboy’s new “big boy” room yesterday.

Isn’t it cute!!! Jboy is going to spend a week at my parents’ house in Oklahoma in a couple of weeks and I hope to get the room painted while he’s gone. I’m having trouble deciding which color to paint the room. I like the two lighter colors of blue. Your thoughts & suggestions are welcome & very appreciated!

I had originally intended to put the bed in the corner of the room, up against the wall, but my mom brought up a very good point last night; making the bed will be a huge pain if it’s like that. So… now I’m looking at headboards. Here are a couple I found on Target’s website:

headboard headboard1
They’re basically the same, but I really like the style. The only other piece of furniture that I know for a fact will be in the room is this bookshelf from IKEA:
We’ll be using that instead of a dresser. These baskets (or something similar) will be used to put his undies, pjs, etc. in:
I’m really excited to get started on putting it all together. There are a few things I’ve found online that I want to use as decorations/accessories, but I think I’ll do a separate post about those.

So… stay tuned!


Rebecca said...

what about a complementary color versus one that matches? khaki?

Kim said...

Hey! You don't talk to ME on a regular basis and I like reading your posts.

Considering that in March I tackled Lakyn's bedroom and the dreaded stripes, I will suggest this:

How about painting three walls one of the blue colors and then covering the fourth wall squares and rectangles like on the comforter.

Miriam said...

You know I LOVE IT!! I'm with Rebecca though on khaki color. I'm all about neutrals being that Micah had a UGA Red room as a baby, I figure the less you have to change colors.... the better :) BTW I hope you have a VERY Happy Birthday and I, like Kim NEVER see you, but Love reading your blog. :)

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