Ten years ago, my husby and adopted a little, bright and cheery twelve year old girl. No one explained in depth what an emotional roller coaster life would be like for all of us. Sure you are given the ins and outs, but come on, this is life, real life. There is no script that can prepare you for the struggles of when past and present collide.
And Oh Boy, did they ever collide!
Fast forward ten years. Our daughter Gracie is getting ready to give birth to our second grandbaby on Thursday! Yes I did say grandbaby! My husband and I were both fairly young, married 5 years with two toddlers when we adopted. I knew there would come a time when I would be a “young” Mimi, but I’m not sure if I was really prepared for when it happened!
When I think about grandma’s, I think of little gray haired ladies with buns, sitting in the rocking chair. (:
Not sitting at a laptop blogging about my crazy life of cooking, homeschooling and TEENAGERS!
One good thing is, I am young enough to chase after those kiddos! And yes there is more than one.
Last year Gracie got remarried to a man who has two boys from a previous marriage. Gracie, has her daughter Lilli from a previous marriage for a total of 3 children. Now with Gracie getting ready to have Laila, there is a grand total of 4 children 6 and under. Wowzers!!
They were very limited on space for a baby room, but after finding an awesome “Closet Nursery” on the ever so wonderful Pinterest, everything started coming together.
The closet was painted pink, in with the crib, and up with a design on the wall. VOILA! Ready for baby Laila.
I really wanted to make something special to personalize the space, even if it was small. I found these adorable letters that came 2 in a pack from a local craft store and they are only appx 3 inches tall. PERFECT, for above the crib.
The theme is owls, but I wanted to incorporate other designs onto the letters, so I choose a variety of polka dots, chevron, stripes, and a cool old sheet music design. I even found a sheet that had all the designs I picked out on that one sheet, which tied the letters all together.
I pilled out my old Mod Podge and Glue Gun (for owls and birds), and got to work. I really like using a pencil to trace around the letters on the back of the paper. It makes it so much easier to cut out evenly.
After all my letters were cut out of paper, I Mod Podged them onto the wooden letters and added one extra coat of Mod Podge on top to seal them good.
After all the letters were complete, I added wooden owls and birds to some of the letters to tie the theme of the nursery in!
I am really excited how well they turned out. All together it was appx a 1 1/2 hr project. Not bad for a Crafternoon!
Did I happen to mention Baby Laila will be making her appearance today? Yes, you heard right! My daughter is being induced this morning so Laila should be here before tonight!
Even though I am so very excited, I am also very nervous. See, when Gracie was in labor with my grand daughter Lilli, She started having some issues with her blood pressure dropping which caused Lilli to go into distress. Very scary moment for me as a mom, watching your daughter have complications during Labor.
I’m asking for Prayers today for Gracie and Baby Laila, that everything will go smoothly!
And I would love to see any Mod Podge Projects you are working on!