Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Finally done painting the new nursery

With just a few weeks to spare (baby's due April 17th) I finish painting the walls and the crib. I was lazy this time and didn't do a good job chronicling my work so I had to dig up an old 'before' photo. It's dark, but you can see that the walls were green and the crib was birch wood color.


I used a different brand of paint this time, Duration Home by Sherwin Williams. It didn't cover that well and took a lot more strokes, but the earth-friendliness of the paint made it all worthwhile. There's significantly less paint odor too.

And then there's the crib. I was really skeptical about painting the crib white because I knew I would not be able to get it as smooth as any white furniture that you'd
buy at a store. After sanding the crib, priming it, and putting on the first coat, sure enough the paint had a very coarse finish. Turns out that there's this superfine sandpaper (400 grit) that you can use to smooth out paint. The crib isn't perfect, but it turned out better than I expected.

The bedding is from Pottery Barn, if you couldn't tell. Since we chose the wall colors of both the nursery and Summer's room based on the bedding, both rooms ended up with very similar shades of pink. I'm going to need to claim a room pretty soon to paint blue...perhaps the loft?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

SeaWorld Again

On March 7th and 8th, 2009, we took Summer to SeaWorld again. We thought we should take her now before the new baby arrives. Our good friends Mia and Julia met us there and we all had a great time together. Summer is 2yr & 9mo old now.

Christmas Dinner at the Gorman's

On December 21st, 2008, Linda and Glenn Gorman invited us to have Christmas dinner at their house. Summer had a lot of fun playing with Grace and Elie.

Disneyland in December

On December 18th, 2008, we took Summer to Disneyland to see the Christmas decorations. It was really cold, but we had a lot of fun.

Summer meets her new 'cousin' Ginger

On December 16th, 2008, Summer met her new 'cousin' Ginger. My brother Charles and his wife Sandy bought a new min pin puppy.

Our Christmas Photos

On December 13th, 2008, we took over 100 photos to get one good picture for our Christmas photo card. Summer looks cute in almost all of them.

Thomas' 3rd Birthday Party

On December 7th, 2008, Summer had a lot of fun with Grandma Moto and Grace and Elie at Thomas' 3rd Birthday Party.

Annabelle's 3rd Birthday Party

On December 6th, 2008, Summer had a lot of fun at Annabelle's 3rd Birthday Party at the Eco Station.