A New Room for Cub

My oldest little dude is… Well, he’s getting older.  And it’s kind of wonderful.  For the last  two years, all three of my kiddos have shared a room and/or beds.  For a long time, Mooch co-slept with Cub and now, Zook co-sleeps with Mooch.  In an effort to give Zook his own space, we needed to evict someone from that bedroom because it just can’t accommodate three beds.  So Cub got the boot.  And he loves it.

We went with a gray and navy color scheme- he wanted a night-time city-scape theme.  The bedroom has knee walls which we accented in navy (Naval, Sherwin Williams).  The high walls we painted a soft gray (Light French Gray, Sherwin Williams).  I still need to work on the bedding… I’m thinking white with pops of red and yellow.

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With a reading corner and small desk, Cub has his own space to skim through books or draw- one of his favorite pastimes.

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We accented with some Lego ships he had built on his own (and now they are perfectly out of reach of our little wrecking ball, Zook) and some books which belonged to his grandfather in addition to an antique brass bell, which belonged to his great- great-grandfather.

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Love watching the amazing human this little guy is turning out to be.

Peace, Mamas.

Mama Project: Paint

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My lack of time seems to manifests in different ways.  One of the many (many, many) goals I have is to be better at planning and implementing projects with my children on a more regular basis.  Usually the project is filled with anxiety (for me), laughter (for the kids) and ends with a mess.   But today, the project was nothing but bliss and pure fun, ending with giggles at the sink.  Did I really choose paint for the first project…?  

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Paint, paint, paint.  Little one had freedom to use fingers, hands and elbows.  We ended up using all the paint on this one picture.

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Having fun with my children and watching them enjoy a project I have planned provides me with deep satisfaction.  I feel like a better Mama and in turn, act like a better Mama.

The mess was so worth the time spent together!