Hi, meet our new puppy. He is kid-friendly and never barks. Isn't he the cutest?
Okay, okay, but this is one adorable and sweet book cover, don't you think? The Poky Little Puppy is just one of the many Little Golden Books that we have picked up for our baby girl. We got this one last week at the antique market. I had a huge collection of books when I was a kid, Little Golden Books, and others. I remember I had this plastic, orange Fisher Price record player and a bunch of books that included records and I would just listen to stories for hours and hours. Slowly, but surely we are building a collection of books for our girl too.
And slowly, but surely I am making some progress on the nursery/studio space. Vintage and animals, that is the very loose theme that I started out thinking about with this space. A lot of what we have done follows those two ideas, but we've also got some modern touches here and there. Not these vinyl stickers though, they are straight out of the late 60s and I could not resist them when I saw them at the market last week. They work in perfect with the other colors in the room.
Oh, well, this definitely fits the theme, don't you think? On the back of this sweet little lamb picture it reads:
This is a Magic Picture. It Glows in the Dark. After a short exposure to any light, portions of this picture will be luminous and visible in the dark. The darker the room the brighter the picture glows. Exposure to any light "recharges" the picture, and it will last indefinitely. The luminous material contains no radium, phosphorous or other poisonous material.
It still works! Isn't that amazing? It really does last indefinitely. And don't you think it is so nice that they let you know that it contains no poison material?
My mom sent us a package last week with a little dress and socks for Baby Scott to wear home from the hospital. She bought my sister's little girl the same dress in the hopes that someday her two granddaughters will save the dresses and their daughters will wear them home from the hospital. Sweet, don't you think? In with her package, she sent me three baby blankets that she found in my hope chest that is still in her house. One of them is an adorable crocheted afghan from when I was a baby. The one above she thinks was my grandmother's when she was a baby, that would have been in the 30s.
The blanket above was also my grandmother's. Isn't this little bonnet girl so cute? I can hardly stand it. I am so ready to meet our girl and I am just keeping myself busy around here, nesting and getting prepared. It seems like I have been pregnant for ages, but at the same time it seems pretty unbelievable that Ryan and I are about to become parents! There is no way that we can even begin to imagine what those first moments with her will feel like. Complete and utter endorphin-aided euphoria, I'm told.