This is a view of the top of the bookshelf in the kid's room. I had been searching for a little while for old wooden blocks to spell out their names with. In May, I went to the county fair grounds with my Mom and Step-Dad to a large antique market and that is where I found them. The green pig is Elijah's bank that David painted for him when I was pregnant. The White clown is the nightlight that I turn on when I put the kids to bed. It's vintage and was given to us, by my step-dad who has a clown collection. The other things are just little bits of this and that. Classical CDs that I play to carry them into asleep, an English tea set from when I was little, a sliver cup, a vintage bath ducky, an orange picture clip holding a quote from Desiderata and so on. The blue bird was painted by my great-aunt Marie. I met her once or twice when I was very young. I plan on giving it to Evelyn, since she is "Little Bird" to me.
This incredibly blurry picture shows off their little kitchen area. I love how it turned out. I always wanted a play kitchen when I was small, so I made it happen for my babies. It's a Melissa and Doug kitchen (I love their stuff). I found an old window at a junk shop that I scraped and re-painted and the curtains I sewed from a vintage sheet. Then I filled the cupboards with the play dishes from my childhood and the Melissa and Doug food that my Brother and Sister-in-Law gave Elijah for his birthday. Both he and Evelyn have a lot of fun making a mess of it. I have a lot of fun helping them. :)