As Gabriel is growing up, so is his room.
This last week we said goodbye to the nursery (possibly forever, although I pray we’ll get an excuse for a nursery again one day). It was really hard for me, but our little boy loves his new room. He has always loved his room, and I am thankful that he continues to love it as it ages with him.
Here’s a little photo timeline of how his room has aged and changed.
It started with paint and a little furniture (Jan 2008).
Then after a while it needed more furniture, made by Grandpapa (May 2008).
In recent months, it has included changing the way some of the furniture is used (2010).
And now it includes a new coat of paint, the loss of an area rug, replacing furniture, and all kinds of new textiles (Feb 2011).
I am working on two more decorative pillows, and one more piece of artwork for the wall. But his “new room” is pretty much complete. It’s so bittersweet. I love his excitement over it, and I know that eventually I will get past the pain of it.