Wednesday

Isabella's Room

Here are some pictures of Isabella's room. I'm so happy with how it turned out! It feels peaceful and girlie. Kirk and the boys worked so hard on every detail while I was staying in Antigua. Nice job, guys!!!

This is my dearest friend, Heather, with Isabella. Heather drove three hours to just "drop by and say hi" and meet Isabella.

We painted the walls with "Pottery Barn" green before I left for Guatemala. My dream was to install wainscoting. I just love that look. Kirk installed it, but later told me is was WAY more work that he anticipated. Thanks, Kirk. It looks beautiful!!!
This is the changing table that my friend, Kim, made for me. After she painted it white, she had every family member stop by her house and put their thumb prints on it to create cute, little characters. Then each person signed it. Some of the creatures they created with their thumb prints were butterflies, flowers, frogs, bees and ladybugs. When Isabella and I arrived home from Guatemala, this changing table was waiting in her room. Everyone from both sides of our family participated. I was blown away!

Above the changing table is an actual photo album set inside a frame. My sister-in-law, Julie, made it for Isabella.

The butterflies hanging from the ceiling are Isabella's favorite part of her room. She wants to touch them when she gets up in the morning and when she goes to bed at night. I am so surprised at how quickly she is acquiring a passive English vocabulary. When I ask her where her butterflies are, she looks up and points to them.


This little Guatemalan dolly sits on her dresser. It's so cute! It reminds me of the dolls in the Small World ride at Disneyland.

I just love this little box. It was hand painted in Antigua. Every day I walked those same streets with Isabella snuggled in her Bjorn. It brings back such good memories... and kind of funny ones too... Like all the times I got scolded by the Guatemalan women for not piercing Isabella's ears.

I know this is not part of her room, but I just had to show you this wooden fruit I got at the outdoor market in Guatemala City. My blogger friend, Melissa, told me about it, so we checked it out. They are just beautiful and so real looking (except for the banana). I love unique treasures from far away lands!

18 comments:

Ferrick said...

Oh thank you Stacy for posting the photos! It's beautiful just like Bella. The Wainscoting absolutely made the room, good call. isn't it wonderful not to be in the daily drama of the process and on to enjoying life with these girls in it.
Continued blessings, Susie

Chris & Lindsey Wheeler said...

Her room is ADORABLE!!!! Great job!!!

Becca said...

Oh WOW! I am so impressed!

Peace and Hugs,
Becca

demp5 said...

I love her room and the little stories behind her treasures :)

Nikki & Jeff said...

BEAUTIFUL! Your boys did a wonderful job! You must be so PROUD!

I've been stalking your blog for quite a while and have been meaning to say... CONGRATS on bringing Bella home, FINALLY! Your family is beautiful and so complete.

Hugs!

McMurrays said...

Love the wainscoting. . . her nursery is so sweet and looks peaceful. The Guatemalan doll is precious.

Jennifer & Filipe said...

Cute room! You guys did a great job! I love the changing table! What a sweet idea!

The gFamily said...

I love the peaceful and girlie room! It has so many personal touches from so many people that love Bella! I love the touch of Guatemala too! It is absolutely perfect! Great job guys!!

Auntie G said...

The room is absolutely beautiful!!! What a wonderful husband and boys to do this for you and Isbella.
Gail

Anonymous said...

Stacy, Isabella's room is gorgeous, what a sweet design, love it. Glad you got the fruit! I felt weird telling you about it, but its one of those things you get home and you are really happy you have it. Cherished items from Guatemala, I wish I had shopped more!~Melissa
PS. I'm so thrilled we are both home with our babes.

Jaimee said...

She is darling! I love seeing her at home. Her room is beautiful and fits her so well!
-Jaimee

Joanna said...

What a sweet nursery for a beautiful, sweet girl! Way to go, guys!! :)

Laurie said...

I am so glad Isabella is home and adjusting well. She is just absolutely beautiful! I LOVE her room. Fit for a Princess and that changing table is to die for! :)

Steph said...

Oh, it is so beautiful!! I love all of the details and how meaningful they all are.

Kelly said...

Her room is precious! I just love the colors. I love all your Guate treasures...she will really appreciate them as she gets older.

Abby's mom - Pam :) said...

Love her room and that changing table. The colors are just beautiful together. A princess room just for a Princess!!! Your baby girl is just precious.

Pam

Shannon said...

What an absolutely girly girl room. Perfect for a princess and worked on by those who love her most. I love the soft colors. Thanks for sharing the pics of her room--it is so fun to see nurseries. I am loving seeing this baby girl home at last. Sweet, sweet relief.

---I am going to be taking Emeline home to the US (Louisiana) in July... it seems aunts and grandparents just can't stand not seeing her and have offered to buy us a ticket to visit. We are very excited, but no one ever offered to buy my ticket before Emeline came along :). Hmmmm. I am so glad my family will get some time with her this Summer. She is growing so fast. She is now 15 months.

Blessings,
Shannon

One Busy Momma said...

Congratulations on having your daughter home!!!

Her room is absolutly beautiful!

Denise