Friday, April 11, 2008

Day 4

Here's a picture I took of Emma the day after her surgery with her balloons from Kara and Grandpa and Grandma Stephens.

Today Kara, Jadyn and Kya stopped by to visit. Emma was happy to see them, as was I. I have only left the house once to go to the orthodontist yesterday and I believe I need to get out and get some fresh air! Day 4 of recovering from a tonsillectomy leaves a lot to be desired! Emma just wasn't herself today. She pretty much whined all day long and had a little more throat pain today than she has been having. Getting her to take the pain medicine every 3-4 hours around the clock is a nightmare! I think she has about 300 stars now. We were going to award a prize after 10 stars, and now it's to the point where we tell her she can have 100 stars if she will just take the medicine. It works, for the most part. I will be glad when she is completely recovered! I'm not sure I will be looking forward to doing this again with Gage!?!
Speaking of Gage, I took some photos of his newly redone bedroom that I would like to share with you.

Gage's new captain's bed that we bought from a friend who was redoing her son's bedroom. The blue-fronted drawers worked out perfectly with the blue walls!

Gage's little reading nook behind his door. He was so thrilled with it that he promptly took his spelling homework down to his room after school today to try it out! :-)

Yes, as you can see there are MORE books! I think we're going to have to get a new bookshelf in the future (or do some downsizing) as the shelves are nearly full!
Another shot of Gage's bed. The piece that is holding his Webkinz slides out and becomes a desk. It also allows the kids to crawl back in behind the dresser (the dresser is a separate unit that can be placed under the bed as shown, or somewhere else in the room if desired) and use it as their "secret hiding place". That has been a big hit. They had the portable DVD player under there watching movies today after school. This is certainly something I would have loved as a kid. I just love little nooks and hiding places. You can also see the new carpet here, which previously was a dark brown shag-type carpet that was desperately needing to be replaced!

Gage's collection of drawings from the Little Mr. and Little Mrs. book series that he brings home every week from the school library.
Another shot of Gage's reading nook. I would like to eventually get a comfy bean bag chair or something similar to have in there for reading.
I'm thrilled to death with his room. I organized all of his toys and put them in the dresser drawers as his closet contains a built-in dresser that has his clothes in it. I told Gage I hoped that he would try really hard to keep his room organized. It should be much easier to do now!
Now I will continue to tear wallpaper off the walls in Emma's room and get her space to be just as inviting as Gage's.


Kara said...

It looks awesome Stacy! I know that you are so pleased with how things turned out! Hopefully Gage got to sleep in their last night.

Jody and Emily Jennings said...

Gage's room looks SO great. Love the bed!