Nicole has been waiting so patiently for weeks now to be able to do this project with Mommy. At Christmas she received this adorable kit to make a gauzy butterfly canopy to hang over her bed. We would have done it sooner, but until we knew what the baby would be and if we were staying in this house, we weren't sure where all the kidos would end up. As you might recall, we settled the three older ones in the larger bedroom and left the smaller as the nursery. So now, Nicole and I are on a mission to "girl-ify" her little corner of the room. It will actually turn out pretty neat since her "corner" is the bottom bunk. Kind of a special little hideaway amongst all the BOYS! We are making the canopy today. She has requested pink monkey pictures for the wall so I have "hired" my dear, very artistically gifted sister to create them. I know they will be perfect! I am looking for and possibly making some pink throw pillows. And, I'm not sure yet, but we might put away the primary colored bedding and change it out for something girly. We cannot make a girl room yet, but a girl bed is easy. It is hard for me to do, silly as it may sound, because I like order and uniformity and things to MATCH! So having one bed in there be different will be visually traumatic for me. But I know that her joy over having such a special area will cure that difficulty in a pinch. Even in such a small thing, I am amazed at how God calls me to bend and stretch and change for the better.
"Loosen up, Celeste!"
"Oh, and have some fun too!"
"Got it! I did today."
She so thoroughly enjoyed creating this canopy. I cannot wait to hang it for her!