For nearly a year, Mia has been sleeping on a mattress on the floor because she simply refused to believe that her bed was not a trampoline. And one trip to the ER was enough for her doing a head-first dive out of her crib. (Sadly, a true story, but one with a happy ending. PRAISE GOD!) That incident made me overly concerned about her falling out of her regular bed, so we removed the crib and the bed from her room and left a sad little mattress. But, I am happy to say that we put her "big girl" bed back up this week. She loves it and has had no problems sleeping on it. This also meant that I was finally able to work on her name art for a near-empty wall in her room. I wanted to do one for her just like I did for Leila's room, but I knew if I had put it up earlier when she was sleeping right underneath it, she would have just ripped it right off the wall.
I think both girls really enjoy seeing pictures of themselves as they are playing in their room or trying to doze off to sleep. I really love it, too, as one glance at it reminds me of so many great memories. (Although Leila's pictures desperately need updated!) As I put in Leila's original post, anyone is welcome to copy the idea if they like it. (Click on Leila's link for instructions.) It's really simple and it only took me a couple of hours to do Mia's name. The over sized clothes pins are from P*ottery Barn Kids, although I bought them a couple of years ago and I don't believe they sell them any longer. This is just one more thing you can do with all your pictures. :-)
This photo is not uploaded through Flickr, in case you want to double click to enlarge. (Each letter is 24" tall with a 4" tab to fit into the clips.)
I also bought a new table for Mia's room this week. (Homegoods, ladies.) She and Leila have been having quite a few tea parties on it. Today, Mia and her bear had one. So cute!
A few of my other favorite things about Mia's room:
Update: If anyone is interested in supporting a great organization and getting a beautiful poster, the Great Wall poster is from the Half the Sky shop. (Mia was a HTS-sponsored child.) Here's a link. I just purchased the white frame at Michael's.
I hope everyone has a great Labor Day weekend!