Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Riley

So this post is a little late, Riley's 9th birthday was on the 5th of Aug. I've been waiting to post about it because for a birthday present this year Riley and Amellia (who's birthday is in a few weeks) got their bedroom decorated. It took us a few weeks to get it finished.

To celebrate Riley's birthday we went to see 'Journey to the Center of the Earth'. That is a really fun movie! We had a good time. The next day we had cake and Grammy and Grandpa over for dinner. She also got a package from Marme and Papaw with the movie 'Nancy Drew' in it. This is the current favorite and she loves the Nancy Drew books as well.

Riley and Amellia have been wanting a 'Francais' room for a while now. Finally we found just the right set to inspire the room. My friend Gretchen and I (and baby Jack) worked hard at painting the walls and furniture.

It was taking us along time with all the kids and distractions so last Saturday Garin and I just busted it out and had an Extreme Home Makeover style reveal for them- complete with screaming. We are all happy with how it turned out.




Around the top of the room is a french translation of the first line or two of the poem 'How Do I Love Thee?' By Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

9 friends said...:

Sharon Carpenter said...

wow!!! that loks so great, i LOVE it, happy birthday girls!! (seriously, wanna come and do my house?)

shaina said...

what a cool mom you are. That is amazing. Love the faux window canvas things you have going on. Everything looks so great, and you can tell the girls LOVED it.

Kenna said...

This turned out way to cute! You can tell they loved it. You guys did a great job.
Kenna

Baden and Emily said...

That looks soo fun! Now I really can't wait to move! I can't beleive riley actually reads nancy drew! That makes me feel old. She has grown up so much. Which reminds me I wanted to send the girls somthing for their birthdays all in one package(grandmother and grandfather style!) But I need help decideing what to get so email me!

Queen of Chaos said...

AWESOME!! You guys did a fantastic job! I love the bedding, the colors, the vinyl words around the top...it's all so cute.

I'm glad your girls got the room the've been dreaming of. How cool!

Queen of Chaos said...

Oh, sorry, I forgot to add...

Happy, Happy birthday, Riley!

kEnNa said...

oh my goodness! its adorable! you guys did great, and you can totally tell that they loved it!!! hope you guys have fun at bear lake, sorry i haven't been hanging out with the girls lately... i am SO busy!!! hehe, but i told them we can try to make some room on monday to hang out. we are going to make a movie!!!! hehe, luv u guys!

Wendi Murray said...

wow that is great! your an awesome mom :) did you write that on the top of the wall cuz man that would take a long time!

Nancy said...

The room looks great. I bet it would look better in person. (hint, hint)