Then each morning this week, Aaron was in a soccer camp. He signed up with a friend of his, which is really good becuase they were each other's courage when it came to going out on the field since they were the smallest two kids there! My friend said she got some really good pictures of the two of them actually playing, which I didn't get, but she will e-mail them to me soon. I got a couple of shots though.
After I rolled the dough into balls, I put it in the oven with a dish that had boiling water in it. The steam and heat from the water caused the rolls to rise perfectly and kept them moist. I highly recommend this method.
Finally, I went fabric shopping and got the fabrics for the baby's room yesterday. I wanted the quilt to be a really simple design and then choose bold graphic prints to shine instead of intricate cuts of fabric on the quilt. I chose an Amy Butler pattern for the quilt. As it turns out, I also chose Amy Butler fabrics for the crib pieces and the quilts from her Midwest Modern line. My mom went with me to the quilt shop, which was good because it was hard to pick exactly what would go with what. My mom makes the quilt, and has for each one of my kids, and since this baby will be sharing a room with our daughter when she comes, my mom wanted to go ahead and pick out her quilt fabrics too so that they would both look good together. (Did that just break the "not talking about adoption" part of this post?) Here are the fabrics:
For the bumper pads:
For the dust ruffle:
For the curtains (a valance):
An accent fabric to go on all three as a border or for the cording:
His quilt will have all four of these, plus this other one:Her quilt will have all the same fabrics as his, plus pink, yellow, and orange fabrics that are the same print as his. Together, they all really go well, and I think that the quilt pattern we have lends itself to having vastly different colors thrown together. Here are her fabrics:
I'm really excited to see how it will all come together. As I make the crib set, I'll post pictures - but don't hold your breath - I'm not very fast at these types of projects. Another thing to not hold your breath about is my ring. That's right, I still don't have it. They are supposed to call me today when I can go and look at the ring without the stones to approve it before they set the stones in it. But I've heard that one before...