We spent the weekend getting ready!
What used to be my beautiful guest bedroom (man, was that short lived...we just moved in, last October)...
...is now the "boys room":
We found these amazing triple bunk beds on Craigslist for a quarter of the price. They are only a few years old and they came with mattresses and Pottery Barn bedding (score!!)
We let Ty and LJ choose their beds; they, of course, chose the top bunks! This has made sleep time a bit more problematic...but we've negotiated an earlier start time so that they can still giggle and whisper. The lower bunk is for Sweet Boy. In the midst of musical beds, I made Sweet Boy a matching superhero cape to take to him on Tuesday. The case worker told me he couldn't get enough, when it comes to superheroes, so I hope it will be a big hit!
I still need to find Sweet Boy a special stuffed animal for him to hold tight (we gave LJ a dinosaur on the first day we met him and it has become an important part of his story and our family!); otherwise our third bed is ready/waiting for another little buddy.
The boys got so tuckered out during the move that when things got quiet, I found them sprawled out in my bed!
In the mean time, the "girls room" is under way. I gave the boys' old bunk beds a face lift!
The room is so large, that we decided to keep the bunk beds setup, in the corner, with the crib on the parallel wall. We enjoy having lots of extra beds around for guests, Little Sis will need a big bed in a year or so, anyway, and it might be handy having a bed for me in the nursery if the nights remain sleep-less!
I was hoping to get the crib setup, today, but was much too tired, by the time the bunk was primed and painted.
I really never thought we would bring another baby home and it certainly wasn't in our plan...but I am super excited. I can't wait to get up in the attic and unwrap all of Ty's treasures. I am most excited to find my wraps. Because Ty was such a particular bugger (still is!), I ended up wearing him everywhere for the first few months. It was such a beautiful way to bond and soothe. I'm looking forward to doing the same with Little Sis.
I feel like we started our week with a tentative, "Okay, Lord," but we're finishing with a thunderous, "Yes! Yes! Yes!"
The Holy Spirit worked through both Ben and me in church, this morning, and confirmed his hand on our life and family. He made no promises about whether or not these dearies will be with us forever, he only assured us his presence. And that's enough for us.
We sang my favorite Rend Collective Experiment song, during worship, and I paused at these words:
We lay down our lives for Heaven's cause...We are the church.
Yes, Lord! I can't wait to see what he'll do with our sacrifice.
Tuesday is the big day!