Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The girls' new room

Grandpa Toby has been very generous to our girls! He bought them an entire new bedroom suite. The long-awaited shipment was delivered today. Here's the before photo from this morning of their little pink bedroom and the new twin mattresses:


The shipment arrived an hour earlier than I expected, which was good because I needed all the time that I had available today to assemble the beds. (Fortunately my back felt much improved today!) They're captains beds with 12 drawers each. Lots and lots of storage is very important for our tiny house! Here's part of the assembly process (5-drawer dressers in the background):

We also got a couple of matching chairs that may remain in the kitchen for a while:

Catherine jump-tested the bed for rebound and stability:

The beds are quite tall! Those siderails aren't going to keep them from ever falling off them, but maybe it won't happen too soon while they're asleep. We'll see.



Many many thanks to Grandpa Toby for his generosity!! Now I need to find a pair of cute kid's comforters for them. It won't take long for those shelves to get filled with part of the stuffed animal menagerie!

17 comments:

Steve Toby said...

wow, they look great! As good as on the Web site you found them on.

WADDLER26.2 said...

Too cute. It's so fun when they are that age.

jbmmommy said...

What a coincidence, the furniture for our boys' room just came in last night, too. They moved in together over the weekend (bed and crib were already there), it's nice to have a room that really feels like it's for them.

I'm sure the girls are going to love their new room!

Iron Pol said...

Aren't grandpas wonderful creatures. I'm sure the girls will enjoy the new beds. I envy the storage.

TxSkatemom said...

those beds are amazing! and the pink room is cute!!

We have the same for both of our boys -- all the clothes is in the drawers, saving the closets for bins of toys. it's easier to organize that way. Even the 11 yo has a hard time getting in and out, though, which is why he's sleeping on the futon until his foot gets cleared.

stronger said...

How exciting for the big girls!

Sara said...

Grandpa Toby:

I may be moving soon into my own place. I need a bedroom set, living room set, and dining room set.

HAHA...

I tried to run but beacuse of my dog injury it didn't last too long. I have always hated running, but now that I can't run, I want to run.

21st Century Mom said...

How fun for them to have big girl beds and a whole new room.

Glad your back is feeling better.

triathlonmom said...

Hope they are so excited to SLEEP in them that they forget to play and try to keep each other awake!
What lucky girls!

Fe-lady said...

I bet they will sleep like babies in their big girl beds! ( and stay there without any tears!)

Christie said...

cute!
The girls are lucky to have such a lovely and generous grandpa :)

Steve S. said...

Cute room! I hope the girls love it!

momo said...

ah, girls after my own heart - a pink room. what could be better than than? did they sleep well last night?

Lisa said...

Hooray for the big-girl beds! They look really great! :)

GeekGirl said...

It's very cute. Take lots of pictures now so you'll have them to look on fondly in about 10 years and want to paint their walls black. ;-)

GeekGirl said...

part of my post got deleted. I mean to say when they go GOTH in about 10 years and want to paint their walls black.

GeekGirl said...

part of my post got deleted. I mean to say when they go GOTH in about 10 years and want to paint their walls black.