With my first pregnancy, when I found out I was having a girl I knew I wanted a yellow room. My childhood bedroom was a yellow room, and I had fond memories of it. So I figured I couldn't go wrong with yellow (the color here, btw, is "Tigger's Tummy" from Home Depot's Disney paint line).
How to decorate was quite the question. If you have ever looked through baby catalogs you will know that there are A LOT of choices when it comes to themes. And even though Winnie the Pooh, and Noah's Ark, and ABC's, and ladybugs are all cute themes, they just weren't what I was looking for.
And then I woke up one night and knew what I wanted: red kites. Firstly, I had read that babies are stimulated by bright shapes. Secondly, Jason's dad is an avid kite collector (and he is very good at flying them!). Thirdly, one of my favorite children's books is called The Three Questions (based on a fable by Tolstoy) and it has a red kite on the cover. And finally, kites reminded me of being able to fly, to soar, to dance in the wind. All these factors made kites the perfect choice.
Someday I'll be ambitious enough to make a kite bedspread for Sydney's bed, but for now the bright colors seem to be fun enough. If you want to see more pictures of Sydney's room (and her bathroom) then check out the photo album (starting with picture #32).
Next week...pictures of the nursery!