Blimey, taking care of a baby is time-consuming. I haven't blogged in a month! But on the other hand, Eva has put on over 1lb, has rolled over from her tummy to her back, has learned how to take Daddy's glasses off, has figured out how to squeal like a baby velociraptor, has discovered her feet (and is very reluctant to be parted from them), has worked out how to transform herself from a sitting position to a crawling position (via a generous face plant), has started grabbing my glass of water and trying to drink from it, has swum freely underwater, has decided the dogs are hilariously funny, and has figured out how to blow raspberries. Among other things. So no blogging, but we've been busy :-)
Anyway, here I am again, and thanks to our recent acquisition of the world's most awesome baby toy (and quite possibly the most hideous) - also known as the hands-free kit for Mummies - I now have the use of both hands for at least 30 minutes a day, which I will try and use to do some blogging.
So let's kick things off in 2011 with a look at Eva's nursery. I loosely based the decor around my favourite poem, 'i carry your heart with me' by EE Cummings, especially the following lines:
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
Just beautiful. So Eva's nursery includes a hand-painted mural of a tree, blue walls, a bird mobile, a leaf-patterned rug, black and white family photos, star-shaped fairy lights draped across the ceiling, heart-inspired art work, and a little tin heart hanging from the lampshade in the centre of the room (I used one of the paper lamps from our wedding decor). And of course, lots of books!
So without further ado, let's move on to the pictures...
I 'acquired' the giant teddy bear when I was a student, and subsequently moved him from one house to another for the next ten years. It's great to finally have a use for him! The guitar (just seen) is a Levin that belonged to my Grandpa - and yes, that's Perpetual Paris on the wall. More nursery details to come in future posts!