We thought it would be good to share pictures of what she's done so far on his room so everyone can get introduced to where Roscoe will live once he comes home (hopefully mid-to-late December). There is lots to show, so rather than dump it all into a single post I decided to split it over two days to appreciate the details of all the work she's put in.
As with anything Alisha does, the first step is colors. She even boiled it down to a color palette:
The theme of the room is "Adventure", which means we planned to either have a boy who climbed trees or a girl who threw rocks at boys who climbed trees. As you walk into the room, the first thing you see is this:
Next to the dresser is a vintage quiver filled with arrows that we got at an estate sale. Most of the arrows are blunt practice arrows, but some are actually razor-tipped hunting arrows. We'll figure out how to keep him from shooting them at us by the time he gets home. Michael Fancher was the first to point out that this reminded him of this bible verse:
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court. - Psalm 127:4-5
On the wall to the left of the dresser is a collage that Alisha made from various things we've picked up or made:
The big safety pin is one in a set of 3 that my sister got us. In the thick white frame is Alisha's grandfather's 7th grade report card (which was heavily modified by her grandfather after he got it from the teachers). I made the painting of water and trees a while ago while being taught by a great man named Don Domenigoni. Alisha made the board which contains Psalm 139:13 for Avonlee Mackey's baby shower, but it fits Roscoe pretty well too. Alisha also made cloth liners for the wall baskets where we'll hold clean diapers or other baby clutter. The rest of the stuff we got from various yard sales and Alisha put it together in her artistic way to make it look much better than the sellers originally envisioned.