Saturday, March 19, 2011

Out With the Old

One week from today, Matty will turn two. TWO. Not two days. Not two weeks. Not two months. Nope. Been there, done that.

Two years.

How did we get here ALREADY?! Of course it is bittersweet and I've come to terms with the fact that probably every birthday will be for some time. A child's birthday is an entrance that leads to new milestones and memories, but also acts as an exit for the previous year and its firsts that will all too quickly turn to lasts, the new that will soon turn to old. It's a reminder that this sweet little child will grow faster than you'd like and you'll wish you could just stop time. It's a little sad, a little scary, but a lot exciting.  It's definitely a reminder that not one single second can be taken for granted.

Speaking of new turning old, it seems like just yesterday that we were preparing for Matty's arrival by painting his nursery.  Well today, hubby began giving Matty's room a makeover. The transformation of nursery into big boy bedroom has commenced. Jungle green walls will give way to Thomas the Tank Engine blue.  Stay tuned for more pics of the complete makeover, but here's a peek at the color. We bought two cans of it months ago because they were $5.00 each, not knowing where we would use it, but couldn't pass it up. Hubby remembered it while he was at Lowe's this afternoon to buy the paint for Matty's room.  He called, told me to grab Thomas and compare to see if the paint we had would work. It is perfect!

As emotional as it is to see Matty's nursery go, I can't wait to see the look on his face when he sees his room's new do! 


Debbie said...

You have such a beautiful way with words, You always have. After reading this it made me emotional remembering my own children's milestones. Thank you Deb for bringing me back to those "Glory Days". I love and miss you ALL so much and I hope Matty LOVES his NEW BIG BOY ROOM ; )and that he has a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!
Debbie <3

Deb said...

Thank you, Deb!