We're getting the nursery together for the arrival of our second child, Max Wilson Camplese. Kristin is due in early September ... should be quite an interesting twist here in our house. We've gotten his room almost completely ready for him ... just a couple more touches and we'll be good to go! We hired an amazingly talented artist to come in and do a little custom work on his room -- an interesting twist to the story is that Kristin selected her because she had a very complete ePortfolio from PSU. We let Madeline pick his name and the theme from the room came from a trip to see the Curious George movie that she and I took a few months back. Everyone in our house is excited and terrified!
While I am on the subject, I thought I'd share something we discovered/realized today. When we first moved into our house five years ago we noticed a bird's nest with little eggs in it in the tree in the front of our house. When we moved in we didn't know that Kristin was pregnant with Madeline, but had been trying for quite some time to have a child ... we took that little nest as a sign that this house would be the place for our family to start and grow. When we did find out Kristin was pregnant, we put the nursery in the room right above the tree where we had discovered the nest. This morning, we were sitting in the dining room having breakfast when we noticed a bird's nest right outside the window with three tiny birds being fed by their mother ... guess where it is? Yep, right under Max's new room. Strange but wonderful.
Here's a little glimpse into Max's room ... clicking the picture should jump you over to a set of pictures at flickr: