Friday, May 29, 2009

Santiago's Room

The first blog that I began reading was Kelly's Korner and she is hosting "Show Us Where You Live Friday." I have been following her story for about 8-9 months now. She became a mom to a beautiful little girl named Harper about 3 weeks before I became a mom to Santiago. I related to her a lot since we were pretty much at the same stage of pregnancy and now our little ones are so close in age. It is fun to read about her life even though I have never met her. Thanks Jennifer for introducing me to her blog! I thought I would show you Santiago's room since she is featuring Nursuries/Children's Rooms this week.

Here is Santiago's crib. I bought the letters on the wall at Hobby Lobby and painted them to hang above the crib. We bought the crib at USA Baby and the bedding set online. We didn't know the gender of our sweet baby boy when we were planning and decorating the room and the letters were not hung until much after he was born.

In these pictures you can see how the walls are painted. My husband and a friend painted the room when I was in my hometown for a baby shower. It was a great surprise to come home to. They installed a chair rail to separate the olive green and grey paint on the walls. The curtains were made by my lovely mother to match the crib bedding by Skip Hop. I love the curtains and I think they make the room complete!

This shelf in the corner of the room holds some stuffed animals and a bunch of books that we love to read. Most are from Scholastic since I am a teacher.

The shelf on the wall holds an ultrasound picture of Santiago at 20 weeks and his birth announcement and of course Curious George is hanging out there too.

The blue sign hanging above the double closet doors reads "I love you to the moon and back." That is a saying that my husband and I have said to each other long before Santiago was here. Hector bought it for me for my birthday in April. The three crosses are to the left of the closet. One was a gift from my mom's friend Donna and says "Bless this baby" and the other two were baptism gifts.
Santiago's Godfather - Uncle Travis.

And last is the dresser. It has the changing table and diaper organizer on top. I hope you all have enjoyed seeing the room that we put a lot of love in for our Santiago to grow up in. And here is our cutie pie:


  1. A beautiful room for a beautiful baby.

    Love Grandma Linda

  2. I love the polka dots! I can't believe that you were able to wait to find out that he was a boy! I could have never done that! :)

  3. Beautiful room. I love the polka dots. I am a teacher as well. Love Scholastic!