This blog chronicles the miracles and struggles of our daughters, Emily and Olivia. Emily was born 15 weeks early and had many complications, but she continues to amaze us! Olivia, born in China with heart complications, is also beating the odds. She joined her forever family (us!) when she was four years old and has been doing wonderfully! UPDATE: We started homeschooling August 2009 :)

Monday, February 05, 2007

Bedroom overhaul

Over the weekend we made a trade with the girls' cousin Sara. She got an extra double bed that we had, and we got her twin Emily and I had fun shopping for new matching bedding and changing the room around for TWO princesses!
For weeks now, Emily has been suggesting that Olivia might need signs to find her room, so she took it upon herself to make 14 numbered arrows up the staircase (but stopped at the top of the stairs, neglecting to give any direction as to which of the four bedrooms at the top of the stairs to turn to!). I sure hope Olivia can find their room!
So, if we've got four bedrooms, why are they sharing a room? The answer is threefold. 1) Emily has always hated having to be in a room by herself. 2) Olivia has probably never been alone in her life except when she was abandoned. She was with multiple kids in the orphanage, and in foster homes, they often share the family bed. Experts suggest letting institutionalized children sleep in the same room as siblings or parents. 3)We're hoping that the two of them can keep each other company so that don't want to be in OUR room :)...but we have haven't taken the toddler bed apart in case plan A doesn't work and Olivia needs to be in our room.


Caroline said...


I love the room. It looks like Emily does too. How sweet to make sure Olivia has the directions to the room. I have a feeling that by the time you make it home the girls will be joined at the hip.

We must have both been avoiding packing this weekend. I did the same thing with Jack's room. I can't believe we could be leaving in less than three weeks!


Sue said...

Congrats on getting travel approval! How exciting to know that you will soon be booking your flights!

The bedroom looks beautiful - the beds are great and I love the matching quilts.

Sounds like you will need some 3t clothes now that you have Olivia's new info. That's great they sent you that - hopefully it helps with getting the size right!

Sue B
from the FCC playgroup
looking forward to a playdate with Olivia + my little one!