Who doesn't love getting packages in the mail? Well, I most certainly do. In fact, brown paper packages tied up with string truly are some of my favorite things. It's such fun: ripping into the mounds of packing tape, scrambling to find the hidden treasure inside, then squealing with delight once you finally find it. And this week was a good week for packages because, boy, did we get us some packages! So, I thought I'd share the joy of package week at the Mad house with you, my faithful blogging viewers, courtesy of my lovely, first-rate blog.
Baby bedding for little boy Madsen. After scouring the Internet, searching in stores and even contemplating sewing (yikes!), I finally found the best bedding for our baby boy: on sale (yeah), no animal prints (don't GET me started) and lots of blues, greens, and, of course, REDS (the perfect colors for a baby boy). Now all I need is curtains, sheets, crib skirt, crib, wall decor and changing table. And that's just for the nursery......Who knew babies were so extensive and expensive?
Old Navy Maternity clothes. Yes, after another fiendish search through stores and Internet (though, fortunately, no sewing was contemplated. I sewed myself a dress in Home Ec. in 9th grade that I could never even get into due to such poor, poor sewing), I found the perfect maternity jeans. They, too, were on sale and even Josh noticed how good they looked. In fact, he even said, and I quote, "Those jeans look so good on you, you should wear maternity clothes all the time." And I agree, what is better than a stretchy, comfy waist band that requires no zipping or buttoning, thus allowing much more speed at the innumerable bathroom stops?? Below is a picture of lovely jeans, taken in our basement since I couldn't peel Josh away from his table saw long enough to go any where else. (P.S. What do you think of the shirt? I just got it at Target but am thinking of returning it......)
Maternity clothes from Kathyrn, my very generous sister-in-law. Moments after giving birth to her baby boy, I called her, told her congrats of course, and begged her to send me some maternity clothes on the double since she no longer had a need for them. And, boy, did she deliver! Whatever would I do without Kasey? I suppose I would have to wander the streets clothes-free. So, Kasey, not only do I thank you but the people on the streets thank you!
The most exciting one of all: Josh's table saw! Yeah! For years Josh has been saying he wants a table saw so that he can build me all sorts of fancy furniture, including our baby's crib. And for years I have been designing said furniture in my mind. Now, finally, this dream can come true (hopefully in time for the baby) since Josh's 430 lb. table saw arrived this week and landed safely in our basement. Here is a picture of Josh putting the saw together. Keep your fingers crossed that baby's crib will be done in time for baby!