Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Big Reveal

We finished the room last night after Lucas went to bed. This morning before Ben went to work we had the big reveal to Lucas. He had no clue we had been working on a room for 2 weeks - he just knew that for a couple weeks his house was full of cardboard boxes, clutter, and that there had been some drilling/hammering last night. Here's the video from this morning:

All we wanted was for Lucas to say, "Oh my GOODNESS," which he says so sweetly. Instead he got hung up on the idea of a present he saw downstairs... It was actually a present from Ben's parent's last year, that we hid for a year b/c he wasn't quite old enough yet (very cool cars).



Anyhow, Lucas seems to like his new room. He thinks the bed is "cool." Ben did such an awesome job working his bum off on this room. I worked really hard at trying to help a little.

We let Lucas open the cars from last year after the big reveal. I had been saving them for a big potty training reward, but when he saw the present last night Ben told him he could open it. And guess what, Nana and Grandpa Pat? You got an "Oh my GOODNESS!" Congratulations.

8 comments:

SandyKay said...

Wow! That looks great. Love the colors and animal posters and the bed/dresser. And of course, Lucas's reaction. Kids are never as excited as they're supposed to be about things that parents spend a bazillion hours working on.

Jamie said...

What a great room! The colors are so bright and just right for Lucas. Good job you guys!

Kim said...

Oh wow that is a great room! I love it!!

Lee said...

The room is cute! Plus the colors are such that he can keep growing into them.

Shan said...

What a cool room! Ben, did you do the pictures? Those are awesome! You guys must be the coolest parents ever.

Krista said...

i LOVE the pictures on the wall! where did you get them, i SO want them :)

Suzy said...

The posters were actually FREE from French Paper Company. Ben brought them home a year or two ago just in case we wanted to use them. We just cut all the paper company's info off and wala - fancy art work!
krista - Ben says you might be able to get hold of some if you found a paper rep or maybe on their website.
We got some newer ones that were also really cool - with silver ink.

Suzy said...

Hold on people, I found this link to buy the posters if you want them. And the newer ones too, that are freakin' awesome.
http://www.frenchpaper.com/results.asp?txtkeys1=posters