Grant turns six months this week, but I never got around to recapping five months because we had renovations on our house and family in town — with the playroom construction finished during the weekend of Grant’s baptism celebration with family. It seems fitting that a baptism should culminate with a playroom as a celebration to enjoy life’s blessings. I’ll recap Grant’s five and six months in one post next week, so stay tuned…
In the meantime, here are some snapshots of the playroom. It used to be just an unfinished space where we kept storage stuff. Now we have a shed for that (and did major purging), plus a curtain in the playroom hides our Christmas decorations. The space was already hooked up for AC, so we added flooring, baseboards, finished off the original chimney from the 1900’s, painted etc. I wanted it to feel colorful and fun, while still fitting in with the color scheme of Grant’s nursery. The two blue chairs in the picture also fold out to be a futon, and I’m so excited for the nook space by the window for Grant to play at his own little table/chairs.
For Grant’s baptism, both of our parents plus John’s sister, Emma, were able to come into town. (We missed having his sister, Amy, there but she has a trip planned with Emma in August!) I was nervous the morning of the baptism because Grant didn’t get a morning nap (…church falls during the hardest time when Grant needs to be napping and eating.) But he did great! We think Grant is going to be extraverted, and as soon as we stood in front of the congregation, he was curious to look around at everyone. And even though we found out afterwards that the baptism water was very cold, he didn’t mind a bit as our pastor, Mike, sprinkled him with water. We’d been “practicing” in the bath sprinkling water on Grant’s head so he wouldn’t be shocked with it running into his eyes. He loves the water and none of this phased him!
After church, we put Grant down for a long nap while my Dad made us an amazing lunch celebration. We enjoyed ribeye steaks, salad, and brownies and relaxing on the balcony of my parents’ condo when Grant woke up. A very memorable Sunday!