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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Trading Places at the Edwards

Hope and Sydney have moved out of their Madeline room, exchanging this room that has been theirs for seven years for their new basement bedroom.

Seven years back, when the girls were three, I decorated their room by painting Madeline and Pepito the Bad Hat behind the door...

... putting vines around their window and Genevieve and her puppies below...

...and a charming clock, all of which can be found in the illustrations of Ludwig Bemelmans' Madeline books. We also framed several of the full-color pages from the original Madeline, which feature Paris scenes.

The vacated room is now the new baby's room, but we are waiting to make a decision about new paint until we know if we have a new daughter or son. If we have a daughter, I'll keep these illustrations,  freshen up the rest of the room's paint, and introduce a new Edwards to the "twelve little girls in two straight lines."

Mr. Edwards and the boys took down the girls' bunk beds and re-assembled them as twin beds in their new basement room.

It is a cozy room, but they love it.


Sharon said...

Toby with the power screwdriver! Wonderful. And a little scary. Lane looks like such a helpful and caring big brother in that photo. I wonder what Toby will be like in a similar situation as the big brother in a few years time. It seems like the boys had as much fun with creating the new room as the girls must have!

The girls' beds look like they fit in very nicely and I see they have their bookshelves all neat and tidy. It has occurred to me to wonder, however, how you think you will ever get Hope to breakfast on time when she has to go past the schoolroom bookshelves to get to the dining table!


Mrs. Edwards said...

That had me laughing. Yes, how indeed will I get Hope to breakfast on time? Since I already struggle with this, it can only get worse!

It has been a little bit of an adjustment for me--and a healthy one I imagine--to have the girls so far off. It isn't so easy to call for them or glance in their room to check what they are up to. It is in its own way an emancipation that seems fitting, I guess, given that they are about to turn TEN! :)

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