Sunday, February 17, 2008
Riley's New Bed
Okay, we finally made the switch from a crib to a twin bed for mr. riley dean. The bed actually has a cool story to it too. We used to live in Fieldbrook in a house owned by the Manka family. Riley was born in that house in 2005. When we moved in we cleaned out the house and found a twin bed frame that we did not need so we passed it on to some friends to use for a time. While camping in Crescent City last July with the Dicks, we were driving around looking for surf and on our way through town I saw a garage sale and spotted an old twin bed. I have this thing for older, used furniture that I can paint and make it look even older and more used. I know, it is weird to some. I asked Tom to stop so I could look at the bed and Adam said, "hey, if you want that bed from your old house, it is in my attic. Come and get it." It was the perfect solution: Adam didn't have to store it anymore, I got to paint something old, Riley got a bed from his birth place, and Tom didn't have to endure another garage sale. We bought a new mattress for it, found adorable ABC bedding and wah-la...Riley's room is transformed. He likes it too...truth be known, we all like it. This way we can snuggle with the little monkey when we want. In fact, the other day Tom put Riley down for his nap and never came out. I peeked in the room about 30 minutes later and I found them both snoring away. Oh, it was so cute. I wish I had taken a picture.