I was thinking maybe different animals playing instruments but Jason came up with an even better idea.
He went on to represent some of our favorite artists. How great are these?
We also framed lyrics from some of our favorite songs that deliver a message for Baby O. These include "I got you. I got everything" (Jack Johnson) "Decide what to be and go be it"(The Avett Brothers) "See the path cut by the moon for you to walk on" (Pearl Jam) and "Don't worry about a thing" (Bob Marley). We arranged the framed artists and lyrics over the dresser.
We put "Here Comes the Sun" (The Beatles) over the crib. I had originally planned to hang the Dave Matthews lyrics "Wake up sleepy head, I think the sun's a little brighter today" on the other wall, but Jason randomly found a lighthouse print while at the thrift shop looking for frames for the artwork. He knew it belonged on the wall instead. Once again, we could feel the presence of Jason's father.
And thanks to Ellen for gifting us so many amazing books. We can't wait to read them to Baby O- especially the ones with the sweet inscriptions!
Here's a panoramic-ish shot of the room. In the corner we hung the first guitar Jason ever owned, a gift from his father when he was twenty years old. Jason was so excited about finally owning a guitar that he would just stare at it from across the room. Now Baby O can do the same!
Jason and I also created a "Songs from the Nursery" playlist and gave each of our amazing baby shower hostesses a CD. The playlist is filled with some of our favorite artists that are represented in the nursery as well as songs that really resonated for us along this journey. One in particular, the Bob Marley song "Coming In From the Cold" with the lyric "When one door is closed, don't you know, many more is open" really hits home. Another really meaningful song is "Father, Son". Jason discovered this song about a year after his father passed away when he decided to make a tribute video for him. Click here to see that incredible video (but be sure to grab your kleenex). It's really special that the song will take on new meaning with the birth of Baby O. Here's our "Born to Rock" playlist. If you have Spotify, you can listen now. Enjoy!