As LillyBear promised Tabby and Hunter, here are their Lilly things in their rooms.
Tabby has Lilly's quilt that she died on on her bed. Lilly pictures over her bed:
Here is Tabby's memorial shelf:
Hunter's framed photos (which he selected himself) and the collages he made:
Both children also have a couple of Lilly's stuffed animals in their rooms.
In the first picture of Hunter's room, notice the round blue "bunny clock" on his nightstand. I often tell people what a wonderful clock it is. I set the time on it for when Hunter is allowed to get up in the morning. When that time hits, the light behind the picture of the bunny sleeping will switch to the bunny walking. Amazingly, Hunter has always obeyed bunny clock! (except once I think and I sent him back to bed.) He is an early riser, so it has just been a big help to me. (You can get this clock here - they also have a pink cow version for girls.) When Hunter sleeps in and bunny clock is awake before him, he gets so excited and tells me "how kind" bunny clock is being. Other days, I will hear him pleading "oh please bunny clock - please wake up! Wake up NOW!!"
One more tip for the day - a baby tip. I had to use this trick on Solomon this afternoon. Tabby had been playing with him and then had him posed and playing so she could take pictures of him:
He was completely exhausted by the end and started crying. Really crying. Hysterical crying. My usual bouncing-jiggling-patting-humming trick only made him cry harder instead of soothing him as usual. So we went and stood by the dustbuster and I turned it on. Within seconds Solomon had stopped crying. His body went limp and he was very quiet in my arms for several minutes and then fell asleep. Ha! This trick used to have the same effect on Hunter when he was a baby. Dustbuster, vacuum, hairdryer - a loud steady noise - makes them quiet and calm. Definitely a blessing when you need it!
"In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You, Lord, alone make me dwell in safety and confident trust." - Psalm 4:8