Friday, December 28, 2007

On the Move

The baby, Lu2, has figured out how to move. The only direction she has figured out is backwards but that means real soon she will be everywhere. Now I have to watch and make sure the gate is closed and watch for beads and marbles and such. We've never had to worry about that before, the oldest three were all born in within three and a half years so we didn't have those kind of toys during the put everything into the mouth years. I guess too that I have to put her back in her crib at 3:00 am and not sneak her into her bassinet which is still so conveniently parked next to my bed. .

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Can you guess?

Can you guess what my favorite bible verse is???? I ordered this when Sharon had her Uppercase Living party. I love how it looks. (You do not notice the inch of dust on the fan, you do not notice the inch of dust on the fan, you do not notice the inch of dust on the fan;))

5 Minutes of Quiet

A few weeks back Crystal had a post about free wall sized post-its samples. Well it arrived the other day and we put it to good use today. They did a group picture for daddy. And I had about 5 minutes of quiet.

A rare occasion

Here is a very rare picture of me and the baby. I am the one who is always holding the camera. It's great that the kids are old enough to snap a few pic for me and the fact that they are digital means I don't have to worry wasting film. Don't mind the disaster of a living room the background:-)

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The girls room revisited

Okay I'm still not crazy about the color selection but it's staying. I used the wall that still needs the second coat and tried a bunch of different painting techniques, color washing, sponging, and stripes. But they just didn't do it for me, everything was so busy. So Monday I headed to Lowe's and found some wallies but the ones I thought would match the best were forty bucks, for that price I might as well repaint and they didn't match Lula's bedding as well as I would like. So the good ole internet to the rescue. I found these and think they will go great if the color is true to the pic and will go well with her bedding. I can get them slightly cheaper on eBay and free shipping. So I figure with these and some white valances we'll be good to go. I either paint the furniture white or I might try to sweet talk the hubby into letting me hunt down a new dresser:-)

I hit three second hand stores this morning in search of some fabric to make the valances. I found one pillow sham that I LOVED but I couldn't find another one, it was white with white butterflies embroidered on it. I did find two matching bathrobes that were the waffle type of fabric but they were 4 bucks a piece so for now I will have to keep my eyes open. We did find her a sweet light bedside lamp, its silver with a crisp white shade. We might add a little girlie fringe to top it off.

Well we've been gone for hours so I better do something around here.

Monday, December 17, 2007

The Girls Room

Calm and Serene

It's pretty "Pink" isn't it? I have no idea how I'm going to tone it down so for now it pink. I think it is worse in person too. It does change too depend on the time of day. Sometimes I think it might grow on me the next moment I'm shading my eyes from the Pepto Bismol pink wave you get when you walk in there. Oh well Lula finally has her pink bedroom after having the "boy" color for so long. Any suggestions? Maybe do a wash over it in a pale cream with a yellow hint to pull the furniture in? I don't know so for know I keep the door shut.
Motherhood is the journey out of self-centeredness.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Raspberry Sherbert Anyone?

I painted the girls room and it definitely is "pinky". I have one more wall that needs a second coat but I ran out of paint so I'll have to finish tomorrow after swimming lessons and then I'll be DONE. And is it just me or does everybody else's house totally fall part when working on projects like this? Between school, nursing and the everything else it looks like I haven't cleaned in a week or more!

All the kids are on the verge of getting sick, pink eye is making the rounds. And the girls forgot how to sleep through the night. And just think someday I'll miss these days.

Well hopefully this weekend I can get some pictures of the girls room posted and you can give me ideas on how to tone down the PINK!