Monday, April 12, 2010

Out of the Closet!

Last year, our family experienced an 'unexpected' pregnancy. All our, then current, kids were happy in their bedrooms, livin' life and enjoying their birth order, when BAM! what we refered to as an ulcer, actually turned out to be a new baby boy. Yep, I was 14 1/2 weeks pregnant when we learned the news. Oy. It was a tough time, but God really does know what He is doing! With a new baby, brought lots of room swaping, painting and general dismay. My step son was relocated to my old craft room, which was completely redone by my hubby, in said child's fav college football team colors and he is quite happy in his sport-topia haven. Our four year old demanded the baby be in her room, so we did a new room for the two of them, even though the little man is still snoozing in our bedroom at night. By the time all that work was done, I just could not bring myself to paint and re-decorate the 7 y/o daughter's room. Ugh. I did purchase the paints, it just fell on the priority list. (sad I know, what ELSE could have possibly been on my mind, right!?)  So, with some nice weather and opening windows, getting the Spring cleaning bug, a year later, I started and finished her new closet. The good news is she loves it and hasn't started bugging me about the rest of her room, but I am sure it is coming! Here are the before and after pics. I never thought I could do a project like this alone, but I did. Yay me!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Every Day is a Blessing

Yep. We are smack dab at the half way point of Spring Break here in our house. I would love to say it is all cheery and fun and sheer joy radiates from our home, but...I can't lie! The weekend started off rocky, as my step son's grade card showed up in the mail. WTF?! Way to ruin a child's Spring Break! The thought process of his school never ceases to amaze me, but THAT is a whole other post. Anywho, he went to his mother's 'house' for the week, so I just have my three little devils  angels. Monday brought a GORGEOUS day of 80 degrees, sandbox fun, bike rides and the skipping record of..."MMMMOMMM.....(other child's name) is throwing sand, pushing me, touching my bike", etc. etc. Ugh. I wanted to call it quits then! But, no...we continue on. Tuesday brought the same wonderful weather so we loaded up, the three kids, ages gonna be 1, 4, and 7 and me. Yep. We packed our lunches, put on sunscreen and headed out to the zoo. We did it all. The train, the carossel, all the animals we could see. Oh the joys of it all. How much fun I had watching my little 'creations' (ok God's creations, my blessings) absorbing all the sun and fun and the smiles, oh the smiles! We stayed all day. My little man did not nap until the ride home. He was so tired, but did not want to miss a thing. The girls played so well with each other, held hands, stayed together. Oh it was Heaven to me. We had take out for supper, but that's ok because the day was spent being productive in other areas. Today was a bit rough, but my 7 y/o woke up with the pukies this early morning and we spent most of the rainy day inside playing Wii, painting suncatchers and working on her First Communion banner. All in all, it was a good day but hoping we all feel better tomorrow. The rest of the week includes lunch with their favorite Aunt B, bowling, shopping for summer things, a welcome home party for Daddy on Friday and getting the little man's birthday party plans all wrapped up. Not everyday is how we plan it, but we must look at the blessings in every situation. Praying you all have a blessed week. Love, Emily