Today was rough. The kids have allergies/a cold of evil proportions this week. I keep waiting for one of them to start getting better, it has to happen soon right? Today the boy woke up at 6. That’s early for us, but we got up at 6. The girl was in my bed with me when I heard him crying, so I transferred her to her crib. It actually worked! For about 20 minutes then I had to go back and get her. Basically the whole day went: was not allowed to put the 1.5 year old child down a.l.l. d.a.y. She literally snoozed draped over my shoulder from the time she got up until about dinner time when she seemed to feel a little better. The boy was exhausted, but didn’t really nap today either. Maybe a quick one and then he started crying, and he kept crying. So much crying! He wanted hugs, but the girl was already clinging to me for dear life. I tried to finagle myself so they could both hug me – without, god forbid, touching each other – but that was next to impossible and the girl kept whacking the boy and saying things like “mine!” Sigh. Thankfully I was wrong about one thing and my husband did NOT have to work a twelve hour shift today, so I got a little back up when I needed it most! I even got a shower.
The boy is officially three! His birthday party was this weekend and he had a blast, he was so excited for “his friends” to come to his party! Sadly his friends are currently people he doesn’t know well, mostly my friends kids that we don’t see often. So I think part of it was excitement to find out he HAD friends! (That’s mostly a joke, it just happened that the kids he plays with usually weren’t able to make it, he actually has a friend or two.)
I am applying for a job (that’s not news, I’ve applied to more than my share of jobs in the last 6 months or so) that asks for letters of recommendation rather than a list of references, and they ask the applicant to submit the letters with their résumé, etc. So I’ve been collecting my letters this week to apply soon and it’s kind of awesome reading how fabulous you are. I will need to save these in a special file just for those “feeling like crap” days! Like today. I highly recommend everyone request their friends, coworkers, former bosses, etc send them a letter of recommendation. Tell them it’s for a job, or a volunteer position, or anything they’d want to help with. Then sit back and feel great about yourself!
It’s Thursday again, already! Time for three more things.
Last week I mentioned we had water coming through a wall. It’s all fixed and was not a big deal! Yay! We had a window replaced in my sons room about a year ago and it is above the spot where we were having the water issues. Turns out my step-father simply forgot to caulk underneath the window. No major damage was done, and it has now been caulked so we should be all set!
Thanks to the water issue being an easy fix we were able to finish up the room we were working on. It’s all painted and looks so much nicer! The imperfections in the old-house-walls are still obvious (some maybe slightly more so) but there are no more holes in the walls, no more peeling wallpaper or half removed wallpaper, and it’s all one solid and pretty color! Since we have a birthday party this weekend I’ll wait and share a picture after that.
… We have a farm birthday party this weekend! Sunday is the big party. Everything is falling into place. I have a few decorating/cleaning up chores to finish, grocery shopping, cooking and baking to do. That’s not too bad really considering all the work we’ve already finished up! I’ll be sure to share pictures after the party. 🙂 I can’t wait for cake. And neither can the boy! Everytime I mention anything about a birthday to him he says “… Cake?!” Soon, buddy!
This personalized 10×13 wedding song digital print* was a special request. It features the lyrics from Angela and Tom’s first dance (“When You Say You Love Me” by Josh Groban).
These can be made in any size and color scheme, and can feature your wedding vows, a poem, song lyrics, an excerpt from a favorite book, or any text that has special meaning for you. If you are interested in one of these digital prints for yourself (or as a gift) send me a message through Etsy or Facebook.
*a digital print is a finished high quality pdf or jpeg which can be used to print your own copies. There is no limit to the number of copies you can make! But please do not redistribute or sell.
I’m starting something new; Three Things Thursday. Join me in posting your three things every Thursday! Originally I thought of doing Four Things Friday (which explains the starting a day late, oops), but then Th-Th-Th clicked. Leave a link in the comments if you participate and I’ll add you to a fancy new “Three Things Thursday” category in my links list. (This is my first thing.)
I think I have the flu. I’m self diagnosing with the help of Dr. Google, so the fact that I didn’t settle on cancer or rabies probably means I actually DO have the flu. It’s my own fault for not getting my flu shot this year, that won’t happen again!
We prepped a room last week to be painted next week (it just worked out that the days we were able to work on it were two weeks apart). That involved a lot of wallpaper removal, patching three (and a half) holes, and mudding over a lot of imperfections (honestly we should have ripped down the old Sheetrock to insulate and put up new Sheetrock – but that’s not in the budget yet, so we are just doing a little facelift) … Fast forward to today: it is raining heavily and there is suddenly a wet spot on the wall. Guess we will be figuring that out before we start painting. Just one of the joys of buying an old house.
Three Things Thursday is all in fun, and even provides you with a backup plan! If you forget to post your three things on Thursday, just post Four Things on Friday and all is forgiven. 😉 (This is my fourth thing.)
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I accidentally discovered that the flying Super Grover 2.0 toy is on sale for half price at Walmart and of course I need to share that! The boy and I discovered this awesome toy while wandering the Walmart aisles one day, and he really liked it. I’ve had it in the back of my mind as a suggestion if anyone were to ask what he’d like for his birthday – and someone did, but I wanted to double check that it was a reasonable price before suggesting it. What I discovered is it’s on sale for $15 from $29.99! And I then decided to order it for the boy with the gift card he recently got from his Grandpa. 🙂
Edited to add:
Other suggestions for the boy (and possibly other 3 year old boys) include: play-doh kits, puzzles, books, trucks/cars/tractors/airplanes/boats, outdoor toys, balls, all animals and sea creatures, little people little talkers zoo animals (the boy would like a giraffe lol), dinosaurs, artsy craftsy kits for preschoolers (check out Crayola’s Color Wonder line!), Megablok kits (or Lego’s, but we currently have Megabloks and they aren’t compatible), wood train accessories (such as extra tracks, bridges, stations, etc), games! (Candyland, lucky ducks, elefun, memory, chutes and ladders, UNO farm – I think these are all labeled 3+, the boy is not quite ready for all of these but will be before long), music related toys (instruments, radios, microphones, etc), any grown up thing toddler sized – like vacuums, baby doll pack n play (yes, even for a boy!), table and chairs, etc. Clothing is always welcome: 3T (or even 2T) for summer clothes, or 4T for long sleeves, etc.
So basically … 3 year olds like everything.
Confession time: I am a little bit of an HGTV addict. It started looong ago with shows like While You Were Out, and Trading Spaces on TLC. Once those shows disappeared I made the inevitable jump to Holmes on Homes, House Hunters, Property Virgins, and my favorite…. Income Property.
We have a house with an attached 1 bedroom apartment, so that is surely part of the appeal, but if I’m being super honest? Scott McGillivray is super pretty. He also does a great job, and I love seeing the options he presents, making my own decision, and then getting pissed off when the homeowners make the wrong choice! It’s like a choose your own adventure book made for tv, that allows a bit of road rage. Who wouldn’t love that?
I also really love David Bromstad (from Color Splash, and Design Star). He is hilarious and just so HAPPY! It would be hard not to like him. My husband and I have agreed that if we ever have an HGTV person come fix up our house we would want David.
By the way they really should bring back both While You Were Out and Trading Spaces!
What’s your favorite home improvement show? Who’s your favorite host? What show would you bring back? I need to know I’m not alone!
I am in the middle of planning The Boy’s third birthday party, it’s an “Old McKevin Had A Farm” party. 🙂 A friend of mine is starting a candy buffet catering business so she is setting up a cute farm themed candy buffet for us and I am working on the goodie bags for it… I’m making this a much more difficult task than it needs to be! All I am doing is running some brown paper lunch sacks through the printer. Simple enough but I need to decide on what they’ll say. I want it to be a little bit country and cheesy, but not lame. Here are some options I’ve come up with (they are very similar, that’s how indecisive I’m being), feedback is much appreciated!
1) Thanks Y’all!
2) For your haul, y’all!
3) Aww Shucks, Thanks for comin’!
4) Enjoy the haul, y’all!
5) Aww shucks, thank y’all!
6) other (ex: an animal outline with a three in it, or an animal sound on each bag)
My husband seems to think “aww shucks” is too corny (*giggle*) – what do you think?
OR… I have this crazy-eyed goat picture that I love, so I came up with this: