Mason had his appointment with his doctor in Greeley yesterday and boy was it his lucky day. He now gets to wear his tennis shoes all day long. He is wearing his shoes and brace during naps and at bedtime and maybe a bit more. His precious little feet are now free to walk, move and wiggle! We knew that walking would happen quickly but he has wasted no time:) Off you go Mason!
I LOVE design shows. I have no design skill, whatsoever. Candice Olsen and David Bromstad make it look so easy, don’t they?
We have lived in this house for just over 4 years and have done very little to make it ours. Initially, I think we were so excited just to be in a house for more than a nanosecond that we moved in our stuff and began living. It was nearly impossible to get anything done because Paige was a little baby and Alice and Samuel were toddlers. I was lucky just to get boxes emptied.
When we decided to paint the kitchen, it took us 2 months of painting during naps and after bedtime to finally get it done. Ugh. Last fall, I finally got around to painting our bedroom. It felt good to get moving on personalizing at least one room. Unfortunately, the painting was as far as I got. We received Mason’s referral in November and then the excitement and loads of paperwork began.
Now I am determined to tackle this house, one room at a time. I am starting to finish our bedroom and then moving on to the master bathroom. The bathroom will be a challenge because we don’t have the time or funds to completely remodel it. There is tons of white tile with pink and grey flowers. The counter tops are grey fleck and the fireplace is black with gold trim and dark grey tile. Scott really wants to tear out carpet and tile. I think that might have to wait a while. The first big project in the bathroom is taking down the cheap builder mirrors. I believe those are hung with liquid nails. Ugh. Anyone know an easy way to remove those without removing the dry wall too?
Anyway, here’s to a decorated master bedroom and bathroom. It makes me tired just thinking about it.
Hopefully I can post before and after pictures, soon….very soon.
The title pretty much sums up our weekend. Paige started getting sick last Wednesday and by Friday we felt like she was well enough to go to school. Samuel started his case of the sickies on Saturday night/Sunday morning. He threw up all night long. Yuck! Because Sam was under the weather, Alice and I went to church alone on Sunday. Part way through the service, Alice started complaining of a tummy ache and half hour after we arrived home, she let loose, so to speak. She hung out on the couch all day with the bucket close by. After putting the kids to bed last night, I felt pretty certain that we were on the way back to health. I changed all the bed sheets, disinfected all the bathroom, wiped down all door handles and light switches. Well, guess what? Paige started throwing up at 2:30 am and Scott started at 2:31 am. Back to washing sheets, disinfecting, etc.
I am hoping for a better night tonight. Maybe more sleep? Please?!?!?!?
Mason is holding strong and I am still feeling good, tired but well. Let’s just hope it stays that way. What are the odds?
I hope you all have a healthy, happy day!
posing and preparing
Today was Paige’s first day of PreK. She was very excited and nervous. I was really proud of her, she didn’t cling to my leg or shed a tear. Very different from last year. It is amazing how much can change in a year. She has really grown up. Her teachers are fantastic and she is going to have a blast and learn so much. Hard to believe that at this time next fall she will be starting Kindergarten.
Here I am. Sometimes it is just one more thing. This blogging thing.
Our life has been more than crazy with the start of school and sports. We seem to be running in 100 different directions. Okay, at least 6. Here is a recap of the last 3 week. Sam, Alice started school which begins the fun of homework, carpool, volunteering, lots of paperwork, making lunches, library books, presentations, and so much more.
Sam has started flag football which he loves. He had his first game last night and did great. He is really thriving in the 2nd grade and finding it much more challenging than 1st.
Alice started soccer and has been practicing for a couple weeks now. She is playing on an all girls team and really likes that. It also helps that she plays with her best friend Abby. Alice is doing well in first grade. She has made a couple new friends in her class and loves art and music class.
Paige will be starting preschool on Wednesday and is a bit nervous. She is definitely a momma’s girl. I will really miss her and can’t believe that my sweet angel baby is growing up. I will try and remember the tissues. She can’t decide whether she is interested in ballet or gymnastics, every day it changes.
Mason is doing great. We cannot believe that we are coming up on his 6 months home anniversary. In the last couple of weeks, we have seen a real change in him. He seems much more content and his personality is beginning to really show. He is still wearing the braces but we are all getting anxious for the day he can have them off a bit more (Especially our shins).
Next week, Sam and Alice start cross country and will begin having meets weekly. That is always good fun and great for photo ops. Break out your running skirt, Alice is back!
We are all looking forward to camping this weekend at our church retreat. Looking forward to relaxing and having some fun family time.