Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Mini Room Make Over for the Big Girls

New sheets, navy bedding, and gold sparkle pillows=fabulousness!

I bought the dresser from habitat. That bad boy is
solid heavy wood. The nightstand we already owned.
 You just can't get the
gold you want in regular paint so ....
I used spray paint.
I let each coat dry fully before spraying the next.
After 24 hours I added a crystal clear top coat
for protection and cleaning purposes.
The drawers I used coral chalk paint.
After they were completely dry I used 
an aging wax for protection but
also to achieve the dark coral color I wanted.
We used a coupon for that cute light box from Micheals.

The girls love the way everything turned out and so do I:)

Sunday, January 22, 2017

My Survival Guide to a House Full of Pukes

With a large family comes plenty of germs
and even more opportunities to pick them up.

Over our winter break we were sick.
Really really sick.
Here is my survival guide.
Your Welcome ;-)

Step 1: At the first sight of throw up put everyone's
hair in a bun on top of the head.
Trust me a pony tail just won't do.
It takes one second for that tail to hop in front of 
a puking person. 
Even the mom needs one!
No one likes cleaning puke out of 
someones hair at 3 am.

Step 2:No matter who is the one throwing up
get multiple buckets or trashcans lined
with lots of grocery bags. 
Pass them out like candy!
You never know who the next victim
who can't make it to the toilet will be.

Step 3: Go ahead a put a lined trashcan next to 
the toilet. You never know who will need
a toilet AND a trashcan at the same time.
Enough said!

Step 4: You know that soft rug that sits near your toilet?
Pick that bad boy up unless you are
ok with risking puke-or other bodily fluids-
ending up on that said rug.

Step 5:Go ahead and give everyone a towel
to lay on their pillow.
If they have even a little accident or
dribble you can just toss that towel in 
your mountain of laundry vs
finding another pillow.

Step 6: In regards to that mountain of laundry,
keep it going!
Otherwise you will wind up with no towels and no sheets.
No one wants to sleep on plain mattress 
while feeling like death.

Step 7: To that child who is dying for 
a "sip" of water, only to chug the 
whole cup. Puke and repeat.
Give them ice chips to suck on.
Just trust me.

Step 8:A warm bath,hot or cold washcloth,
and a heating pad are your friends.

Step 9: Make sure you have a spouse 
that can clean up the poop and puke 
that doesn't make it in the toilet.
Lord knows the sight and smell
will make you puke!

Step 10: This is important!
Keep lysol and clorox wipes
on every floor.

Lastly I would like to remind you
that if you think someone in your house
 has escaped the sickness....
think again. Chances are they
will meet you in the bathroom shortly.

I hope you find this survival guide useful:)

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Hanukkah 2017

All of those sheets in the background is a huge tent
that Derek built for the kids:)

Well the very first night that winter break had started 
MiKayla started throwing up.
From there we all took turns throwing up,
pooping,fever, chills,and body aches.
And did I mention the crying???
Even the adult lady of the house spent a day crying!
It lasted the ENTIRE 2 week school vacation.
I did about 20 loads of puke laundry.
Derek cleaned up about that many 
-didn't make it to the toilet-
We all tried our best to continue with 
our normal Hanukkah festivities.
Praying next year will be better!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Kaveri Turns 10

Can you believe we have another girl that's in the double digits?

This year Kaveri asked for an icecream cake.
We all went to pick it out together.
She picked out a Mickey Mouse one
because she knows Mickey is Daniels favorite.
I tried to talk her out of it but she
is just so SWEET!
Like cake:-)
Love you Blue Gene!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Winter School Programs

Kirstin's was first. Top back row.

Next was Kylie and MiKaylas'.
It was 8 degrees that morning so we had
a two hour delay which bumped Kylie's
to the same time as MiKaylas.
Derek and Kirstin went to Kylies and 
Gramma D went to MiKaylas.
I stayed with the babies.

I was so sad to miss MiKaylas' first program but very
thankful Gramma D went. 
She took lots of pictures and video taped
the whole show!
Thanks Gramma:)
We finished out the programs with Kaveri.
As you can see, I was in the way back :(

In case you lost count....that's four school
programs at four different schools in
the last two weeks.
We all got the privilege of
waiting outside in the long metal
detector lines in the freezing cold.

We do enjoy watching their cute little
dance moves:)