Thursday, February 26, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Our "polka dot" floors, as Brett called them
And here they are sealed. I LOVE the variation in color! Some of the pieces look so cool!!
Here come the cabinets
Ryan, Valerie, their kids, and Kathy and Larid came to help haul them in. Angel and I were the official inspectors and directors.
I'll post more pictures as soon as cabinets are finished tomorrow!!
Monday, February 16, 2009
I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited about our flooring!!!! A huge thanks goes to Ryan, Valerie, and Larid - the hardwood floor laying experts! It was a happy Valentine's Day indeed!!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Bright and early the next morning (this morning) I was up finishing up putting the games together while Brett frosted the cupcakes. We made it to the school just in time to explain the games to the other moms that came to help, and then we got started. The kids guessed how many Kisses were in a jar (first guesses were 500 and then 450 - there were 68; so I told them the number was under 100), then each child was given a half of a heart that I cut out, making specific designs. They had to go around the room and try to find their other half, comparing their heart half with all of the other kids'. Then we split into two groups and took turns playing Valentine Bingo and a blindfolded drawing game (that was very entertaining!). Finally we all got back together and did our cupcake walk.
I was supposed to take an hour, but took 1 1/2 instead. The teacher was totally fine with that and so were the kids. They had a lot of fun. Austin actually asked if we could do that same party at our house with his friends again. Unfortunately for him, I was so pooped, I told him it wasn't going to happen! But I was glad to hear that he enjoyed it that much!! Now I need to come up with some more ideas for tomorrow, the REAL Valentine's Day. Maybe we can count today as our fun, festive day. Yeah, that sounds good.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Entryway, seeing the colors of both formal rooms
A sunny and warm dining room, no matter the weather
I am so excited with this green; it turned out to be my favorite color in the house!
Family Room into the Kitchen
The paint color works with the brick, YAY!!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Last night Austin finally yanked out his second tooth. It's been so wiggly and loose it's been almost gross to see. It's funny to see him with this huge gap in his teeth. But when looking into his mouth last night, I could see that his first adult tooth is coming through the gums. So I suppose that I have two kids teething! And once again, he was so excited to find another dollar bill under his pillow from the tooth fairy!!
And finally, me. It's been since before I got married that I went to the dentist last, so almost 9 years. We finally decided that it's probably time to go in and have my teeth checked, so I did and the dentist said that I have three cavities. Monday I went in to have two of them filled on the left side of my mouth. After that was done, I went home and took my babysitter home and started to think about what to make for dinner. Well, I was told that I wouldn't be able to chew anything until the numbing went away. So I waited and waited and waited. Around 10 o'clock that night the numbness started to fade and I could feel that I had a lot of pain in my mouth. I took some Tylenol and tried to sleep; I was unsuccessful. My mouth hurt so much! By the time I got up in the morning, I could hardly move my mouth, I couldn't smile, and I certainly couldn't chew anything! I kept telling myself that it's been so long since I have had any work done on my mouth that I just wasn't used to this and I had forgotten what it's like to get cavities filled.
After hours had passed and there had only been slight improvement, a friend of mine told me that this was NOT normal and to call the dentist. So I did and left a message. When the dental assistant called me back, she told me that I was the one in 10,000 that this happens to. She believes that the dentist hit a nerve when he was injecting the anesthesia and that this was a reaction to that. She said that eventually it will get better, but that I was just going to have to wait it out. I have another appointment scheduled for Monday to get the last cavity filled, but now I am really nervous about getting that done. I don't want it to hurt like it did and I HAVE to eat!! Maybe I'll just have to live off of Jamba juices for a while, which wouldn't be too bad! We'll have to see how things go! Wish me luck!!