Monday, May 21, 2012

Re-Styling Weekend

Victoria Day long weekend....the kick off to camping in our great country.
Which is crazy because it is ALWAYS  somewhat cold and wet including SNOW over this May long weekend, but anyway.....'s a restyling, painting, laughing, kid's neglected, birthday boy turning 5yrs kinda weekend here!

Poor R was very sick this past week with a double ear infection, eye infection and Strep. He really was feeling crummy as he informed me, "I'm a wreck." and sat snuggled on my lap, in his jammies, with goose bumps on his little legs, a quilt, a 39.5 degree (103.1 F) fever while we waited at the Doctor's office. Heart wrenching....even though I loved all the cuddles.

Poor Bup.
"I'm a wreck."

Besides being sick and feeling low, our little man had his birthday party cancelled! It's "no fair" being sick when one has been counting down for months (literally!) to turn 5!  Bup did wake up to helium balloons in his room, family gifts, and  a pancake birthday breakfast.  Of course, there will be a rescheduled party date, but still.......

So, since there was no camping and no partying and my favorite husband is still at work.... we painted....and painted.  Our brown  house is now blue. I love it yet wonder if it's too blue? Too hospital room? Too baby boy room? But the blue looks lovely against all the white trim. It's so fresh! So bright! So happy! I love it regardless that our color choice may be going against the trends a bit. No more dull, depressing milk chocolate brown for us!

This big job was made fun by a new friend, Miss K, who put on her painting duds, deserted her two sweet boys and husband, to spend it here with a roller in hand. What a gem! There was laughing and talking and talking and painting and I appreciate not only the work she did for us, but the friendship and adult conversation! Every momma loves a good two day chat with an adult!

All has not been put back in it's place, but it's fun to restyle the house and shop from within it as well. The fireplace mantle is complete...I think?...for now?....the ugly brass has to go, but yes, it is back together...with blue!
Mantle paint, accessories from home. Each piece has a special memory. The painting is a Fred Peters and was given to me by my favorite husband one Christmas and it is of the beach we visited when dating and where he first told me he loves me.

Now, back to the rest of the house!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Shall I say more?
My little cuties are keeping me in fast forward these days...and sometimes, like now when it's much, much too late at night,....I just want to crash into bed...alone, without a 6 yr old or 4yr old's feet pushing me to the far edge and leaving toe sized bruises on my legs.

Wouldn't it be lovely to wake up in the morning to "Good Morning Sweetie" instead of "Can I play on your IPhone?" ~ Yes, my favorite husband has been at work since April 25th and Bup is an iphone addict!

The momma above in her one shoe? Reminds me of watching W ride his bike home from school today in one Croc and one black Nike sock, the legs zipped off his pants and his Darth Vader pyjama top as a t-shirt. We're all about fashion in this house!

How in the world were you watching him ride his bike home, you ask? Well, cause it's Wheel Wednesday and I wasn't about to let my 6yr old bike to school alone ( there is no bike over 2 ft tall in our garage plus Bup is ill with Strep) any good helicopter, bubble mom I drove beside W so that he could ride the 1km to school. I rock!

And now, rather than dazzle you with more heroic parenting tales, I shall retire to a king size bed which no doubt has a 6yr old sprawled sideways across it.

Good night!:)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

TSC Family Symposium

It's here!
The Alberta TSC Family Symposium. 
I am so excited!!!!
I am so nervous....and emotional.  (Wacko...I knoooow.)
If only I wasn't going alone...with the boys....*sigh*....Oh well....

But HEY!!! 
Dr. Thiele!!!
Other TSC families!!!!
What more could a girl ask for?!