Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Playing Catch Up Again...

I realize I haven't blogged in over a month. It's been in the back of my mind for a while but I just keep putting it off. This spring we've been busy!

First thing - An update on Perry's finger! It's healing up nicely, thankfully! When it's all said and done, it's going to be a little misshaped, and we're not sure if there will be a nail or not. He went back in a few more times for follow ups with his doctor. At one point they were thinking about doing a skin graph, but decided against it. Once most of the scab came off, he was able to start bending it again. He still can't completely use it as it's still pretty tender, but it's made a lot of progress in the last 8 weeks. Charlotte loves to look and make faces at it...
Just after spring break, Hunter started baseball. I've posted a few videos on Facebook but I'll expand on baseball later. For the most part, the weather has been great for his games! I was VERY disappointed I missed his first games and opening ceremonies. I'm sure he was missing me too! Nanny was there to watch for me though. She came to town to watch the kids while I was in Las Vegas for the weekend for a bachelorette party.
I left on a Friday morning for the party and came back on Monday morning. The previous Sunday at work I started feeling nauseous at the end of my shift. By the early hours of the morning, I was throwing up in the toilet. I felt a little sick still on Monday (but still managed to get my hair colored!) but was feeling like myself again on Tuesday, other than a scratchy throat. My throat bothered me all week...and then I left for Vegas. The first night we went to a country bar - turns out trying to talk over music is horrible with a sore throat. I woke up the next morning with no voice. I was just a little squeak box for the rest of the trip. 

 On Saturday night we dressed up for a night on the town and rode on the High Roller Wheel. It just opened this past fall and has a great view from the top! I'll tell you what though, this ride didn't really help my fear of heights - not to mention, it doesn't stop when getting on or off... I took a running jump in my heels to get off of it!
This is the High Roller Wheel - kind of like a big Ferris wheel that you can walk around in - ours even had an open bar! This was my first time in Vegas so I didn't really know what to expect...it was pretty disappointing that it wasn't just a little bit warmer. I won't even mention the wind...

I was wanting to take Perry to Vegas for his 30th birthday but since I was going to Vegas two weeks before his birthday, I just couldn't justify another trip. Neither could our pocketbook... Instead I took him downtown for night of fun and letting loose. He's hasn't been able to just go have fun for a while. His night ended with Kim and I attempting to carry him inside by his hands and feet...
And I got my hair done before I left for Vegas! I haven't had color in it for literally years. When I brought it up to Perry that I wanted to put color, like actual color - pink or blue or purple, I wasn't working and figured now would be the best time to "get wild" with it. For my birthday in February he told me I could schedule a hair appointment to do whatever I wanted to do to it, and he'd come home from work to watch the kids. Three months later I finally took him up on that offer. Since I am working now, I did something a little less crazy and went for the ombre look. In my head it was more drastically blonde on the tips. But this picture makes it look more obvious that how it turned out. I can hardly notice a difference...

I think that's all the catching up I can do for now...I still have Charlotte's birthday and baseball to blog about in the next few days!

Our Completed Lego Table!

We finished it! Hooooray! I probably could have painted it a month ago but I just wasn't motivated to do it. Originally I wasn't even going to paint the table, but then I really looked at it... I love love love how it turned out, so much so that I don't even want to use it as a Lego table anymore. I think I've got a great space in my entry for it...but maybe when the kids are done with it a few years down the road...
Here's the sewing table I found on Craigslist a couple months ago. It's been sitting in the garage collecting stuff ever since "the incident."
  I don't recall the top of the table looking so shabby previously, but I also hadn't looked at it for a while...maybe it became this way from all the stuff it collected? Either way, I decided it needed a good painting. At the Vintage Fair I went to with my mom and sister Kim, we saw a couple where they painted it two different colors. I loved them. 
 Perry finally regained his confidence working with his power tools again so last weekend he got back to work on the box for the Legos. It's not pretty. At all. And he knows it. I sanded it down a bit to get rid of a few jags, but even though I ended up painting the box too, I'm thinking I might meet up with my good "friend" JoAnn to see if I can't find some fabric I like to cover it...
While I got to work on painting the table and the box, JP was busy playing with the remote control cars Grandma found at the Whitefish house. He literaurlly played with them for hours trying to figure out how to keep the batteries in them. We might have went through a whole roll of scotch tape...
It took an entire week, we but I finally got everything done! I think it turned out great! I found the leftover paint from when I painted Hunter's room with cars and decided to go ahead and paint it grey - since I've been loving grey lately. 
I was going to leave these stools black, but then I had an idea to paint them to match the table. I tried them two different ways and ended up painting both with black tops and grey legs. 
 I love how it turned out! I'm excited for the boys to be able to use it! The only thing that I don't like is taking the Lego box out. Perry made it fit a little too tightly, so at some point I'll make him shave it down a little. But for now, it works!
One of my projects over the next few weeks is to finish up this quilt I sewed together in a matter of a couple weeks. It was supposed to take longer...Now I have a reason to finish it up - to use my new table!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

So Long Pre-School - Here Comes Kindergarten!

We did it! Another year of school is in the books for JP! This year flew by - it seems like we just started and now we're done for the summer!
Look at how little he was at the beginning of the year! He's grown so much!  Every time JP hits a milestone, whether it be a birthday, or some kind of accomplishment (like riding his bike with no training wheels, again!) he always asks if I'm going to cry. I just might this time! He's my baby Jim! He doesn't even look like the same kid...
 His preschool program was Friday morning. Unfortunately Perry wasn't able to come this year. Because it only lasts about 10 minutes, it was going to take close to an hour out of his morning and couldn't really justify it. I think was for the best anyways - Charlotte would have been all over the place if Daddy were around! I was able to contain her in a chair with my phone while I video taped. At the end of each song she was more than eager to clap for the all the kids. 
 Even when there were hand gestures to go along with the songs, my little JP kept his hand in his pockets. He told me it was because his hands were really warm. This is the only song he took them out for, and only because he had to hold his bullfrog. All the kids were so cute to watch!
It was like pulling teeth to get him to take a picture with my cap and gown on, just like it was last year... We settled for just the cap, but he refused to take his backpack off. 
 I might have bribed him with a sucker to get him in the gown... what ever works, right? So now he's on to bigger things soon, like Kindergarten! He went to Kindergarten Roundup at the school last week and said he enjoyed it. Lucky kid with know quite a few kids in his class/also in Kindergarten next year. He went to preschool with 3 kids that will also go to his school, and there are 4 other Kindergartners on our lane alone! Lucky kid! Hunter didn't know anyone!
Get me out of this!!