Monday, May 14, 2012

Rock n' Roll!

My grandmother recently gave me a curio cabinet! I LOVE IT! My honey will attest that I freakishly cleaned it from top to bottom and painstakingly placed each one of my beloved rocks into it. lol Yes. I even threatened the baby. A lot of these rocks were given to me by my grandparents. 
We love ROCKS!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Twinkle, Twinkle My Little Star

So Karate Kid came home a few weeks ago and announced that he wanted to participate in an Opera workshop called OPERAtion Imagination that was coming up. REALLY!? YOU!? Not that he can't sing, in fact, he's starting to do pretty dang good, it's just that wasn't his thing. I thought. So, we talked about it and paid the fee and signed him up. Well, he went. He was really nervous, but he did fabulous!!
Chickie playing while we wait to see Karate Kid!
Daddy....enough said.
They performed in Michigan Tech's Rozsa Center
 The team helped them rewrite lyrics to songs and they wrote a script, dressed up and performed it for all of the parents! AWESOME! I loved it! I had to be totally cool, of course. Didn't want anyone catching on that mom was bawling her heart out inside.

  Even with all of the hard things, the tough times, the tears, ripping my hair out and wanting to scream....this boy is amazing. He's kind to people - when he wants to be : ) - He can be helpful, true, honest, loving and more. He's my little star and he shines so brightly. I am truly humbled.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Shiny Sink!

A friend of mine recently taught a mini class on organization. I'm NOT organized. I'm a wannabe organized neat freak. Wannabe being the most important word. Most of the time, my house is filled with empty snack wrappers, dirty and clean clothes alike - strewn about the room I'm sure - and toys galore! But, my friend is a Flybaby of sorts and does things from the Flylady.

I decided to do it! I can do it right? Right. So, I've been shining my sink and keeping my kitchen clean. YEAH! I've also realized that I never actually cleaned WITH my children so they know HOW to clean things. Nice huh? Ask them to clean and they don't so you get mad. Right? Yeah, they don't know what they're doing either. lol Game plan then, is to clean every room, every thing and spot. Take a picture of it and write detailed instructions. Put them in sheet protectors and into a binder where they can grab the page for the room they are doing and follow the instructions and look at the pictures to make sure it's clean!

I'll have to help them the first few times, but I need to make sure they KNOW HOW! lol Life is great huh?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Problem Pantry!

 Our pantry is absolutely terrible. The kids go in, we dig in and baby chick likes to pull off the food and put it on the floor. Needless to say, when I felt the urge to purge, that's where I went first. After a few hours - yes, hours - I had a lovely pantry. Now? Scare the kids into staying out of it.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I've Been Framed!!!

So, since we don't have the money to do the BIG facelifts that I want to do, I decided to try and find little ones that I could do for free. So, I saw a few pins and posts about painting frames. I have a LOT of frames, so I am painting them every color I have! lol
I haven't been able to put on more coats since after I did this one, it started to get cold and rainy - it even snowed. But today is BEAUTIFUL! So, I will grab my brush and head on out and paint these suckers!

Hopefully I'll be posting a wall full of color soon.