Friday, February 26, 2010

Snow...Snow...& some more Snow!!

Today is snow day #2 for Savannah...when you are 5 years old and whine about going to kindergarten almost everyday snow days ROCK...for a mom who does after school care and has a house full of kids ALL day instead of just 3 hours, snow days are dreaded!

Here are some pics of Savannah enjoying the 2+ feet of NEW snow we got within the last 2 days & Dave trying to clean out the driveway yet again...we are running out of places to put all this snow!!!!

Spring....oh Spring.....Where are you?? Please come soon!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dumpster Diving!

So....Saturday morning I was driving home from the pediatrician with Emmie & spotted this chair leg sticking out of a dumpster..I could barely see the chair itself but could tell it was AMAZING & meant for me!! Dark maroon fabric, queen anne style with curvy wooden legs WONDERFUL wingback chair! I could tell all this @ 50mph from the rearview mirror of my car! I had to have this chair..even if it was in bad shape, I could make my sister Paula come out and help me recover it, or force my trusty friend & neighbor Janine into helping me....I had to get in that dumpster and FAST....and by that I mean I had to make Dave get back over there ASAP & climb in that dumpster to retrieve my treasure!!!!!!!!!

So, I race home inform Dave of this amazingly wonderful find which is was OVER THE MOON THRILLED about (a.k.a grunting & whining about going to look thru some dumpster in the snow for me) He is a trooper though and went...well it was not only 1 chair but 2! A pair of beautiful antique wingback chairs that were covered in snow and dust and dirt but solid & in really good shape..I brushed the snow off, let them air out in the garage a bit then brought them inside, vacuumed them off, washed them down with laundry soap & hot water, Febreezed the crap outta them a few times and


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

SUPER-COOL Mom or Mommy lost her mind?!?!?

So...As I was chalkboard painting the inside of the playroom door this morning 1 mom part of me was thinking to myself "Super cool mom, you rock & the girls are gonna have sooo much fun with this BIG chalking surface!!!" Well, now that I am waiting for the 1st coat to dry so I can apply the second & final coat the other mom part (you know, the mom who takes the kids to the dentist, makes them eat their veggies, etc, boring but must be done, etc) is thinking "what the heck am I thinking, envisioning chalk dust all over the carpet, walls and toys..Emerson eating chalk & the big kids I watch after school chalking bad words & pictures utterly ruining my girls innocence!!!" Ok, so I am not exactly THAT torn over this but I am still not sure what side of the fence I will land with this one!!!!!!! Will post a pic when its completed and if I allow a piece of chalk to come into the room once its done :)