Wednesday, April 21, 2010

so escited!

well, there are so many 'projects' going on right now that i figured an update was in order.

1st: we're at about two weeks and counting before paige's pinkalicious birthday and i'm thrilled to be helping lisa with it. because there was no choice to do anything other than pink (yes, she wanted hannah montana and pink but since casi had a hannah birthday a couple years ago we thought it would be good for paige to have something different). lisa decided to have paige's party at a local gymnastics place so that the kids could run around and get their energy out while learning some things and working together and having fun. i found some inspriation from martha (stewart that is) and around valentines day from some great blogs i read and i think we have a great plan. first, a pink ribbon cake (maybe a few layers in a rainbow of pinks) and pink lemonade so that it can't stain the carpets or the kids' clothes (these are the inspiration pics, i'll post my own after the birthday)and i made the invites and stamped the envelopes (thanks martha)2nd brian is ripping several bushes, trees and one row of grapevine out of our yard... this is the first major hole he dug ripping out one redbud, two or three mulberrys and some grapevine and now that we're sure that the redbud are actually redbuds we'll be transplanting them before ripping them out to the back edge of our property to add some privacy and keep the little buds i love so much (seriously i cut branches before the one got ripped out so i could put them in a vase and decorate inside)aren't they great, and free! our 3rd project is fiona's new room. sara, sue and i went shopping a couple weeks ago and picked out bedding then a bright pink paint to coordinate and were having some trouble picking a headboard or figuring out what we wanted to do when i had the brilliant, if i do say so myself, idea to paint a tree coming out of her bed to anchor the room and help tone down the bright pink walls. after lots of thinking i've decided to paint two trees, one coming from each side of the bed to form an arch, sort of like this that i found online, only two of them and a slightly different tree (cause this one, when mirrored, was funky, not in a good way)and because the ultimate decision for her room came after doing a bit of shuffling beds, dave & sara upgraded their bed to a king giving their queen to tyler and giving fiona tyler's new (that he hated) full size bed. the only issue other than finding a headboard solution for fiona then was to pick something for sara & dave since their queen size bed wouldn't fit the new king size mattress. sara likes to read in bed so the 4h project is to have something comfy but chic. we decided to make an upholstered headboard similar to this (picture the big cushion attached to the bed instead of the shelf/wall and no shelf or pictures, does that make sense) so that will be happening in a few weeks.and to add to sara & dave's fun/stressfull summer with fiona's adoption and the accompanying redecoration right before traveling to africa, it's vbs time again! this year's theme is rainforest and i can't wait. last year was good but this year will be great
i think that's all for now but i'll be keeping ya'll posted on all of these crazy goings on when i get a chance...

1 comment:

Lisa said...

The only thing you forgot Seester was our first 5K of the season! A little bit bigger for you than it is for me, since we are sponsors's time to dust off those walking shoes and walk our butts off.