Thursday, March 10, 2011

His new name is Peanut

See this little precious angel? Well, he has a dark side.
Wanna know what it is? Are you sure? It might be frightening! Ok, here it is....
He likes to stick food up his nose.
That's it. Food. Up the Nose. We're talking peas, pretzels, mac 'n cheese, bits of chicken nuggets and basically whatever else he can fit up there. So far it hasn't been much of a problem because when I see him do it I just squeeze his nostril and it comes out.
Until he stuck this up his left nostril. The peanut, not the penny.
(I put it next to the penny to give you an idea of the size. It was big!) I didn't see him do it but I figure it out when he started fussing and rubbing his nose. I looked in his nose and saw something whitish. So I did what I always do and pushed down on his left nostril but it didn't come out and he started crying. Like really crying. So I looked up there again and it had gone up there more! Apparrantly I made it go up there more. Oops. I didn't realize how BIG it was. I tried to get him to blow his nose but he just kept blowing out his mouth. I tried the booger sucker thingy and it didn't work. So I thought if he just sneezed it would shoot out so I held the pepper shaker up to his nose but he never sneezed.
I started stressing out!
I called my husband and his suggestion was so totally gross....he told me to suck it out with my mouth. I think he was partly serious and partly kidding but nonetheless gross! Needless to say I didn't try his suggestion. So the next step was to take him to the doctor.
I was a nervous wreck because I knew I would have to hold him down while they tried to pull it out and it would be very traumatic for both him and I. So after approximately 10 minutes the doctor was able to finally pull it out. Poor baby, he was mortified. He was screaming his little head off and so was his twin brother.
That's his twin on the left. (They're fraternal twins and look completely different.) His big sister was upset too and had to leave the room. I wanted to leave with her!
But it could have been worse. We could have gone to the ER. No thank you!
So it all ended well and I think he learned his lesson because he hasn't put anything up there since. Just another crazy day in my crazy life!

Do your kids put things up their little noses?
Please do tell so I know that my kid isn't the only one!

Monday, March 7, 2011

New Lamps for the Master Bedroom

Happy Monday everyone! Hope y'all had a wonderful weekend. Our weekend was jam-packed with birthdays and watching my niece's cheer-leading competition. They won 2nd place!! Congratulations girls!!
So after I painted the entryway/foyer last week I decided it was time to tackle the master bedroom. This room needs A LOT of attention such as paint on the walls, paint on the furniture, lighting, furniture, drapes, etc, etc. I've been searching for new lamps for the side tables for a while and either can't find what I'm looking for or it's more than I'm willing to spend. So when I took the kiddos to Home Depot to get paint samples, we ran through lighting just to see what they had. I wasn't expecting much but to my surprise they had the the most perfect lamp(s) for the master bedroom AND they were on Clearance for half off! So I asked the very nice and very old man (not being mean just giving you some visual here) working there if they had two because I only saw the one on display. So he gets out his handy dandy little computer thingy and tells me that it shows they have 3!
So he proceeds to look for them and he looks, and he looks and he cannot locate them anywhere.
So he looks at his little handy dandy little computer thingy again tells me there is 1 at one store like 40 miles away and another one another 40 miles away. So I tell him "thanks for checking" and decided they just weren't meant to be. Bummer. So we headed over to the garden area so my daughter could look at the flowers (she LOVES flowers) and we're there for about 10 minutes when I hear a man yelling "ma'am!", Ma'am"!, MA'AM"! I look up and he's waving his arms at me and yells across the garden center "I FOUND THEM!". I was so happy I almost cried. Not really but seriously I couldn't stop smiling!!!He said he had been looking allover the store for me and when he couldn't find me he decided to look in the garden area since that's where most woman like to shop. I thought that was cute. I could tell he was happy he found them, I think he knew he made my day. Maybe he could adopt me as his granddaughter or something and help me find more amazing deals at Home Depot. Or maybe his great-granddaughter since I'm so young and all. ;)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Foyer Makeover

Sorry I've been MIA lately but we had a nasty cold sweep through our home last week plus we were busy planning a garage sale that we held on Saturday. Which by the way we sold a ton of stuff thank-you-very-much. And made a little cash at the same time! Let's just say we made enough money to go out to dinner and buy the kids new shoes! I know that doesn't sound like much but do you know how much it costs for a family of 5 to go out to a nice restaurant AND buy shoes? It's an arm and leg these days and let's not even talk about the cost of the gas to get there!
Oh and we bought paint for this little project.........This is my foyer painted Camelback by SW. It's been this color like forever and I'm soooo over it! I really really wanted a pretty Teal color in this space but after testing the color on the wall I could tell it was going to totally clash with my lime green walls in the playroom which is to the left when you first walk in. So I played it safe with a warm gray. That way I can add in pops of color to compliment the lime green in the playroom.Finding the perfect gray is so hard. It either has a green, lavender or blue tint and I didn't want any of those colors. I wanted a neutral that went with everything and I finally found it.
Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams.
I know it's a little hard to tell in these photos but it's really pretty and soothing and goes with everything. Mission Accomplished!
Closeups of the photos on the table. My sweet baby girl.
And my sweet baby boys.

Next on the list... scrape the popcorn ceilings! Sounds like so much fun! Not.