Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas 2014

I love how Santa wraps his presents for our house these days!
We had a really low key Christmas this year (wait do I say that every year?) which was really good because I was feeling really stressed out.  Christmas Eve the kids got their pajamas (probably my favorite tradition, I love pj's!)  As per usual Christmas morning started extremely early.  I think Chris, being the trickster he is, may have conspired with Santa this year.  The last present the kids opened was a Wii-U, something Dalin has been asking for almost everyday for over a year.  The excitement was short lived, because when the kids opened the Wii-U box it was full of lotion.  Santa was trying to be tricky, but he also showed some kindness because after some investigating the kids found that the Wii-U was already set up and ready to play.  Silly Santa!  We went to my parents house for breakfast and more presents.  My grandma Haynes was visiting and it was really nice to have her there.  We decided to have Christmas dinner by ourselves, but I didn't want to cook.  I figured we could find some Chinese restaurant that was open (you know like in the Christmas Story movie) but no.  We ended up going to Buffalo Wild Wings.  Not to fancy, but we have fun when we are together:)  MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

We're Crazy Like That

I found an organization called smiles change lives that works with local orthodontists to offer braces at a huge discount.  I sent in applications for Kaylee and Ashton, and part of the application asked for several up close pictures of their teeth.  Our dentist was kind enough to loan us a cheek retractor so we could get better pictures and it was so funny we all had to give it a try.  Do you remember Two Face from the batman cartoons?  It looked a lot like that.  Hilarious, and slightly crazy!  Don't worry, we thoroughly washed and disinfected it before it got passed to the next person.
I know, super creepy, but I can't stop laughing!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Shark Reef Field Trip

Dalin has had more field trips at this school than all of my did kids last year combined.  Lucky!  I got to be a chaperon and it was lots of fun.
Top: There is a diver in the tank behind Dalin.  Wearing a chain mail glove.  Ready to feed the sharks?
Bottom:  Petting the stingrays...or trying.  Dalin was afraid to look away to get his picture taken.  He didn't want those things to sneak up on him.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A Few Projects (or paint is my friend)

I'm terrible at taking real before pictures so we'll call this during
After.  I painted the bathroom at our last house this color and I LOVE it!  I extra love it because I had enough left from when I used it at the old house to paint the entire kids bathroom.  It's Behr's Coastal Mist from Home Depot (it's the bottom left picture).  Paired with white it feels like a spa to me.  My dad and I (ok mostly my dad) built the shelf for the towels.  I don't love the shelf over the toilet but it came with the house and will be replaced one day.   So did the bronze shower hooks.  I'm trying to decide if I want to paint them silver.

I found this stool on the curb (yes a fancy way to say somebody's trash).   I used Rustoleum oil rubbed bronze spray paint for the frame and reupholstered the seat. My kids are little worried that my next step is dumpster diving  If the results are this good, why not?  LOVE IT! 

 I was itching for a project but it needed to be cheap-o.  These chairs came with the house and spray paint is my friend.  This color is currently my favorite.  I have lots of projects I would love to make this color.  Chris isn't so sure.