We did it we made it through our second week for S and first week for K of school! The first day for S provided a few emotions I didn’t expect. As we were so excited for the day when she said she was nervous it instantly made me nervous for her. Walking up she was a super shy kid; not her usually bubbly self. After we said goodbye I felt terrible made it to the car to have a few tears. I was scared for her! I hadn’t planned on having this emotion which is silly why wouldn’t I she is still only four years old. Three hours later I picked up a beaming little girl who had an amazing day and has been excited to go back every day. Now the bummer has come for me…Five days in and S has had an opportunity to go in the drop off-line with the older kids now she doesn’t want me to get out of the car and walk her up. I asked why she said “mom I’m getting older, just drop me off.” When I get out to give her a kiss she says “mom what’s with all the kisses?” Is this seriously happening? My best girlfriend is over me and now part of the too cool for mom club. Sigh! Wait till I start helping in her classroom!
K finished his first week of school this week and he did fantastic! I was a bit concerned as he and S are very close but he was super excited to start “big kid” school! On day two he requested I just drop him off as we do S! Umm No! He is still super loving but I will say on day two he gave kisses and said “ok see you later mom!” sigh, my little sweet boy is getting too big too fast! For a split second I truly thought I wish I had another little one but the thought quickly left and I came to my senses! The two we have are amazing and we look forward to watching them grow into amazing adults!
Other Lisenby news! Our poor puppy Duke has had a rough almost ten days. We took him in for his neuter last Thursday and unfortunately we ended up back at the vet on Saturday and at the Vet ER on Sunday having him stay the night. The ER when brought in determined he needed an immediate scrotal ablation as he had an absyss started as well as bacteria. He came home Monday evening with two drains in and stronger antibiotics. He will have to be in his cone for at least fourteen days which let me tell you. These things are a total joke! We were originally provided a comfy cone; NEVER would I recommend this to a pet owner. He was going gonzo with this thing on. They wanted him to be still to slow the bleeding well this did pretty much the opposite. Saturday they had to re-laser and increase his sedation meds. Being a holiday weekend we had plans pretty much all weekend. Sunday we woke to quite a bit of bleeding after doing all we were told by our vets. After multiple conversations with the ER team we ended up taking him in. Timing with anything is never when we want so we were dressed to go to a wedding but ended up at the ER office. They took him in and let us know it couldn’t wait until our offices opened on Tuesday. So they kept him overnight and did the surgery at 2 a.m. His drains came out on Wednesday and we have another follow-up tomorrow. Needless to say Joe and I are pretty upset about the entire situation. Our poor Duke is hating this calm thing. He truly is a mellow dog but he also is one of two and wants to play when he wants to. I mean he is only nine months old!
Let’s get back to something fun and happy! DIY projects…That’s fun, right?! I mentioned my kids popasan chair that I recently purchased at a flea market. It needed to be re-done completely. So here it is I used Dutch Boy white chalk paint. Removed and replaced the inside padding and cover on seat of chair. Made new cushions and viola!
Next on the docket was a small end table. I used white indoor/outdoor paint. I sanded it a bit and mixed my Waverly clear wax and antique wax about 50/50. I applied it initially just lightly but then I got going and couldn’t stop! Going in to this I had no plan on doing it so dark but now that it’s done I love it. I apologize I don’t have an initial picture this table was blue when I purchased. I also don’t think the pictures show how dark it is. It is actually about a shade and a half darker than it appears in the pictures.
Lastly for my painting projects are my two frames. They are great frames but needed something they were previously oak with the burlap accent! I went with Annie Sloan violet chalk paint on these. I used Dutch Boy white on top and then Annie Sloan clear wax. I will mention many times they say other chalk paints do not adhere to Annie Sloans but Dutch Boy so far has seemed to adhere to all brands!
I told you I was working on pajama pants and Monster High were the first ones up! S loves them and they look super cute on her. I had to make some adjustments from the pattern as it was a bit long for her. But after finishing I realized that I went a bit too short on the inseam but she loves them and they are super cute on her! Now it’s on to Minions for K!
K is obsessed with fire trucks these days! So when we were recently checking out the clearance fabric at Wal-Mart he spotted fire truck fabric and wanted it. They also had chenille on sale so we grabbed that too! I made him a little blanket as he loves his blankets!
On to my mom and my recent endeavor in selling some of our goods! Mom and I love to dabble a bit in small business stuff together. With companies like Etsy out there it allows everyone who has a creative bone to have an opportunity to make a business of it. We have opened SidsShoppe which we are offering baby gift sets and we are using Etsy! We currently have just a few of our products up but over the next few days will have more! Our gift sets include a handmade hat, handmade bib, and matching burp cloth. We will be offering travel taggies and changing pads as well. Please take an opportunity to look at our shop and if you or anyone you know is in the market for baby goods please look to SidsShoppe for your items. If there isn’t an item or color you are looking for let me know we can likely do it for you! I’m very excited and looking forward to this endeavor with mom!
Happy Friday to you all and I hope you have a great weekend and be well!