Monday, October 10, 2011

MisCELLaneous Monday - Where am I???

Where have I been?  What day is it?  What's my name?  How did I get here?  Yes, yes, I ask myself these questions often.  Life is a whirlwind.  Lovin' it and surviving it!   

So, it's time to post some CELL phone photos in this MisCELLaneous post as well as a few deets on what I was doing last week, when I wasn't here.  Here we go!


Last Saturday, we decided to convert Chloe's crib in to a toddler bed.  I was hella reluctant about this.  This is my second go-round here...I know better than to be EXCITED about this milestone.  I know that it inevitably means she'll get out of bed whenever she wants to, I know it will mean procrastinating bedtime and bedtime struggles at some point in the future.  But, the child needs to be able to get out of bed to use the potty, so in an effort to complete her potty training we converted her crib.  So far so good.  She has yet to get out of bed by herself in the middle of the night (which by the way, was supposed to be the point of converting her crib).  She is still sleeping well and still asks to go to bed at night.  But, I'm not declaring victory.  I know that this will be short lived.  ::Le Sigh::


I've purchased numerous items on etsy; headbands, knitted hats, tutus, hair band holders, leotards, but this is my biggest etsy purchase.  I purchased a dining room table from Modern Rust on etsy.  This farmhouse style table is made from reclaimed wood (I love you mother earth) and was made to order in 6 weeks and delivered from Virgina to Florida quickly.  Yes, it looks like someone put a picnic table in my living room, but that will change soon.  I am very pleased with the table and with the fact that the pink playhouse is no longer in my dining room.  Now, I just need to finish this naked room.


On Friday, I took the day off of work.  I attended an event at Camdyn's school in the morning, and then met up with Liz for some shopping, lunching, and a pedicure that didn't turn out like I visioned.  It was relaxing and the company was fantastic, but the polish on my big toes has this white ghosting across it.  I'm miffed enough about it to post photos of my "spoon toe" or "potato toe" as the hubs likes to call them on the interwebs.  Really, my big toes are so perfect circles.  It's weird.  I guess I'll have to go back so they can fix it.

These were delivered on Friday and made me forget all about the botched pedicure.  I hear this show is fantastic, and I can not wait to take Camdyn to her first concert.  Of course, I paid way too much money for tickets to this sold out show, but I don't have buyer's remorse over it at all...this something we are looking forward to!

On Friday night, we packed the suitcases and loaded the kids in the car and took them to Orlando for a weekend get-away.  Our hotel room was upgraded...we ended up with 2 beds, 2 baths, and a loft style game room.  This was more space than we needed, but we weren't complaining.  It ended up raining the entire time we were there, so we spent a lot of time at the hotel, and the space really came in handy.  The girls enjoyed playing upstairs and watching movies in their room. 


On Saturday night, we met up with LeeAnn and Rylie and attended the Arabian Nights Dinner Show attraction.  The girls, all 3 of them, were so well behaved.  We ended up having front row seats and an unobstructed view of the action.  The dinner was a smidgen above average, but the show was fantastic.  When I asked Camdyn what her favorite part of the show was she said, "I don't have one.  I loved all of it!" 

Because of the rain, we cut our trip short and came home earlier on Sunday than we had planned.  My house looked like a bomb went off in it, so I set to cleaning.  While I was mopping floors, I caught the hubs doing this...completely on his own accord.  Reason #652 why I love this man. 

**note that the playhouse is not going to be permanently located there and the big brown box contains a new chandelier that needs to be hung
I hope y'all are having a great Monday!! 


Nessa said...

LOVE that table! Crib days being over scare me... cold sweat scare me.

Alisia said...

beautiful table!!!

Cole said...

That table is beautiful!My crib days are numbered, but Mommy is terrified to actually make the switch...

Casey Martinez said...

I thoroughly enjoyed reading about your week. That table is really beautiful and for kicks and giggles I am now going to check out that company. It's really pretty! I can't wait to see your dining room transformation:) Too bad it rained on your weekend get away. Sounds like you guys made the most of it but, I sure hate when an entire trip ends up being rainy. I have heard that Tswift concert is really awesome too. Looking forward to hearing about it. Your gal will never forget that concert! Happy Tuesday:)

Ashley Sisk said...

Well haven't you been busy - I'm loving that table!

Mama Hen said...

You have been busy! I love the table! My daughter got out of her crib early on. She jumped out until I just got a big girl bed for her. The Arabian Nights Dinner sounds fabulous! Have a great day my friend!

Mama Hen

Liz said...

Three things... LOVE the new table. LOVE that we had bestie time on Friday and LOVE that everything worked out with TS tix.... I CANNOT wait! :)

TV's Take said...

Love the table and can't wait to see the chandelier. Love the picture of your husband :-)

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

You have been one busy girl. I love that table. You have such wonderful taste Carol. Yeah for Chloe for staying in her bed. So far the boys have been really good about staying in theirs. In fact they can't wait to get in it. I hope it lasts.

Jennifer said...

Wow, that got me caught up on your life these last two weeks. Wait, I think I knew all of that! I am so excited for Chloe staying in her bed!! I will continue, I know it. The table looks awesome. Even better with Chris vaccuuming in the I am glad that you and LeeAnn and the girls enjoyed the show. It stinks that you left early because of the rain. But at least you got to get together :) Email you in a bit.

Lexie Loo, Little Lily, and Dylan Too! said...

That table is beautiful!
I hope Chloe is doing well in her big girl bed!

Sassy said...

I love the phone picture blog idea. I take so many pictures with my phone and they end up getting forgotten. lol I love the table as well. Very beautiful and I think it goes well in your house. Can't wait to see when the room is finished!