Monday, June 13, 2011

I'm a slacker!

I have been horrible about blogging lately...but I really feel I have some good reasons for my slacking. 

As this year began I realized that my teaching degree/license was quickly closing in on it's expiration date.  Teachers have to renew their license every 5 years...I am not currently teaching so the expiration date really crept up on me.  To keep the license up to date, teachers need to take 5 college credit hours.  Lucky me, I was a student at Northwest for a couple months! I only took 2 classes, both online-but for those mother's who work or go to school-I have the utmost respect for you.  Like I said I only took 2 classes and they only lasted 2 months, but it was a struggle (trying to take care of kids, the house, laundry and be a good student) I got it done, my new license came in the mail yesterday! WOO HOO! I just need to remember to keep up on my credits...I have till 2016. ;)

Once my classes were done I really wanted to change up my house.  Kaysie seemed to be outgrowing her tiny room by the minute.  I thought I could get Max to move to one of the big rooms downstairs and then move Kaysie into Max's old room.  In order to get Max to the 'really far away' and sometimes 'scary' basement I had to step up my game.  I had to make it the coolest place he'd ever's what I came up with.


I can't find the pictures of the rest of his old room :(


Here is the main wall.  I painted the city (buildings, bridge, etc), but Spider-man and the Hulk are stickers. 

I still need to finish the Bat Signal...we are changing it to the Max Signal.  My Dad-(Max's super hero answer man)- and Max designed Max's own Super Hero Emblem that will go in the signal
There are Super Hero comic books that are framed beside the big poster.  The really neat thing about these comic books is that they were my Dad's.  He let us take a few from his precious collection to add to Max's room.  Thanks Papa!

These are Max's super hero masks



(still not done, I have a little more to finish)
I'm not entirely done with this wall...there are a few things I'd like to add to the netting and I need to find some more pillows for her bed

I still need to change out her light...and I can't seem to find the right drapes for the window 

You can't see them very well in this picture, but there are gems, 'sparkles' that go from Cinderella, up and over the window and down to her castle

The fun thing about this Cinderella sticker is that I wasn't loving it being just flat on the wall so I added some material and jewels to her dress and I love how it turned out!
hey are both enjoying their new rooms.  Max moved right into his room in the 'scarey basement' and never looked back.  He didn't want anyone down there with him to help him get used to it. I get kicked out as soon as our bedtime story is over!

Friday, June 10, 2011

The pacifier is GONE!

Kaysie's been doing pretty well without it...she has had a few meltdowns.  They usually come when she gets tired, but after her wonderful brother takes her mind off it she does really well and forgets all about it (until she gets sleepy again). 

Tuesday, we were at about a day-and-a-half without it... looking back now I am not sure what I was thinking... I took the kids to wal-mart. 

Kaysie started to get tired, it was right around nap time and she knew it!  She started begging me for her 'paci' when a really cute older couple wandered past us.  As the "Grandpa" (my kids called him) walked closer to our cart, Kaysie leaned closer to him and said, "Want Paci," and "Paci plllleeeaaaase!"  She kept repeating those two phrases to him when he looked at me somewhat confused.  I explained to him that she was having pacifier withdrawals.  He smiled as she kept begging him for a pacifier, and he told her "Sorry Sweetheart, I don't have one. I wish I could help you."  As he was calming Kaysie down his sweet wife leaned towards me and said, "don't worry honey, in a few days she won't even remember it."  I loved how sweet and kind these people were to my kiddos.  They were actually a big help too!  Kaysie calmed down and I got my sanity back without giving Kaysie her pacifier. 

Last nap with 'paci'-first nap in the new big girl bed
We are now on day 5 without the pacifier and she's only asked for it once today!  

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Kaysie!

My Beautiful Baby Girl turned 2 years old today!

Kaysie and her cake

Kaysie loves princesses so I decided to make her a princess cake.  I underestimated the amount of time this cake required and I didn't finish until 1:30 this morning! (It looks really good from farther away ;) It was completely worth it...she loved it! She brought out all her princesses and wanted to "play" with it.

Kaysie loved everything she opened!  Can you tell?
Thank you to our wonderful family and amazingly fun cousins! We had a great time and I know Kaysie loved having you there with her on her special day!