Thursday, August 23, 2012

{1st and 3rd}

This last week I spent in partial mourning mode
and partial sheer giddiness mode.

I have loved spending time with my ladies this summer.
Loved the laziness of it.
And hearing them play together early
in the mornings.
I loved snuggling late at night
and riding our bikes together.
 I've loved our library visits.
Loved our lazy movie days.
Loved frozen yogurt dates.
Loved late dinners
and them helping me weed.
I have hated hearing them fight each day around 4 though-
and have gotten a little sick of feeding them
1800 times a day.
I wont miss the begging for late nights
and wondering when the last time they showered was...
(judge free zone.)
I wont miss the barbies-
I wont miss the constant complaints
about boredom and bees.
You understand me being a fence sitter about going back to school?

That being said,
I will sure miss my little ladies
every second of every day.
I adore them.
And I wish I could be there to hold their hands
and make sure they are ok 
every second while they are at school.
That part is tough stuff.

 Here's a little first day of
 school re-cap.
Adyson Kindergarten.
Man she was little. And adorable. And sassy.

 First Grader!
Love how big her glasses were on her then.

Second Grade hipster.
 And here she is folks.
3rd Grade!
Holy Moly.

I cannot handle the oldness.
This year she was a little nervous.
She doesn't even have 1 girl in her class this
year that was in her class last year-
and only 1 boy.
She felt like she was going into it alone.
But she makes friends so easily and came home
talking about a bunch of new kids she's met.
And told me that she asked the boy who sat next 
to her if he 
"wants to be her friend?'
And he told her yes
because he
'just moved here and doesn't have any friends yet.'
I was so proud of her and
my heart
the day she stops asking right out
if people wanna be friends.
I adore it. 
I still am crossing my fingers she will
make herself a really great girl buddy soon.
(I should note that I smooched her cheek 
when I dropped her off today and
she gave me the look.) I bet next
year I'm not allowed to walk her in.
It may kill me.
(I'm gonna be one of those parents who 
really need to learn to let go!)
 Now onto Roo.
Here's a re-cap of last year.
Miss Kindergartener.
We do raise them sassy.
We can't help it.
She's growing too quickly.
It hurts.

 Sienna said she was nervous too.
But she says things sometimes just because
she's heard them said, or thinks it's expected of her.
Most things don't really make her nervous.
She held my hand (willingly!) (thankfully!)
But once we got there she marched right in and 
couldn't wait to start coloring with the other kids.
She told me after school she made a new friend
and really wanted to play kickball at recess but
a mean girl wouldn't let her.

I'm crossing my fingers she'll make a bestie too.
And praying she will LOVE 1st grade.
My baby.

I'm Home Alone now.
And my heart ached today.

 I love my ladies.
I just can't imagine loving them more.
And my heart wants them to have
a very good experience this year.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

{Bedroom Makeover}

We've been talking to the ladies about
new bedrooms for probably almost 2 years....
We had plans to finish the basement and move them
down there...and then we pay
medical bills instead-and go to Disneyland.

We finally decided that we'd
just redo the rooms upstairs till the basement
actually gets finished.

I was so excited to do this and begged
Travis to let me do whatever I wanted to them
for my Birthday.

Happy Birthday to me???
Lucky little ladies.

I didn't take any before shots.
Adyson's room was sage green,
butter yellow curtains and 
pastel, very young looking bedding.

We found this room on pinterest,
and LOVED it!
My budget was SMALL..
and my talent in comparison to that room is smaller.
So please don't compare because 
with pretty much using what I already had to work with
I still really feel like it turned out adorable.

Come for a tour of Adyson's room. 
(I used my iphone so the colors aren't 100% accurate..
Her walls are a greyish blue, and her accent colors 
are mustard yellow, turquoise, black, and hot pink.)

 She's always had this bead board shelf on her wall
so we worked with what we had.
I only bought 3 of the frames and the rest I already had
and just spray painted.
So crafty!
I am quite proud that I made the printables.
Except this one.
Isn't it adorable!?
(I made them in picmonkey and the resolution isn't 100% if you print them huge,
but they look fabulous in the sizes I made them in....I'd be happy to e-mail them if
anyone wants to print them.)

 The pillows are all Target.
Why doesn't the CV have a Target?

 This is the only thing that I still have to adjust...
I need to buy some chain link so this hangs a little lower.
And I need to keep an eye on this bird cage because Adyson
keeps trying to add 'stuffed animals' to it.
Not so cute.
 I adore this dresser.
Got here.
 My brother cut these letters out YEARS ago to go
on a shelf.  I just painted them and added brackets 
to hang them.
I really wanted these rooms to last a while.
She already had this desk/table, so I added
a lamp and magnet board and ipod dock
so she can do homework and art work here
and hang it up.
Such a cute little space for her.
 I adore these mirrors that my friend Katie was selling
for $1!
So lovely.
 And I LOVE this canvas.
Love I say!
 Oh the curtains.
I. do. not. sew.
And I have really talented bffs who do...
so I begged Candace to help me.
We went shopping and found a few fabrics and
I was gonna force her to make panels for me, 
when she came up with the idea to use this ruffle fabric
instead.  And guess what?
Just measure, cut, and add clips to hang.
Yes please!
And they look adorable.
I was a little worried about the black,
but the sun shines through the ruffles and it
doesn't look too heavy,
I don't think anyways.

 She is happy.
 And yes.  Those are onsie pjs.
Got here

And that ruffle bedding?
$30 at TJ Maxx.

I loved this printable so much both ladies got it in their rooms.
 Sienna's room before was cream on the bottom,
RED on the top, avocado green panels and
a red, cream, green quilt.
It was pretty, but SO not her.

I mentioned we've talked about this room redo's 
for a long time...and each time she's said she
wanted a ZEBRA room.
And I cringed.
And cringed.
But she was persistant.
And she's 6.
So I ran with it in the hopes that it would be ok.
Turns out, I kinda love it.
It's just SO her.

Her colors are white, black, hot pink, lime green, and aqua.

 The blue panels I originally bought for Ady's room
and the black for Sienna, but when I hung them,
they just fit better visaversa.
Love Candace for her ruffle drape brilliance!

 (The print on the top is sized wrong because apparently I can't 
measure...duh.  It will be replaced.)

 She used to have a dollhouse on her desk that
she never played with
Salt in the wound!

She was very excited to have a grown up space for her.
We found her dresser a while back.
I still kinda love it.
We did add these knobs..
because once your on the zebra train it's hard to get off.

 Can you tell?
ZEBRA pom poms?
How do you say no to that?l

 And the kid is happy!
This project really was so much fun,
and made me realize how much I can do.

I painted.
I hung the frames using a hammer and nails!
I made all but one printable.
I spray painted all the frames.

I usually force T to  do it all and really was so proud 
that I can do it.  It made it extra special. 
Hope you enjoyed your tour.
I don't plan on doing anything crafty for another year or so.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

{Summer Update}

Here's a little bit of what the
Kidman Family has been up to.

I went and turned 31!
It was harder then 30...
But I'm still  alive. 

My mom took me to lunch to start 
the celebrating.

 And a few days later my friends spoiled me rotten 
at lunch.
I feel so incredibly blessed to have such dear friends.
Really, I do.
 My parents and in-laws gave me a little cash to spend on myself.
And it was lovely!!
I bought myself some school clothes for a change. ;)
 We've been watching a lot of Olympics
and playing games and doing puzzles.
 The ladies decided to have a garage sale.
I told them I was too busy to help that day,
and asked them to wait till Friday...
but they wouldn't.
So they set it up all on their own and proceeded to 
walk to all the neighbors and asked them to come.

And my awesome neighbors came!
And the ladies made enough money to buy 
the surprised they were dying for at Claires.
Heaven help me.
 I went for a late night run the other night and when 
I came home I found these 2 sound asleep on Roo's bed.
My heart still melts just looking at it.
 This one has spent a whole lot of time just playing with her 
friends.  She has loved having the summer to do whatever she wants.
 As soon as school got out we talked to the girls about
summer chores.  We told them that if they would do them 
all without complaining, without whining, and happily,
they would get to go to build a bear at the end of the summer.

And they've been pretty awesome at it.
They do them before they play every day and they never complain.
It's been really great.

So we took them last weekend to Build a Bear.

And they loved it!

 Adysone picked a cute outfit with boots and a scarf.
Very teenish.
 Sienna chose a colorful bear
with a wedding dress, veil and pink shoes.
Very-very her.
I wonder if she'll ever learn less is more.
I kinda hope not.
It's adorable.
 That night when we got home Travis and Ady had a daddy-daughter 
party for church.
So I took Sienna on a date.

 The daddy-daughter date was a boot camp,
and they both had a blast.
Bless Trav's heart for always being there
and having such a great attitude even when he 
feels awful.  My girls are so lucky.
 We've been riding around the neighborhood a lot and just tonight
a friend brought over a bike they'd grown out of and gave it to Sienna.
She actually was in desperate need of a bike and we were hoping she 
would last through the fall on her old one-
so this was a great surprise!
And she looks so big and grown up riding it!

 Adyson has some really close friends who live right in our circle and 
has spent every day with them.  They are an adorable threesome!
Tonight Nicole took Adyson with their family fishing.
Such fun!
 We all can't believe summer is rapidly coming to a close.
It's flown by.

We are getting our minds set for school now
with early bed times and schedules.

And we've finished the school shopping!
Here's a little fashion show for you.
Enjoy Sienna's completely hilarious facials and poses.
 And Enjoy Adyson appeasing me while she rolls her eyes.
I swear she's a teenager.
Hope everyone is enjoying their last few weeks of summer and freedom!