What a day, what a day!
This morning Nicholas woke up with his left eye completely shut and full of gunk. Poor guy was freaking out at first but then I was able to calm him down and held him while I cleaned all that stuff off with a cotton ball wet in warm water. In no time he was able to open his eye, it did look really irritated and red. I don't think it's pink eye, it looks more like he either scratched himself or got something in there. The rest of the day the eye has been fine and it's pretty much back to normal now. Who knows...maybe it's part of the cold too.
I did call up the doctor and he said to keep an eye on it and if it does the same thing tomorrow morning then bring him in.
In the meantime, he is well on the road to recovery, but he is a sneaky little boy, he passed whatever he had to his sister and even I'm sitting here tonight with a sore throat. We've loaded up on Vitamin C and hot tea with honey and lemon etc, so hopefully Jasmine and I won't get as sick as he was.
But enough of that talk, come and sit with me, let me show you what I've been up to, the creative bug bit me and the rest as they say is history.
Before I show you, you can see my little one is feeling 100% better, he is back to his nutty, adorable, funny as heck self. Remember the friend he made to watch tv with him? Well he brought him into the kitchen while I was doing dishes and cleaning up and started throwing him up in the air. I caught some pretty funny photos.... *excuse the NO PANTS thing, he was in the middle of getting dressed when he stopped to play lol*
After breakfast, both kids were settled down reading and drawing so I whipped up this quick Easter Garland. I got the idea from Monica over at The Homespun Heart and I knew right away that this was something I really wanted to make. I'm so thrilled with the results and it took me but 20 minutes from start to finish.
With that done I went about housecleaning...I'm gearing up for a big Spring Cleaning next week. Won't you join me? I'll be doing a different room each day, even if you decide not to join in, I'll still be showing you before and after photos and letting you know what I did.
This afternoon while the kids took a nap, I stepped outside with my basket in hand to pick some lemons for some homemade lemonade. YUM! It is so good and there's nothing like fresh picked lemons. But I have to tell you, the wonderful scent out there from the lemon blossoms is amazing, though my tree is now full of bees and it's frustrating as they take over every blossom and chase after any hand that dares push between the leaves. I persevered though and got a full basket.
Miss Lola loves the smell of the fresh lemons too
So easy to make a good batch of lemonade. One of my readers Allie, actually left her recipe on the comments section of the previous post and though I usually make mine just by eyeballing, I gave hers a try and it really is good.
12 medium lemons
1 pitcher of water
1 2/3 cups sugar
You know the rest...squeeze the lemons, then I run the juice through a strainer to remove any seeds that may have gotten through. Add it back to the jar, add the water and sugar, stir well and pop it in the fridge.
Remember the other day I mentioned terrariums? I've been wanting to get a few up for a while and just haven't gotten around to it. Jasmine had these tiny little fairies sitting around and she asked if I could make her one with just a few seedlings and the fairies. I think it turned out so cute. Can't wait to make more!
Then as I was sitting in the living room crocheting this afternoon, I took a look around and noticed all the books and toys that had migrated from the bedrooms and made it to the middle of the living room floor. I wanted to keep them close by for the kids but not just leave them all over the place....and I am completely out of organizing boxes or bags or anything.
But I remembered seeing this project a long time ago, I can't remember whether it was on a blog or a website....but anyway, sorry to get off track....I had two Girl Scout Cookie boxes that were about to be recycled, so I grabbed them and cut off the lid part.
I found some of my favorite fabric that I have laying around...covered the boxes as if I was wrapping a present. I used clothes pegs to hold it in place while I worked.
Now I didn't want to make them permanent, in case I got tired of using them in the living room area and wanted to move them somewhere else. I want to be able to easily remove the covering and reuse the fabric or cover with a new one.
I'm not too worried about how it looks inside. So I just used some packing tape that we had leftover from the moves we did and taped it down inside.
One is for books, the other for toys and they're sitting underneath my bench, well within reach of the little hands but also out of the way.
Perfect way to get more storage and just think of all the possibilities with the different size cardboard boxes we usually have laying around and that leftover fabric you may have sitting around.
So there you have it, I got a quite a bit achieved today and then tomorrow I'll probably putter around the craft basket some more. I have these cute skirts I want to make for Jasmine with some leftover fabric....just right for the warmer weather we're starting to get.
I'm off to supervise the kids baths and get them ready for bed. Nicholas just got a bloody nose, poor guy can't seem to catch a break...all these nose blowing and sinus is just messing him up. Please keep my little ones in your prayers and if you have any advice on the best way to disinfect after colds and flu's, please let me know.
I do disinfect everything I can but I'm starting to wonder if I'm missing something...all this constant virus stuff is getting annoying.
Have a great night everyone and I'll see you back here tomorrow for Slow Cooking Thursday.