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It all started out as a typical evening. We had finished up dinner and Noah and Isaac headed to the bathroom for a bath. They were saucy from pizza and stripped naked standing in the tub and...(insert sigh here) NO WATER! Not a good thing! Brian ran around checking this and that and concluded that it was beyond our limited plumbing experience and we needed to call in a professional. Thankfully our very capable, very honest and very friendly plumber was able to come first thing in the morning. That was great, but we still had saucy, messy kids. Bring on the babywipes!
Ok...problem number one solved. Plumber's coming first thing tomorrow and kids are clean...well mostly clean anyways! The little girls were thrilled to not have to take a bath and threw their dressup clothes back on and headed back to their room for a tea party...or so we thought! After a period of prolonged silence broken up only by stifled giggles, I knew what I had to do. I sent Coley back to check on them. She let out a shriek that sent chills down my back. For the second time tonight all that I can think is...Not a good thing! Coley comes running into the living room and says those words that no mother ever wants to hear, "Mom, you really need to see this!" "ooooooh!" I groan as I reluctantly head back the hall way when I start to smell something. My heart sinks as I quickly recognize the smell ! (Insert exasperated sigh here!) I am afraid to look into their room, but I know that I must face the music. This is what I saw: (Brace yourselves. Some of these pictures appear to be graphic in nature.)


No it is NOT a crime scene...although it could have been after I saw what the girls had done!No...it is not blood. (Although that would have probably been easier to clean up!) It is Candi Apple Red #709 nail polish! There was nail polish on the carpet, on their dresser, (which they also managed to knock the door off of the hinges again!) on their clothes and on their bodies! There was nail polish everywhere! I am shocked because I keep the nail polish in a case in my closet to prevent just such things from happening. Unfortunately my mature, normally responsible oldest daughter, had a lapse in judgement and left it sitting out. This is a lesson that she won't forget anytime soon! I was fuming because we can't clean any of it up because...WE HAVE NO WATER!!!!!!!!!!!!! For the third time in about 10 minutes, I am thinking ,"Not a good thing!" Basically the two little girls were sent straight to bed, still in dress up clothes and covered with polish. It was for their safety as well as my own well being. They must have realized how much trouble they were in because for the first time in forever they went straight to sleep without uttering so much as a word to each other. After I had calmed down and could kind of see some humor in the situation...ok I'm still not there, but I'm trying!...I went into their room where they were sound asleep. I did what every good mom would do, I snapped a couple of pictures!

Then I just stood there and looked at them. No matter how bad they have been or how mad I get at them, there is nothing as angelic as a sleeping child. Gianna was still in her sparkly dress up leotard, sucking her thumb and hanging on to Lamby. (Note the nail polish all over the palm of her hand.) Instead of wanting to strangle her I was overwhelmed by the urge to pick her up and hug her in all of her cuteness. Instead I just tucked her blanket around her and turned to the mastermind, Hannah.

Hannah had a rough day to begin with. There were some issues with her making and umaking her bed all day long. She had been sent to her room to put her pillows back on her bed and instead stripped all of the covers and sheets off and turned her mattress into a slide! That's why she is laying on her mattress without any sheets. She is decked out in the dress that I wore as a flower girl in my Aunt Joni's wedding years and years ago. It's one of her favorites, despite the tons of fancy princess dresses she has to dress up in. She always goes back to this one. Not a baby anymore, Hannah has become quite the little lady. I am amazed at how big she is getting. She is as smart as a whip and growing into such a pretty little girl. Even though I have a heck of a mess to clean up, I wouldn't change anything for the world. Because I know that I am truly blessed. (Insert contented sigh here)

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

No need to call the police!





It all started out as a typical evening. We had finished up dinner and Noah and Isaac headed to the bathroom for a bath. They were saucy from pizza and stripped naked standing in the tub and...(insert sigh here) NO WATER! Not a good thing! Brian ran around checking this and that and concluded that it was beyond our limited plumbing experience and we needed to call in a professional. Thankfully our very capable, very honest and very friendly plumber was able to come first thing in the morning. That was great, but we still had saucy, messy kids. Bring on the babywipes!
Ok...problem number one solved. Plumber's coming first thing tomorrow and kids are clean...well mostly clean anyways! The little girls were thrilled to not have to take a bath and threw their dressup clothes back on and headed back to their room for a tea party...or so we thought! After a period of prolonged silence broken up only by stifled giggles, I knew what I had to do. I sent Coley back to check on them. She let out a shriek that sent chills down my back. For the second time tonight all that I can think is...Not a good thing! Coley comes running into the living room and says those words that no mother ever wants to hear, "Mom, you really need to see this!" "ooooooh!" I groan as I reluctantly head back the hall way when I start to smell something. My heart sinks as I quickly recognize the smell ! (Insert exasperated sigh here!) I am afraid to look into their room, but I know that I must face the music. This is what I saw: (Brace yourselves. Some of these pictures appear to be graphic in nature.)


No it is NOT a crime scene...although it could have been after I saw what the girls had done!No...it is not blood. (Although that would have probably been easier to clean up!) It is Candi Apple Red #709 nail polish! There was nail polish on the carpet, on their dresser, (which they also managed to knock the door off of the hinges again!) on their clothes and on their bodies! There was nail polish everywhere! I am shocked because I keep the nail polish in a case in my closet to prevent just such things from happening. Unfortunately my mature, normally responsible oldest daughter, had a lapse in judgement and left it sitting out. This is a lesson that she won't forget anytime soon! I was fuming because we can't clean any of it up because...WE HAVE NO WATER!!!!!!!!!!!!! For the third time in about 10 minutes, I am thinking ,"Not a good thing!" Basically the two little girls were sent straight to bed, still in dress up clothes and covered with polish. It was for their safety as well as my own well being. They must have realized how much trouble they were in because for the first time in forever they went straight to sleep without uttering so much as a word to each other. After I had calmed down and could kind of see some humor in the situation...ok I'm still not there, but I'm trying!...I went into their room where they were sound asleep. I did what every good mom would do, I snapped a couple of pictures!

Then I just stood there and looked at them. No matter how bad they have been or how mad I get at them, there is nothing as angelic as a sleeping child. Gianna was still in her sparkly dress up leotard, sucking her thumb and hanging on to Lamby. (Note the nail polish all over the palm of her hand.) Instead of wanting to strangle her I was overwhelmed by the urge to pick her up and hug her in all of her cuteness. Instead I just tucked her blanket around her and turned to the mastermind, Hannah.

Hannah had a rough day to begin with. There were some issues with her making and umaking her bed all day long. She had been sent to her room to put her pillows back on her bed and instead stripped all of the covers and sheets off and turned her mattress into a slide! That's why she is laying on her mattress without any sheets. She is decked out in the dress that I wore as a flower girl in my Aunt Joni's wedding years and years ago. It's one of her favorites, despite the tons of fancy princess dresses she has to dress up in. She always goes back to this one. Not a baby anymore, Hannah has become quite the little lady. I am amazed at how big she is getting. She is as smart as a whip and growing into such a pretty little girl. Even though I have a heck of a mess to clean up, I wouldn't change anything for the world. Because I know that I am truly blessed. (Insert contented sigh here)

3 Comments:

At July 24, 2008 at 12:52 PM , Blogger Erika said...

Trying to decide if we had our "unbelievably disastrous" days on the same day?!?! Maybe it had something to do with the phases of the moon... Glad you survived - and even more glad you could regroup while watching those sweet little girls nap. So precious! I'm assuming you got the no water situation resolved?

 
At July 24, 2008 at 1:39 PM , Blogger Nicole said...

Bad day was yesterday and this all happened right after I had read your blog of your bad day! Defintely something in the air! Water situation is thankfully fixed. The pump on our well blew up, but my fabulous plumber guy fixed it this afternoon! Thank the Lord!

 
At July 24, 2008 at 9:03 PM , Blogger Julie said...

Oh my. Glad that you could use the blog as a venting tool...although I hope that this is not contagious!!!

 

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