Sunday, April 25, 2010

Random happenings around the Urban farm

For the past week and a half we have had a guy working on our floors trying to strip the wax and sealer that the last guy messed up on last August. All of our furniture is out on the porch or crammed into the bedrooms. I have gone a week and a half without being able to cook or do laundry because the washer and dryer are outside and the kitchen is all taken apart. There is no place to sit down and we have to eat all of our meals out or outside. Can you imagine how out of sorts I feel right now? The floor guy just finally applied the stain yesterday and......guess what???

He just realized that the concrete must have never been neutralized because it did not absorb properly and instead left little globs of color here and there. My floor now has polka dots and I am trying very hard not to cry over it.

Not to mention I wrecked my van last week and we were without a second vehicle for several days until we finally broke down and went to get a rental. The insurance only covers part of the rental, so I insisted we wait until we absolutely needed it. Which was Saturday when we had family members needing to be various places around town. (P.S. I know you will wonder. Hope and Ava were with me, plus a baby bunny. Everyone is fine. It was not my fault. The other driver was a 17 year old girl who hasn't yet learned that if someone waves you on to turn left in front of them you still need to gradually ease your way into traffic to make sure someone else isn't coming in the next lane. oooops. Poor girl.)

The goat has found another home. We enjoyed him for two months or so but it did not take me long to realize we are not goat people. He wanted to be following the kids around the yard and up on the porch and occasionally tried to sneak in the house. This was extremely cute but it was a very bad combination having a special needs girl who crawls around and tries to put everything in her mouth. If you catch my drift.

Buddy the Cow brought in $1,000 at the special cattle auction. All proceeds went to Ava's school The Little Lighthouse. Thanks Buddy. You will be missed. We hope he will make someone a nice pet rather than a juicy hamburger or a leather couch.

Speaking of The Little Lighthouse, here are some photos from the Little Lighthouse Garden Party fundraiser. My dear friend Meghan who is an blog-friend-turned-friend-in-real-life, drove up with her daughters for the day and attended the party with us. It really made for a nice highlight to my rather drab week.

These two little girls with Down Syndrome, both adopted from Ukraine, looked super adorable in their fancy dresses. Macey tried to teach Ava that it is not nice to pinch and pull hair. Thank you friends for making my Saturday by being here. :)

My sweet friend Meghan and her daughter Macey (adopted from Ukraine) and Taylor.
I know, the hats are a little goofy but so much fun. How often does a girl have an excuse to dress up and wear a hat???
Normally on Saturdays my two daughters would be dressed in soccer attire. We missed 4 soccer games to be here. I think they all looked super cute. Don't you think?
This is Ava's teacher Miss Brooke.
I've got some catching up to do the next few days. Lots of pictures from Easter, cousins visiting, Spring Break, etc.

Is it OK to post Easter and Spring Break pictures in May? Or is that kind of like wearing white shoes after Labor Day?

11 comments:

Tim Rovenstine said...

It's okay to post Easter Egg pictures in May, absolutely. Bring it on...

Roberta said...

Hey we will take anything we can get!! I cried when I saw the picture of my beautiful daughter and her daughters! And Ava standing straight and tall! It is a miracle. I am so sorry about the floor! Can you hook up your stove outside? Act like you are camping out!! So sorry!

thedickinsonfamily said...

We too had the best time. It was definately the highlight of my week. Macey and Ava had such a great time together. It blessed me so much to see the two of them together enjoying a tea party in fancy dresses. They have both come so far in such a short amount of time. They are truly a blessing to each other & our families. I am already looking forward to our next play date. We are making meaningful memories for our girls and each other. This is truly one of the things that matter most. Thanks again for having us.
Blessings,
Meghan

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures. The hats are adorable.

Jan

Zack, Jenn and William said...

Love the pictures! And if you were only allowed to post pictures in the proper month, I'd likely have very few pics on my blog! Still need to get my Easter pics off the camera, but just never seem to have the time to do it!

Shelly said...

You and the girls look awesome! And Ava and her new friend of course are adorable. I hope you do post the Easter pics, every morning i look to see if there is something new. Keep them coming :)

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to see any posting you have time to share. Charissa, you look absolutely beautiful with your daughters. I know I'm not alone in praying for the heart of the judge to over-rule the paperwork regarding Joseph. Remember, in Proverbs we are told the Lord can turn the heart of a king any way He chooses. We all have hope and are praying with you.
Love,
Aunt Sharon

Cammie Heflin said...

So cute!

JUST A MOM said...

The floor saga continues...you poor thing!

Wendy said...

I hope it isn't taboo to post spring and Easter pictures in May if that is so I too am in BIG TROUBLE!!

jennifer... said...

LOVE the pillbox hat!! You and your girls are so lovely. I wish hats would come back in style. I've been waiting so long, and yet, they have not made a return. Gladiator shoes (even Monica would look like she had cankles) get to be in fashion instead. I just don't understand it....