we have been SICK...oh, and Easter, too.

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Finn started with a fever and a cough.  Took him in, and he had an ear infection and strep (and a cold).  Poor guy 

Turns out, one of his ear tubes has already fallen out, and the other was just sitting right there in his ear canal.  I had the Doctor take it out, since it seemed to be causing him some pain.  It is soooooo small!  Amazing how much help those little tubes have given mr Finn!

:(  A couple days later, I started feeling sick, and so did Avery.  So... our Easter didn't end up the way we planned it, with cute outfits and family pics :(

Nana Dianne left some Easter gifts for the kiddos!  They got to open them up on Saturday night!

You can tell he's sick....his left eye is more closed, he's got Vaseline on his face, and red marks from wiping his nose :(

Only Daddy and Livie went to church...sad :(

When they came home, we got all of us together, and did our Easter baskets!

Liv and Finn did some hiding of eggs around the house a couple times, and they had a blast going on some hunts....
meanwhile, poor Avery's ears were starting to throb and hurt so much :( 

I spent some time outside trying to strip the chippy paint off of the free playhouse!

Non-sick Liv had some fun jumping around!

By this day, Finn had been on meds for 5 days, but the nose would not stop running...darn cold!!!

Daddy's eyes had been watering all day, so we kind of knew something was up.  Monday morning, Avery's ears were still hurting quite a bit, and Daddy was not feeling well at all.  They both went in on Monday, and Avery had a double ear infection and strep, and Daddy had pink eye and strep.  They both also have "the cold" as well!  SO MUCH FUN!

Curbside pick up was being picked up by the trucks on Monday, so I went out one last time, and there was this super great wood rocking bench!  SCORE!  It also has a matching planter as well!

Even though we've been feeling pretty icky, there are spurts where my energy comes back, so I try to take advantage, and get outside!  Here is where I am with fixing up the Adirondack chairs and the playhouse :)

Thankful Daddy has this Sunday off of preaching, because he would definitely not be able to be preparing this week for that!  We are staying home, and trying to get rid of these icky germs!!!

April and Dumpster Diving

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April is here!  We've  been enjoying a little more outside time, and having the windows open more!

Before I get to the dumpster diving. here are some pics of my kiddos :)

Finn likes to wear his sunglasses upside down :)

Liv and Finn enjoying a foot massage together!  This was before we added the sea salt, and the bubbles took over!

Finn doesn't like the sunshine all that much.  He chose to wear mommas big ol sunglasses to keep the sun out!

This was taken yesterday.....today, he is sick...I wonder if he was trying to tell me something ;)

Ok, now onto some FUN stuff!  I have never been a dumpster diver before.  We have curbside pick up in our town every April, and folks put out tons and tons of stuff.  Then, the "crazies" come out to pick through the trash all week.  Well, this year, I decided to be one of those "crazies".  After the first day, I just kept going out!  It's amazing the things folks decide to pitch, instead of sell...

Like this Little Tikes 8 in 1 climber....it was on the curb because there is a crack in one of the pieces.  So, this went in the van....it took me about 30 minutes to figure out how to tetris the pieces in to fit it, but I did :)  I'm going to give it a coat of spray paint, and then mr Finn has a new playset!  

I found 2 of these adorandak chairs!  Lots of chippy paint, but that doesn't scare me.  They were a bit wobbly, but I tightened up the screws, and after some sanding and a new coat of paint, I think they will be beautiful! :)

A battery operated remote control car!  Now, I haven't taken the batter in to see if it works yet, or what it would even cost to get this thing working, but it was so stinking cute, I couldn't leave it just sitting there!  I have to give it a chance!!!

Liv went with me one night, and found this right away!  It hadn't been used at all, and she has always wanted one!  She has been enjoying it for sure!

This beat up beauty is outside on our walkway, just waiting for some flowers!

old spinning metal chairs....one of my favorite finds!!!

a beat up old green dresser with super cute lines :)  Still working on cleaning this one up to be able to bring into the house!

Another WHAT???  Someone had this playhouse on the curb cause it was chipping some paint....so, it's now in our backyard :)

There are so many other finds that I have in our garage, but I'm saving those for another time :)


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