Monday, March 29, 2010

A weekend update and a little bit of progress

So last week I told you Lil Red was going to Laker Fan Jam with her father. She was sooo excited. Even more so than I've seen her on Christmas morning!! Sadly that excitement was short lived. After a 2 hour wait just to get in the building Lil Red was O.V.E.R. it!

From there it just went from bad to worse! The Lakers that were promised to be there weren't. The line to get a drink had over 100 people in it and if you wanted to meet the lakers that did show up??  Well you were looking at a possible 3 hour wait in line.

Remember those shirts "My Parents went to (insert vaca spot here) and all I got was this lousy t-shirt"???

I think it's safe to say that's how she felt about this next photo...

                                  He was supposed to be there.
                     This was the closest she got to her favorite Laker. 

  This next photo is Lil Red scanning the event. Can you see the bubble above her head that says....
                  "Really? this is what I stood in line for all these hours for???"

 Atleast she had a TON of one on one time with Dad!!

Now it's the Lil Man's turn.

Remember how I told you he's taking MMA classes?

Well Thursday is picture day for this class. No big deal right?   

Like all MMA fighters Lil Man needs a nickname!!
We have NO idea what to choose so this should be interesting trying to find one that suits him.

Ok now it's time for an update on a few pieces from the Treasure collection!

First up... 

Mrs. Mirror has been sanded and now is sporting a bit of primer. We stopped at this point and decided that with as much furniture we had to paint it would probably be a good idea to invest in a sprayer.
So we decided to move on and prep some other pieces.

After a TON of sanding I remembered a post I'd read here, written by Centsational Girl.
After putting two furniture strippers to the test she came to the conclusion that

Citristrip was the way to go. So we slapped some on this dresser.

You can see the Before photo in a post I did quite some time ago. Let's just say I might have procrastinated just a bit on this one!
It went on so easy we decided to go ahead and slap a little on the adorable desk from yesterdays post too!

Then we sat back and waited a bit. Can I just tell you how much I LOVE Citristrip!?!?
After just a couple of hours it came off   "like butta"

Really!!!  It was that easy!
The hardest part of this project was catching this guy...

        For some reason he desperately wanted to attack us!!
I have a strick "don't bother me and I won't bother you" policy when it comes to all of Mother Natures creatures but this guy would NOT let up!
After a good solid 20 minutes of dodging his every efforts Mr. Treasure's and I had had enough!

The battle was on!

Oh how I wish I would have had the video camera to catch the duel that was taking place in my garage!! 
Mr. Treasure's victory dance alone was enough to make you double over in laughter!
Sadly I was not prepared so I only have the after photo to show you.

In Memory of
Mr. Giant Bumble Bee


Mom2AngelBoys said...

I can't wait to see the mirror done, and way to go and getting the stripper (furniture that is)...LOL!
Let me think on his MMA name!
ANd you tell Lil Red that Big Red said she is my kinda girl! I wish she was a big Angels fan, her and I would have a BLAST!

Debbie said...

None of the pics will upload! Blogger is having issues today! Enjoyed your story though, that is dedication! said...

I was super bumbed when Your pics wouldn't upload! but I guess the problem is fixed! Yay! How cute your kiddos son wants to take MMA classes also. That would be hard, cuz you never know the name could stick....forever...could be funny though! Cannot wait to see that mirror done!

Renee Finberg said...

i can't get over how that stuff works!!!
...just like 'butta'!!
your kids are adaorable.


ashlina said...

haha. you are adorable. and so are your babies.

Centsational Girl said...

Ah, yes, Citrustrip. Now that makes a girl happy ! Glad it was a success for you ! You have some great finds that you're redoing, keep it up girl !


scrapwordsmom said...

That is too bad your sweet little girl didn't get to see anyone:(. But time with dad is the BEST!

Room to Inspire said...

I just bought some Citristrip and can't wait to use it - and I can't wait to see how your projects turn out!