I'm so sorry for my absence after springing such yucky news (lice),
but our computer crashed, and we can't get anyone here til this next Tuesday,
at which time, Tom will be in Canada fishing, so if they can't fix it,
I'll still be out of a computer!!
Funny how much we depend on this little machine!
I've been feeling pretty lonely, without all the contact the computer keeps me up with.
Add that to the fact we can't really get together with anyone because of the lice....well,
it's been a pretty challenging beginning to summer!
I am using Tom's laptop right now for a quick post, before he takes it off to Canada with him!
I'm not used to his laptop, so this post will be choppy, as I can't get my pictures where I want them!
I baked 2 dozen cupcakes for Jessica's virtual baby shower for Charlotte,
but couldn't decide which baby cupcake to make,
so I decided on both!
One of my cupcakes is a little baby nukie face, so I needed to come up with a light skin tone...
yellow with a drop of red did the trick!
Some of the ingredients needed for my cupcakes!
Here's where this post gets choppy,
I gave 6 haircuts on Sunday.
(including my own, but not the babe's beautiful curls)
Mary Hannah got about 5 inches cut, and below,
Ballerina Rosie got 12 inches cut. (I also got 12 inches cut)
She was the most devastated, but, now, is the one who likes hers the most, I think.
The cuts are adorable, don't you think?
(I should have been a beautician--hey, with 4 girls so far, I guess I am)
Onto cupcakes again...
We did these cute duckies!!!
The kiddos and I really had fun making these and they turned out so cute!!
The wings and tails are round butter crackers broken in half, frosted and coated in yellow coconut,
the heads are large marshmallows, frosted and coated with the coconut also, Reeces Pieces for the beaks and mini chocolate chip eyes.
Colette's new haircut can be seen in this photo...I plan on showing more pictures how it all went,
when our computer is fixed.
She also loves her hair, I wanted to wait til the fall for a cute Kindergarten cut,
but God had other plans....
She looks adorable.
Baby Nukie Cupcakes!!!
When my husband came home, he thought they were cows....
he says because we always do animals, they don't look like cows, do they?
They are cute little babies with nukies!!!
Then my good friend Susie (who we also gave lice to),
thought they were monkeys.
Don't they look like little babies?
They turned out cute!!!
The curl on the top of the heads is melted chocolate chips, piped onto wax paper and frozen.
The nukie is melted white chocolate, with a few drops of red food coloring to get that pink color,
if I wanted to do blue or a neutral gender color I could have done that too, but we went with pink, for Charlotte's little cupcake!
Then, the melted pink (white) chocolate is piped onto wax paper, in oval shapes and once hardened,
put on upside down, and then the handle of the nukie is a lifesaver, stuck on with melted pink chocolate, the eyes are mini chocolate chips!
Look at those cute little babies!!!
Just a little sample of all the laundry I'm doing every day.
Sheets, pillow cases, towels,
FOR 7 PEOPLE!!!!
I am not washing the comforters every day, they are packed away for a few weeks,
but sheets and blankets are needed every day.
laundry is going to be such a breeze when this is all over!!!
The hardest thing about lice, is there is not ONE way to take care of it.
There are like 20 different ways.
So there is always this doubt,
Did we get them all?
Did our way work?
Because of the pregnancy, I can't do any of the chemicals,
so, we've done this Cetaphil way, told by my O.B.,
but we've also done the coconut oil way.
We have Tea Tree Oil mixed with Canola oil
waiting for us to do tomorrow.
See, how it works is
these 20 different ways of getting rid of it, only get rid of the bugs,
not the eggs.
We comb out the eggs,
but only supposedly, that gets 70% of them
(where do they get these numbers?)
so since eggs hatch, we have to do treatments again 1 week later,
then the week after that, to get any that might have hatched later,
But since we are getting the lice as babies, not full adults (which takes 8-10 days),
they don't lay eggs yet.
2 full weeks
and life will then go back to normal!
Thank you for your prayers, they have lifted me up.
I only broke down once, Monday and cried.
The kids thought I was faking it and started laughing.
Which at the time, made me cry more.
But, I'm doing great now.
Thanks for all your suggestions,
we are using coconut shampoo from now on, for the rest of our lives.
probably going to do these Tea Tree oil treatments monthly.
I'm off now, and praying and hoping our
computer gets fixed Tuesday!!
Happy Father's day to all you fathers out there!!!
(especially Odie, my only male reader, Love you Odie, have a wonderful father's day!)
(Can I PS on a blog post?)
I had a 9 week ultra sound yesterday and we have one beautiful, healthy baby!!!
Jedi was with me and got to see the little baby kick both his/her feet, it was great!!!
Heart beat was a healthy 170
Epiphany, I'll take it!