Sunday, February 19, 2012

We're Underway - and - Another Broken Wing

I'll start off with the broken wing.  For those of you that visit often, you might remember back in May 2011 Baby Bee broke her left arm at school.  
she's done it again, only this time it's her RIGHT arm - the one she happens to write with!  She was playing ferociously in a rec league basketball game last night and guarding her cousin (Reader Bee) and as she chased her down court she tripped and fell.  Fell hard.  

Okay, now this a mom moment that I didn't quite know what to do.  I wanted to run right out on the court and scoop her up but I didn't want her to be embarrassed.  So I sat there hoping and praying she would get up and shake it off.  That didn't happen so I scurried out on to the court and we got her up and to the bench.  She was crying so much.  I was afraid it was broken, but she had good movement so I was hoping it wasn't.  She kept telling me this morning as we drove to the Urgent Care that she was so glad when she saw my face pop up from behind all the people surrounding her on the court.  I was so glad I was there for her too.  She got her x-rays and it's definitely broken. Tomorrow I hope we can get in to her regular doctor and find out if needs a cast or a splint.  And while I'm there I'll ask him if I should wrap her in bubble wrap.  I will reassure him that I will leave a hole so she can breathe.

Which brings us to the project that just doesn't seem to get going, but I'm forcing it along now.  

The painting of Baby Bee's room.....

Before her game last night we cleaned and packed and moved furniture around so we could paint this afternoon.  The trip to the doctor today slowed down our plans a bit, but I think we can finish it up by Tuesday.  At least I hope so 'cause I don't want to see all of her furniture in the living room any longer than I have to.
We last did Baby Bee's room when she was about to turn 4 in 2005 and we all loved it, but it was just too sweet for the young lady she is becoming.  Redoing it is her 11th birthday present.  
I painted the scallops because I did not think I could live with an entire room of pink.  So we compromised and I painted about 2/3 of the wall pink and the top 1/3 a very soft green. Since she was so young I got to have lots of say in what went in there, 

 Can I have a shout out for my scallops?  I am still so stinkin' proud of how cute they look!

It was a very feminine room for my sweet girly girl.

But times change and pink is not her favorite color anymore.

I think I've picked up paint chips from every store in town!

Thank you Home Depot for custom mixing samples!  
I painted several spots around the room.  
The lighter color is "Refreshing Pool" and the darker color is "Aqua Spray."

I'm currently leaning towards the darker color and Baby Bee likes the lighter.  Maybe Worker Bee will be the deciding vote.  (On second thought, Worker Bee is way too smart to get caught in the middle of that decision.)

We won't be able to finish the room this weekend, but Baby Bee goes to Winter Camp next weekend so we'll be able to do a few things to surprise her while she's gone.  
And, I'm sure I'll still have several little projects to complete before we poke a stick in it and call it done!

Thanks for buzzing by today!  I'm so delighted to see you!
I'll be trying a new recipe this I found on Pinterest, of course, for a Tiramasu bundt cake!
Sound good?  I'll be sure to save a piece for you!


  1. So sorry about the broken arm. I guess "taking one for the team" came a little too close to home. It will definately slow down the progress on the redocorating. I love the blue colors. I cannot wait to see the finished project. Is the winter camp she is going to Hume Lake by any chance? We go there often.. Hope she heals quickly blessings to you.

  2. Basketball is a tough game!! The wing will heal and all will be well. Love the color for the room, can't wait to see it finished!!


  3. Bless Baby Bee's arm! It will be well soon!
    The room will be gorgeous for an 11 year old girl when you have it all finished. Can't wait to see it!

  4. Poor baby bee! Hope she mends soon!! Turquoise will be lovely for her room. Love the vintage Hankie tie back idea...I'm gonna have to try that!!

  5. I hope your sending Baby Bee to camp in that bubble wrap you mentioned!!
    The old room is so adorable I hate to see it go, but I have to admit I love the new fabric and color choices too. They will suit her age much better, I'm sure. I can't wait to see the after pictures. I'm with Baby on the color choices-not that it matters!!

  6. Oh My...I haven't been here for a long time so I've been going back over your posts. I'm sure Baby Bee's room will look great when you're finished...wish you could mail the pink scallops to me...I love them!
    So sorry about the broken arm. When my kids were little (many, many moons ago) it was my daughter who ended up in the emergency room more than my dare-devil son. He must have had more alert guardian angels watching out.
    So sorry I missed your contest. Cath...gotta love her!

  7. Oh that poor child! Bubble wrap sounds like the way to go.

  8. Oh, I so identify with that feeling of wanting to run to your baby and scoop 'em up, but holding back, not wanting to embarass the big kid they are becoming. How nice that you were there for her, and how nice of her to tell you she was happy to see you. Alas, the bubble wrap will surely not be tolerated by Baby Bee, or any of our kiddos. More's the pity...

    I think I like the lighter color, but they are both fabulous! It's gonna look great!

  9. Tell your daughter I hope her arm heals and she gets too feeling better soon. Any break is never fun! Good luck with the painting, I do not like painting, but I love the result!

  10. Isn't it a terrible feeling when our babies get injured? I pray that she makes a full and speedy recovery :)
    She has good taste, the turquoise is going to be so pretty!

  11. Oh no! So sorry to hear about her sweet arm! It's so hard to sit in the stands/bleachers and not run out to get them when they get hurt--I know! Three VERY athletic daughters have seen quite a few injuries...hang in there, mamma!

    Her room is looking lovely--I loved the old room, too, though!

    Wishing you a lovely day, my friend, & that your sweet girl will get some relief! (I think the bubble wrap idea is a good one, by the way!)


  12. Hey Girl, can't wait to see the new room!! She couldn't have broken her other wing? Poor lil thing. Sounds like Naters lil Bee. ;S

  13. Awww...this post almost had ME in tears! Isn't it a bittersweet thing when our little ones start to grow out of their "little kid" stuff?!! Here's a shout out for your scallops: very adorable! I'm excited to see the room all transformed!

    I wanted to let you know that I'm hosting a month-long Giveaway Jubilee beginning March 1st. I know you've hosted giveaways before and thought you might be interested. You can participate as a giver, a (hopefully) winner, or both! Just click on the button at the top right of my sidebar that says "Giveaway Jubilee" for more info.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend,

  14. Ouch...Sorry to hear what happened to Baby Bee. I wish her a speedy recovery! Hope it's doesn't hurt too much.

    I really love the pink scallop design in Baby Bee's room. My baby girl is crazy about pink and it's just a matter of time that she'll start requesting to have her room painted in pink! I might have to "steal" your scallop design idea if that ever happened. I can't stand a room all filled with pink! hahaha...and it's good to know the kids will out-grow their favorite color though. Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

  15. i loved the part that she was happy to see your face!!! awwww, how so very sweet and so endearing!

    you have your hands full, but i know the room will be adorable with all of the fun stuff you have for inspiration. really fun fabrics!!! love them!

    janelle, it would be so much fun to hang out with you! let me know if you come up this way - or i am game for a road trip south, too.

    take good care of baby bee...give her a hug from me. such a strong girl you have!!


    ps: just yesterday i was thinking about you - no kidding!


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