Monday, January 24, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
My other challenge is getting the family to eat healthier and boy has this been a challenge, whoa. I have picky eaters. I have no idea how that happen because my husband and I LOVE to eat. It's a challenge I'm willing to take on and will win (to my children's dismay, tee-hee).
Who knew a green bean could cause so much emotion, tee-hee!
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The door was locked and the realtor couldn't come out so what does any girl do dressed in her Sunday best and favorite animal print wedges?? She finds an unlocked window, scales the wall and hops right in of course! Patrick was right, the house was in desperate shape. It had been neglected and beat up. It made me love it more. I knew we could make it great and we slowly but surely have!
just have to add the finishing touches on this :)
So, I traded in these ....
We have pulled up stinky, nasty carpet, painted (and repainted) until our arms almost fell off, cleaned, scrubbed, disinfected so many times we should have opened our own chemical company, hauled off two tons of junk left in the home, did major dirt work, which Patrick learned to operate a back hoe, I blew a hole in my foot with powerwasher and burnt my arm on the same powerwasher, geez- don't ask, had a few kids fall in paint....and that is just a little slice of what we have been doing.
Monday, January 3, 2011
We started the festivities off on the 23rd with with a birthday party for Jesus. It was another great way to reinforce with our kids the true reason for Christmas. We also had the kids pick out some toys to donate to children less fortunate.
We had a cake for the party!
I love family traditions and one of ours is making cookies for Santa on Christmas eve night. I let the kids do everything from start to finish since "Santa" will be the only one eating them:)
Jackson decorated the cookies by himself this year. Ace and Chan were only interested in the eating part:) He did a great job!