Wednesday, March 16, 2011

why I don't garden

I thought I would help Eric out a bit and go start prepping the soil so he can get his garden going next month. First there were cockroaches. Lots of cockroaches. Then this guy showed his face and I decided to call it a day.

He was only about 3 inches long, but that's scary enough for me.

Monday, March 14, 2011

don't you love Mondays?

I was trying to wake myself up and get ready for the day when little Emily came into my bedroom with her hands and feet and pjs covered in red paint. I should have snapped a picture, but that wasn't my first reaction. I put her in the tub and scrubbed her down. We turned the bathtub pink and I think there is still some paint in her hair.

Now on the the rest of the mess

The footprints continued through the kitchen, living room, and across my bedroom. My neighbor had offered to help me clean up this morning before I babysit, but I said I would be fine. After looking at this mess I called her and ask if the offer still stood. She came over and cleaned the bathtub while I scrubbed the carpet. 

After things settled down I made breakfast and coffee and started making the invitation to a party I am throwing in a couple weeks. The girls decided to play with their plates after they ate and one of them went flying off the table. I didn't know these plates could break. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

carpet mountains

I was making lunch today and left the kitchen for a moment to find the kids had bunched up our living room carpet. My first reaction was to tell them to fix it, but then I took it back and asked them what they were doing. I sat on the floor with them and they showed me how all their cars were driving through tunnels and over mountains and through valleys. The heavy carpet kept it's shape well and they were having a great time. They can be so messy at this age and I get easily frustrated at the constant messes, but having a clean house is less important than encouraging their imaginations :)