Sunday, January 21, 2007

Awesome Quote

When I read this quote I knew I wanted to share it.

"Adopting one child won't change the world;but for that child, the world will change."

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Laundry, a broom, and a mop

Today was a good morning, meaning beds fixed, hair happily done, and most importantly no arguing. Homework after school has also improved drastically since the kids returned to school after their three week Christmas vacation.

A couple of weeks ago, probably around the beginning of December, my wonderful husband was putting Christmas lights up on the house. Being that he is such a fun Dad, he of course let some of the kids help him. Well, while they were up there, one of them accidentally stepped on the drain that catches the rain run off and cracked it (although we didn't no that at the time.)
Anyways, fast forward to the first heavy rain after that incident and Julia finds our hallway flooded with puddles of water. First thing, I assume it is from the washing machine and think, "Great, a full load of laundry in the wash and the washer breaks." But as soon as I looked up, I realized that that would have been my preference. Instead water was dripping through our light fixture and door molding and down our wall. Agghhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!

Now after three weeks, the drain and roof is repaired and the ceiling is ready to be repainted. Why do I mention all of this? Because I have been lugging all of the laundry upstairs (smart husband insisted on 2 laundry rooms when we remodeled) and spending twice the time making do using one washer and dryer. This, all because the downstairs washer and dryer also finally stops working during this time too, leaving me with a useless laundry room.

Well not all's lost, since I've had the joy of watching my two youngest boys play while I fold all the laundry upstairs. Today they were playing cowboys (ever since their Grandma bought Jonny a red hat at Dollar Tree) and Jonny was straddling Andrew's back like he was a horse, both of them preparing to slide down the stairs. Quickly thinking, mainly to avoid them injury, I pulled out a mop and a broom showing them what great horses they were. It was so cute to see them riding all over the house on a broom and a mop.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas too! Over the holidays I was asked such a neat question, in fact my whole family heard it in church one Sunday, that I wanted to share it with you. It made for some wonderful conversations in our house. Since it is actually Jesus' birthday we celebrate each year, "What are you going to get Him for his birthday?" My four year old said, "A wace car!" Oops, I mean race car. We haven't addressed R's in speech yet.

Anyways, I wanted to apologize for not writing sooner. I know it is the same song and dance with me, but again my hope is to get better at keeping my blog more updated.
The kids are about to walk into the door (every Wednesday is an early release day) and then homework will begin, so I gotta go for now.