Monday, May 30, 2011

Monday Madness

Today was such a great mixture of madness and fun.
We started off our day by Petey coming in to our bed at 4:30am. I was too tired to fight her so I told her to hop in and what did she do? She fell back asleep and we all slept in until 9am. Ahhhh.
I gave the kids breakfast and then it was bathtime. I decided a bubble bath was in store before the major fun planned ahead. The kids helped me pick up the playroom and so I let them play in there for a while. Cant you tell the kids had just taken a bath by looking at Petey's crazy hair? Ha!

Petey came out while I was cleaning and said, "Look, Mom, I drew an octopus." I was pleasantly surprised that it did indeed resemble an octopus. One circle and a whole bunch of lines coming off of it. Good job, girly!

I cleaned most of the morning and let the kids play (Boss was out golfing with the boys in his family). I vacuumed, swept, mopped, organized, folded 7 baskes of laundry, scrubbed the kitchen, and cleaned the kids' high chairs. Phew!

And then it was time for the real fun to begin.

I started by teaching Petey about the letter D. She can recognize the letters A, B, and C and some others in the alphabet so we decided to color a picture of a Dd (I didnt take any pictures of her doing this) and Spidey got to color a blank piece of paper as well. :)

Then, Boss grabbed some paint on his way home and we let the kids go to town painting their pictures. I let them make a mess and have fun {which is something that is usually hard for me to do}. As you can see, Spidey took advantage of that and decided to eat some of his paint and also to rub some in his hair. Oh well. It's non-toxic and washable.

Petey used mostly pink but threw in a couple of other colors as well. :)

My plan for these paintings is that they will hang up in our playroom. There is not much on the walls in their and I have a couple of pictures frames that I got from a garage sale and painted white recently. I think these cute paintings will be the perfect addition to those bare walls.

After our painting adventure, we went to my mom's house and went swimming. It was still a bit cold so Petey and I only lasted maybe 20 minutes. The only extra clothes I brought were these Sparky pajamas so she was warm and toasty the rest of the day. :)

I absolutely love my parent's backyard. My dad is so good at growing fruit and vegetables and they have so many trees back there. We picked some apples and peaches to take home with us.

My Mom decided to enlist Petey's help in carrying some of the apples by putting them in the hood of her jammies. :)

And then we came home and I folded some more laundry. I know this looks like a disaster to you but it is full of organized clothing. The 4 baskets shown are filled with folded clothes, ready to go into their drawers in the morning and the clothes on the chair are just needing to be hung up.

Today was such a great day, filled with so many fun family memories. I feel so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful family.

And that's how Suze sees it.

1 comment:

Emmy said...

Good for you! It is hard to sometimes let our kids make a mess but sounds like such a great activity.
And sleeping in until 9-sounds like pure heaven! Ryder sleeps in at the most until 7:00- and the days he sleeps that late Alex is always up early.. errr.