Wednesday, April 1, 2009
"SPRING CLEANING" is a term that some use..
-my kids have obviously opted to have never have heard it before.
I tried to explain why this ritual is so important, but all they are wondering is why the heck am I going through all this effort if we're NOT having a party???!!! AWE, they make me laugh! I in return ask.."Do want a nice mom? If so, this needs to get done!!"
Every year I feel the pressure and it will not simply go away. I have a whole list full of things that need to get done and so this is what are Spring Break is all about this year.
I have a picture of yesterday's task of organizing and cleaning our family room. We have these gorgeous mahogany bookcases that I LOVE! They are however a pain in the rear to clean. They have 4 glass shelves at the top so you can see all the dust and when you put on the lights that are up above the top shelf it is a hundred times worse! It's like my stress level shoots when ever this happens..."oh, I really need to clean that!" I think to myself.
I decided to take all of Geoff's MANY, MANY games and gear out of the "HALLOWED" bookcases and bring down a cabinet that has been in the bonus room to store it all. I found this cabinet at a place in down town Portland for a fraction of the cost of the SAME ONE at Restoration Hardware. For those of you who have never heard of this place it is WONDERFUL!! I am such a sucker for ANY KIND OF DECOR STORE!! I am not kidding by any means on this one, it's like a candy store for me. I just sit there and imagine what I would do if I had the means to buy what I wanted, oh! it would be so fantabulous!! "Maybe someday" I tell myself.
Notice the white cabinet..
After the task and feeling a little stress flying off my shoulders; it's a nice feeling!
This was a couple weeks ago after church when we came home we saw the big camera sitting there and decided to have a little camera shoot.
This picture cracks me up...he,he,he...
Those are definitely his "bedroom eyes", shoot! ya, that's right! I gave them to him!! lol
It's a cheesy smile, "but that's what makes me so great!" ha,ha (a line from WICKED)
OK, my hair looks really red in this one. I can't get my hair done for a little while so it has to do.
This one's for the boys!
I had to do an 80's pose.
I thought this would be funny.
Then Eve says "Mom, take a picture" and does the same pose. She is such a ham.
I don't have any idea on this one??? Maybe it's a 1st grade thing?!
What's with the tongue?
I had to get the camera for this one. We were doing some things around the house and I couldn't find Manti and this is how I ended up finding him.
As you see these pictures you need to see the "3 Little Maids" song~ it is too perfect for words!
This was on the day of the ice cream party.
He has the cutest smile.
Again with the tongue, what's up with my kids?
I am too a sucker for these rootbeer eyes. Just like his daddy's.
Geoff got Pinocchio for his birthday on blue ray, of course.
I like this one.
BOY'S CLUB ICE CREAM EXTRAVAGANZA!
We had some people over to celebrate and share in the goodness.
Geoff and his friends Will and Rob.