Monday, April 13, 2009

Sunday Special ala Monday - April 13th



I documented Adam's propensity for peeling in a prior post. (If you click the link - be prepared for more of an almost 3 year old clad only in a diaper with strips of wallpaper). In preparation for refinancing our home and locking in a nice low FIXED rate - we decided it was time to do something about the peeled and graffitied kitchen walls for the appraisal. Adam peeled and Sadie drew. I forgot that I wanted to take a picture of her gerbil people before they were forever painted over - they use to make me so happy. Gerbil people make me smile. Oh well.

I think it looks nice - definitely a great deal better!

So, for now, my kitchen walls look much improved!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Logistical Nightmare (Or why I hated Math Word Problems in High School)

One family, two adults and six children. Children A-C all have soccer practices. Two of them have practices that begin at 5 pm. One has practice at 5:15 (child B). They practice on 2 different fields in different locations. Practices for Child A & Child B end at 6:30. Child C's practice ends at 6pm. Adult One is assistant coach to Child A and Child B's soccer teams that practice at the same time in different locations (Adult Two questions the efficacy of this arrangement.) Child D has a school play. Child D must be at school at 6:10pm nicely dressed and the performance begins at 6:30pm. Everyone typically eats at 6 pm every evening. Child C and Child D must be met at bus stop at 3:40pm. Child B has Honor Choir after school and needs to be picked up at 4:15 pm. Adult Two has Choir Carpool this month and Seminary Carpool this week. Adult Two will arrive home from Choir Carpool at 4:45pm. Child B also has a job walking dogs after school from 4-5pm. Child F is scheduled for daily hungry and tired-because-I-refused-to-take-a-nap meltdown at 4:30pm. Both Child E and Child F are on schedule for massive diaper blowouts between 3:30pm and 5 pm. One or both should occur after being strapped into minivan and when Adult Two is already running 5 minutes late. If bedtime is at 8 pm, how long will it take for Adult Two to be absolutely drooling, completely insane?

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Sunday Special - April 5th

Stressful week. Six soccer games, 5 soccer practices, General Conference, City-wide Clean-up Weekend and getting the house ready for the appraisal this coming week. (Not to mention Matt was on a business trip this past week.)

But, I do have a picture for you. Jessica took this one and I thought it was kind of cool.


(P.S. The plants seemed to have survived our wacky snow from last weekend.)