Knowing Scott had the first half of the day off and my to-do list growing quickly, we decided to involve the kiddos and get some serious items OFF my list!
The boys woke up between 8:30-9 and we were off. I had a list of cleaning to-do's for the boys to mark off.
Here's my list: Weed garden (100 weeds each boy), sort laundry, clean bedrooms, clean bathrooms, unload dishwasher, load dishwasher, clean stove, clean microwave, fill up soaps, take out all trash, vacuum, wash walls, sweep kitchen, wash down bar stools, carpet clean bedroom and basement.
As the boys and I were hustling to clean the house, Scott and Will started on the larger projects that needed attention.
That list was: Attach ball holder in garage, make a new coat hanger, hang all 3 coat hangers in garage, cement loose rocks from outside stairs and wall, print vinyl stickers, install new fan in living room, sand down kitchen chairs, hang medal holder, stain craft board.
We got through the entire cleaning list and most of the project list by noon, so we decided to take a little break. We drove across the street to 7-11 for FREE Slurpees. Then, drove around the corner to another 7-11 for another delicious Slurpee. Next stop, Barnes and Noble to turn in the boys Summer Reading charts for FREE books. Last stop, Chik-fil-A for FREE food (if you dress up like a cow). I taped black and white spots on the boys, some hung signs around their necks, some wore noses with ears. Our bill came to $47, but we paid ZERO!
Back home we worked on the rest of the project list, and everything is OFF my list! WOW!! The incentive I offered the boys in the morning was if they worked fast and hard without complaining, we would have a water balloon war after. As I'm typing this post up the boys are filling up the balloons!
Come get a glimpse of what my life is like as a princess in a house full of Knights, 8 of them to be exact! I am one lucky princess! I am married to my prince and together we have a great life. I love to craft, scrap book, read, take photos, and cook!
What a good lookin' crew I have! These boys are wild, outgoing, sporty and fun. We always manage to have a good time whereever we go! Our most favorite place to visit, besides Nana's house is Disneyland!
He is such a wonderful young man. He is so smart and loves all different kinds of activities, especially football, lacrosse and sport skiing. He is a great example to his little brothers. He is 15 years old and in the 10th grade pulling straight A's in all advanced classes.
The Kind One
He is the most caring, patient and compassionate son anyone could ask for. He always puts the needs of his brothers before his own. He is also quite a character! He is always making us laugh. He is 13 years old and in the 8th grade.
The Active One
He is a very outgoing and active boy. He is so tall and thin but is also pure muscle. He is always trying new things and very creative. He loves football, basketball and skiing but is great at any sport. He is 11 years old and in the 6th grade!
He is my little love bug. He too is full of energy and always on the go. He loves playing basketball, football and skiing backwards. But he also never tires of hugs and kisses from mom. He is almost 8 years old and in the 3rd grade.
He is such a sweet, easy, lovable child. He loves playing baseball, football and skiing. He has lots of friends and is always kind to others. He is 6 and in the 1st grade.
This boy is a sweet baby doll. He copies almost everything his brothers do. The other brothers love him. He is already computer savvy, watching tutorials on YouTube. He is 5 years old in preschool.
This sweet boy is a joy to have in our family. If you are sad or having a bad day, just spend 5 minutes with this guy. He will make you laugh. He is 2 years old.
This sweet guy joined our family a few weeks ago. What a joy he has been.
This was a cute idea that I saw on some other blogs
Random Things about Me
- I was on The Price is Right...and won
- I boogie boarded until I was 7 months pregnant with most of my kids
- I am fluent in American Sign Language
- My favorite candy is anything sour
- I attended a Madonna concert on the day that Jackson was due
- My favorite time of year is Fall, especially October
- I collect nativity sets from around the world, and Willow Tree figurines -I can't watch anyone brush their teeth, It makes be dry heave and throw up