Monday, March 29, 2010

Spring Break

My goal is to clean the house and not tear my hair out this week. That can be achieved simultaneously, right? I did myself a favor and created a list, afterall, what are goals without lists?
Essentially the list is what I can get the kids involved in to keep them busy and not fighting.

This morning we cleaned the basement. I really wish I had a before, during, and after picture. The before and after might not look much different, but we were able to fill up a trash bag (small) and a donation bag (big).

It did cost me a dollar a kid, but that was cheap at the price. They are HIGHLY motivated by the thought of earning big bucks this week. Maybe I should price my jobs accordingly. I wonder how much Spring Break is going to cost me.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Pinewood Derby

After many an hour spent on a block of wood, Jack is the proud winner of not one, but two trophies. He won second place for his den and second overall for the pack. AND he did most of the work.
Jack's design, the blue truck. It was almost dayglow orange, but a paint malfunction resulted in a last minute color change.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Art by Lily

Lily and I have lots of time to ourselves when the big kids go to school. Lately we've been playing ALOT of "Guess Who" and "Guess what I'm drawing". She is getting really good about staying in the lines and switching to more than one color per picture. Here she is perfecting the rainbow.