Sunday, December 21, 2008

Hard Working Kids

I haven't been 100% pleased with the way Joshua's room was organized during the move-in. This morning, I asked him if he wanted to help me move some things around in his room. He was thrilled to clean away all morning long. Joshua has a really cool loft bed. I love that it gives him more room to move around in his room, but I miss being able to sit on the side of his bed with him.
Joshua has the biggest closet of all the kids' rooms. Keith and Grandpa worked really hard at installing closet organizing systems in each of the bedrooms before we even began unpacking. This morning we organized the Star Wars guys, the Lego's, the trucks and tons of other toys. They are all packed neatly in the closet.

Grandma and Grandpa gave us their old coffee table. It works great in Joshua's room for when Daniel and Joshua are playing together. It keeps the Lego's and other small parts of the floor for easier clean up. We also pull the table out from the wall and sit on either side to play board games. The white board is written with his weekly memory verse and the bulletin board is for some of his favorite artwork.
After cleaning inside, we decided we all could use some fresh air. Keith had just returned home as I was heading out front with the kids. Keith was off with our church's Men's motorcycle group, Ezekiel's Wheels. I was so glad to see him walk in the door, because I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to rake the whole front yard by myself. Our neighbors have large oak trees, but don't really bother to clean up all the leaves. When the wind picks up, the leaves end up in our yard. Usually, I try to get out and rake at least once a week, but it's been about two weeks and the yard was looking really bad!

The kids played with a bubble BBQ grill toy that Nana brought over a few weeks ago. Daniel would get the bubbles going and Joshua would use his light saber to pop them. Megan sang and danced around the yard (as usual).

Keith went out back to use the leaf blower on the walkway around the pool. After a few minutes, he walked in the house and handed me a tiny tangerine. Apparently our tree that we thought was a lime tree, is actually a tangerine tree. The fruit had not been getting very good sun because of the pine tree (the one that we had removed a few weeks after moving into the house). We hope to do some research in the next few weeks about what kind of citrus is actually growing on the tree and how we can help keep it healthy.

Keith hoisted the bigger kids up to each pick a fruit off the tree. Daniel was not interested at all in picking the fruit, but he was thrilled to eat it.

Megan was cracking me up trying so hard to s-t-r-e-t-c-h her arm up to grab one more fruit.

After being outside all afternoon, a nice warm tub was in order for all the munchkins. Daniel had only been out of the tub for about 15 minutes when he fell sound asleep on the couch.


Rachel H. said...

You guys HAVE been working hard! That room looks AWESOME! I bet it feels so nice now! And leaves on the ground?? Those are buried under the ice... :)

Becca and Jason said...

Sounds like a great day (minus the organizing and cleaning... though it's great that Josh wanted to help!)! I love seeing and reading about how the kids are all growing into their own personalities. Your comment about Megan singing and dancing made me chuckle!
Miss you guys!

Anonymous said...

Megan looks so out of place in her tutu - but so cute nonetheless :) And it's great that Josh wanted to help clean - milk THAT while you can!

Dayfamilyof4 said...

I really need to get the kids rooms organized. whoo! I love Megan's outfit... SO cute!