Keeping Up with Ron, Sara, Jackson and Addie

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Random Thoughts

- I was on my feet for 12 hours straight today and now my legs throb so much I can't fall asleep. But the event for work raised over $200,000!

- Addie has a cough again!! I worry that we are missing something.

- Jackson is reading and it is so fun to listen to him!!

- We are getting tired of the cold but braved it again this year, to check out the ice sculptures!

- Addie has decided she wants to sleep with her door open. I started it by leaving it open when she was sick. I need to nip this in the bud!

- I can't wait until both kids are old enough to put away their own laundry.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dress like a snowman!

Once again, it's dress like a snowman day at school! Here is frosty!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Jackson's birthday at school

He had a great time celebrating with friends at school and sharing cupcakes!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Jackson's Birthday Quiz

What's your name? Jackson
How old are you? 6
What's your favorite food? macaroni and cheese
What's your favorite color? blue
What's your favorite tv show? Liberty's Kids
What's your favorite superhero? Batman
What time do you go to bed? 8:30
What's your favorite book? BoxCar Children
What's your favorite movie? Milo and Otis
What size shoe do you wear? i don't know (1)
What's your favorite kind of cake? chocolate
What's your favorite thing to do outside? Play
What's your favorite thing to do with mom? Bake a cake
What's your favorite thing to do with dad? Go to Pizza Ranch
What's your favorite thing to do with addie? Go down the slide in the backyard
What are you going to be when you grow up? Can I have three things? Make weapons for the army, be a dancer and go to outer space.
Who is your best friend? Isaac
Who are you going to marry? Izzi
What's favorite thing to do at school? Free Choice!!!
Where do you like to go in the car? Pump it Up
What's your favorite toy? Eagle Talon Castle
What's your favorite flower? I don't have a favorite flower.
If your name could be anything you wanted it to be, what would it be? Batman
Where do you like to shop? Nowhere.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Cleaning up the Clutter

I've been doing a lot of work arond the house to clean up the clutter!

I started with our kid's kitchen cabinet.  Now that the kids are getting older they don't need sippy cups or plastic dishes.  I kept a few things around for on-the-go drinks but mainly emptied an entire cabinet in our kitchen!  Thank goodness or I wouldn't have had room for the new popcorn popping, Stir Crazy or the Dutch Oven that I got for Christmas!

Next up was our medicine bin, getting rid of expired meds and condensing the meds from their boxes into baggies. Then, I moved on to my make-up bags and got rid of old make-up that I don't use.

I also organized our CD collection.  After stacks of CDs don't make it into their homes, I had to spend some time finding homes!  We are missing a few that I hope will turn up someday.  We'll be moving over to all digital files, but it's a process that's been started, but it's a long process. 

On Saturday I headed into Addie's room for a sweep of her drawers.  Believe it or not, she still had 2T clothes lurking around.  She's wearing mostly 3T now, but fitting into a lot of 4 and 5 as well.  I filled up a bin of clothes that will be donated.

And on Sunday, it was Jackson's.  Jackson's room was actually in pretty good shape!  His clothes are still fitting but we did take out DVD's from his room that he's no longer interested in.  He said goodbye to Thomas the Tank Engine and Diego.  (Sniff, my baby is growing up.  He's much more into Transformers, Star Wars and Power Rangers now.)

On Sunday, Ron got into the scene and organized his magazines for the shop into magazine caddys.  It looks pretty nice and I'll be glad not to have the stacks around the house!

So, the house is still a zoo with toys EVERYWHERE and I never got to cleaning the kitchen floor but behind the closet doors and inside drawers, we are making progress!