Monday, January 26, 2009

This, That and the Other Thing

The past week has been plain old boring life around here. We are not done with our science project yet, but hope to be soon. The kids' classes have started up full swing at the Center and so we are now rushing out the door 4 out of 5 mornings. As I speak, there are two men under our house removing the mold we developed from the flood waters being under the house. Jealous? When they are finished the insulation installation can commence. And then can we be done please? And now...I'll give you a glimpse of our non-exciting last week. We have been planning to fix the floor in our computer room for quite a while now. We decided that we'd get the flooring guy here before he was too busy with all the post-flood remodeling. These next pictures are mostly for Grandpa Idaho and Grandpa Tractor--and any of the others terribly interested in sagging-Pergo floors and how to fix them.
Ezra offering his hammer to the "woiker man".
Out with the old--had to dispose of the whole floor just because of the one area that had to be fixed. That type of flooring had been discontinued, so he couldn't just replace the one section, unfortunately.

Playing on the futon in the living room--the furniture juggling was just short of insanity. We are thankful to have it all back in its proper place!

Finding the problem.

The fix--new (even) mud.

"Look mom! High heels with my moto-shirt. What do you think dad will say?"

"Someday you can wear them too, Kine."

This is intense joy--not anger. He sometimes likes to steal back the high chair from Caroline.

This is nothing out of the norm--we all have a little love for ice cream in this house. Especially when topped with bananas and hot fudge.

I finally got around to trying out a new recipe I've been wondering about for a few years. Cherry-chocolate chip cookies. Deeeee-lish! In Tadd's words "I wouldn't be offended if you made these again."

"Look mama, it's a helicopter!" Tinker toys really are an educational entertainment system. The other evening I broke them out (Ezra has to pick up ALL other toys before this multi-piece set is allowed off its high shelf in the closet) while I made dinner and the kids entertained themselves for a good 30 minutes--without fighting.

We went to mommy group last Friday and spent the afternoon/evening at Grandpa Tractor and Grandma Harbor's house. The kids are big fans of the air Grandpa makes them lots of popcorn.

Caroline is also a big fan of Grandpa. She shouts his name when we pull into the driveway. Since he was at work when we got there, she spent a lot of time asking for him and watching out the window for his car. Her Grandpa love is not limited to Grandpa Tractor--she loves Grandpa Hi-do a lot too :)...just in case he was wondering.


Debbie said...

Love the pic of Ezra in high heels. :) Too Funny!!! :D

The Chatty Housewife said...

That photo of E in high heels may be great for a wedding slide show someday!

I loved the quote from your hubby, very funny.

Adkins Family said...

Amelia has a great love for both of her Grandpa's too, she has just recently started to include the Grandma's into that circle. :)

Mike, Alice, and Hank the DOG said...

It's kind of scary - Ezra was looking sort of comfortable in those high heels...looks like he could walk pretty well in them! What a fun little visit into your what you called a boring week. Shall I tell you of mine - I think not! The cookies did look delish!

kdk said...

I love that Tinker Toy set. R&J make some of the greatest things with it - mostly "rockets" and things that "boom" and "blast". I employ the same method: Clean everything else up before the Tinker Toys come out!

NaomiG said...

Love the heels pic! He looks like a natural. Hee hee! I think I'm going to have to steal your "all the other toys get put away before the tinker toys come out" rule for our train set.

Anna-b-bonkers said...

What an ordeal with the flooring, I am glad it wasn't worse!
The heels shot cracked me up, too funny, I agree with Chatty, slide show at the wedding some day, so cute!

Mike, Alice, and Hank the DOG said...

I came for a visit. I love the photo of Erza in the heels and shirt, What a guy! And, Caroline Avy, I love ice cream too!