Monday, January 21, 2013

The craziness of life!

Cody took the kids sledding awhile back.
They had a blast!

 Mr. No Fear

 Mr. Look No-Hands
Miss Scream-the-Whole Way Down

Glad they got to enjoy the snow before it got SO cold!


The kids are all taking turns participating in toy surveys for a research company.  
The "pay" is $20 or a toy.  They all think they are pretty hot stuff earning cash and prizes!  (I have to agree--it is pretty cool!)

*As we waited for McClain's survey to begin, the most bizarre situation played out.  A poor little guy was really complaining to his mom about his toes and foot hurting.  She very loudly proceeded to announce to the entire room that if he would pay attention, he wouldn't get his foot run over.
RUN OVER?  Seriously.
She went on and on how it was just fine, his grandpa had backed over it but drove forward to get off of it as soon as he saw the boy standing there, and he needed to quit making such a fuss about it, it couldn't have hurt...  Not sure what the drama was there and wishing there was some way I could have found out that little boy's info to check on his safety!  Crazy!


 We had the boys' BIG birthday party.
It was a crazy, good time.

 Here are the party boys!  (minus a few who were stilling swimming)

 Maddox lounged around and watched the craziness.


After the party, things got a little crazy at our house.
(you'll be glad I have no pictures!)
My washing machine broke mid cycle full of towels and swimming suits.
My mom and I polished up our pioneer skills by hand rinsing and wringing them.
Then that night, Cody and my mom were sick in the night and Maddox decided to be awake for a few hours from teething pain.
That led to a very sleepy Sunday morning, where we discovered that our furnace had quit working.
Ever noticed how magnified a crisis is when you're exhausted?
Thankfully, Cody's dad is an amazing fix-it guy.
He fixed our furnace AND our washing machine all in one afternoon!


We celebrated this weekend with our new Fourth Grade Core Leader!
Fourth grade students can nominate peers for this role.
Cloe was so excited to be nominated by a few friends and chosen out of the whole fourth grade class.
It's something she's been hoping for the whole year!
So proud of her!

Another fun week down in our crazy life!


Mandi said...

You are right... always seems that things escalate quickly and overwhelmingly when we are tired! Wow. Praise God for a handy FIL!

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