Monday, April 28, 2008

Catching up

So my computer crashed again, and if it wasn't for my buddy Anne, who is way more computer savvy than I, this sucker would have found it's way to the recycle bin. Of course, it took a week away from my addiction, to prompt some cleaning up around the house. What else was there to do? ( Although, I'll let you in on a little secret, while I was still buried in the mountain of laundry, Bobby was hooking the computer back up and getting online. Uh huh, not just my addiction)

I think I'm on laundry load #6, maybe 7, since yesterday. Trust me, it was a mountain.

I also managed to go through the kids seasonal clothes. However, with this Ohio weather, I can't be sure winter will be completely gone anytime soon, or that summer will ever come. Digging through 12 plastic tubs of kids clothes is no easy task. Especially when you have to leave some of the warm clothes out, just in case.

We painted the boys' bunkbeds, so while the bed was out of the room, I decided it was time for a thorough cleaning. Let me just say, boys are gross. And when you tell them to clean their room, they don't actually CLEAN it. Wondering how long it will last....... Now I know why Travis never seems to have enough socks. They never make it all the way to the laundry basket. And let's not discuss the candy wrappers and remnants of food found in obscure places. I dug through their two closets to give them more room and to see what was in there. Basically, when we moved in 5 years ago, whatever was stored there, was never touched again. Case in point, an old cowboy hat that hasn't seen the light of day since Texas! 8 years ago!

Notice the yucky sweat ring. Hard to notice in a darkened bar. :op
I also discovered Travis's bouncer seat. Yes, Travis's. Although, I do believe I used it for Tatum too. It's downright nasty now. That didn't stop the kids from taking turns using it as a recliner.
Oh, and another adventure at our house.... our fridge croaked. The condenser got louder and louder and the food got warmer and warmer. We ran to Lowe's Friday night in the hopes of aquiring a new fridge before everything started to melt in the freezer. We knew we needed something bigger, since our family has grown exponentially from our 18 cu foot fridge days. Beyond it being big and energy efficient, I really didn't have any expectations. We thought the french door fridges were kind of cool, but after observing the kids opening and closing the freezer drawer a gazillion times while we were in the store, and wondering how long it would take to lose a child in a freezer drawer, I decided, it wasn't for us. The kids were fascinated by the ice and water in the door models while Bobby's only requirement was that it was black. I wasn't too keen on a black fridge, but then I was reminded of the sharpie meets fridge incident . A new shiny black fridge might just prevent that from happening again. There were two basically identical models, except for the price tag and the quality of the shelving. Bobby wouldn't give me a straight answer. My practical mind said pick the cheaper one, who cares about asthetics? But the girl in me, whined , but the other one is prettier. In the end, I let the kids decide. Yep, there is that indecisiveness. Leaving a major purchase decision up to a 5 and 8 yr old.

So anyway, here is the beast in it's new home. Thank goodness there is a lockout on the ice and water dispenser. So far, Teagan hasn't figured out how to unlock it, but I'm sure it won't take long.

And a gratuitous sleeping prince pic. Moving furniture is hard work. Potty training is going great, by the way. We even mastered the public restroom. Both at Lowe's and IKEA. Have you been there? It is way cool! But, bring comfy shoes because it is ginormous.

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