Saturday, April 25, 2009

Raising Boys

We went to the circus today and while tomorrow I will have many pictures and tons of stories, for today I just have a simple poem and a picture.

Raising Boys
Author: Roberta I. Teague

I scrub the wall of fingerprints,
Pick up the mounds of clothes.
I sweep the dirt that shoes track in-
Wish I could use a hose!
Meals are served from dawn to dark,
Dirty dishes crowd the sink.
Just when they’re washed and put away-
Everyone wants a drink!
The washer pulls the dirty grime
From pants worn thin and patched.
They look so very neat and clean-
Yuck, look what the pockets hatched!
Broken bones and bloody knees,
I should have been a nurse.
I take it all in shaky stride-
Just grateful it’s not worse!
Screams and shouts and arguments
Test the keeping of my cool.
They left the neighbor’s faucet on-
See their new front yard pool!
A soothing bath is ecstasy,
A reward at the end of my rope.
Raising boys isn’t really bad-
But first I must wash the soap!
A rose can say I Love You,
Orchids can enthrall;
But a weed bouquet in a chubby fist,
Oh my, that says it all!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Crazy Hat Day

Today the school had a special hat day to raise awareness for childhood heart disease. Each child donated $3 and in turn they got to wear jeans and a crazy hat. (the school normally has uniform). Trent payed his money and today he went to school looking take a look...

Easter Crafts

I have this picture tray for a few years now. I got it at Walmart for roughly $10. It was originally purchased to make a collage for my Grandma, but when we realized it was too heavy for her lap (it was going to be used as a lap tray for her lunch), I took it home to use for my own use. I made this version for Easter, but the papers and pictures are held in with removable adhesive so I can switch it out for any season and holiday!


Thursday, April 23, 2009

You like?

I decided my blog was just too blah for us so I spruced it up some. It was my first time trying this out so I will probably change it to a new look soon just wanted to see if I could do it! Update about the kids coming tonight.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Writing letters to Grandma

We sat the boys down tonight and wrote letters to grandma. Even walked out to the mailbox and put them in the mailbox.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Just a glimpse...

Into my life.

Sculpture provided by Craig.

Can you guess how many are in there?