Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A couple of snowmen and a visit from the refrigerator repair man...

I've been on this artsy fartsy kick with the kids lately. I'm not much with creative talent but I try. Plus, it keeps their little hands busy (ie out of trouble).

So yesterday, I brought out the art supplies and set out to have Garrett and Landon make snowmen. They sat impatiently watching me cut out the eyes, the hats, the noses, etc, etc. I poured the glue onto the paper and let them put cotton balls on it to make their snowmen. Garrett immediately freaked out within the first minute when he got some glue on his fingers. So I had to help him put the rest of the cotton balls on his snowman....or should I say, he directed me. But Landon had a blast and kept piling on cotton ball after cotton ball (even being so daring as to put one in his mouth...why? I don't know but apparently there's some unwritten toddler rule that everything that touches the hands must be put in the mouth as well, even if it's not edible).
This was the finished product:

Awww, look, it's twin snowmen!

I love how Landon looks so happy to show his snowman off but Garrett has a scowl on his face. Perhaps he was still pissy about the glue getting on his fingers?
Today, we had the carpets cleaned. The whole entire house. It all looks brand new again. I asked Cole, "so how long do you think the carpets will stay clean?" and he said, "oh, about 6". I said, "6 what? 6 days? 6 weeks? 6 months?" and he said, "no, 6 minutes". He's probably right. Although I was pretty good about chasing after each of them if they even dared to bring a sippy cup or a snack into the family room, screaming, " rule....NO food or drinks on the carpet".

Lastly, we had a visit from the refrigerator repair man. This repair guy was really young but seemed to know what he was doing. He even had an assistant with him. And he worked for cheap....he accepted payment in the form of a handful of grapes and a sippy cup of milk (eaten in the kitchen, of course, and NOT on the clean carpet in the family room).


Connie said...

The snowmen are cute but those repairmen seem to get around a lot. How adorable!

Anonymous said...

That is the cutest repairman I have ever seen...Baby Plumbers Crack.....classic!!!!

Kim said...

If ONLY my repair guy's butt was that cute . . . a 300-pound chain-smoker's hairy heinie just isn't the same.

Julie said...

Oh! It's the REPAIR man... I thought it might be the plumber!

Cutest repair man I've seen!


(found you from Ambulance Mommy)

mrsbear said...

I love the diaper butts. They really look focused. It's so hard to find reliable service these days, especially ones that will work for grapes. I'm envying your clean carpets, even if it's only for 6 minutes. lol.

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Where do you find such indepensible and cheap labor? :)

That is probably the best photo of a refrigerator repair team I have ever seen. It is also incredibly accurate.


ParentingPink said...

HaHaHa! Love the refridge repair man crack! Too funny!

The snowmen look fabulous! Great job with the crafts! Happy Friday!

Creative Junkie said...

ROTFLMAO! A little, miniature coin slot!

We desperately need our carpets cleaned, but I've never done that before and I have no idea what to expect. I'm wondering what I'm going to do with all of our furniture since we need almost all of our carpets cleaned downstairs.

So I keep putting it off and eventually, one day, I'll just tell everyone that we replaced our cream carpet with a brown one and doesn't it look fantastic?

Michelle said...

Hi it's Michelle from the Comment Two club! I just started. I love your blog. TWO sets of twin. OMG! I bet your life is very, very busy. You have beautiful kids BTW.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha, that is the cutest repair man crack I have ever seen, lol! Love the snowman Idea!

Petula said...

You are hilarious! I love the snowmen they are so cute (and you are so brave!). The looks on their faces is priceless. I guess I am a bit slow because it took me a minute to get the picture with the text ... lack of sleep! That is so funny and really, really cute! LOL

Have a good weekend.

twinmama said...

They are sooo adorable. Love the "peeking crack"!

You have inspired me to get the girls to do an art project. I just keep thinking they are too young to do that kind of stuff, but it is time that I broaden their horizons. Thank you, those snowmen are too cute!

Dee said...

oh those are soo cute and your family is beautiful!

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr

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