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

Posted Jan 14 2009 8:56pm
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).

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