summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012
family

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

once upon a time...


...there was a lady...an old-ish lady...who decided to dress up for the kids' Halloween party. The adults were welcome to dress up...but only a few of them did.


Camille was a gumball machine. She had this idea, she did most of it herself, including painting the little styrofoam balls.

Charlotte Claire was a gymnast...(my picture of her didn't load!)
My two oldest daughters, Emily and Abigail...with little Linnea, my niece's daughter (one of the twins)



Sonja K. with little Lydia Eleanor...

Anyway, this lady left the house in the morning, did errands (shopped for this party!), brought the kids to gymnastics, finished the shopping, came home, finished up costumes and cleaned up the house a bit, left again...picked up twenty pizzas, then went to the party...with 12 of her kids, and one grandchild, plus of course lots of other friends...

Home, ah home...but no time to put the feet up yet! No sir, the new refrigerator is coming in the morning, so the old one had to be cleaned out! There is still stuff in there worth saving, perhaps, but it was bagged up nicely so it can be taken out quickly when the truck pulls into the driveway with the shiny clean new refrigerator, which will never ever get sticky and unorganized.

As she finished the job, lining up bags of things for Jonathan and Miss Char to take to the garbage can, sighing loudly with contentment that it was finished, her chair was calling her name...it's no easy task to clean out a refrigerator with a starving hungry puppy sniffing everything. Puppies are always starving hungry, they will eat anything. A spool of thread, a doll shoe, popsicle sticks, napkins. But stuff from the refrigerator, yippee! Jonathan had to outsmart her and remove a bag of shredded cheese from her happy jaw, she thought it was a fun game!

Anyway...the lady was about to head to her chair, after switching laundry over and tucking tired little girls into bed...when she realized that she hadn't cleaned off the TOP of the refrigerator! So she did what she does best...she left it for tomorrow....







3 comments:

Susan R said...

Camille gets the prize for creativity-love her costume!

Carol Slater said...

Sounds like I would have left it till tomorrow too. I am amazed at your strength and what you get completed in a day.

16 blessings'mom said...

Susan, she actually got the prize for Most Creative. She was pretty happy about that. Carol, I did leave it 'til today, and finally finished it...dragged that refrigerator away from the wall and cleaned thoroughly underneath so the delivery guys don't think I'm a slob...all ready for them to come now so we can just get on with things. :)