Monday, October 12, 2009

A painter for hire....

So I have been painting the kids rooms. They are all done but I had to tell this story. I was upstairs painting the girls room and Mackenzie had been coming up and down the stairs watching me paint. Well she had been down stairs for a little while and I thought she was watching TV. Well I came down stairs to wash the stencil I had been using. And I did not notice anything for the first while. Then I went to the table and there it was. A HUGE mess. I do not know still to this day how my 3 year old managed to do this but she opened a paint can that I was going to use for the Bathroom. She found a screw driver, opened the lid and then found a paint brush. She had paint all over the table, the kitchen floor. That is all I thought she had done. So i got to cleaning it all up. I then noticed that she had got a lot of paint on the trash can. Oh well I thought. It is just the trash can. Well then as I turned I saw the BIG ONE. She had painted my wall. Not the wall where the paint was suppose to go. She painted it down the hallway. So here is here painting. It was frustrating at the moment but I had to much of a mess to clean up so I could not really do anything. The rotten thing was there was paint on the carpet. SO I will tell you that if this ever happens. I used oxi clean and made a mound over every spot and used a wet rag and started scrubbing. It all came up. So I was excited about that. Any how well I just wanted to show some of the mess. I had cleaned up a lot of it before I thought to take a pic.

We still have not even painted the wall back to white. So every one who comes in the house sees her masterpiece.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Ike family fun day

The boat had a picnic for the families and so we went and the kids had a lot of fun. It was a great day and though we left a little early to go to Busch gardens it was still a ton of fun. The trampoline was the kids favorite.

Mackenzie in the middle of her flip.

She was doing flips none stop. It made James and I laugh.

Bethannie was like a flipping machine up on this.

James flying high.

James and Mackenzie jumping. Mackenzie was trying to do a flip. She did finally get it and she did a lot of flips up in the air.

Look at that girl fly.

Bethannie riding a mechanical Bull.

James rode it and held on for 10 seconds. the guys told him he would not be able to stay on.

But he did. James was the champ for the moment.

School started?

So I know school started oh a month ago but you would never know this because well I never said a thing about it. But I do have to say that at first I was sad that the kids had gone back to school. They both love it and I would never want them to not go but I missed them.

Mackenzie wanted in the pic even though she was not going to school this day.

Look at this handsome boy. He is such a good kid.

Here is my princess. She has the same teacher this year because she moved up with her class this year and kept most of her kids but had to add a few more. Bethannie is loving it and I liked her teacher so I guess I am thrilled with it too.
Home work is a constant now and so the newness of school has worn off and the kids are just thinking it as if it never ends. We try our hardest to make it easier on them but it is not like you can do your kids home work for them. Although man there are days when I just want to tell Bethannie all the answers so she will quit crying because she does not know how to so this problem or it is to hard according to her. Mackenzie has started a little preschool with her friends from church and so 1 day a week she gets to have school with her friends. She has learned the letter A and B and the numbers 1 and 2. She loves going and ask every day if it is a school day. I love having her at home though again by herself it makes me happy to have some time alone with her because when the other 2 get home it can turn into craziness.