Friday, February 15, 2013

"CLEANING" Friday!!

If you came looking for Fatherhood Friday's Jon is not writing this week (truth is its been a LONG while since he's posted something)! Anyway I'm posting about what Friday is in our house, even the kids know..."cleaning DAY!" Oh yeah, cleaning day, how exciting, no?! 

The boys wake up and automatically start taking the sheets off their beds and throwing them in the wash. I instruct on Friday mornings so when I get home I try and get some of it done I don't need 16 hands helping with like bathrooms, laundry started and so on. The girls love shoving clothes into the washer and dryer their newest word is "help" so they repeat that over and over until I let them help. When I'm doing the bathroom the boys tend to run off with a Clorox wipe to do their own "cleaning" and I give the girls baby wipes and they also do some "cleaning."  After breakfast I usually sweep and mop the floors and then we go to the basement and I do the cleaning down there including my studio while the kids play.  I do sweeping and mopping of the floors after breakfast and then do the vacuuming. Throughout the day the laundry is still going  and all 5 beds get made and toys are organized and all is well. Then the afternoon we enjoy the day! 

It takes a little bit longer than it should but with 4 little helpers but it makes it "fun" well as fun as cleaning can be! 

Have a good Friday and weekend everyone! 


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day from my Love Bugs!!

Happy Valentine's Day from our house to yours! I got some cute pictures of my kiddos yesterday in our morning photo shoot! 

{Jocelyn}
 {giving hugs!}
 {Jackson, Julianne, Jocelyn & Joel}
 {Jocelyn}

 {Jackson, Julianne, Jocelyn, Joel}
 {Julianne}
 {Julianne}
 {Julianne}
 {Joel}
 {Jackson}
 {Jackson}

  {the boys - Jackson & Joel}

 {the girls - Julianne & Jocelyn}
 {Jewels}
 {Jossy}
 {Jossy}
 {Joss}
 {Jocelyn}
 {Jossy Jo}
 {Julianne}
{Jewels}

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine's Day Fun

Jackson and Joel are excited to take their Valentines to school tomorrow. As I was going through the ideas with the boys they saw these robots and wanted to do them immediately! So robots it was! I picked out the Kool-Aid idea last minutes for Jackson but they had so much fun cutting out all the heart, putting glue dots on all the candies and writing their names! 





Monday, February 11, 2013

Jamaica Vacation!

At the end of January Jon and I and two of close friends, Bryce & Meggie and Andy & Mindy headed to Lucea Jamaica for 6 days and 5 nights at The Lady Palledium all-inclusive resort. We had a little trouble with weather on the way there but we made there all together a few hours after we hoped. The weather was beautiful and from 8:30 until almost 5 everyday we were sitting by the pool or the ocean just relaxing and having a few cocktails. It was by far one of the best places we've been and we will definitely be going to Jamaica again in a couple years! 


The boys and Mindy entered in the beer chugging contest one day! 
The swim up bar at the main pool 
A little morning walk on the beach 
Out for dinner one night! 

On Saturday we all headed into one of the small little towns for some shopping and headed to one of the hot spots, Rick's Cafe where the boys jumped off a 35 foot cliff and we all watched the sunset. 




One of the professional jumpers! 


We all had a wonderful trip together and when we got home we headed the next morning to pick up the kiddos who had spent time at Grandma and Grandpa's house and Nana and Papa's house. They were all well taken care of and we can't thank our parents enough for taking off time from work to watch our kids so we could have a little relaxing vacation. THANK YOU all and we love you!!