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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Our day (mostly in pictures)

I was beginning to believe that the kids were no longer going to be getting into everything since they have been really well behaved since Troy has been home days. Then Troy left for a couple hours to go clean the church ......I turned around and EmmaLece is standing on the top of the lazyboy just drawing away on the wall!
Next I look in on the boys and see this.....Troy has arrived home by the time I find the crushed-up ground-in Life Cereal. Scott did a good job of getting it all vacuumed. (I swear to you he LIKES to do the vacuuming)
I settle down to reading blogs and hear a scream out of Troy.. I rush upstairs as he says, "I guess I won't be brushing my teeth.....Now, I promised I wouldn't tell how this got in here .... I thought "this has Em or Scott written all over it" but well they were not the guilty parties .... make your guess!
That was all before 10 am! Troy finally brushed his teeth with the new tooth brush I was hiding for me, I mean that I was saving for just such an occasion... when your toothbrush gets a mind of it's own and decides it's time for a swim in the toilet. He shaved and headed to help his dad. Kyle arrived and we got ready for story time at the library. We head home around noon and I get them settled at the table (and high chairs) for lunch. Troy comes home and says, "I have a great picture for ya..."
Yes, that is a motorcycle parked INSIDE my house! He just acquired it today. We have a tiny garage that has a LOT of stuff in it making it impossible for him to put it in there from the outside, so he took the bike through to the garage!After lunch I notice that 2 of our pumpkins are looking, well squishy :-( So I let the twins dig out the seeds and baked the tiny things... didn't even get 2 cups! Here is a little video of them workin'!

video



Scott wanted to help put them in the oven...Next thing that happens .... Scott says, "get my Papa key". A papa key are keys that Nana gave to the kids and she told them that they were Papa's. Papa dies last Dec. Unfortunately the twins never met Papa, but Scott is attached to his 'Papa key'. These are the rescue shots... (above pictures by Scott and EmmaLece)
The freed Papa key!
And finally we have Cody's clean the front room outfit....

13 yr olds are strange!

20 comments:

crystal said...

I just want to come follow you around for a day. Or two. YOUR HOUSE IS HILARIOUS! Seriously good times happenin' there. And I love how you take it all in stride, with a healthy dose of humor.

GREAT MOM SKILLS!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Crystal - Come on up! :-)

Darla said...

I just love it!!! Seeing the 13 yr-old's outfit just cracks me up..we grew up as a family of 11 kids and that reminds me of something we would have done!!! Brings back great memories and hopes for a household of the same caliber! I think that being able to just relax and let the kids creativity take over makes for such of a warm, loving, accepting household which in turn results in happy, well-adjusted, successful adults when they get older!

Darla said...

Oh, by the way, read your comment on my "mastitis" topic..;)..just wondering, were you able to resolve yours without antibiotics? I have nothing against antibiotics but felt that mine was maybe resolving on its own possibly (just because my fever had actually gone away but the redness was growing so I just didn't dare take a chance just in case it got out of hand and then I would possibly lose my milk supply like one of my sisters did). Then everyone I asked if it can go away on its own just didn't really have an answer for me.. I never know if I should be asking this on my blog where you commented or here on your blog in case you don't come to that post again on my blog..:)

angie said...

Oh boy! Sounds familiar! Well, except for the motorcycle in my livingroom. ha ha. Hearing about your hubby going to clean the church reminds me that I haven't had to help clean our building since I've lived here. I don't know how I've flown under the radar this long, but I'm going to enjoy it! :)

carrie & troy keiser said...

Darla- Thanks, I hope my kids will be happy well adjusted productive adults. You can ask here or in your, I usually go back and check.... mine resloved itself w/o antibiotics. Also have a friend who just last week was dealing with this and hers also resloved w/o antibiotics.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Angie-how have you skated on the cleaning? (maybe you live in a large waard?) Our ward is very on top of it, an assignment sheet is mailed out and phone calls are made to remind it is your week. (but we are a small spred out ward...)

Andrea said...

I hate it when my toothbrush decides to go for a swim in the toilet... :) It's always good to keep a back-up, just in case!

Don't know if it's on your end or mine, but for some reason I can't see half of the pictures...

The Dairy Wife said...

They are having just too much fun!

Are you for hire? lol.

Tanya

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

WOW! Now that is a post full of excitement!

KATE said...

I love it! I love the video & the rescue of the Papa Key & of course the clean the front room outfit! Cute kids Carrie!!
- Kate

carrie & troy keiser said...

Did anyone beside Andrea have picture troubles?
Tanya- I think 3 might be eaiser than 6.... but then again the twins usually give me a run for my money! :-)
Lauren- it's a 6 ring circus round here -- never a dull moment! :-)
Kate- Thanks... and Cody is SO excited that people liked his outfit... even though he did freak and want it removed from the camera! :-)

Cynthia said...

Your family had us all laughing tonight! The girls kept saying, "oh yes, we've done that!", (the toothbrush in the toilet), "see mom, her kids write on her walls also!" (my Bug prefers walls to paper) and I thought they would fall off their chairs at the cleaning outfit! Ladybug said (13 yrs old), "I bet some of the boys I know would do something silly like that. In fact, they probably all do!"
I'm just worried I may find a motorcycle in the house someday now!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Glad we could add laughter to your day!

Vonda said...

Cody dressing up reminds me of a photo I have of one of my brothers dressed almost identical when he was around 12 or so. Coming from a family of seven children we of course had many many adventures and weirdness. No wonder my mom shoved us out the door and hoped one would not return. Poor woman never got her wish. We all came home.

Thanks for a great memory today.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Vonda- Cody says "you're welcome!"

Keeley said...

Ok, that video is just precious! Is that pumpkin splatter in your daughter's hair? =) =)

The toothbrush in the toilet...hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!! =D =D =D =D Brilliant!

I only laugh so loud because my son cleaned the toilet with his sibling's toothbrushes this evening.... =D =D

carrie & troy keiser said...

Keeley- it could be pumpkin it was flinging around the room. They had so much fun scraping the pumpkins. The toothbrush in the toilet was SO funny I laughed and laughed.... bet your son's siblings were quite as amused?! :-)

Andrea said...

The pictures work now! :) too funny!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Andrea- glad that you can see now!