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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Pumpkins and awards

Pumpkin movers of the Montana... Need your pumpkins moved? We've got the guy, Scott spends a lot of time rearranging the pumpkins. He can spread them out in nice neat lines, make circles and even creative places for sleep. So if you're in need of this service call ###-###-####! Sometimes he gets help from EmmaLece. After these pictures were taken he set them up as a bed and got a blanket to rest in his "pumpkin bed". It is fun to watch them when they don't think they are being watched.

We have started something new to encourage our kids to clean and keep clean their rooms. It's the Clean Room Award, given to the room kept clean for a week. Robby has kept his room clean for over a week and so he was the first recipient of the award. We have yet to decide what if anything will accompany this award. Robby was pretty stinkin' excited to get it first! Way to go Rob!

16 comments:

Melissa said...

Good idea about the award. I wonder if that would work for my 7 year old. Her room is always HORRIBLE. Drives me crazy.

carrie & troy keiser said...

I don't know we're hoping it wilol inspire the older three to be as COOL as Robby and get the award. Their rooms are so bad that you can't get in most days! good luck. :-)

crystal said...

go look at housefairy.org!!! It's an incentive program for kids and I love it, love it. Totally simple and easy and my kids are SUCKERS for it.

Madison said...

The reward system goes a long way!

Sherri said...

The above comment was from me...I was accidently signed on under my daughter's name :). Sorry about that!

Cecily R said...

Do I get an award if I keep my room clean? Please? I need motivation and that looks really neat!

I love the lining up the pumpkins thing. Kids are so cool.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Crysral- Thanks, I'll go check it out later.
Sherri- I was thinkin that girl must be speaking from experience of getting rewards! :-)

carrie & troy keiser said...

Cecily- :D You bring smiles to my face! You post a picture of your clean room and I'll give ya an award! :-) We we're typing at the same time!

Cynthia said...

I like the award idea!

Your pumpkin mover(s) are so cute and work so hard. Are you going to share how many of them accidentally got smashed?

carrie & troy keiser said...

Cynthia- So far no pumpkins have been harmed in the moving business of Scott Movers!

jenhirr said...

Hi! I'm curious, what was it that made you want to stop by?

carrie & troy keiser said...

Jenhirr- I went back and re-read your comment and it was your smiple strong testimony that caught my attention. thanks for stopping by.

jenhirr said...

OH, Thank you! I got nervous for some reason, sort of thinking I would probably get lost in the sea of comments Dawn gets so I was suprised to hear from you.
Then my husband checked my blog and asked me who you were. He saw on your profile that you live near where he just spent some time hunting. It's a small world.
Your family is beautiful.

carrie & troy keiser said...

So where were you hunting? yes it is a small world and getting smaller! :-)

jenhirr said...

HE hunted in Forsythe. I stayed home with sick kids. I know nothing about Montana geography so I guess they are close. If not, your town may be close to a different place he wants to hunt. The hunting stuff usually goes in one ear and out the other since I'm usually occupied with home and family adventures.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Jenhirr- Around these parts of MT, if you're within 2-3 hours, that's close .... Forsyth is abt 1 1/2 hrs from us.