Been quiet here

Mostly because I don’t announce online anywhere when we go on vacation/leave the house.  Until after the fact.    Now we have practically a thousand photos (okay, maybe more like 500-800?) I need to sift through, things I need to write down, and household stuff to catch up on.  Those pesky things like laundry, dishes, cooking, more laundry…  Today in order to have some Lego time, the kids had to do a certain number of chores…  we got the kids helping hubby roll his firewood around the lawn, I got my dining room floor/kitchen swept and mopped, two loads of clean dishes put away, shoes picked up, and various other things done today.  Whoo-hoo!  The fact that they were giggling as they were mopping the floor (just with damp washcloths, we roll simply around here) and singing away was an added bonus.

Pretty much need a vacation now to recover from vacation (granted, vacation with four kids is a bit of a zoo).
Anyway.  A teaser?
The highlights in no particular order…
We stayed next to Rod Stewart.
Saw a girl riding a pickle.
Hubby lost his wedding rings.
We drove into water.
Got on Air Force One.
Saw an escaped crayfish terrorizing people.
I broke Ikea.
There was Lego cake.
Went on a 10mph elevator.

Saw blue trees.
Saw a sea lion.
Saw the Sleepless in Seattle floating house.

It was a busy week.

On a side note, I’ve had this blog for 7+ years!  Holy moly, how did it end up being *that* long ago?  And yeah, how is my oldest 9yo already?


3 thoughts on “Been quiet here

  1. That is a great pic! Welcome back from vacation. Sounds like y’all had a great time.I think getting your kids to do chores is one of the best gifts you can give them. And now, I just add mopping to the list of things mine can do!

  2. @Mom_with_a_Chainsaw – Yeah, in the last few weeks when we’ve been really hammering down the chores on them, it’s been so, so, so nice!  The 9yo and 4yo can empty the dishwasher while the 6yo folds and puts away his clothes, the 9yo vacuums the living room while the 4yo takes a shower and the 6yo helps me fold sheets…  the house may actually look fairly okay-ish sometime this year.  Which would be *amazing* because it’s never really all put together, mostly a jumble of sometimes-organized mess.@homesteadertess – Thank you, but I haven’t really done much on FB, either.  I’m kinda schitzo that way I suppose…

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