Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Lovely...uh huh

I just want you to see what has been going on over here at the house the last 2 days. I almost lost my mind, but didn't.

We decided to clean the rugs in our house and I have decided we must be pigs because apparently we enjoy living in filth. Just look at the NAS-TY water that is in this steam cleaner. That's nice isn't it?? I'm disgusted. Go ahead....take a look.


Now, this would be one volcano that we have built for a Science project. Yes....there are more than one volcano involved in the Science project. I almost lost it when I saw the list of supplies. I completely stressed out. It would just say "sand" and you'd be like...."How much sand?" And it wouldn't tell you. And, so you go buy way too much sand and then you are stuck with sand that you do not want. Great. Now, isn't she pretty?


This is the 2nd volcano. We did this one on Monday. I needed a mental break between the building of 2 volcanos. They were inside and outside. And coming and going out of the back door at least 278 times in one hour and slamming the door VERY LOUDLY with barking dogs almost caused me to scream in front of the friend who is helping them build volcano #2. Whew. It was scary.

This totally cracks me up. Here are the 2 boys building the volcano and one of my other boys decided to pull out the lawn chair onto the grass and kick back and watch the mad scientists.

So, there you have it. We have actually done 4 projects in the last 2 weeks and these precious volcanos were the culmination of all the madness. I promise I'm ok. However, if I see or hear the word "project" one more time...I'm seriously gonna erupt. ;)
Projects truly make parents behave in ways we normally don't. Thanks teachers. We are so grateful for the ugliness you have caused our children to see in us.
I'm going to go lay down now.
Have a great week!
Hugs and blessings~

14 comments:

Denise said...

Sweetie, you make me smile.

Patty said...

OH, I have been talking about cleaning our carpets and I don't even think I want to go there right now. lol

Your boys just crack me up!!

You are almost to the weekend. :)

Love you!

beckyjomama said...

I was gonna borrow one of those machines ... but now I'm scared to. DANG!

Teri~Facedown said...

Just think...the big wind down is soon. Field trips, class parties, the last day of school. You'll get through it! YOU CAN DO IT! Then.....ahhhhhhh......SUMMER! Whoop! C'mon girl, you can make it!

:)

HUGS!
(I was going to whisper the "p" word just to see if you really would lose it...and I don't mean "ponis")

connorcolesmom said...

Oh I do not even want to know what our carpets would look like - Cole loves to walk through the LR with muddy feet all the time - drives me NUTS
School projects are just evil - that is all I have to say about them - hehe
Love you girl
Kim

Melinda said...

I shudder to think what it would look like after a vacuum through MY house...but it's better than the alternative...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juLwo_gGptk

BethAnne said...

We are constantly having to do projects for school....what happened to the good old days when all we had to do for school was show up with homework papers?

Linda said...

Isn't it funny how we can think something is a little dirty but probably "not that bad" until we give it a good cleaning and find out just how filthy it was? sounds like a great spiritual application as I am sure most of us think we probably aren't that bad until we submit and allow the Lord to clean us. Oh the dreaded volcano project.....
Blessings,
Linda

AnnaNicole said...

I love seeing the volcano projects that you've been mentioning on FB...always good to have a picture to have in mind...looks like y'all had fun...

Im not really even going to touch the whole carpet cleaning thing...all I have to say is SINGLE GIRLS WHO ARE NEVER EVER HOME!!! Anyways, floors can't be too bad if you are never home...can they?!

Love you!
Nikki

His Girl said...

Projects truly make parents behave in ways we normally don't. Thanks teachers. We are so grateful for the ugliness you have caused our children to see in us.

Lora said...

Greetings Fran! I had a total blonde moment reading this post - I thought the first picture after the steam cleaner was what came out of it - oh my! It was a volcano! It's been a long day...

ocean mommy said...

I'm scared of cleaning my carpets. There is no telling what lives in there. ESPECIALLY after my in-laws brought their dogs. Yes plural, two puppies to my house. GROSS. Paddington never looked better. :)

Love you girl!
steph.

Sheryl said...

I think we are going to clean a different way. We are going to tear up all those OLD carpets and put down new...now, where to find the money.

Blessings!

Alana said...

I'm so not looking forward to the serious project days...I know they are in my near future!

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