Friday, April 17, 2009

Cleanliness is Next to Godliness!

Whew! It's been a long but productive and great day! I got a lot of housework done this morning, so that's always good. The girls did a great job of keeping their toys picked up today. I swear, with 4 kids, it's impossible to keep the house picked up. It's so hard. I try not to stress over perfection, but it's not easy. One of these days, when we have less toys and the kids are older, I hope to have a clutter free home!

Emma decided she would start to try to crawl today. I was ordering some stuff online and looked up and saw her pulling her legs under her. I missed the first attempt because I couldn't find my camera! Arghhh! But she did it again a couple minutes later and I got it!
Ever since Hope got Sarahbear from Build-a-Bear, she and Sara have been dressing up their bears and carrying them around a lot. Today, Sara remembered that my teddybear that I've had since I was 12 was in the closet in Luke's room. I got him down and introduced them to Riley. Riley went with me on EVERY trip I took through Jr. High and High School. And he went with me to college! The first time I didn't take him on a trip was my freshman year in college and I was a chaperon for a Jr. High retreat at my church! (I figured I needed to act like a grown up!) So Sara and Hope had a blast playing with Riley. It cracks me up. Riley is almost 24 years old!

The girls with Riley

Hope never took her nap today. She kept sneaking out of her room and I got really tired of getting onto her. Finally, she came sneaking into the living room and this is what I saw!

She absolutely cracks me up!!!!!

After Luke got home from school, the kids and I went to Sonic for ice cream. The wind was blowing and we all got pretty chilled, but everyone had fun! Emma enjoyed her bottle instead of ice cream!

When we got home from Sonic we were outside riding bikes and playing. While the kids played, I cleaned out my Tahoe. Hence the title of the blog. It took me 2 1/2 hours to clean out my Tahoe!!!!! Holy Cow! You don't even want to know details. It has never been as bad as it was. I'm not kidding when I say that I think I found enough dried up hamburger and french fries to make a complete Happy Meal!!! Luke and Hope sit in the 3rd row seat and I never get back there. It was horrible! I am soooo happy to be driving a clean car!

So now I'm watching a TiVoed Survivor and gearing up for bed. I'm beat!


  1. Jennifer, I know you are a friend of my husband Faber's. I went to Ouachita and was there the same time as you, but don't think we ever crossed paths. I am always checking in on Kelly at Kellyl's Korner (a good friend of Faber's sister Katie) and ran across your blog. So I blog stalked! Ha! You have a beautiful fam. Take care, and have a happy Saturday!

  2. Oh girl. I admire you trying to keep a clean house with 4 little ones. I feel like I am drowning some days and I only have 1. :) I try not to get too worked up about it either, but I must admit it is hard. Love all the pictures. The kids are just precious.