Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Organized Chaos?

This was the image visibile as you came through our front door yesterday. I had to remind myself that the mess below is merely a sign that our house is lived in and loved in but I can't say it made me feel any better. The girls had strategically picked toys, carried them upstairs and created some sort of imaginary life. They had a great time but clean up was no fun for any of us!

Yesterday the girls (ravioli faces and all!) had a blast with an empty box of copy paper! It was some version of Speedracer and kept them occupied for quite a while! Forget all of the expensive toys! This was all they needed...who knew?!
This afternoon Dayton had finished his homework (and quite a bit of it since he missed a few days last week!) and was watching his favorite show; Ben 10. Ellie was 'feeding' her My Little Pony baby and Adi was laying on a blanket on the floor near them. I stepped out of the room for less than 2 minutes and came back to this vision of forbidden giggles...
I love that the kids love the baby but we've had some pretty strict rules about holding her, playing near her and that kind of thing. They know that they are not to pick her up but it was hard to be upset with Dayton and Ellie as they hovered over her and held her close!

On the B Side:
My life feels a lot like that first picture looks. It's kind of organized chaos or something along those lines. My immune system is in overdrive and that pretty much stinks so I am anxiously awaiting results from my Doc given that they took like a gallon of blood out last week! Thank you for the call today Kristin. It was refreshing, welcomed and needed! Sorry I had to run given Adi's cries. We took her to the Doc again last night given her tummy issues. I start back to work on the 8th and hope that our lives have some semblance of structure and organization at that point!!!

8 shout outs:

Clancy in Idaho said...

My house looks EXACTLY like that so much of the time! (except my walls are all old and crappy!) Kids and their imaginations... precious messes. The messes that aren't so precious are the dishes, the laundry, the bathtub grime... I need to look at those as precious too. Maybe it would make cleaning them up easier! ;)

Love you!

Mic and Jazzy said...

I can totally picture walking into your entry- it looks like a fun place to be. I especially like the speedracer idea- ellie as the racer and kayla as the engine. Good plan.

Kaci said...

Hope you feel better Britta!! And hope Adi does too!

Cute pictures and I love when El plays but hate that her arms are "broken" when it's time to clean up.

Kristin said...

I absolutely LOVE the pic of Dayton and Ellie holding Adi. Sorry it was the result of a broken rule... I love the looks on their precious faces! Priceless!!!

P.S. I enjoyed the call too... sorry Adi wasn't as happy with it as we were! :)

Leah said...

it's amazing how fantastic an empty box can truly be...

and what a darling picture there at the end. I agree, it would be pretty hard to be upset. It looks like they're doing a great job supporting her head and having their arms in place to keep her steady. they sure do love her!

Carrie said...

It was good to meet the famous BV as well. Way to soak up the fancy therapist talk (I paid $40,000 and 2 years of my life to learn that neat little phrase)...another good one: a strength out of balance becomes a weakness. Good stuff.

shell said...

amen and amen

I feel like chaos all the time though and not organized one bit.

I love how your kids play though. they are such great friends!

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