Saturday, May 9, 2009

Busy Day!

Jeff had graduation to attend this morning. This afternoon he began to work on taking out the old toilet in the kid's bathroom. He began by shutting off the water and draining the water from the tank and bowl of the toilet. He then left the bathroom for a few moments to get his tools. Apparently while he was gone, Allie used the facilities and left a "present" for him. He had to start over from the beginning by turning on the water and flushing the waste before he could fully remove the toilet!

After the toilet was removed, I painted the bathroom before we installed the new toilet. I placed the empty paint can on the front porch because it was raining and I didn't want to go out in the sprinkles to take the can to the garage. The rain stopped while I was painting and the kids and Jeff went outside. While I was painting, I heard the front door slam. I hollered down from upstairs and asked who was in the house. The response from downstairs was "me!" Allie was inside in the downstairs bathroom and I heard the faucet running. I hollered down to ask little miss "ME!" what she was doing. She responded that she was washing off her paint. At that point I got a little nervous and wondered what paint Allie could be washing off. When I got downstairs I recognized the color that I was using on the kids bathroom walls. The paint was on her hands, her outfit and her hair. I stepped outside and then saw her hard work. She had found a brush in the garage and spent a great deal of time painting our concrete front porch, the wooden porch railing and our cedar siding a lovely oatmeal brown color. I actually liked how the siding looked in oatmeal brown (instead of the stained dark cedar color). Jeff wasn't so happy with the look! He sprayed the house off as best he could, however there are still some lovely oatmeal hues in the creases of the wood and on the steps and porch rails!

Jeff put the trampoline together for the kids this afternoon while Allie painted the porch and I painted the bathroom. The instructions said 3 people were required to complete the trampoline assembly, but my man stepped up and finished most of it by himself. I only had to come outside 3 times: once to consult on the best location for the trampoline, once to help figure out which screws were supposed to be used on the legs of the trampoline and once to help him flip the whole thing over! Ryan was brave enough to be the first one on the trampoline. I think that Jeff should have gone first just to make sure he had it all put together right :)

This evening while the boys were mowing our jungle, I mean lawn, Allie and I walked up the driveway to get the mail. As we were walking she asked me if I thought she was a big lady or a little lady. I said I didn't know and asked what she thought she was. She responded by telling me that she was a big lady. She then went on to tell me that big ladies paint and do dishes so she thought she was a big lady! :)


rkreller said...

Once again, great stories. I can see her looking for the paint brush in the garage. She could have gotten in her jeep and been in town before anyone noticed she was gone. She knows how to entertain herself. Did Jeff get the toilet in? Mom

Tracy said...

That is a funny (only funny because it wasn't my kid, and I didn't have to clean up the mess) story. You can tell that Allie and Oliva are related. :)

Labguy said...

I would have loved to have seen her artwork. I'm sure that was an interesting sight to see. It sounds like there is never a dull moment in your neck of the woods!!

Jennifer said...

No, there is NEVER a dull moment around here. That might be why we live in the "woods"! No one sane would want to live near us, since there is always something crazy going on around here. :)