Monday, April 12, 2010

Monday laundry

Happy Monday to all!!!

The kids are finally down for naps (well 2 out of 3..Colty is watching a movie)... hallelujah!

Last night we went to a parenting conference at church that was headed up by our head football coach and his wife.  They are FULL of wisdom and great advice.  We had such a great time but of course I came home feeling like I could do alot better in my parenting.  One of the points that stuck out to me the most was to be consistent in your parenting.  I feel like I've been consistent for the most part in training Emma but can definitely do better. So anyways... I have been consistent as consistent can be all morning... and now I am pooped.  And what makes it even more exhausting is the consistency needs to last until she's out of our home.  Sheesh...I need a Dr. Pepper:)  parenting is exhausting work! Can I get an amen from anyone?!?!

So even though I was working on my consistency and laying down the law this morning we did still have a lot of fun!  Monday's are laundry day around here.  I'm probably one of the few people my age who have a clothes-line (please comment and admit it if you do too!).... but anyways... I have a clothes line which I LOVE!  It saves us money in the summer plus it serves a handy purpose when it comes to building forts. 
Emma calls it her room. Who knew washing sheets could be so fun?!

And the fitted sheets work perfectly to keep your small children and animals in

While all the fun was happening outside... the little man was busy taking a three hour nap inside.
I went in to check on him several times to make sure he was still alive :)  I even poked him once to make sure he was.  
(and just in case anyone was wondering..yes that is the mattress pad... his sheet was serving as a back wall in the "room" :) )

One last thing before I forget!  I just finished up a new coffee creamer that is so delish!

Coffee-mate Cinnamon Bun

It's limited edition... so try it before they get rid of it!
Hope everyone is having a great Monday!


  1. Cinnamon Bun.... YUM! I need to try it. Also, the picture of the baby and animal hanging made me think it was Colt at first! :) I'm glad it wasn't. Lastly, he looks like he is sleeping soo good.

    Love our girls.

  2. I can't admit to having a clothes line but it's funny that you mention it because it has been on my mine a LOT lately! We're cutting corners everywhere we can over here and that seems to be a good way to do it!! I'm glad I didn't go to your parenting conference last night because if it made YOU feel like you had a lot of work to do then I'm just afraid of what I would have felt like! You are a TERRIFIC momma!!!! I probably would have cried the whole way home lol!

  3. I don't have a clothes line, but I probably should! I'm sure in TX your clothes dry within the hour! And Landree would love the house too :)

  4. Your blog looks great! Have a great week! : )

  5. love the new blog and title. i will so be following! the sheet tent outside looks so fun - i want to take a nap out there! the clothesline idea is so frugal. i'd so do it if we had a fence. your lil' man sure had a fantastic nap. i adore fantastic nap days!

  6. Hmmm, I do not have a clothes line but I do not dry ANY and I mean ANY of Camdyn or my clothes...partly because I do not want my belly showing and my pants being too short and the other is because my child has always been a bit larger for her size :) Maybe I need one instead of hanging them around the house! Second, I thought that was poor Colt hanging upside down with Emma's pink clothes lie, thought it was him. AND we get the cinnamon bun all the time-Dustin has tried each and every kind! Great little post!

  7. I LOVE my clothes line!! I use it for sheets, jeans and sweatshirts/t-shirts to save money on the dryer!! I am going to try the tent idea this summer...the babies would LOVE it!! (Grandpa Smith actually made my clothes line for me!!)

  8. Consistency in Parenting? Yes ... VERY important. Not always easy, but very important.

    Laurel - mama of an EXTRA large family :)