Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Don't Feel Like Coming Up With a Title

  • In an attempt to keep Jansen entertained during these long winter days, I put some rice in a Rubbermaid thingy. I let Jansen drive his trains in it, and I hid buttons and had him find them in there, etc. He loved it, but I'm sure many of you know where this is going. Despite my repeated attempts to teach him to keep it contained, many messes were being created.

Here he is cleaning one of them up. The picture doesn't do it justice. There is A LOT of rice on that floor. Yesterday I was trying to get our little "indoor sandbox" down from a cabinet so I could banish it from our home and I dropped it...rice explosion all over. So we're done playing with rice for the season.


  • This morning I was toting Natalie around on my hip and trying to coax Jansen to come downstairs. I said to him,"Come on, let's go find some breakfast." So he runs into the hall and says, "Breakfast! Where are you? Where are you, breakfast?"

  • Note to all those considering putting your 5 month old in the laundry basket: this is only effective if you don't mind having snot on your freshly washed jeans.


9 comments:

Landon & Kara said...

You guys are such great and clever moms, even if it is messy, I'm sure Jansen had a blast!

Kyle and Janel said...

I love the indoor sandbox idea,you are much braver than I am to even attempt it. What a cute little man, trying to find breakfast. I would say he gets his sense of humor from you? Stephen? Stephen? haha

The Scott Family said...

so, i was actually debating to go and get an indoor sandbox for aiden to play with, but to be honest don't want to deal with the mess!! Good for you for trying it out! we will see if i get brave enough to try it!

kiki comin said...

you are TOO good of a mom! i could think about doing that for maybe 10 sec., but even thinking about it would for sure make a mess in my house!;)

taylor and laney said...

jansen is hysterical.

Leavitt Family said...

Cola we miss you guys, your babies are adorable! Love you guys

Angie Sullivan said...

Do not add water...

Kent and Leisy said...

my favorite is the picture of jansen cleaning up the mess with one sock.

Traci said...

Thats too funny I too did the same thing with my two year old just this week, only mine was a smaller version and it was fun for 10 min and then I had to sweep up the rice all over the floor and I was planning on keeping it to play with again later but a couple of days later I ended up throwing it out lol