Thursday, July 31, 2008

AFTER Pool Monday. . . .

If you read my previous blog about having more fun with my kids, you will remember that one of the things that I've been doing is "Pool Monday" each week.

We have a pool in our nieghborhood that we pay for with our HOA fees and so it's close and the cost is nominal (I like to say FREE, but Mark always points out that it is NOT free - - killjoy!)

Anyway just this past Monday I was telling him how great it was to take the kids to the pool - get them all worn out - feed them dinner, and then off to bed.

Well, it backfired on me pretty bad this week. Here's how it went down:

We go to the pool. Stay for about 2 hours. The kids play, we lay in the sun, etc. When we get home I feed them a snack and turn on a movie while I have some "quiet time". I was pretty tired and so I laid down on the couch with them and the next thing I knew the phone was ringing.

It was Mark telling me he was on his way home and wondering how my day had gone. I rub my eyes and realize it is eerily quiet at my house and it's been a good hour since I turned on the movie! I told Mark - "Whew, I am glad you called me - - I must have dozed off for a minute!" He then asks "Where are the children?" "Well, they're around here somewhere!" I start frantically looking around the house and find them playing quietly in their rooms. Wow, I think I'm really lucky. I dodged the bullet on THAT one.

That is until I went to download some pictures from my camera. Apparently, my two artistically inclined genious children decided that I wasn't the only one who could take pictures with the camera. I mean seriously, if MOM can do it, how hard can it be?!?

For some reason the shutter didn't open all the way when they turned it on so you get an even more artistic flair and don't ask me how they got the color to go red.

Here we have a showing of some lovely artwork by the 4 year old and photographed by the same 4 year old.
This is either a self portrait or his sister is trying to take the camera from him.


EXTREME CLOSE-UP

6 comments:

Moto X Mama said...

Your kids are so cute and very creative like thier Mother! At least they weren't walking around the house with perment markers!

Kristin said...

love it...so funny...and it could have been a lot worse!

russellandmindy.blogspot.com said...

Jana -

Wow what a great mom you are!!! You are so cute and your kids are amazing!!

I hope you don't mind I got your blog from off Sherri's I would love to be able to keep up with whats going on with your fam!!

We need to geth together with our kids and hang out the 3 of us!! I have learned so much about you and how amazing you are from sherri! Well I always knew you were amazing but I had no idea we had so much in common!!! We would all have a ball!! Lets plan it -k-

Love
Mindy

Michal said...

sorry i'm a bit behind on my reading . . . i can't stop laughing. they decided to take pictures while you slept peacefully on the couch! glad it wasn't worse.

The Red Hen said...

Michal,

Yes, I'm glad it wasn't worse - - ooohhhh the posibilities. If you only knew Madeline. I think Heavenly Father said "Oh, you think there is one more for your family huh? Well, I'll show you old lady." She is going to give me a run for my money!!

Doreen said...

These pictures look just like my last experience with kidde kandids. Too funny!