I've come to discover that it is much easier to get my kids to clean up if I make it a game and work with them instead of yelling at them to pick up their toys before I count to 5!
Jeffrey learned a game when Tyson and Grandpa Higham took him to play tennis- its called granpa says. Just like Simon says...and it works wonders! So if I say "Grandpa says pick up your toys as fast as you can!" Then start furiously throwing toys in the bin...it works. Who would have thought a little creativity could work wonders? Hmm...I'll have to try that more.
What are your little tricks to get kids to help?
Jeff getting ready to go to a cousin's sleepover with aunt April
My parents at the airport- they came up for Tanner's blessing
Grandma and Tanner
She dresses herself. Can you tell? I think she looks like a little homeless boy in this picture. :)
The 4 older cousins at our family valentine's party
The little sleeping beauty :)
We live right next to single student housing, and the guys in one apartment built an igloo! They even put a couch inside and slept out there a couple times. Then their friends who are girls came and decorated with colored water and spray bottles. Single people are so creative!
We're a happy little family of 5! Tyson and I were married August 26th, 2005 and Jeffrey joined us 9 months and 3 weeks later on June 20th, 2006, Followed by Emily on Dec. 31st 2007. Tanner came on December 8th, 2009. Tyson is going to BYU-Idaho right now, and after he graduates we will go to Portland (hopefully!) to go to chiropractic school. I'm loving life as a mommy and wife.