Monday, July 27, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Tonight...Steam cleaning the carpets!!
I get entirely too giddy about clean carpets. What can I say, I have two boys and cream carpet. I have to enjoy those few minutes that they are clean!!
Monday, July 20, 2009
We miss you!
Monday, July 6, 2009
We watched the fireworks on the Willamette in Portland. Collin wasn't so sure about the fireworks as he huddled behind the glass to watch the show. Brody just nestled into mom and soaked it all in.
Happy 4th of July!
It was a fun day...but for mom, a bit exhausting! Kyle was my hero when he walked through the door with this at the end of the day....
Man, I love that guy!
The next day, we head to Kyle's work at Gerber Legendary Blades where we were requested to do a delivery. We already had an order for a half gallon of lemonade and a dozen cookies (Thanks, Jim!) along with a few other orders. We came with a pretty good supply but sold out quickly. As always, we were completely spoiled by everyone who came and let Collin ring them up at the cash register and was introduced to the concept of a tip. Collin was presented with his very own logo put on stickers for his cups and cookies (Bill and Erika, thank you!) so now he can make "thousands of dollars".
Overall, he learned a lot and we had a great time working together as a family and making his Lemonade Head business into a reality. He's putting some money into savings but was able to spend some on a Lego set. He spent a weekend pouring through the Lego catalog trying to figure out which one it would be and here it is.
Way to go buddy! We are so proud of you!
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
The Money: It was a great review of money for us. We put in a "bank" so that he can have change for customers. We did many practice sessions on different scenarios that he will need to provide change for. Ahhhh, the teacher in me loves the mini math lesson! ;)
The stand: Collin had some grand ideas about what his stand was going to look like. He went on and on to Kyle about this elaborate wooden stand with shelves on either side that they needed to build. Kyle and I just looked at each other and smiled as $$$ flashed before our eyes. The guys brainstormed for a while and came up with this! Nice job guys! It's a winner!
We plan to set up shop today! So start digging in your pockets, under seats and the bottom of your purse and make your way to "Lemonade Head"! Two darling boys will be waiting for you with some refreshing lemonade and fresh baked cookies.