Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Breathing Room

I'm making myself take a little breather in the middle of all the craziness that is my house. Some of you may want to know how the kids are holding up through it all. So here are some pictures of my ingenious methods of entertaining the crazies...who have been especially crazy this week.

First...Gray enjoyed his first sucker. I sat him in his high chair with one of these babies and it kept him entertained for a good while, while I packed...only I got a little distracted by his cuteness and had to snap a few pictures.




The older crazies decorated boxes. Score one for mom! This kept them occupied for a long time. Not only did they color nearly every square inch...inside and out...but when their artwork was complete, they sat inside of them forever.



They washed their bikes.



Parker dressed up like Mr. Fantastic.

And then found some time to relax in a hot tub...who needs a pool anyway. They threw fits when it was time to come inside after nearly two hours of this one.













































































































18 comments:

Lauri said...

Who needs toys when you have boxes, a garden hose, and an ice chest! Why do we spend so much money on toys anyway?

jeanine said...

Those are some great pictures! You are so good at creatively keeping your kids busy... I'm taking notes.

Traci Elizabeth said...

I absolutely love the last pic of Gray...priceless.

I love how kids can entertain themselves (for the most part).. your kids seem to have great imaginations are stinkin cute.

Autumn said...

I was making a mental note of my favorite pics-and then lost track. I am especially in love with the hot tub pics!! SO cute!! Glad you also found a way to entertain Gray. I love Reid's hair-I think the buzz was a good idea. Too funny about the pb&j!

Genn said...

Cute pics! I love those suckers when you need some quick entertainment! And good idea for the boys to color on the boxes! I'll have to remember that one! What work moving is! You must be exhausted. Don't work too hard. Rome wasn't built in a day. =)

Sheryl said...

Yeah for the Smith Crew! You guys are so absolutely adorable. I know I have said it before, but yup, you are!

Megan said...

You are so creative. I would never think of any of the things you do with your kids. It looks so fun!

Kris said...

Katie Benson, you crack me up!!! LOVE reading your blog. You are a girl after my own heart!
Kristy Grover

Eric & Jen said...

I love it when kids can entertain themselves. The pictures are super cute!

Amanda B. said...

Awesome pictures! Love the hot tub- like your mom said, why do we spend money on toys? I am glad you are all hanging in there okay!

Betheny & Jacob said...

You are a genius! And a fantastic mother, at that! I love the pic of Gray poking the camera with his lollipop. Decorating boxes...really...genius.

P.S. I'm laughing right now because I'm just realizing what a tangent I went off on that PB&J sandwich post. :)

utmomof5 said...

I am going to remember the cooler one for when I need 2 hours of kids playing time. Love the sucker pictures! Good Luck with the move!

Kelly said...

Love the ice chest pool! And I agree with Genny's mom... you crack me up too!

Suzanne said...

Great pictures! I love the summer fun they are having. It sounds like you are doing a great job keeping the kids happy while you keep busy. That's talent:)

Kelly said...

You always have such fun stuff for your boys! I love the sucker pics of Gray and I love the boys all wet! Glad you are doing well in the move, and can't wait to hear all about it!

Shalece said...

The boys are so cute. They seen so good at keeping themselves entertained! (with mom's great ideas of course!) :)

Abbey said...

ross has been enjoying our cooler too. I bought him a pool and he would prefer the cooler or a wash bin.

Pedersens said...

You are so creative Katie! Great idea to let the boys decorate boxes! Gray is so stinkin' cute... love the pictures of him and his first sucker!