Thursday, August 16, 2007

Cole's room

When I posted pictures of Cole's closet with his school clothes, some of you commented on how clean it was. This is his bedroom. It does get messy, but for the most part he keeps it pretty clean. Cole loves all sports. Mark found 19 pennant's at a thrift store for a $1 each. They line his whole wall. They are pretty old since some teams aren't even teams anymore, but Cole loves them. I can't tell you how great it's been to finally have the boys in their own rooms. Peace prevails most of the time now. Since getting their own rooms we've discovered that Cody was the messy one. I think it has to do with his artistic interests. He's always making something. Creativity is messy and so is his room. :o)
We are having a progressive dinner on Saturday night. The main dinner is at our house. The appetizer/salad is at another and dessert is at another. We are having a total of 8 couples-16 people total. As I mentioned before my house has suffered since the baby came so today I've been well as tomorrow, because I didn't get nearly enough done today. I've been thinking about what to make. I think perhaps stuffed pork chops, garlic mashed potatoes, some kind of green bean dish and rolls. Makes me hungry just thinking about it. I have lots to do to get ready and procrastinating finishing painting the guest bathroom has come back to bite me in the hiney. Now I'm forced to get it done as well. Remember the before mentioned talk of Cody's creative mess....well my scraproom is suffering from the same affliction...on a much larger scale. With this room being on the main floor I need to tackle it as well. :o)


wendster said...

I know I loved what my sister did each time I had a new baby. She just showed up at my house with casseroles, movies, little gifts for the baby and the bigger kids (simple things like some sidewalk chalk or some bubbles), and sat and watched movies with my bigger kids while I either napped or joined them for some R&R. Usually I just nursed the baby on the couch and zonked out, but I loved the casseroles and the company. And of course, while she was there, she busied herself with tidying things in the kitchen and the sink. And offered suggestions that were relevant to what I was going through as I brought things up. That's what I suggest! Nothing says "I love you" like chicken dressing casserole! Please remember to send your address to so I can mapquest your house and come see you in Arizona. Perhaps we can exchange phone numbers and set a day that would be good for a little visit?

Wendy said...

Good Luck getting everything ready.
I have always wanted to do a progressive dinner. How Fun!

Do you have progressive cleanup afterward! LOL

patti_cake said...

"No rest for the weary and the wicked don't need any!"
You need an S tatooed on your chest, Woman!

Mindy said...

Ummmmm, is the Broncos pendant on the outside of the shot???

Going downstairs to make banana bread using Dion's recipe. (Which I will e mail to you, at some point....) Though your cake recipe sure looked good, gotta love the cream cheese!

September said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! Enjoy!

ellen said...

The pennants are cool. My brothers had them all over their room growing up.

Amie said...

The dinner sounds like great fun. Nothing like entertaining to make you clean your house. They say you should entertain at least once a month to get you cleaning all those things that don't get done alot!

Have a great weekend :o)

Chickenbells said...

Oh, I say...the house would never be clean if it wasn't for having people over. I sit in a pile of filth as I type myself!

Have fun...I can't wait to hear what you cook!

Andi said...

Oh Jolene, your progressive dinner sounds like so much fun. I hope you'll take pictures to share with us. Your part of the meal sounds wonderful too!

It's nice that your boys can have their own rooms.

robin c. said...

How do you manage to get so much done????

Your dinner sounds like loads of fun. Enjoy!!!

p.s. your grandchildren are lovely...spoil them rotten!!!

Melissa said...

Love love LOVE the pennants. Very creative!

I also LOVE garlic mashed potatoes. MMM!

Cassandra said...

You are such a wonderful MIL. I am so jealous! I wish you were mine! Cole's room looks great - we are moving in two weeks...are you sure you don't want to come and color code my moving for me?! =)

TK Angels said...

Is that a Browns pennant at the end? *smile*

You do have a great mother-in-law-if only some of us could have been so lucky

Take care,