"Common Ground": my little corner of the blogosphere where I talk (a lot-wink) about the things that matter most to me: My relationship with my Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, homeschooling, adoption, homemaking, parenting, "spousing." (yeah, yeah....I know that's not a word.....I made it up-it’s my blog-I can do things like that! Ha!)

Since my life isn’t all that different from yours, hopefully we can find some COMMON GROUND & learn from each other. Please share your thoughts!

Through the Lords’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.

They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness!
Lam. 3: 22 & 23

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Friday, June 6, 2008

Favorite Foto Friday (& a confession for FFF readers!)

Well, if you are one of my faithful blog readers, you already know how I feel about MESSES…..

At Sara’s blog, the theme for the week was “Disorderly Conduct or Messy Spaces.”
Food Fight
Ummm…..I have a problem with that. I don’t like messes.


I said it.

I’m a mom of three & I HATE messes.

(I should qualify that a bit. I WANT my kids to make messes.




I have to make a concerted effort to PLAN “messy” times.

SO…..knowing thee theme this week, I let the girls have a “tea party.”

With water
On the kitchen floor
On a tray that contained MOST of the mess

(Can you tell the kind of planning that went into this “mess?” I have issues. I know.)

Here is the picture proof,

since I have to take them to prove I DID LET THEM MAKE A MESS!!!


So there! (ha!!! ha!!!)


Our Family of 5 said...

Too cute!!

Tina said...

Oh girl I'd loved to have you visit...but you'd never make it here. ;) lol! Mess is my middle name and we make a ton of them here. then again maybe you could help me get control of the messes I don't want. Enjoy the weekend.

Kim & Dave said...

Tina-I didn't say we don't have messes, friend! lol

I just said I HATE messes! ;-)

& if it's someone elses mess-doesn't bother me AT ALL!

At my house, as long as the mess is made OUTSIDE, mommy is HAPPY & so are the kiddos!

MICHELLE said...


ClarkFamily said...

Oh how funny - I am sorry you hate messes (I do too) ... your kids probably hate them also, Jaden sure does!! But I am sure they loved having that tea party - and congrats to you ... water is so much easier to clean up! Thanks for sharing and have agreat weekend!

Rebekah, Jaden & Baby#2 TOO!

Robyn said...

That is too cute!!


Leslie said...

They are dolls!

Amy said...

That is too funny! I sooo try to "plan" any big messes too, and outside messes are always the best kind! I often chant to myself that messes mean that the kids had fun. I worked as a preschool teacher in a daycare for many years...I have learned many tricks to containing and controlling messes.

Heidi said...

That's too funny! I hate messes too. Your girls are adorable.

Alleen said...

Adorable!!! While I don't take pictures of it, believe me, we have one big mess here. And, I confess, I am not the best housekeeper around!

I noticed you had a post about Natty being tactile defensive. Gabriella is the opposite and seeks sensory input. She has OT for that. But, honestly, she doesn't seem to be calming down much. I have heard good things about the brushing. Sometimes I do the joint compression and Gabriella loves it.

Rachel said...

Not a friend of messy here either...such is life with four children though! Happy weekend!

Anna said...

Great pics Kim. Hmmm I hate mess too! I've had to learn to relax my standards with 2 kids and a puppy!!! hehe!

Have a wonderful weekend!


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