Saturday, July 28, 2012

Tent City

Today is Saturday.  We picked up our house guest Courtney and the kids are thrilled for her to be here.  Ate lunch and just really vegged out all afternoon.  We were all lazy to be quite honest.  Max did fix the table in the rv and hung up a set of blinds that fell down.  We went to Walmart and got some needed odds and ends.  Like a fish net for the one that disappeared.  And, Warren got more paint to finish the dining room.  No, we never did open the can tonight.  That is on tomorrow's to do list.  Bojan and Max errected tent city.  See, we have plans for the end of August to go camping.  It will be in our rv and tent.  Need both to sleep everyone.  Would love to one day get a pop-up camper to pull behind the rv but right now, not financially an option.  For now, using our tent.  Anyhow, thought it was a great summer day to air them out, see if we're missing parts, etc.  We have 3 tents.  Why?  I'm not quite sure.  So, they went to work this morning.

Kids getting ready to check things out.

Tent one.  A rather small tent w/ a useless front screened in porch.  Keep in mind, we only sleep in the tent as we have the rv for everything else now.  

Alex coming out of tent one.  He decided it smelled bad.  They've been stored in the garage. 

Max getting ready to set up tent #2.   

This is the much bigger tent that sleeps 8 or 10 if I recall.  So, Max enlisted Bojan to help him out some.  

 Cooperation.  Like to see it. 

Umm, Reni decided she was staying far away from the work by riding her bike.

Logan wanted to help his big brothers out so they let him.  

Test is getting there.  They couldn't seem to get the rain fly up for whatever reason.  Not sure.  But, we have it.  Can't tell from this side but this is a really big tent.  And, kids agreed this one does not stink.  LOL.  

This is just part of tent city.  See, boys took down the third tent which is also a really good sized tent.  They said they're missing pieces.  I doubt the pieces are missing.  It is a really complicated tent to put together and Warren hates it.  Have a feeling we're going to sell it.  Making sure ALL parts are there first.  Alyona and Summer running through our tent city.  Love how it's all trashed in the front yard, huh?   BTW, that fountain and bucket of rocks is waiting to be fixed.  Been waiting all summer.  Honestly, I'm shocked kids haven't broken it yet.  

For those on facebook, Reni is fine.  Not sure if I told the story on here or not.  yesterday, Warren and I decided to go to Sam's Club for groceries.  We took Alex b/c as of late, he's been a catalyst for a few issues around here.  Told the teens absolutely no one goes in the pool while we're gone.  It's just a rule we have.  What I failed to tell them all is no one go outside.  Didn't think I had to as they all were going to watch a movie.  URGHHH!!!  Should have known better.  Younger kids went outside to collect bugs.  We get a call on the phone in the car.  Irina:  "Reni got stung by a cow killer!"  Reni:  "Am I going to die?"  She's wondering that b/c it's called Cow Killer.  Here's a picture for those that have no idea what I'm talking about:  Cow Killer.  We asked if she was breathing okay and determined she would be fine while we got the groceries.  Adding benedryl to the list as apparently we were out at home.  Got home and she was fine.  Little swollen but not bad considering what bit her.  She's a trooper.  Logan told her to pick it up.   He's more chicken.  His sister doesn't care.  She'll try anything once.  They were in the rest of the evening.  

So, today was a lazy day and no one got bit by anything.  Tomorrow is church and then VBS begins.  Kids are excited.  Yana is volunteering this year.  Max and Irina opted to stay home. Rest of the kids are going.  Hoping in between we can paint the dining room.  Hallway upstairs got done.  Need to take a picture of the color.  Yana is in the process of picking out colors for her room.  She's between some pinks and browns.  Good choices though.  After that, painting is done until we redo the boys' rooms.  We will need help for sure on that project.  Going to take place in August some time.  Well, got to get some sleep this evening.  3 posts is enough for one day.  Have a great weekend everyone.

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