Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Cleaning to the Classics...

This afternoon, the children and I
worked at spring cleaning in the living room.
As we worked we also had 'school'
by listening to classical music
on our local station, becoming familiar
with composers and their compositions. ;o)

Ally volunteered to clean the stairway,
which was long overdo for a good cleaning...

The younger ones were excited to help, too.
I gave each of them a sock to put on their hand...

and with their dust puppets, they cleaned the baseboards...

As they cleaned the baseboards, I worked on the walls...

Ally also cleaned the floor at the bottom of the stairs
as the younger ones were doing the baseboards...

I worked on the floors in the living room...

It's amazing how dirty
the linolium floors in base housing can get. ugh!

We had fun cleaning together!
We all shared a laugh when the lil' girls said,
"Ally, you look like Cinderwella!"

We are sure it was because of the hankercheif

that she had on her head but it was cute. lol

Hope y'all are enjoying your Wednesday.
We look forward to being in God's house this evening!

"And whatsoever ye do,
do it heartily, as to the Lord,
and not unto men"
~ Colossians 3:23


Mindy said...

Hello! Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit! My dear Hubby is a retired Marine of 20 years! He retired about 5 years ago..God has been so good to us!
I have enjoyed reading your blog and looking at all the photos of your precious family!
God Bless you and yours....

The Cheerio Queen said...

hahahaha...she does look like cinderella a little! But prettier. :) I love the sock dust puppets. :) great idea.


Comedy + said...

What a nice post. What a beautiful family too. I've never seen kids so willing to help mom. Happy WW.

Sheri said...

What a special day "spring cleaning" as a family! Looks like you all made something that isn't fun at time; a very fun day. Thanks for sharing your adorable pics.

Pam said...

I loved the Cindrella remark! I'm so happy to see a mommy making cleaning fun and enjoyable! I have seen it done in other ways before which made the children grow up to hate cleaning their own homes!
God love your hearts as you are there without hubby/daddy!!I ahve grown to love and respect you so much! I can't seem to leave your blog without being in tears!

Mrs. Brigham said...

Yay for spring cleaning! I hope you had a very successful cleaning day. :o)

I could not help but laugh as I read your comment about linoleum floors in base housing. The first base house we lived was built just after WW2 and had nice wood floors upstairs and well worn linolem downstairs. No matter what I did, those floors downstairs always looked a bit dirty. The pictures of your house look SO similar to the house we lived in.

Karen said...

Oh that's funny about Cinderwella! She just needed a cinderella apron to tie on! I wouldn't be able to move tonight if I'd been on my knees cleaning the floor. It looks like you make cleaning days so much fun! Love the dust puppets!

Jungle Mom said...

Great fun! so much better to work together!
Where did you get the, "I gave my heart to a Marine" button?

Mrs. C said...

What a joy to have lots of happy helpers! :)

Melissa said...

Cleaning is soo much fun! I love cleaning! It is so wonderful to see that your children enjoy cleaning, and they should, it's their home too! Good job getting them involved, I'm going to remember that!

HsKubes said...

Mindy ~ Thank you for visiting and for your kind words. How exciting to meet another Marine family. We plan to retire, too... not too much longer. *Ü*

Cheerio Queen ~ Thank you, too, for your kind words. The children loved the dust sock puppet idea, too. They liked it so much that they also went down the hallway with them and into the dining room! I'm glad they were such a hit!

Comedy + ~ Thank you! I was glad to see them so eager to help. ;o)

Sheri ~ It was a special day of spring cleaning and we did have lots of fun! I was glad they enjoyed it, too.

Pam ~ It was delightful to have them helping me. Anytime that they are able to help is such a joy! And I know that it is preparing them for adulthood. It thrills me to see they had fun! Thank you so much for your kind words. They really blessed my heart!

Mrs. Brigham ~ We did have a successful day cleaning... the living room. I hope to tackle other rooms at another time. I had to laugh, too, at your description of your old floors! We haven't, yet, been blessed with any wood floors... just the linoleum so far. lol

Karen ~ We thought the Cinderwella comment was funny, too. Yes, she was missing the apron.
I confess that I am quite sore from cleaning the floors... but they look pretty nice. lol I suppose I looked a bit tired at church tonight. ;o)

Jungle Mom ~ It is much better and fun to work together. We enjoyed our time. I can't recall where I got the graphic from... it was a couple of years ago. If I remember or figure it out, I will let you know. (so sorry)

Mrs. C ~ It sure was a joy to have so many helpers!

Melissa ~ My eldest thinks cleaning is fun, too! But they all enjoying helping (usually). *Ü* Yes, it is their home, too, and they're practicing for when they have their own home someday.

~ Christina

Tina said...

This post just made me smile. I love it when the children and I clean together like that. :)

Anonymous said...

This just reminds me how much spring cleaning I need to get done :)
Mrs. Bowman

MrsMelody said...

What a great bunch of helpers you have. Well done! I like the sock puppet/duster idea. I think I will borrow that one. :)

Blessings to you and yours

HsKubes said...

Tina ~ I love these times, too. *Ü*

Mrs. Bowman ~ Have fun with the dust sock puppets. lol ;o)

Melody ~ They were such big helpers! They loved the sock puppets, too. I'm sure y'all will enjoy them, as well. :)

~ Christina


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