Sunday, September 28, 2008

Weekend Work Force!

Back in the day, loading 4 car seats every time we ventured out was a lot of work.

Getting 4 boys dressed and fed by 7:30 every morning to go to work was even more work... (just ask my husband)

BUT guess what ...

Do you know how much work my strong boys can do in a weekend???

A LOT!!!

Just ask Nana and Papa.

They're in the final stages of a BIG, HUGE, ENORMOUS remodel.

Nana's new kitchen is "almost finished"...













The cabinets just got put in this week, as well as several of the WOLF appliances that we can't wait to try out. With all the bells and whistles that are so cool... like pop-up vents and pull out warming draws... a several work stations.
But wait... who's the stud in the window?

That would be the "father" of the up and coming weekend work force!












After loading up some heavy concrete for the new driveway... they replanted some grass out front.

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Colton has a never ending supply of enegy, and we love to put it to good use.

Of course, we took a few water breaks.

and puppy breaks...

and breaks to pose for mom... again...

Since she wasn't "part of the work force"... as she was just taking pictures... *grin

The boys were all really hot and dirty and smelly...Some of them more than others... because some of them DO more work than others...


And so I'm thinking...

If I can keep these boys well fed... in Nana's grand kitchen...

and can keep up with all these stinky clothes... (The likes of which I almost passed out from on the way home, even with the windows DOWN)

I'll have it made when it comes time to remodel my own house...

assuming I'm not broke from investing in deodorant stock... which is what I plan on doing first thing tomorrow morning!

25 comments:

Kristen said...

First of all, how cute are the pictures of all of your boys together posing and flexing?? That is too cute!!

Secondly, Nana has a super fantastic kitchen. Woo hoo! I am jealous! :)

Start planning your projects now!

raising4boys said...

Eww stinky boys!! Not looking forward to that day. It will be nice when we no longer have to buckle them in their car seats and they can help out more.

Beautiful kitchen Nana!

Amanda said...

I'm with above comment ~ i will have 4 stinky boys too!
That is a great kitchen and i'm jealous!
I think you all had a great ( hard working + productive ) weekend!
l,
Amanda x

Kelly said...

Looks like a dream kitchen!!

How neat that your boys can say they helped to remodel grandma and grandpa's new kitchen.

Queen to my 3 Boys said...

I just love having boys! It's hard for me to envision my family with older boys, though. Thanks for the glimpse into what it may be like!

The White House said...

that is so great. I love the pictures and I confess that I covet that kitchen.

While picking up cheerios stuck to the floor, changing loads of diapers and listening to the 4:30 whine session, I try to keep in mind the wonderful work force in the making!

Jennifer said...

Wow, What a kitchen!! I want one like that someday:)

Enjoyed the photos:)

Kathryn said...

That is awesome and very reassuring to me. My boys want to help out so badly now and they hubby and I are praying they still want to help when they are big enough to actually do so.

WOW! That kitchen is AWESOME!!!

new*me said...

great pics and I am soooo jealous of that kitchen!

Elaine A. said...

Well, at least there's one good thing about having a bunch 'o boys, huh? ; )

Wow, that kitchen sounds and looks awesome! Love all the pictures!

Hipmomofboyz said...

Stinky boys....Oh, I feel your pain. I had to pick up Kyle and 3 of his friends last week after football practice and even with the windows down I thought I was gonna get sick from the smell...

blessedwith5 said...

I know all about stinky boys! Love all the pictures!

I hope my kitchen turns out as well as Nana's!

We are still in car seats - 4 of them in each vehicle.

Weber said...

I want that kitchen!!!
:)

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

What a kitchen! Are your boys for hire next summer? They could very well have a little summer business ;)

momto3cubs said...

Boys do like to work hard! Mine should've been born on a farm. About 120 years ago. ;)

What a fabulous kitchen!

kristen said...

Ohh I am sooo looking forward to my boys being that age.

How lovely. They did a great job!!

Jenny said...

Sorry Rachel...I have to ignore all photos of your adorable boys and just focus on the INCREDIBLE KITCHEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy SH#$!!! I want it. I want it now. I'm about to cry like a baby.

One woman, three boys! said...

Look at all of those strong young men working hard! Great guns! ")

McMommy said...

Look at you...trying to convince me to have two more boys!!!!!!!!

Your family is so awesome. I always think that every time I see a picture of all four boys...friends for life. So cool!

Carol said...

What great little workers.

Having 4 boys was bound to have its uses eventually.

Dawn said...

4 smelly boys...a wonderful part of growing up I have to look forward to. Of course, they were so stinky because they of actually WORKING and being USEFUL which is also a part of growing up that I AM looking forward to.

Laura said...

What a wonderful memory and tradition! I love seeing families work/play together! I have four boys too-- but a little younger. What a nice glimpse into the future.

And - WOW! What a great kitchen! Many more memories and traditions will be happening there! The heart of the home.

Bad Momma said...

OMG! That kitchen is gorgeous! Do you hire out your boys? I might actually cook if I had a kitchen like that!

Looks like you picked up a 5th boy! (Josh).

Anonymous said...

your husband is pretty dang hot too!!!

I am Boymom said...

Wow! What an awesome kitchen! And how great that your whole family got involved in the project! your boys are a hoot and I love your assignment for the remodel - somebody's gotta take the pictures, right?