Well, I survived my full house! I had 10 children under the age of eight, and nothing got broken, no one got hurt, and no one cried! Yea!
In truth, it was actually quite easy. I was supposed to get the kids Thursday morning, but they didn’t make it over until 8:30 that night. And their parents made it back from camp by about 3:30 Friday afternoon, so it turned out that I didn’t have them for very long at all! I was actually quite disappointed! Our kids love to play together, and I know mine would have loved to have them over longer. Sweetheart Girl asked if Evelynn could be in our family so she could stay…
Oh, well. We’ll have them again!
Here they are at the table for lunch. Yum!! Hot dogs, Chips, Grapes, and Melon Slices. Oh, and a special treat (for my kids, at least), Root Beer! BTW, Hero says Root Beer with the accent on Beer- he misplaces the accent on several words, but this one stands out a bit more!
We made Monkey Shakes, and they were a hit, as usual. The kids covered the back porch with Sidewalk Chalk drawings (Thanks, Gail! I was down to three!), and they played lots of games. Some of them (half)watched The Incredible Mr. Limpet, declaring that the thought of people coming from fish was “the most ridiculous thing we’ve ever heard!” All 5 little ones took their naps at the same time, and the olders played in the boys’ bedroom while I read a book in my bedroom (Awesome!). Later, they all indulged in their favorite flavor of popsicles.
All in all, we had a great week, a super-great Friday, closing with the return of the Daddy-man!
Welcome Home, Daddy-man!