Saturday, July 08, 2006

Keeping Busy!

We are trying to keep busy so that time will fly, but in classic Lela form, I have probably overdone it. Three moms took 8 kids (ages 18 months to 7) to the beach in Galveston. How we all fit in two hotel rooms is beyond me. There was A LOT of sand in that room after we left.

I love taking trips with friends. We had a great time and the kids were really well behaved! Each time we go somewhere, Kristen does her best to get a picture with all the kids in it. There seems to always be at least one trying to get away though.

I was home from that for two hours before our family headed to the ranch and worked on the farm with my dad the whole weekend. Dylan got to help Poppy pull down a huge rotted tree with a bulldozer -- does life get any better than that when you are two? Now look at those kids playing in a hole in the ground -- who needs toys?

After all the manual labor we were home for one hour Sunday before we headed off to a July 4th party. All the kids had a great time and an even better time attacking an adult with their shaving cream (poor Doug).

The next day the kids headed off to hang out with their grandmother, great-grandmother and most of all, Uncle Michael who was in town for just a short while. They adore him, but he lives in AZ and they don't get to see him as much as they would like!

They got home after 10pm that night and were up first thing the next morning to decorate their bikes for the neighborhood 4th of July parade.

Later that week I hosted Bunco (and chopped six inches off my hair so there wouldn't be so much to take care of in China!)

Next up we attended an Express Baseball game! By now the parents are so exhausted that we only stayed for the first half of the game!

The current crazy days ended after a great trip to where we celebrated Jason's grandmother's 90th birthday with lots of family. We thought we would get the kids home in time for their "regular" bedtime, but it turned out that Jason's cousin and his family showed up at his other grandmother's house with their new 6 week old baby so we stayed for dinner and time for the kids to play with even more cousins their age.

I now have a couple of days to catch up my paperwork, get the house in order and pack for a trip to Colorado -- two moms and five kids this time. I can't wait for the cool weather! I wish Jason could go but he has to save up time for that China trip that is just around the corner!

Two more weekends before our referral!


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