i was on my own this weekend.....with all the kids.
craig was away with guys from our church.
at a lake? in missouri? or arkansas?
mostly golfing i think.
i was happy for him to get a break.
i know how badly i need them....so i was happy for him.
if i can keep my attitude in check then a few days on my own holding down the fort is ok.
i took pictures of saturdays good stuff.
i did sleep in.
the benefit of bigger kids....they let you sleep because they don't need things like diaper changes or bottles.
they can turn on the tv and computer by themselves.
they make their own breakfast.
so i get to sleep.
and they let me get ready in peace for almost an hour!
i snapped a shot that i decided to use as my new profile pic...i have been so happy with that mirror in the kitchen.
most of the kids finished their chores and it was almost noon.
scott was already gone at his basketball practice.
we dropped off sean at his friend's house.
lauren was still asleep.
the little girls and i went to the nursery.
annie was dressed for a birthday party.
she had come into my room and said "don't i look fancy for the party?" it was boy party! :)
my ginormous geranium was my passenger on the way home....
bloom bag from the pleated poppy!!!
we dropped annie off at the birthday party (forgot the gift!)
talby and i grabbed groceries at the walmarts.
and a cute swim suit cover up for her.
(and a gift for the party)
then came home and her friend came over.
dinner for everyone else was make-your-own. (aka: cereal or chicken nuggets)
sean came home.
scott was back.
lauren and her friend came home.
annie came home.
and two more friends showed up.
lauren announced to the 8 of us that she is making a campfire.
(time for me to join the group instead of listening to everything from the kitchen windows...fire is involved)
they did it....very well in fact.
the light was almost gone.....that is the museum that we live next door to behind lauren.
we made smores with reeses.
the marshmallows MAY have had ants in the bag....but we were desperate.....
people in other countries eat ants right?
expert fire makers.
we have them to thank for our nice end to the day.
it was great....for real.
i wrangled in two for baths.
one started her laundry.
i got the three youngest to bed.
the two older watched a movie.
and i crashed.
it was a good day.
i have flowers to plant.
the house is a wreck.
and half the groceries i got are already gone.
i guess that is what happens when 10 kids are in your house in one day....
and it's fine.