Monday, September 1, 2014

Backyard Envy

The kids and I were invited by another homeschool family
 to come over and play in their amazing back yard.
 They have looooooonnnnnggggg zipline

that even Babycakes could try,
 a playground, a tree fort, a beach

with sand,
 and a pool!
 And her boys are big Lego fanatics like mine!

I was so excited for Mac to have an opportunity to

make some local buddies.

Now if I can fins some friends for my teens!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Friend Fun-Beach Edition

 I'm only brave enough to do this

because I know my friend's kids are

excellent swimmers.
 I'm sure their mom thinks I'm a looney for even trying,
 but the water was pretty shallow

and the kids were very obedient
and we all had fun!

Except it was followed by round two of showers and baths

and I ran out of towels!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Friend Fun

Our friends who are adopting from Haiti

made a quick trip to visit with their son,

so their crowd came back for a sleepover.
 We're really just indoctrinating our new neighbors in

our personal chaos.

 We celebrated with some s'mores
 followed by baths for those who see

s'mores as performance art.
 Getting NINE kids showered or bathed is quite an experience!
We made an agreement on our way in to Wendy's

that if anyone asked if they were all mine,

I was to say "Yes!"

That would mean a set of twins

and a set of Irish quadruplets,

several of who are from different continents!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Another Rain Dance

 This activity never seems to get old at our house

even for my teenagers!


Monday, August 25, 2014

Basket Case

Apparently they are NOT to big for that!
We're home and doing lots of laundry!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Never Take A Toddler To IKEA

Never take a toddler to Ikea

No matter how much you might think you need a few things

for the new house,

it's just not worth it!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Museum, Maya, Mayhem

One of our favorite Denver destinations is the Museum

I was especially excited to go this time

because they had a Maya exhibit.
 It was very hands on
 with puzzles, and activities for the kids

including a computer that helped us write our names
 and figure out or birth dates on the Mayan calendar.

They've also added a new, permanent exhibit for toddlers

where Babycakes could rampage

without his mama constantly following him and dragging him off the exhibits!

(Yes, this piece was especially climb worthy to toddlers!)

Thursday, August 21, 2014


One of our pit stops was a really fun

McDonald's playground
Where the girls gave a little concert.

There were only a few people there at the time

and watching their expressions

as my ladies danced was hysterical!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Colorado Bound

We took our time

and slowly

with many


pit stops

to run

and climb

and yell

and many


viewings of The Wiggles

we made our way to Colorado.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Get Outa Town!

We usually head to Colorado to visit Nana and Papa

right after "school" gets out in May.

This year we got a bit distracted

by life.

I was really hoping we could work it out

so Hubs could come too,

but since he took a week off for moving,

he really can't justify another so soon,

so he's holding down the fort

while I take the chaos on the road!

Colorado, here we come!