Friday, July 9, 2010

Pies, WAR EAGLE, and Water

It's been a LONG, busy week. I have loved almost every moment of it. It can be trying at times to herd 5 kids around to places or even just in the pool, but overall they are all wonderful well-behaved kids with sweet, servant oriented hearts. We had lots of fun and some not so fun time outs, but what do you expect with 5 kids aged 2 to 7 spending 24/7. I hope Haylee and Austin will want to come visit us again and maybe some of our other cousins too.  It's truly a great feeling to see them all playing well together and helping one another. You know kids are close when they argue like siblings.... the wonderful times conquer overall! Yeah. God is working in their little hearts, it is evidently far beyond what I or any parent can do on their own.

I hope you enjoy sharing a little of the past couple of days with us.  We ended our time all together with making homemade personal pizza pies, even Whit made his own pie.  Once we had them cooked and served, they said, "Hey, this tastes like real cheese pizza."  I'm not sure what they expected?...

We had a fully day with morning exercises and then we were off to Auburn for the day, Yippee!  The kids kept asking the tried and true question, how much further? When they finally saw the signs, they all began to cheer and tell their own stories about landmarks around town. Of course, a visit to AU woudl not be complete without a stop at Toomer's for lemonade - their favorite beverage. After exploring campus for a couple of hours, we headed to Mellow Mushroom for lunch and were so excited that our cousin, (Big) Daniel was able to join us. He kept the Indians tame while we waited for a table, a couple of rounds of Go Fish. You can only imagine the chaos of playing cards with 5 kids, who want 'their' cards to finish each suit.  It was funny to watch :-)

Finally, we were off to meet up with Daniel and Rob to brave the water park for the afternoon. We had a lot of fun. The kids loved giant slides, the wave pool, and the lazy rivers - each one had a different favorite.  I was surprised that all of the kids except Whit braved the slides many times. My hats are off to them, that was a pretty brave feat at their ages! Only one minor boo boo.

Almost everyone was asleep by the time we drove home. Right before bedtime, we had a guest appear on the back patio - Mr. Frog. Ford loved getting to hold him and see him jump away over and over. Rest well..... we will. We love you Cousins, Thanks for coming!

Love ~

Pirate Time

Saucing our pies

Cheese, too!


Toomer's Very Freshly Squeezed Lemonade

Fish pond

Aubie Tracks

Big D and the kids playing a round of go fish at the Shroom


Graham show many times he went the giant water slide!

Who's our Lil Swimmer? Go Whit!

Whit's alligator trying to color

G & Rob

A surprise guest tonight!

Ford is definitely a love of all things!

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