The people Brielle loves Aviana’s beautiful princess and prince Brielle’s beautiful princess My castle–I was going to add a dragon and some more details, but somehow ended up being pulled in about six different directions. (I know, I only have four children, but still somehow the directions are six. At least) Grandma Joyce’s Owl Aviana’s Carry on!
‘Cause it’s all about them. Children’s Day has been a huge hit and huge motivator this summer. I’m loving it even though I’m getting more and more cumbersome and all I really want to do is sit in the A/C with the fan blowing on me and watch some brain free TV online or read Carry on!
18 little ones.2 bumps.6 mamas.A driveway cum minivan lot.Fruit.Monkey bread.Egg casserole.Banana bread.Acini de pepe salad.Juice.Coffee.Deliciousness.Absolutely no leftovers, (luckily I set aside plates for Kevin and my mom, or they wouldn’t have gotten any lunch.)A modicum of conversations above the general hubbub.Knowing you have women by your side who completely understand.And a completely clean kitchen (only Carry on!
I’m not sure if that’s a scream or a sigh. I got invited on a spur of the moment road trip by my bestie to visit my bestie in Louisville, Kentucky. With her two boys (8 & 7) and my five year old, we set out on Friday morning. It. took. for. ever. to cross Carry on!
Today, I slept in (once I pawned the baby off to Dada at sunrise). I had cake for breakfast. And a coffee. I was awestruck by God’s handiwork above and below the ground. His attention to detail is breathtaking. Special thanks to Jon Flavel for these photos, since I forgot my camera. I laughed a Carry on!
A simple game of dress-up… dancing regally around the living roomNot quite swinging from the chandelier Gypsy wanted in on the act. Really she did.Dancing regally with Brielle…Uh-oh…What’s Dada going to say when he sees this?Shrug. I’ll just chew on my tiara. I’m comfortable with my manhood.It’s inevitable really, what with two sparkly big sisters Carry on!
You’d never guess I’d been up since four…Cadrian looks like he’s being possessive doesn’t he?My nephew Titus and little friend SydneyReading some Valentine storiesCora enjoying her snacksAviana being cooperative with the cameraAll the fancinessHomemade pretzelsLondon Bridge and dancingAviana and Ella counting the booty after the heart hunt
If you like to see how we’ve changed in the last year and a half, here is our first trip to The Magic House, when I was just barely pregnant with Cadrian. We love St. Louis, but we only stayed there one night. We stayed at the Drury Inn and had a marvelous time (despite Carry on!
I mentioned we went to the Titanic Museum. Is that not the coolest? The only thing I was disappointed about was that due to copyrights, no photos were allowed inside the museum. Aviana was interested in learning more, so of course, I turned to my home away from home, the library. We found a super Carry on!
Three of us got new hair; we went to Lambert’s –Home of the Throwed Rolls; started on our little sewing project; went to a story hour, which compared to ours at home was super lame, though the library was super huge and fantab, and did a lot of hanging out. I’ll have to make links Carry on!