We really enjoying "babysitting" Chet and Brenda's kids last weekend! It wasn't really babysitting though, since their youngest is 6! It was more like having a bunch of our kids' friends over all at the same time. We had them here while they were celebrating their coming anniversary:) I ended up with some pictures since the kids snitched my camera and got some.
I took this one of them having the tea party that Chauntel set up for them:) Our girls really enjoyed having "big sisters" for the weekend. They also really appreciated (and so did I) all their extra help with the dishes and pitching in with the little kids!
These following two collages are pretty poor photos; but James' phone had the only record of their fishing trip so I am using them anyways! James took the girls fishing in the afternoon first.
And then he came and swapped for the boys. Ryan looks pretty pleased with his catch! They only kept a couple fish that got cooked up after supper for little samples.
Here's a nice picture I got of our Godchild on Sunday morning before we went to church....
The girls who discovered they had matching skirts:)
Alexa joined them...
I went down to check on the boys...with camera in hand, Sunday afternoon. I think they tinkered all weekend! Actually, they helped out too! All the boys went with James to work on a few things at Grandma's on Saturday morning. They were a great help:) They also helped me on a sanding project...that was GREAT! The project is done now!
Well, they got picked up Sunday around 4, if I remember right. We ALL enjoyed having them here! The first night they were here, we lost electricity. When I called and told James, he said he'd get pizza since he was in town. Good thing he had already gotten them when I called to tell him that it had went back on:) Had a fun time staying up late talking and visiting, too! Thanks to all of you, if you are looking at this!
Later that evening the kids were getting a kick out of James "playing" the organ. The thing is...he doesn't really know how to play, but he wanted to sing, "I Look Not Back". So he was singing it to some really interesting music he was playing. Finally he gave up and they just sang it together.
And here he was explaining to them how much the song means to him. It really has quite the sermon in that song! Check it out! (Page #340 in the big blue songbook) So...why was I just laying on the couch and taking pictures instead of participating??? Pure lazy and really tired at the moment!
We ended up in the basement until bedtime and the usual game of tag and wrestling broke out. It gets so wild! They go so fast that I can never get a good picture of them. My camera/shutter is never fast enough. Hence the blurry photos.
Everyone who dares, joins in. Blayne, Chauntel, and Zac are for sure...but they all join in at times.
And here's baby Jared...trying his usual climbing stunts. He fits right in, in our little playroom:) Way to end a good weekend!