Tuesday, April 21, 2009

1 Mom, 9 kids, 1 warm-sunny day

Once upon a time, there was a Mom who watched 9 kids for a day. (4 of them were her own, 5 were her nieces and nephews). And she didn't have all 9 kids ALL day (G'ma took some off her hands when she got done with work early that afternoon!) But she was glad it was sunny and warm (72 degrees) out, because all 9 kids and her played outside all day.

Here's a peek at what they did that day- 1 Mom with 9 kids on that warm, sunny day~

All the girls, minus Katie (she was with 'the boys') and Tubby: playing mtg. The trio: Benji, Jacob and tag-along Katie took a walk in the woods
John tried to pull stumps out.. with his bare hands
Benji, Katie and Jacob dug for worms in the woods, because Boppa is taking them fishing (sometime) John helped put the rocks back on the fire pit
Meri played ball with me
Larissa relaxed in the warm sun4 boys, 5 girls... just sitting.....
my family for the day..
Katie, Benji, John, Jacob, Larissa, Wyatt, Emily, Meri and Carolyn

9 comments:

Neisha said...

bet it was fun though!

Tim and Melissa said...

Oh how much fun... For them and for you! I wish we had that much room outside to play!

G'ma Joyce said...

Lots of kids, lots of fun. You are a good mom and aunt. Of course you know you are a wonderful daughter.

Joe Heather & kids said...

Thanks for the peek into that day =) How DID you get ALL of the kids to sit like that???? (was a bribe involved ;-)

Ben, Heather & kids said...

Neisha- It WAS a fun day! Busy, but fun!

Melissa- We LOVE having all this space to play in! Come Visit us! ;)

Mom- THANK YOU!

Heather- actually the kids all sat by themselves! no bribe involved!

Mindy said...

wow! i'm not sure i could have handled that. i recognize one of your neices. the one who said, "daddy help me" when she got taken out of mtg. at eau claire!!

Angie said...

yiiikes! Busy day!! Looks like y'all had a great time though ;)

Ben, Kara, Taylor and Hailey said...

Wow, looks like you had your hands full :) How much fun though when we can let them play outside and run some of that energy off!

Heather T said...

looks likr fun!:0)