Wednesday, October 22, 2014

House guests

We had my bestie from Montana (Montana Mia) stay with us a few weeks ago. Her hubby couldn't make the trip this time, so she drove with her 3 kiddos in one day?! Super woman, if you ask me!  Alric, their youngest had a few post op appointments for his cleft palate surgery. They stayed 6 nights in "The Lincoln Bedroom".

I was kind of nervous, as we have never had house guests stay with us for that long.  It's a level in friendship that most friends don't get the opportunity to attain. Most of our friends live here and there isn't a need to have family sleep overs.  

Will our families mesh, would there be enough space for 3 adults, 4 big kids and 2 little ones?  I don't think it could have gone any better. The kids had so much fun, I have so many mental images of them playing stand up comedy, giggling, playing hide n seek, deciding they were flying squirrels and countless other games.  And Mia and I would stay up and chat for a few hours after the kids went down. It really was fun, easy and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

I added this picture because Alric loved our rocking elephant named George. I mean like he LOVED him.

This summer we are driving to Bozeman to visit them and go to Yellowstone, and we can't wait!!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

School started, late picture update.

First day of school. They all dressed themselves, even McKinley. She is a hot mess most of the time, we just go with it.

They hold so much of my heart, I wonder if they know that?

McKinley is staying home one more year. She started ballet and I'm pretty sure she was born to dance. 

I'm doing homeschool pre-school and so far she loves it and so do I.

She colored the happy turtle all by herself.

You can't see it in the picture but she is standing next to the board that has a picture of Maddy, Reagan's bestie. 

Lincoln lost his 2nd top front tooth and yes, Ditka pulled it out as well. (Lincoln's eyes look green here, can you see it? Or is that just me?)

They had open house at school a few weeks ago and this what Lincoln wrote about his Summer.  I burst put laughing, I love that boy so MUCH!!