Monday, June 20, 2011

Summer Fun!

We have already had so much fun and summer really doesn't start till tomorrow:)

Here's Landen celebrating his birthday at Chuck E Cheese......

Faith had a slumber party with just a couple friends...

Friends that stayed up till 4AM!:)

They had a couple hours of sleep before I took them to the water park!

They played hard...I told them to sit down while I went to the bathroom and when I came back they looked like this. hahaha!

This is not a posed picture!

They did wake up hungry after staying up all night so I took the crazy delirious girls out for some pancakes!

Farrah did get sleep, but she was the life of the party most of the night!

Faith opened up presents while waiting for breakfast....

What 10 yr old doesn't like clothes from Justice...

Farrah kept saying, "I could so wear that!" haha

Finley had a sleepover with Mommy and hung out with me most of the time. We had fun splashing each other.

This was birthday dinner! We took the girls to Red Robin and Farrah stood up to sing out loud to her sister...two girls are hiding because they were embarrassed.

Uncle Johnny and Brianna gave Landen great seats to the Angel game for his birthday....

So Justin and I took the boys!

make some noise!!!!

It was family Sunday so the kids got to play games before the game started...Here's Landen seeing how fast he can throw.

34 mph

Landen wanted to catch a ball so bad! We were in the perfect seats for all the foul balls but weren't one of the lucky ones...close but not close enough

It was hot for Mommy! I cooled of eating ice cream:) I did share a "few" bites

Austin loved taking pictures of the players...

and enjoyed eating the big hot dog with jalapenos (ew!).....

Look at that belly!:)

Landen getting spoiled with all the junk food...

It's for his birthday so we let him get spoiled:)

I don't think I've had a hot dog in about 10 years but for some reason Fallon felt like one....

We bought tickets for Faith to go see Francesca Battistelli in concert for her birthday. One of

her favorite songs is "Free To Be Me"
so she had to wear ripped jeans:)

This is her good friend Kelsie with her ripped jeans on too!

at the concert!

Some of her very good friends!

Here's me with my friends:) This is when I flew to Texas a few weeks ago to spend time with Tara from Too Many Kids In The Bathtub

She threw me a baby shower:)

It was such a blessing...even my friend Michelle drove about 5 hours to come see me. What a treat!

It was so neat to share this day with so many like minded friends.

Fallon's first bear...I look like I'm gonna cry over a bear! hormones!

I guess I was just really emotional and humbled with the fact that everyone was so generous. Some were blog friends, some old friends and some were ladies I have never even met before!

But...felt like I've known for years!

Tara is a wonderful homemaker and homeschool mom of 6! I have a lot to learn from her! It was so neat to be able to spend some time with her. She is like Mama Dugger, no joke! Just very quiet with a gentle spirit. She handles her children with such love and grace. It's such an inspiration. She has so many ideas about raising a big family. Lets just say I took many notes that weekend!

When I got home it made me want to be a better wife and mommy....

I missed my kids so much, but needed that vacation to refuel:)

Soon after I got back from my trip to Texas friends from Florida stopped by to stay the night. 2 homeschool moms traveling across the country with 11 kids! Jennifer from Herd of Hoskins

and I have been blog friends but haven't met in person. My husband is always a little hesitant with me meeting "friends" online. I felt very safe and comfortable with letting Jennifer know where we lived and letting all 13 of them stay with us.

What a supportive husband I have LOL...

Jennifer also runs a great Christian product review blog

We stayed up late talking and sharing. I enjoyed meeting her friend Cindy who has been a homeschool mama for years. I took notes from her too! We worked on mapping out some of their route while all the kids played and made tents to sleep in the backyard.

My kids were in heaven! I would never just let them sleep in the backyard so this was a real treat!

So, in the morning after my husband took off in a hurry left for work we had a house with 3 moms and 16 kids!

Crazy Fun!

These women are brave, I tell you! That's Jen with the pretty long blonde hair...can you imagine traveling with all those kids? They are true Supermoms!

But....don't get me wrong, since they left I got to thinking, hmmmm...maybe I could take a roadtrip after the baby is born if my husband can't take off long periods of time.....any mom out there crazy enough to go with me???

My kids are dying to take a roadtrip!


Lauren said...

I love Franchesca! Such a fun night, I am sure! :)

Too Many Kids In The Bathtub said...

I am so glad you were able to come. We had such a wonderful time with you! It was like having my long lost sister staying with us! I wish that I could have fed you some Texas bbq, but I will never forget sitting in the parking lot and laughing about the restaurant we had just driven 40 minutes to being closed. And then seeing that man walk in thinking we had been sitting there for nothing. Not to mention the wonderful conversation about our favorite smells ;)

BARBIE said...

You know I am always game for a road trip! I don't care how many kids I have I'll always be willing to dump them in the car and hit the road at a moments notice ;)! I love love love the picture of the hot dog on the belly! I hope Fallon enjoyed it :) You are such a beautiful pregnant woman.

Jenn Hoskins said...

I didn't even know you blogged about our trip there until I was looking at blog traffic this morning and saw a bunch coming from here! :) Thanks! We were so blessed by our visit, and I am always game for a roadtrip with your fab fam... if only we weren't on opposite sides of the country!!