I've blogged before about our very much loved friends....the Highfields! They had to go out of town for business and we quite possibly could be saying good bye to them which completely breaks my heart and makes me soooo sad I just have to stay in denial about it......yet I am over joyed at this possibly wonderful opportunity for them!!! SOOOO with that being said they needed some help in taking care of their 4 kids and I volunteered Jon and I!!! In saying that we had in our care a 6 y/o, 5 y/o, 4 y/o, 3 y/o, 2 y/o, and 1 y/o!!!! ......and I'm here to tell of the tale....Jon and I weren't overtaken by 6 kids! We survived and did quite well! We had some outside time, ate all together for dinner, everyone got a bath, and bedtime went ok (do you really think 3 girls in 1 room is gonna make for a smooth bedtime.....girl please!!!)! We've started a tradition in our home that before dinner (and now it's turned into every meal that we eat together) we say 1 thing we are thankful for (it's become very enjoyable for us.....it doesn't have to be a life altering thankful....whatever comes to mind), so we had all the kids say their "thankfuls" before we ate dinner and it went a little something like this. Weston "I'm thankful that I get to play playstation and that my daddy doesn't ground me", Gracie Bleu...complete silence minus her greater than life smile she carries which was more than words could express, Luke "life", Emery "staying here" (meaning Highfields house), Kayden "life", and Hudson was more than likely thankful that he was getting to stretch out in his warm crib for the night, away for 5 loud older siblings/friends!! The kids always love getting together!
Gracie Bleu and Emeny (as Gracie calls her) playing in the sand
Weston and Luke on the hammock....acting like they were tangled in a spider web!
I'm sad I can't produce another baby for this child because she is absolutely IN LOVE with any baby she can get her hands on!
All 5 kids lined themselves up for a minute of TV prior to dinner
3 GIDDIE girls before bedtime!!!!
Highfields.....we LOVE you and are happy for this possible new path in life!