It makes for such a fun, happy, busy, loud house, and we loved every minute of it! It is so much fun to see all the kids together, they love each other so much!
On both days, after the kids and I got back from swim lessons at the Y, we headed to our neighborhood pool(s) for about an hour and a half before lunch. The weather and the water couldn't have been better and the kids had a blast!
The oldest and the youngest (and Shamu)
Moriah chose this when we bought floaties for the kids a few weeks ago. It was Much larger when we inflated it than we thought it would be and it's hard to fit in the van! This time, we just put a rope through the handles and threw it on top of the van (which made for a lot of hilarity as it blew around and tried to escape on the half mile drive to the pool) =)
Guys gotta stick together
Keenan and Alisa
These girls tried just about every possible thing with these floaties, I think!
These were fun... it took a few to get at least one with each person in the air ;)
Gwennie "jumping" to Tim
These two were nothing short of hilarious the whole time. They got married (again) and provided us adults with lots of chuckles
Tim got his workout for the day hefting kids into the pool!
Even Caleb wanted to try! (Notice the big kids waiting to grab him)
This pile of shoes made me so happy =)
My huskin' helpers!
Steph was a huge help to me, making sure Caleb got his 20 minutes of reading in for their summer reading program!
Keenan convinced Mika to play Axis and Allies with him and they spent a LOT of time dominating the world!
Three cuties playing with snap circuits
The magnatiles were a big hit!
I made s'mores in the oven for everyone on Thursday night
Caleb and Shaelyn built this together
Steph and I thought it would be a great idea for the kids to make a pyramid, since there was the perfect number of them....
...but this was as close as we got ;)
Maybe in a couple years! =)
Love this family so much!
One of the RARE times when these two played well together - so sweet!
Tim and Steph, Marika, Shaelyn, Kyla, Vivian, Alisa, Nathaniel and Gwendalyn, THANK YOU so much for coming to spend time with us in your busy travel schedule! We love you and can't wait to see you again in a few weeks!!!!