Sunday, March 29, 2009

Endurance...

James and Josh came to hang at our house for the weekend. For 2 days we got to experience what it would be like to have a family of 9. It was GREAT for the weekend, but it did confirm the fact that we are done having kids. 7 kids under the age of 6 makes for a fun, crazy weekend! Here are some highlights:
  • One of the things the kids always want to do at our house is jumping on a pile of cushions. Everyone got into it, except for James. He was too busy building his spaceship.

  • Coloring some pretty cool Speed Racer books, playing with Cars stickers, and balloons.
  • Fighting over anything and everything
  • Enjoying the warmer weather. Loved being outside!

  • However, we still have a lot of snow in our back yard. Enough for some fun sledding anyways!

  • Watching a little TV.
  • Chaotic mealtimes: a whole package of spaghetti, 2 lbs of cheese, 2 batches of pancakes, 13 mini pizzas, 1 liter of Root Beer, 50 cheese triangles, and about 100 juice cup refills.
  • One big sleep over in the boys room. Unfortunately Paige and Morgan were not invited.

We really had a great weekend. All my kids love it when James and Josh come over! We hope you had a great Anniversary Weekend Brad and Heidi!!!


16 comments:

Shannon said...

You're crazy Amy!! All of those pictures made me want to go and play with the kids so bad!

(Weren't you so depressed to see snow come down this morning?!)

hbentley said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We did have a perfect weekend. You guys were nice to take the boys and entertain them for a few days.

Shelly Karren said...

Happy anniversary to Heidi and Brad. And congratulations on making it through a weekend with nine children? Wow. Amy, you continue to impress. :) I'll look forward to seeing Trent and Jake in a few weeks!

Amber said...

Ok, what's my problem...I'm always pooped, and I only have 4! How nice of you guys to keep the boys for the weekend.

Kim said...

Fun pictures! No wonder you never called me back...

Tom and Dayna said...

Oh come on, you don't want two more!! lol

Alyssa said...

Oh Amy you always amaze me! I get worn out and complain with 2! You deserve some kind of award!

Jamie N said...

Wow. That is one full house. You were way nice to take James and Josh. I'm sure they had a lot more fun at your house than they ever would have had here. You really are Wonder Mom.

Maga said...

You are WONDER MOM AND DAD. Glad you can enjoy extra kids! We all love and admire you!!!

Sam said...

Looks like a crazy fun weekend! What a party. You're pretty amazing - congrats on keeping your wits! And yes, I am planning on the Bear Lake Half. It was just so fun last year... :)

Tavan said...

OMG - - this post totally gives me anxiety! I don't think I could handle that for more than an hour! You are a brave, brave woman :)

Brittany said...

Wow I'm completely impressed. It looks like a fun weekend!!!

bjensen said...

When I can I come up for my play weekend?! :)

Julie said...

That is a wild weekend. I don't know how you do it. The food alone. Way to go.

Ginny said...

the meal bit totally made me think of my life. although we only do it with five, we go through inordinate amounts of food. i am terrified at the thought of having five teenagers at the same time -- four of them boys that already out-eat me!!!

congrats on an awesome weekend!! and thanks for helping me be more sure about being done without me having to do anything extra!

Jake and Becky Veigel Family said...

Love those great action shots
J