Reflections of a Mom's Life

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Our Trip to VA Part 3 - The Beach

look how much Addison LOVES the beach!!

we had her set up just right! no sun was getting on this new baby skin! :)

the kids had SO much fun and the bay is so calm that they can play and we don't have to worry!

beth & katy

callie was so cute!

carter sure enjoyed the beach too!

checking out the dead jellyfish. after it sat there for a few minutes they did what all boys do, started poking holes in it and eventually it was completely cut in half. :)

sweet callie!

jacob's mini pine cone

i could not get one picture of josiah looking my way. he knew i wanted his picture i guess and just wasn't in the mood!

all the boys collected shells for the longest time.

fast asleep with the sound of the ocean and a cool breeze! pure heaven!

we saw a lot of jackson's bum that day!

working together

i had to get picture of katy and i with all of our stuff. i actually feel like we did pretty good packing "light" for 7 kids!

harrison helped keep callie on course. she was checking everything out! :)

katy and i headed to the beach on thursday morning, july 24th, with 7 kids. one might think disaster was in our future but it was the most wonderful time! the weather was cool and breezy and the kids just had the most fun. it is a lot of work to get to the beach but once you are there it's just lots of fun and relaxing. it was a great time of catching up for katy and i and what kid doesn't love the beach??? they had a blast!!! it truly was the most perfect day! :)

Our Trip to VA Part 2 - Birdie's

We spent Thursday morning with friends at Birdie's, a fun indoor play area for kids. The boys loved seeing their VA friends and I loved seeing all the girls! It was the perfect place for the kids to play and the mom's to sit and chat and catch up! I was the only one who brought my camera, I can't believe it, so I tried to get pictures of everyone! I still think I missed a few...we're a pretty big group now! :) Thanks for coming to hang out everyone! You know how much I loved seeing you all!

After we left Birdie's we went over to Katy's for lunch. The kids were able to play while Katy and I could sit and just talk. Callie enjoyed being with the girls and kept us entertained. She loves her little friend Addison. She even took a liking to Addison's pacifier! Hilarious! Callie is so social and I just love it! She even would come and sit in my lap and I couldn't get enough! I don't get to see these Schrodt kids as much as I'd like so it was a real treat that she was so comfortable!!! :)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Our visit to VA Part 1 - Fun with Cousins

popcorn and movie night!!! so much fun!

Chuck E Cheese's - a treat from Mamaw!!!

sweet Emma!

We love Chuck E Cheese!!!

Mommy & Addison

Austin and his best buddy Jake

Grace &'s was getting close to bed time and she was getting sleepy!

We arrived in VA on Tuesday night, July 22nd. I made the trip with all three kids and it wasn't bad at all! (Anthony had to work and miss out on all the fun!) Three hours in the car could have been trouble but these kids of mine were just perfect! Jackson slept the whole way as well as did Addison and Harrison watched Veggie Tales...I think three different ones! :) Mamaw had dinner waiting on us and we were able to play and relax!

In the morning, we headed to the pool with Katy and her kids, Grace and her kids, Mamaw, and me and my kids. There was a nice breeze so the baby did perfectly. Katy and I were busy taking care of kids and making sure no one drowned that there wasn't much time for talking. One day! We look forward to the day of all the kids swimming and us sitting in our lounge chair, talking, reading, napping....sounds heavenly! :) It was so much fun and the kids had a ball! Sorry no pictures....again, too many kids to watch! :)

Our trip was getting off to a GREAT start! That night we headed to Chuck E. Cheese with Mamaw and all the cousins, for some reason there are no pictures of Mamaw and Baylee. :( It was POURING! A terrible storm so we were all rushing in. I had run the stroller up to the lobby and ran back to the car to get the baby when I FELL....FLAT...ON MY FACE!!! The rain was pouring on my back and there was no time to lay there and feel sorry for myself. I was getting soaked! :) I still have a skinned knee! I'm sure I'm on the security camera in all my glory for someone to get a good laugh! :) It was a great night and such a treat to play and have pizza with the cousins!