Friday morning, Jaime called me and told me the boys were a "go", so Ryan picked them all up after he finished summer hours and drove them down to our house. The first 15 minutes was pure chaos with children running and yelling all over the house. It was insane! Then, we packed snacks and water and had all the kiddies put on their swimsuits and sunscreened them up, we were headed to the splashpad.
The kids played at the splashpad for over 2.5 hours. I think the other people at the splashpad thought that all 5 kids were ours and that we may have had 2 sets of twins (Noah & Liam, Juli and Brendan). Of course there were injuries- poor Liam tripped and fell, skinning his knees and 1 elbow. Then he slammed his face on the slide. Good thing I always keep a first aid kit in the van!
|Yes, I know we forgot to lower the head rest on Noah's booster after Rori sat in it|
Later, we sent all the big kids outside to play and Ryan filled the kiddie pool and set up the sprinkler for them. They ran around like crazies and played for another few hours. Of course there was another injury- poor Rori fell off the swing and hit her chin on the ground. Then, we did sparklers and made S'mores in the fire pit.
All the kids smelled a little smokey from the fire, so we decided to give the big kids showers, and the little kids a bath- because Rori's birthday party was the next day. Rori is self-sufficient, so we just had to turn on the water and she took care of herself. Ryan bathed Juli and Brendan, and I was the lucky recipient of Noah and Liam's shower (holy cow, 6 year old boys are crazy!). By then it was well after 9 PM, so Ryan and I set up 5 beds in Noah's room for the kids, while the kids watched a movie and had some snacks, and then we joined them.
|A sea of beds|
Noah and Liam slept until 6:30, Rori and Brendan slept until 7:30, and Juli slept until 8:30. Ryan cooked them a delicious pancake breakfast, and then we started getting everybody packed up and ready. Of course, Juli said to Brendan, "Come on, let's be naughty!" (That's what the 2 of them do), so we had to keep one eye on them while we were getting ready to leave. And then we headed up to Jaime's house for Rori's birthday party. Her party consisted of water balloons, the cup game, and lots and lots of swimming. Everyone had a great time.