This week was another fun and busy week where we actually got crafty! Every school year, I tell my girls, “We’ll have to do that over summer break.” But then the summer flies by and we don’t get those things done! Well, we probably won’t get everything done–but Kaylin and Karis both got to sew a little this week. I’m not a great sewer, but I do want my girls to know how to sew a little. So Kaylin helped make a sleeping bag for an 18 ” doll to give for a birthday present for a party she was going to, and Karis helped make a dress for her 18″ doll. It was Karis’s first time to use a sewing machine! She did a good job.
Kiley had fun playing with a box while Mommy worked with the older girls. 🙂
Thursday, we were able to go swimming at at friend’s house which was so nice! We were supposed to go to a park with other moms and kids in our church, but it was close to 100 degrees! So instead we went swimming. It was so much fun!
Friday, we were supposed to go to a little kids amusement park with my sisters and their kids. But once again, it was too hot! So instead, we went to Chuck E Cheese. This was a highlight to the kids, as we have only gone a couple of times. Caleb was the big winner!
His parents missed seeing the big moment–but it was fun to see the surprise on their faces!
Of course, they all had fun on the rides and playing the games.
We all were able to eat together — so much fun! I had to take pictures from both ends as you couldn’t see the people on the other end!
Two last pictures at Chuck E Cheese:
Then we came home and the little kids got a nap (or at least laid down!) Rhonda had fun building a tall tower with mega blocks and reading to them while I made no-bake cookies for lunch on Saturday!
The evening ended in a quieter fashion although I had to go pick Kaylin up from the birthday party she was at in a torrential rainstorm.
Today, my sisters and mom and I are going garage saling without any kids!!! It promises to be a great day. We are also going to get family pictures of all 24 of us. Pray that the 13 younger children will cooperate! I should be able to show some pictures of us all very soon!