We have declared the upcoming week to be SPRING BREAK.....and we kicked it off by welcoming 3 more children into our home. They'll spend a few days with us while their parents have some pre-deployment couple time. It's fun for all of us to have little ones in the house again. Wednesdays are ALWAYS crazy and Thursday the kids and I are leaving town for a few days.
We settled in, played around and when we thought Yuuki would appreciate a break....we walked to the blue park.
|Stacia, Zander and Clara Beth|
|Shoot out at the OK Corral - Cole on top|
|Elise doing her Calamity Jane impression |
|Nolan and Elise|
|Ah - sweet hugs for Arielle from Elise|
|He decided not to use it in this setting - great choice! |
Stacia is five feet tall now! She comes to the top of my nose. She is nine years old. I think she may hit six feet in the photo below.
|LOVE THE HAIR|
The girls needed a water break..and I was going as fast as I could but eventually Elise decided she could use the dog watering faucet much easier....
|Elise was nice enough to help Clara get a good drink|
After dinner we had about an hour to play. Cole LOVES the walkie talkies the boys have......
It was a lot of fun to listen to the dialogue between him and the big boys upstairs. It's obvious these are military kids.
Meanwhile Mr. Mike entertained the kids taking strange photos.....
|Elise is quite the photographer!|
|Michael, Elise and Clara (in the pjs)|
|Odd, odd photos.....Michael, Elise, Clara, Stacia and Arielle's feet|
I'm glad we opted to simply enjoy the kids this week - rather than trying to fit school in too - we're brainstorming what we want to do.
We settled down with a bit of Veggie Tales and then off to bed.
Michael and I are going to spend some time in the backyard onsen to reward ourselves for successfully resurrecting our pre-school parenting skills. ::grin::