We are home from Charlotte! We had a really great time with our friends.
Here are some pics of the fun.
Ball and her youngest daughter, Riley, came on Saturday and joined the fun! At bath time, I was reminded of a favorite poem of mine from back in the day.
"Crowded Tub" by Shel Silverstein
There's too many kids in this tub.
There's too many elbows to scrub.
I just washed a behind that I'm sure wasn't mine.
There's too many kids in the tub.
Impressed? I thought so. So were Mere and Ball when I spouted it out without warning.
We attempted to get all of the kids to sit on the steps for a photo op, but we really knew better.
We tried once, saw that it wasn't going to happen, and abandoned the idea. We did, however, get a good one of the Core 4 (minus Lars-we missed you!) and 3 of our collective 5 children.
Sam and Kingston (affectionately known by Sam as "That Udder (other) Guy") really had fun playing together. By the end of our trip, the two boys were following each other around the house. Mere just texted to say that Sam was asking for That Udder Guy when he took his bath tonight!
So much fun. "Wait," you say? I mentioned above that there were 5 children between the 3 of us. There are the 3 accounted for in the picture of the Core 4 (minus Lars-I swear we missed you!), then there is Ball's older daughter who stayed at home with daddy. . . Who is the 5th child?
Ella Jennings, of course!!! Mere's baby daughter. I think I saw her a total of 45 minutes all weekend long. The girl loves to sleep! Thanks, daddy Stuey, for sticking around the house with Ella while Mere and I played with the big boys.
Kingston and I spent most of the day on Sunday with my cousin, Jason, cruising around his part of town and checking out his sweet new house. We had a great time connecting with him and showing him what life with a kid is like. He's going to need to know that soon ;). Love that cousin of mine.
This morning, we hopped in our car and came on home!
Mere and family, thanks so much for the hospitality. We had a blast. Ball, thanks so much for making the quick trip to hang. That really mean a lot. I'm so glad our kids will know each other. We've got some good ones! Jason, thanks for spending your Sunday with us. We love you!