I woke up at 7:30am (early for the week), and went out to visit with everyone. Really, the fridge and pantry were locked, and I needed to open them up for the little people. And then I was awake, and figured that I should visit. hehe. I made cupcakes for Austins party, and let them cool.
The kids went swimming in our pool early (my dad had been in there at 6am, and said that was the best time to swim, because no one else was around. ha!), and had a ton of fun.
I frosted the cupcakes, and Jim helped me decorate them with the Star Wars rings. I think they turned out pretty cool!
Madi and my mom and Aunt Sue and I headed for Walmart to get some WIC for Madi (we needed milk), and left my dad in charge of balling the watermelon. We told him to "suck it in" for the picture. ROFL!
We found ALL sorts of stuff at Walmart. Like Baconnaise. It was in the peanut butter section. I think someone ditched it there. It was about enough to make me hurl. Maybe if I'd seen it in the mayonnaise section, it wouldn't have seemed so nasty... Anyone ever try it before???
We paid for our purchases, and headed for the truck. And realized that we forgot the milk. ROFL! We have enough to make it till Monday. We'll go and get some more then...
As we were loading the stuff and diapers and dog food and junk into the back of Madi's car, I noticed that you could see my mom's debit card through her white pants. TOO funny! So I told her, real loud, to bend over so I could take her picture. And some dude in a truck just happened to be driving by at the moment, and stopped to watch us. ROFL! He stayed and laughed at us for quite a while. It was funny :)
Mom bought a day old pumpkin roll for the car ride home. We decided that if we ate all the "evidence", it never happened.... Maddie's first bite resulted on powdered sugar to the nose...
We got home, and we all got ready for Austins birthday party. We put on our suits, and gathered our towels and the food and junk, and I put on some new make up (I got a new foundation color, because I got tan - ha!). And I took pictures with everyone :)
Me and Aunt SueMadi drove her car, and I drove my truck, and we all met up at Biggs water park. I dropped off the people and stuff, then parked across the street. Madi got an up front parking spot. Lucky. hehe.
We treked all the way across Biggs park looking for Pavillion 5, and finally found it. And dropped off all of our junk, and got ready to go and play in the water.
Austins family was there (obviously, because it was his birtday party), and Terra's family, and Margot's family and Maggie's family. Here's me with Kendra, my twin that likes me :)
Amanda got Austin a HUGE Darth Vader pinata for his birthday. Here's me all "up close and personal" with him :)
The bouncy castle was a hit when the sun went behind the clouds. Otherwise, it was WAY too hot to get inside of...
And then we headed for the water park. And the kids had a TON of fun playing in the water. We spent about 2 hours there. Maybe it was only an hour and a half. I can't remember now.
Here's Grandma Lyn, Joe, Eme, and Lily
Isn't my mom's pool wrap ADORABLE!
Me and Jake. He was a little grouchy when he got up this morning, but was doing MUCH better about an hour after we got to Biggs. Good job on waking up and being nice, Jake :)
Jake and Tom found this HUGE (picture doesn't do it justice) bug in the pool, and shooed it out. Then it wouldn't go away. So Jake eventually whacked it with a shoe and the lifeguards came over and disposed of it... Nastiness!
Maggie and Tom have been gone like ALL summer long, so it was good to see them again!!!
And then it was time to eat. And the kids thought that the time would NEVER arrive. LOL. We all headed back to the pavillion, and about 30 minutes later, we had lunch. Hot dogs, and hamburgers, and potato salad, and fruit, and chips, and drinks. SO tasty! Amanda, my dear, you are amazing!
Check out my SUPER yummy burger! Make mine medium rare, please!
There were SO many birthday parties going on the same day. In different pavillions. But the one next to us was AMAZING! I think they were from South America or somewhere? I don't know. But they seemed "islander". I liked it, whatever it was. We snuck over and took pictures!
We came back, people finished eating, and it was time for the pinata. The moment that ALL of the kids had been waiting for!
Dad and a twin. Oh yeah, Madi saw him wearing this shirt earlier, and she was like, "Does you shirt say Bisexual???". ROFL! I thought it was hilarious!!!
JakeMy pictures didn't load in order, apparently, but we DID go by age.... Just so you know ;)
This was the STURDIEST pinata ever. Eventually, after going through each of the kids about 4 times, the dads decided to take matters into their own hands, and disperse the candy. hehe.
Tom got Darth Vaders light saber...
Lily's favorite color is "lellow". And likes ANYTHING yellow. It's the cutest thing EVER!
This lady's hubby know's Captain America! They met overseas when he first got to his deployment place. Then the dude came home, and Captain America replaced him there. And she lives near Amanda. How cool is that! She's got 4 kids, and this is the baby. Isn't he cute :)
Terra was DONE with twins, and asked me to take one. So what did I do? Give her a cupcake, of course. I know, I know, I'm the worlds best friend. I know you're all jealous know that I don't come and play with YOUR kids... hehe.
Amanda and I. The party was tying up, and we took some left overs with us, and headed back home. Slowly, but surely. You ever try and round up 7 kids and 5 adults from an outdoor birthday party? ha!
We didn't need the extra cupcakes that I made for Austins party, so we brought them back home. ha! My kids were excited about it, at least...
WE changed out of our swim clothes (well, some of us. Some went back in the pool), and we hung out for a bit. Here's my new shirt from Walmart. I broke down and bought it today! I loved it so. hehe.
We relaxed and hung for a few hours, and the kids played. For having 7 kids in the house, the really do play nicely together (knock on wood!). At 6pm, we got the kids out of the pool, closed it for the night (cover on and ladder away), got kids fed and situated for the evening, and left Tom in charge, and headed out for one last Grown Ups night out.
We dropped Jake off at the Youth Center (yeah, he does better when he's not home alone with others...) and we headed to the West Side to the Mall. Check ou the Spanks that we found. Maternity...
Madi and my mom went to Gymboree, my dad wandered around looking, and Aunt Sue and I went to the Jewelry Box. And I found WAY more than I should have there. Sometimes I see nothing I want, and other times, EVERYTHING I want...
Here's me with my new necklace that I found.Unfortunately, when we'd got to the mall, it looked a little thundery, but we left the windows down, because of the lack of AC. Well, it cut loose while we were in the mall, and rained and hailed and carried on! CRAZY weather!
Well, when we got back to the truck, it was WET. I take that back. The passenger side was. Adn the side backseat. But not mine. hehe. We found some towels and junk, laid it down, and off we went to Texas Roadhouse... YUM!!!
We were seated right away, and got peanuts to eat, and yummy rolls. SO good! And diet sodas for everyone! hehe.
They have YUMMY cinnamon butter to go on the rolls. You've gotta try it if you haven't!
Her's my mom and sister. ha!It was funny, because mom said for Aunt Sue to put her hand over her chest so we couldn't see down her shirt...
and the next picture, I said, "Hey Aunt Sue, move your hand", then I made a FUNNY face looking at her, but I missed me - ROFL!
OK, so maybe you had to be there. I thought it was funny. hehe. Maybe we were just exhausted from all the sun and kids and outside time - ha!
I ordered a steak, and a salad, and some fries. And the salad was SO good. It even had chopped egg on it. Super yum!
Loaded steak fries! Holy crap :) I had a few, and brought the rest home for a babysitter bonus for Tom.
My steak. Maddi and I both ordered ours Medium Rare. And her's was a thicker cut than min, so it was a lot more red. And she didn't like it that way, so we traded. It was super tasty :)
But then, I'm just as big of a spaz! I accidentally took Aunt Sue's soda! Here's me hoarding all the sodas...
And then my phone died. Hmpf! So no more pictures. But I guess that's ok. I took a TON already today. hehe. We paid, and headed back home. And it rained and thundered and lightened! Crazy, huh? It hasn't done that in SO long. I can't even remember the last time I turned on the wipers in the truck.
We picked up Jake at the Youth Center, then headed home. The kids were all happy and playing nicely and getting along, but the house was trashed. So we helped Tom get it picked back up, then put the little kids to bed, then played a quick game of Scattegories. Its Jake's new favorite game.
Me and Dad and Madi and mom and Jake and Eme played. Aunt Sue and LIly and Tom watched. It was a fun time. At one point, my dad switched from the letter P to the letter N on his sheet. hehe.
And there were some VERY interesting things being put down. hehe. We were all laughing so hard! LOVE that game. I agree with you, Jake, it's my favorite too!
We put the rest of the kids to bed after the game, and everyone went to bed. Except me. I started blogging. And Aunt Sue. She's sitting here with me. But I'm done now, and it's almost 1am. Holy crap. I'm sleepy, and gonna go to bed. My mom and dad fly out in the morning. It was a super fun trip! Thanks, you guys, for coming to visit! We had a blast :)
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Awe, this one is great, Sharon! Simple, yet beautiful!