|Sweet Potato on the zip line|
course, went swimming. The older kids loved the lake, but the younger two were quite cautious. Eventually Sweet Pea made it into the water, far enough to sit, but Pumpkin wouldn't leave the steps. We only spent about 3 hours total at the park, but it felt like we had been there longer. Everyone, except for Cucumber was ready to leave. She cried and cried and cried. About 5 miles down the road she fell asleep, as did all the kids in my van.
|Gummi on the zip line|
When we arrived home, everyone was still really tired. Everyone took a bath or shower and then Gummi and I headed to Mass. Afterwards, Monkey Toes suggested ravioli for supper. It was frozen, so we knew it would take some time before we could eat. But we prepared it anyway and popped in a movie for everyone to watch. When the timer rang, the kids scurried to the table - all very hungry. We served everyone up, said our meal prayer and dug in, only to find out that the middle of the ravioli was still frozen. So to many disgruntled children, we popped it back into the oven. Like any good parent, I served the dessert first, second course was garlic bread, and finally, the ravioli.
|Monkey Toes & Pumpkin|
Monday was a parade in a neighboring community. Peanut Butter kept confusing the parade with a circus. He asked me, "Will we see elephants?" "No honey. There won't be any elephants." "How about monkeys?" "Sorry, no monkeys. But I bet we'll see horses!" "That's it?" I hope he wasn't too disappointed.
We got home in time to eat lunch - cold cereal. We were all too tired to do much else. I did bake a red, white & blue cake and upon Honey Bunches request, we all sang The Star Spangled Banner and Happy
Birthday to America. All in all it was a great weekend, simply made joyful by all being together!