For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Team Ten in Action

** A Little Background Info: We have the privelege of helping some friends of ours who are in China receiving two more treasures. We are watching their 4 youngest children for two weeks. Sooo... In our house at the present we have 10 children: 14yrs, 12 yrs, 11 yrs, 9yrs, 8yrs, 7yrs, 6yrs, 5 yrs, 4yrs, and 3yrs of age. We are having a blast and the kiddos are keeping us laughing.

In addition to our days not being of a regular routine, we have been dealing with the aftermath of the tornado and the terrible storms that have been rolling through our area. The kids have been extremely well behaved considering the fact that they have been cooped up for the majority of the past 3 days. We did manage to find time to get out for brief amounts of time before the rain came again...and again...and again. We have flited from activity to activity, unable to stay focused for very long on one task. We have tried our best to find things of interest... the key here is to KEEP THEM BUSY.

Finally outside for some fun... Miss Mia's Pink Mustang was the "rage"

Two "girlie" Girls taking turns riding the princess bike

Playing with Sidewalk Chalk

...and of course we needed to have some bubble fun

Waiting our turn for some popsicles

Looks like Double Trouble to me... really, they have become best buddies

The rain came, and we headed indoors to paint...

This "K" princess was painting a picture for her mommy...

We braved the weather one morning and went to play at the park... we got sprinkled with a mist of rain.

What do big boys do when they are bored at the kiddie park?... climb it, of course!

I'll race you to the top!

... and the Race is on...

Watch out they come!

Which is faster...a Mustang, a bicycle or a runner?

Her Dream Car at 16...?
Raining again... and we are snuggled in jammies and watching a movie

Raining AGAIN... and playing Chutes and Ladders
We can fit 10 at this table, hummm...

Do you think we have enough shoes?

 Mommy, We Love You and Miss You...
K#4...8yrs old
K#5... 5yrs old
K#6...4yrs old
K#7...3 yrs old
So, we have some "big" plans for some outdoor activities over the next week and a half. We are praying that all the rain will finally move on outta here... (the weather forcast is for more rain through the weekend, ugh)! Sing a little song with me... you all know it from childhood..."Rain, Rain, Go Away! We want to go out to play".  We have played with playdough, played with the "zillions" of toys downstairs, painted, played games, read stories, and are making cookies. We will break out the crafts, and we certainly welcome other rainy day ideas to keep little ones busy.

1 comment:

Howard and Kim said...

Between you and the friend who loaned your her children, you guys are keeping me a mushy mess. Love the posts. I see God's love shining through in every single word.