Saturday, March 11, 2017

March's 10 on 10

10 pictures on the 10th day of the month (Friday).
{Document a snapshot of your life & find beauty among the ordinary things in your day! }

We woke up to the 1-3" of snow the weathermen had forecasted. Boo! Though no plow or shovel was needed, they cancelled the day of school. We complained about the extra day in June just a little and then we got down to the business of enjoying the day off.

The beauty of having a house full of people is you can always find someone who is up for a game. 

Not pictured is some drama and tough parenting of a teen, leading to an impromptu 1.5 hours round trip drive for an unexpected pick up. We're all getting to know each other and there will be some growing pains.

The night before, Amanda asked if a few of her school friends could sleep over. She made phone calls and arranged it all and by early afternoon the house was filled with lots of girls. Then cousin Alayna made the sweetest phone call to us, saying she really missed us and could she come over. I said absolutely, because we were having a party! ;)

So I cranked up the baby monitors and milled around, supervising and feeding and joining in some of the games. It was a crazy and fun snow day!


The boy cave....I think they were getting a little space from the girls.

Counting for Hide-n-Seek...two people pair up and hide, all the others are seekers. :)

Never too cold for the zipline, apparently.


Chess lessons, Part I.

Sweet boys in the minority, sticking together.

Movie time.

Chess lessons, Part II.

Getting settled for bed. In total, 12 kids slept at our house. One hundred times out of hundred, I want to be the house where the kids go. :)


The Bug said...

Looks like a great day! I remember having a sleep over birthday party at my house (rare because I didn't really like people - ha!) - I hid in a closet to read a book. Introverted much? :)

Megan Albano said...

Next snow day I'm coming over!

Gil Bourquin said...

Amanda on that zip line; that is SOO Amanda!! Love it! Pop

Jonathan Boyd said...

12 kid sleepover!! Sounds like the old Christmas eve nights...