Mind you we got to spend the afternoon with a wonderful couple and their kids and it was AWESOME!! We were treated to a great meal prepared by Beau, (yummy homemade orange chicken & kungpow chicken with fried rice - it was AWESOME!), and afterwards while the kids played outside we played pinochle inside.
It was great to get to know one another better while playing a good game of cards. Beau comes and plays dungeons and dragons with us on Saturday and I have gotten to know his wife, Reina, while on play dates with Ruth and their youngest daughter, Chloe.
It was fun to listen to the kids play while we got some adult time in and it was hilarious to hear Sam, (who was carrying around Beau & Reina's youngest), talking to Jackson and asking him all sorts of different questions - all the while knowing Jackson couldn't give him the answers because he was only a year old but Sam thought he could.
Sam really enjoyed playing with the baby and I know he's excited for us to have our own so he can hold one all day long. Jackson, by the way, loved it and was so content and happy being carted to and from wherever, all the while being talked to like a little person. It was cute!
Sure there were some meltdowns but really not as many as I had thought there would be with six kids ages ranging from 8 all the way down to one and all of them getting very little sleep because the night before was of course Saturday and Chloe came with Beau to the D&D game and ALL the older kids didn't go to bed until after midnight and most all of them woke super early, so you can imagine the drama that ensued.
It was all hilarious and fun to watch how the kids all interacted and how everyone reacted to the kids. I had a super fun time and I can't wait to do it again - although next time I think we all are thinking the kids need better rest before hand though.
Of course I took tons of pictures and I posted them below, (mind you they are in no particular order), I hope you enjoy!!