|This was the "whoa is me" we got when we told him to leave the implements alone. LOL|
That's right! Our good friends invited us to their 4th Annual "Winter Pajama Jam!"
Here we are ready to throw the kids in the back of the pickup truck (we had a horrible flat on the white truck!)
"Mama, what's your name?"
Huh? It had never occurred to me that my own son would not know my name. But, he only calls me mama, so...
Tom immediately got into the spirit of things and found a comfy spot on the sofa!
Now, we had a ton of yummy foods and lots of great company, but, for the children, the best part of the entire night was...
The Snowball FIGHT!
Yes, I know, we do live in Charleston, SC where it only flurries once every 15 years or so....
But our Ali would never let a little thing like the climate stand in her way of throwing the best winter jam ever!
No Snow? No Problem!
|Tommy "hiding" in the |
|Sweet Rachel and her beautiful "almost 12" year old daughter Emma!|
|Colin being chased by all the younger kids so that he could |
swing the bouncy ball around and try to "get them"!
|Tommy's friend, Alex (former neighbor) |
attacking him amidst the chaos! :-)
|Yes, that is my filthy dirty oldest son!|
|Cameron dipping into the flour bag to refill his snowballs|
There was food...
It was so much fun and there we were, all of us, stomping around someone else's home in our PJs!
The kids were so entertained that we had the chance to sit and visit with old friends and catch up with one another without worrying about a thing. I especially loved catching up with my sweet gal pals Rachel & Leah!
As the evening dwindled, the fun pressed on... Ali's husband got the fire pit going and supervised the creation of what I am sure were some
|Colin enjoyed lighting each tea light-- |
(what teenage boy doesn't like an approved excuse to play with fire?)
Unfortunately, it was now time for the Rylands' clan to depart....you see, we had another "secret mission" to tend to....
More on that at another time. Stay tuned!
1. First post-placement visit with our wonderful social worker, Matina.
2. Fix the TIRE!
Cameron helped Dad fill the tire with air so that he could get it across town and get it fixed.
Pray that all will go well and that it won't cost us an arm and a leg. We already replaced two tires last week...
All in all, our weekend got off to an amazing start and we can't wait to see what else is in store. If there is one thing that I am absolutely sure of it is this...
Life with three boys? Never boring!