Not a super fun week at our house this week. Kade got a cold several days ago and has now shared it with me, Tyce and as of today Tesa. Pretty sure I heard a cough or two out of Ryne before he headed off to school this morning, too. Ugh! Being sick is no fun. Having sick kiddos is even worse than no fun.
But thankfully before we had the yuckiness we did get to have some fun.
Sunday the kiddos were invited to their buddy Samuel's birthday party.
Since it was Sunday and Kyle is a bit busy on Sunday's I was flying solo.
First stop....store to get a gift.
Being in a bit of a hurry I didn't want to take the time to get the stroller out so this was my solution.
We did it! Left there with one toy to give away and all four children still happy.
Samuel's party was at a gymnastics place. So much fun!
I have to say that I think Tesa and Tyce had the most fun.
This was the first party that they've ever actually participated in.
I wish I had video of them checking everything out.
Tesa was testing out the trampoline. Apparently she was oblivious to the arrows and could have cared less that everyone was bouncing towards her.
Then again maybe she got her directional skills from her brother Ryne???
She was prancing around all over the place. Tesa just might turn out to be our little gymnast.
Kade was giving the rope swing a try.
Ryne seemed to prefer the trampoline. Maybe because when you actually followed the arrows and bounced to the end you got to jump off in this....
Awesome Foam Pit!!!
Look who else wanted to try out the foam pit.
Hey, Tyce, come on in! I think you'll like it.
You think so? I'm still not to sure about these bouncy floors they have here.
She was right, he liked it!
And once he realized he could actually crawl through it...
That shiny blue ball across the way became his target.
Had to laugh at Tesa going head first trying to follow Tyce.
Probably took at least five minutes but he finally made it to that ball.
Look at Ryne buried in the foam behind Kade.
Kade being Tarzan again.
Look, Mom, I found more fun stuff!
And then we had to move on to other fun stuff....
Pizza, cupcakes, and presents!
Samuel is one of Ryne's favorite buddies. He hardly ever left his side.
So much fun to celebrate Samuel's birthday with him.
I was exhausted after chasing the twins around all afternoon. I just knew as soon as I loaded them up in the van they would crash and get a nice afternoon nap before church. Nope! I was wrong. I even kept driving around in hopes that they would eventually go to sleep. Nope! Took them to church minus the nap on time change day. YIKES! That night they were begging to go to bed!
I am glad that I did at least try driving around because look what I came across in our beautiful city...
The most amazing spot with several big ginkgo trees in all their splendid yellow glory.
Looked like it had snowed yellow below them.
We had been trying to get a photo shoot scheduled with one of our amazing photographer friends and when she saw this pic and the weather said it wouldn't be raining the next day we quickly made plans to meet there when Kade got out of school on Monday afternoon.
We got there and I about cried. Apparently it was leaf blowing day for the city workers. The beautiful yellow leaves had been all cleaned up. But Dawn went to work with my crazy family anyway and she just shared a sneak peek of what she captured that day.
Made me smile this morning. Thanks Dawn for working with my crazy bunch!
My favorite part of this pic....Tyce only has on one shoe. That is so us! We NEVER have it all together. But I wouldn't trade it for the world!
Be sure and check out Dawn at http://www.dawnkitley.com/
Now, off to see about changing out some laundry and find another cough drop.
Hope you all have a super fabulous cough-free kind of day!