Hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and had a chance to take some time and reflect on those veterans who died in defense of our country. We worked and played hard last weekend despite the rainy weather. We had the pleasure of having my sister's 4th child, Andrew (5 yrs), up for a visit. The kids all had a great time playing together. He especially liked helping with all out with the remodeling going on at our place. First thing, Saturday morning, I woke up to Michael and the boys tearing out the carpet and tacking strip in the hallway to prepare for laying the new wood floor. I discovered Andrew has a thing for sweeping. We let him do that all he wanted, LOL! Friday night, Michael and I finished putting up the rest of the bead board in the living room and hallway. Even though we were dealing with only half sheets of this stuff, it was still super heavy and so I ended up using my head most of the time (I know, not a real attractive picture). We're painting it tonight. Can't wait to see how it'll turn out. The pile of wood you see here is our new oak flooring. Michael had the kids rolling out the felt that goes under the wood floor. On Saturday, a MOPS friend, Cora, invited us out to the country for an barbecue. Another MOPS friend, Sarah, and her family were also able to make it. The weather was terrible all weekend, but God smiled on us and gave us just enough good weather for the bbq. We had more food that you could shake a stick at! The kids had an awesome time playing (everyone got along, yeah!). I really thought my kids were going to get sick (they all had diarrhea the next day from eating too much watermelon) from eating too much. Our husbands tended the grill and the bonfire. It was the first time our hubbies had met and they got along smashingly. All our hubbies hunt and fish, so they had a lot to talk about.Doesn't this picture just say it all? Oh my gosh, the kids ate S'mores until they about popped and us adults had strawberry shortcake with Romanian whip cream (can't remember the name of it). Sarah's husband is from Romania, so it was fun to taste something from his culture. On Memorial Day, we were invited to a homeschool picnic that ended up being moved indoors because of the rainy weather. It was so much fun! There were 150+ peole there, probably 2/3 children. It was very well organized. It started out with prayer and a great question and answer time about the history of Memorial Day. Then we moved into games for the kids. The games they played were all set up for kids of all ages and they had the older kids help the younger. This is Hailey and friend set up for the leg race. They were absolutely adorable! Even my nephew, Andrew ran one race (he is recovering from his surgery) and got third place. I was so proud of him! Josiah won first place for running in his age group. Here is a picture of Josiah and Chloe doing a leg race. They did so many different fun games, egg in the spoon, balloon behind the back, sweeping the balloon, etc... Even the older kids were having a blast. They were so fun to watch. Very competitive!
Thanks to all who commented on my previous post. I passed on all your thank you's to my hubby. Hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend!