Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Family Fun

Yesterday we got to spend the whole day together as a family.

It was great!

It was also tiring. Verrrrrry tiring.

First we got to go to a local Triple A baseball game courtesy of Jeffrey's online school. The game was for and devoted to school kids from around the state.

That means there were kids e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e.

Who doesn't love an end of the school year field trip??

Bret and I continually marveled at the lack of adult supervision for all these kids though. When I was in elementary school I remember being assigned to a group of 3-6 kids for every parent volunteer. In the area around us I saw two parents. In the area around us I saw at least 50 kids. Two adults to 50 kids!?!? One of those adults disappeared an hour into the game. The other seemed to be asleep.

Not cool! I would freak out if one of my kids was so poorly looked after in such a crowd.

Other than wild kids, the game was good. The weather was fairly cooperative, too. And Jonzy was in heaven. That boy has been dying to go to a baseball game since last September. When we walked in, all the kids were given a Lunchables (something I've never allowed the boys to have). Clutching his lunchables and walking through the stadium, Jonzy was heard to exclaim with a smile, "This is the best day EVER!"

Following the game, we crashed at home for a bit before getting dressed up for family pictures. Let me tell you, my guys are four handsome fellas!

Taking pictures in our family is always an adventure. Last time, Goose threw up all over the place and we had to wash off in the nearby river. This time, Al threw up as we got ready (thankfully before he was dressed). Hooray for tradition, eh?

I don't really like taking family pics with young kids. It's exhausting. Trying to get three boys to look at the camera and smile at the same time (really smile, not those fake cheeser grins) is nigh unto impossible. I feel awkward and unnatural. Kids get easily distracted. I worry that we won't get a single usable pose.

BUT, there are things I love about family pictures. I loooove choosing everyone's wardrobe and trying out different colors and dressing my family up all coordinatedly cute. And our photographer is seriously a miracle worker who always manages to get some great shots. He's one talented guy. I love choosing what shots to print once the proofs are ready.

Basically, I love the prep work and the end results but not the actually task. Is that weird?

After pictures, we came home and ate yummy leftover burgers from the bbq we had yesterday. Easy dinner to put out AND clean up:) I read more of a gripping book I started this weekend in the sunset while the boys jumped on the trampoline. Then it was off to bed for the boys and movie night for me and Bret.

I love spending a weekday with my family!

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