Busy, Busy, Busy!

It’s been a busy week around here! We’ve had company – lots of company.  Seven extra children to be exact.

My friend Cinnamon had the opportunity to fly out and spend some time with her husband, who had a 4 day leave before being shipped out to Afghanistan.

She needed a place for the kiddos to hang out.

Now, honestly, who could resist spending a week with this little charmer?!

Not I.

Boy have we been busy! Home schooling the entire crew (all but the little guy – 11 in all), making meals, and lots of playing.

I’ve eaten more sand “cake” and sand “ice cream” in the last few days than I have for years!

We’ve picked apples from the orchard and gone on long hikes and explores in the woods, even eating our snacks by the ponds. The 20 pound “backpack” Dagmar is carrying does get a wee bit heavy!

Our extra “help” enjoyed harvesting all the mini pumpkins and gourds. I really hope they want to take some home with them!

We even built a fabulous “house”. It’s amazing how much fun a tarp over two tree limbs can be! The girls have found delicious “food” outside. They made soup out of leaves, hedge balls, and seed pods of all kinds – all cooked over their open (but pretend) fire.

You may have noticed that there are only 4 extra children in the pictures – don’t worry – I didn’t lose the other three! 🙂

They were busy with my kids, filming epic movies, chasing each other through the woods wearing camouflage, and playing ultimate frisbee.

Yep – it’s a busy place around here this week!

8 thoughts on “Busy, Busy, Busy!

  1. WOW! That’s a handful and a half. Maybe you’ll get to run away soon. Meanwhile, looks and sounds like you are Wonder Woman. I’d probably have to call in the cavalry.


  2. How fun (and exhausting) all that looks and sounds. I only have two but we make similar tents and sand cakes, walnut stews etc. You have a wonderful blog with perfect name! Thanks so much for visiting mine and leaving such thoughtful comments!


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