Monday, January 26, 2009

Crazy lazy weekends

Since we moved into our house almost every Saturday has been a working Saturday. There is always something that needs to be done... ok, several things that need to be done. But we have found a little time lately to enjoy some weekend down time as well. It has been oh so very nice.

It is really hard to stay cooped up painting, sanding or whatever else when you have a sunny 70 degree day waiting for you outside. We fling open every door and curtain and let the sunshine fill our half remodeled home and it just makes us so much happier! Our kids even got to enjoy a little naked time by the open sliding glass door.

Scarlet loaned Rhode the block for the picture.

Two weekends in a row we were able to convince friends to cart their kids over to our house where we let all under the age of four run 'Lord of the Flies' style upstairs while we occupied the downstairs. It was so nice this last weekend that Jon and I decided to pull out the barbecue. Is there anything more fun than enjoying a delicious right-off-the-grill hamburger on a beautiful night in January?! I don't think so.

Once we got all the kids distracted upstairs, we pulled out some Rock Band on the projector. There were four couples in all so the boys went first. We let them play around for a little bit. Then it was time to hand over the babies to the men and form the greatest girl band ever.

I love that you can see all the guys holding the kids in the back.

On drums, we have newly mother of two and first time drummer... me.

On vocals, five months pregnant with baby number three... Ashley.

Rocking the guitar on the left is mother of one Mindi and Angie laid down the bass only weeks away from her due date.

Ok, so by greatest girl band ever I really mean hardly coordinated enough to make it through a whole song on easy... but we had ourselves a good time.

Jon occasionally made it upstairs to make sure all children were still alive with all limbs still attached and I found these pictures on the camera.
Angie's two cuties, Evan and Afton.
Scarlet with Ashley's boys, Bennett & Blaze, and Afton.

And no, luckily no one died from choking on the ping pong balls they are shoving into their mouths.
Good times.


Angie Larkin said...

So fun to read a post starring...gasp...mock embarrassment...ME and MY KIDS! We had a great time. And yes, that was the best hamburger I've had in months.

Samantha and Tyrel Ross said...

How fun! I hope to make some new friends here! I already miss my firends in Flagstaff!

stout family said...

LOVE IT!!!! and really...thanks for the super flattering pics!

Mindy said...

Oh we had fun. We totally need to do that again. I am sure with a little practice we could tour. :D Thanks for a great night. I did notice that my child didn't hold still long enough for Jon to take a picture of her. I even believe she is fighting Dale in the background of our group shot. Maybe one day she'll slow down.

Ty and Dani said...

It looks like you guys are having a blast! I am quite jealous of the rock band rocking out. :)

lysh said...

I know some people that are amazing playing rock bank...with how good they are they could have learned the instrument already. I have only ever been the vocalist but it is a ton of fun.

Portia, Jake, Conner, & Jaden said...

ha ha I love it!!! How exciting!!! I cant believe how big your kids are getting!!!!!

The Sewell Family said...

It sounds like you guys had a blast.