Friday, July 20, 2012

Sponataneous Fun

We invited our dear friends over for fishing and dinner while my mom and her husband and our nephew were in town last night.  It was a beautiful evening and we had a whole crew of boys, eight of them, from ages 3 to 14.  They were having a blast in the yard and then after dinner we went fishing.  While we were fishing I invited everyone to just stay the night because otherwise they had an hour and a half drive home.  They agreed after we bounced the idea around for a little while.  We had a smorgasbord of blankets, pillows, pjs and cowboys all over the basement.  It was a blast.

This morning we served 5 adults, 1 high schooler, 1 middle schooler, 3 elementary schoolers, 1 preschooler and a pre-preschooler bacon, pancakes and eggs.  They played and played and played until lunch and then treated the hot tub as a swimming pool for half the afternoon.  I am sure that there is a Yukon full of sleeping young people on their journey home as I type.   

There was enormous amounts of testosterone being released with bats and toy guns in the yard before dinner
We "divided and conquered" by spreading the adults around with the various kids for fishing
It could be considered miraculous that no one got hooked or hurt or even wet!

And, of course, we enjoyed the worms!
No one caught a fish but it was a beautiful, fun night
There are various bodies under this mess of blankets...
If you want blond cowboys to clean up all of the toys REALLY fast and come to the table for lunch, all you have to do is announce "When all of the toys are picked up and you've eat lunch you'll get to HOT TUB!"  Like a bolt of lightning the toys were put away and a bunch of hot-tub-ready, shirtless, swimwear clad cowboys showed up for hot dogs.

And six kids in a six by six foot area had a BLAST for a couple of hours
What a crew!
Two things I know for certain: we'll all sleep REALLY good tonight and my dog is SO happy to have her house back to normal.

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