Our first outing was to Staples. Sounds lame but it was actually really fun. I had 5 coupons for $3 off any thing in the store that expired today. But it was limited to 1 coupon per person per day. So what did we do to get around this? We found a loop hole. 5 people in our family who are old enough to hold money without eating it= 5 coupons that could be redeemed= 5 items that we walked away with for super cheap. A great benefit to having a big family.
Here's everyone getting ready to throw bread to the ducks.
Ever wonder what ducks really love to eat?...........Cereal!
Cati-she really enjoyed herself until one duck wanted the cereal from her hand. She wasn't give it up to him so the duck bit and grabbed onto her overall shorts. It pulled her shorts so hard that the button snaps on the botton came undone. I grabbed her to calm her down and to check her over and I was amazed that through her tears she still didn't let go of that handful of cereal. She's one tough cookie!
Hailey found 2 duck eggs in a bush that most likely were abandoned and empty inside. But she was so happy thinking that there were baby ducks inside that I just kept that bit of unhappy info to myself.
Mason-he started to misbehaved. So he had to sit for a time out which lasts so long since he's 9. 9 years old=9 minutes. Which was pretty much the rest of our outing. So he was done for this outing.
Lily-she was having so much fun doing this...
Our kids were excited too.....they have 2 more cousins to play with, Alex and Roni, which after a few minutes of getting to know each other and talking about teeth (the things kids talk about) they warmed up to each other and played for hours. Some backyard bowling, soccer,
and hide-n-go-seek tag. Ducati hid by covering her eyes so no one could see her. Man- I love that girl!
With our kids playing and Mike catching up with his sister we lost track of time and soon we started to hear "I'm hungry". So we all headed to McDonald's.
Here's Mason and Hailey with Alex. She is such a sweet and respectful girl. Our kids just love her. They can't wait to visit her again.
But all good things must come to an end. Mike and our family and Chrissy with her family had to part ways......for now.....since our 2 tots missed nap time and we were dealing with those horrible effects.
I think that this day was much more well spent doing family activities than laundry.