The first weekend of this month we got to take the our children with their cousins to a school spring festival. We took them all last year, and were excited for the opportunity to go again.
The children had crazy amounts of fun. Jon, ours, and I were all wearing our adoptions t-shirts. We got lots of attention wearing our hoping to adopt shirts while carting 5 kiddos around. I spoke to several people about it, and didn’t hand out a single adoption card!!!!
I really need to be better about that. I am going to try my hardest to channel my friend Joyce in that regard. She is AWESOME at handing out cards! In fact last night I had a random chick come and ask me about my hair, then she noticed my hoping to adopt shirt. Well good thing Joyce was there otherwise I would have missed another opportunity to hand out a card!
Back to the festival of fun! This year we did the giant slides, and the older boys did the giant hamster wheels. They waited in line (with uncle Jon) for over half an hour while I took the younger three to three separate things!
All three of these guys were OVER waiting in line by the time it was their turn. Sad for Jon since he waited with them for THEM to ride, and didn’t get to climb in a ball himself. Now THAT would have been FUNNY!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE my double stroller. This is how we roll with three kiddos. I had ALL five kids extra stuff i.e. water bottles, and three kids riding the whole time. I made a rule that Nathan had to hold on to my running strap. This was to prevent him wandering off, and it WORKED. We could NOT have done festival day without my awesome stroller.
We ended the day with homemade snow cones. Jon did ONE cone by hand and then decided that it was going to take far to long, and far to much effort to shave the ice the “old” way. So he totally MacGyvered our shaved ice maker to be speedy. And it was! The kiddos thought it was crazy cool.
But we all had FUN on our little family adventure to the spring festival.