Sunday, December 31, 2017

Family Invasion

We have had a crazy few days as Hubby's brother and sister and their families arrived to celebrate Christmas and our kids' January birthdays together.  Hubby's parents were already here, so that made a total of 17 people in and around our house over the past three days -- 8 adults, 9 kids (under the age of 5).

Hubby's sister had a hotel room for their family, but her three oldest kids slept at our house most nights which left 14 people staying at our house (including us).  It was nuts, but it was awesome.  It is exactly the chaos and fun I always hoped to be a part of in a big family someday.

Here are some pictures of our adventure including but not limited to:
Exchanging gifts
Adults night out
Birthday party celebrating Tracey, Howard, and Caroline's January birthdays


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Here We Go

Hubby's family has arrived... all of them.  His parents arrived before Christmas but both his siblings and their families arrived yesterday... and here we go.

For the next two plus days, we will have nine children and eight adults at our home (a few are sleeping at a hotel, but here as much as possible -- that's the point, right?).  All nine children are under the age of 5... eight children are under the age of 4... and six children are under the age of 2.

The breakdown is:
One 4 year old
Two 3 year olds
Six 1 year olds
2 infants (2 months and 4 months)

We are so excited for the fun:

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

So Fun

Some of my favorite gifts under the tree this year were these sweet surprises from our children, made by them in school.  They make me really happy.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017