Monday, May 17, 2010

1 river+10 kids+lots of sand = one big happy mess

Yesterday was a picnic to celebrate the end of the year for our Home Group for church. I haven't really figured out why the end of the year is mid-may when school goes until the end of June but oh well. :)

Anyway we went to a beautiful area on the river with a little beach and had a great, relaxing time. The kids could run and play. They all ended up in the water, many with their clothes on. They had a blast! It was so much fun to watch them play in the sand, splash in the water, find clams (lots actually!) and enjoy each other so much. G kept checking in with me, "Mommy, I'm wet!" or "Mommy, my pants and shirt are wet!" or "Mommy, I'm dirty, can I have a wipe". Just an FYI - there is no way a single wipe was going to do anything for the amount of sand covering my daughter!

B enjoyed and didn't check back with me unless I called him over (to eat, and to tell him we were leaving in 5 minutes - otherwise he played hard!).

G fell asleep within 2 minutes of driving down the road (did I mention she road home in just her underwear b/c her clothes were soaked and covered in sand - I'd never been to this area before and didn't know what we were in for!). B had clothes that he had left in the way back of the van (so I didn't see them) after Taekwondo this weekend, which was to his great advantage yesterday. B slept so soundly last night and didn't wake up until after 7:30 this morning (and that was because G was loud - but he had to get up for school so I didn't try to quiet her).

All in all it was a great time and we'll miss getting together with everyone this summer! Hopefully we can work out some good playdates (or Girls Nights...).

2 comments:

  1. It sounds like you had one FUN mess!

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  2. Gotta love some fun water play to really wear the kids out!

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