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...).


  1. It sounds like you had one FUN mess!

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