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Sunday, January 11, 2009

What a night

I am tired. I am still not caught up on my blogging. I am not sure that I will ever get caught up. I have more pictures. I have Christmas pictures, Birthday pictures, everyday pictures, lots of pictures. :)

For now, though, I wll post about our night last night.

We are babysitting for some friends of ours and are watching their 4 kids overnight. They are great kids and our girls love them.

Sometime, during the day on Friday we decided to have more people over after church. We have a group of friends that we regularly get together with for supper and so we decided to invite them all over. There were 4 couples and 16 kids!

We had chili and chicken noodle soup, with a side dish of nachos. Yumm :) It was a great evening and before we knew it, it was 11:30!

Early in the evening, our girls asked if two more could spend the night to bring the total to 10 spending the night. Not too long after that, two more were staying. Then, by the end of the evening, two more were staying.

I am not sure how we found pillows and blankets for 14 kids, but we did! It was a crazy night of various bodily noises and giggling. There were little bodies everywhere in our house. The only floor that wasn't covered in bodies and blankets was the front room. And that was for safety's sake!

I think everyone was finally asleep sometime around 3:30. Everyone was up by 7:30. :)

We made a whole box of pancake mix and loaded them up on syrup. The sugar high should be in full swing by the time they get home!!!

I absolutely loved hearing all of them talking and giggling throughout the house. I should say that the older girls were downstairs and the boys were upstairs in the spare room. There were 11 girls and 3 boys. All of them were siblings in some way or other. We had 4 family groups represented.

I am amazed that my dh actually went for this idea when it came out of my mouth! He is a saint. :)

It has been such fun to see all of them growing in their friendships and working together to make sure that the little ones were included. (The ages ranged from 3-12)

Soon, the parents are going to come and leave us with just the 8. (our 4 and the ones we are babysitting.)

Tonight, it will be blissful sleep as they fall into bed from exhaustion! ;)


Mrs. Edwards said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! I love having a houseful of friends!

Donna said...

You're such a good sport! What a lot of fun. :^)

Dorothy said...

That's one way to get the kids to have a good night's sleep!