The kids and I went up north to visit my BFF Missy and her gang this weekend. Her husband had to take her son, Jedi to a hockey tournament, so we were left with her two at home, and my five. Ages 3, 3, 4, 7, 10, and 11. Jedi is 6 and joined us on Sunday. :)
Farm Girl (as Missy likes to call her) and Noah had a great time playing Wii together. They are so comfortable with each other! It is just the cutest. I harbor a not so secret fantasy that they will grow up, fall madly in love, and give me lots of grand babies. I can't help myself. Noah would love his MIL, I would love my daughter in law....we could spend all the holidays together! Ahhhh... I can always dream. :) My husband says I am a nut, I say that with 8 kids between us, the likelihood of someone getting married is pretty good! :)
Missy has a new dog. My girls LOVE him. He does not love them nearly as much, but was a real trooper about all the loving. It was especially good to see Ruby willing to get so close to a dog. She wanted to take him home! Clara smiled a lot this weekend, but I was unable to catch it on camera except for here! :) Matthew actually took this picture! (Much more appropriate than pictures in the past!)
There is no story to this picture, I just thought it was too cute not to share. :) I suppose I could share that Ruby wandered off into the woods on Missy's property (without any of the kids noticing) while looking for her mitten thus giving me a heart attack, stroke, and strong desire to start drinking heavily, or jump off of a bridge, but that would be kind of a downer to such a great weekend. This was the picture that you would have seen on the news as the missing child picture had Missy not found her before I put out an Amber Alert! I tend to go worse case scenario when I am in a panic about the safety of one of my children!!
Aside from that, we had a great weekend. Missy made adorable princess outfits for the three little girls. We kept meaning to take a picture of them together, but with the whirlwind of activity somehow I kept forgetting!
I consider myself very lucky to have Missy in my life. We are so opposite, and the distance keeps us from getting together as much as we'd like but both she and I, and our kids always pick right back up where we left off as if there had never been any time spent apart. My husband often accuses us of "sitting around and staring at each other", but aren't the best friendships the ones that can withstand, or even enjoy comfortable silence, ramble on about nothing, and share a good laugh, or a heart wrenching cry?
God is good. All the time.