The cast of characters: Natalie with Caleb (2) and Caitlyn (4months), Candy with Kya Blue (2) and Jagger Jett (11 months) and me with Levi (5) and Ahren (2).
Setting: The Children's Museum and mall in The Woodlands
Another little girl climbed into the little playset with Jagger and started loving on him when big sis Kya came to his rescue. (It didn't look like Jagger wanted to be rescued, though.....)Here is the long-awaited photo of Candy tending 8 children, 7 under the age of 3, in the food court. We picked up 2 extra kids when a new friend we met there needed to run her oldest to the potty and needed someone to watch her two littlest ones. Nat was off collecting food and I was too busy snapping foto ops! (You can't tell, but Caitlyn is in the pink stroller and the two extra kids are in a stroller behind Candy. )
The temptation of the carousel. How could I resist!
Caleb and Ahren at the dinosaur dig.
The three bigger boys digging for fossils. (Who am I kidding. Very little digging went on, but a lot of tossing of dig materials took place)
Guess who is ticklish? Jagger is!!! Tickle, tickle, tickle!
This shot cracks me up. The play station was some sort of wind-driven boat thingy, but our kids pretty much just whapped the daylights out of it and each other. Luckily Kya just barely grazed Levi and he thought it was hysterical!
More of the action. God Bless the boy who tries to break that little spitfire's heart. She is adorable and armed!!!
Precious, precious, precious. If I had room, I would have stuffed her in my diaper bag and taken her home!!! Look at those lips and that impossibly tiny nose. Aaaahahhhhh.....
The big boys actually playing with the boat thingy the way it was intended.
Kya and Ahren playing diner.
Kya, watching the boys and wondering just what the heck they are doing. (Don't worry Kya, you aren't the only one who wonders that!)
Five out of the six kiddos in one shot. Score! You don't know how many blurry shots and pics of the back of heads I took just to get one useable shot.
Brothers. I tear up when I look at this picture. Levi told me he had waited his whole life for a brother.
She had me at hello and the first flash of a dimple. De De, need to borrow a shotgun?
Caleb. I have more blurry pics of this little guy! I just couldn't seem to catch him. he has an adorable grin, full of teeth and big and wide. Too cute. This old lady started trying to tell him and Ahren what to do and it annoyed me, so I told her they didn't speak english. hah! Back off woman. Go get your own adorable kids! (They weren't doing anything wrong)
Jagger takes a break for refreshments. He tried so hard to keep up with the big kids. He must have been exhausted!
Caitlyn decides to join Jagger for a nosh. Even though they were filling their tummies, neither could stop watching the big kids.
Ahren and Kya passing each other as they explore. Look at Ahren giving her the sly once over out of the corner of his eye. The boy has good taste!
And then Caleb saunters past, too, and Ahren begins to wonder what is so much fun over there?
Jagger keeping a watchful eye on Caitlyn.
Kya with the blocks.
Kya and Ahren hugging. Too sweet!
It was a fabulous day with fabulous friends. Each of us had one new child since the last time we got together. We were missing Angel and her 3 girls, though. Next time!