Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Our Own TV Show

 “You guys should have your own TV show!” Our waitress stated.
I was eating dinner in IHOP, just me and the six kids.  We were waiting to pick Greg up from the airport after a week-long business trip.  The waitress couldn't believe they were all mine; she made multiple comments to express her shock.  On the other hand, I was very impressed.  Andrew, at the opposite end of the table was eating his food, mostly sitting in his seat, and not bothering anyone.  Void of dramatics, Kate was waiting patiently for me to cut up her pancake.  Emily was content with her gogurt (such a healthy dinner).   Natali was being a wonderful helper while I spoon-fed Lily, who was actually not screaming between bites. Oh and Mack, he was just doing his thing, as usual.  One of the last times I took all six kids out to dinner alone Emily barfed all over and Lily screamed.   I was ecstatic that things were going this well.
  “Are we really that strange?”
“Well, there are just so many of you.”
Good observation.  As I left the restaurant I was reminded of how crazy I must look to many people.  But, tonight I am enjoying a little less chaos since Greg and the boys are on their way to Yellowstone.  As part of the deal, Greg left his computer so I can finally catch up on blogging.  I will not give into the temptation to watch any several hour long BBC movie based on my favorite English novels.  So here it goes.  The following pictures are entirely random but since they had no other home they are landing on the crazy lady with 6 kids page…let the blogging begin.

 February:  Greg returns from Peru with hats and soccer shirts.  The boys pose in front of their new soccer goal.  With two goals now we have some serious games going on.
 May:  After the tornadoes in Oklahoma my kids baked a bunch of cookies and brownies and made fresh lemonade as a fund raiser for those devastated in Oklahoma.  They made $75 and were so proud of themselves.
 May: Kate's kindergarten graduation.  She loved her teacher Miss Dahl and still hugs her everyday when she gets to school even though she is a big 1st grader now.
July:  Kate loves to take pictures with my phone and loves to pose Lily.  Most the pictures are blurry or scary but this one keeps us laughing.

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