We decided to have a 'School is over let's have fun' cookout and take pics of the kids with their momma's. I had it planned in my head....2 long tables with decorations and lots of food. A bucket for drinks and then roast marshmallows to make s'mores. I even thought about getting some yard games to play. The children would be perfect angels and the cookout would be like something you in magazine layouts. (stupid head)
Tara bought a huge tent and set it up in her yard. We thought the babies could sit under it and out of the glorious Texas heat.
NOTHING TURNED OUT LIKE IN MY HEAD.
The flies were horrible. One of us had to stand at the food table and constantly fan the food. The little 2 yr olds thought the ice in the bucket was more fun out of the bucket than in. Kids were running amuck...and my child #2 of all kids refused to get in the pictures. And the pictures we did get...well try to get 10 kids to stand for a picture...ok 9 since Hedgie ruined it! I was beyond angry needless to say. OH and it was H O T. I must have forgot I lived in Texas.
Here are few photos of our cookout...............
I love Lily's expression in this photo....She loved playing near fire (lovely, just lovely)
here in the upper left hand corner you can see my oldest child in the red shirt heading home...he came for food and left. 14 yr old for ya.
Ollie and Lily with corn and juice boxes and hugs
3 of my 5 (love how Lily won't let go of the drink for a photo)
at one time or another each kid had this whip ...whips and children scare me.
We are definitely doing this again...this time no food....just late in the evening with drinks and s'mores! Those were my favorite part. As my Mini Me said "they're called s'mores because you always want Some More haha