Thursday, March 26, 2009

Eight is enough... plus one!

This is what the breakfast table looked like for 5 days this month while some friends of ours went on a vacation! We had 9 (yes, nine) children living in our house! The ages ranged from 2 years old to twelve years old! After every meal I washed between 11 and 22 dishes with TONS of silverware! Every night after bathtime I washed 11 towels (because we only have 12 towels to our name while here in Mexico)and we went through 2-3 cereal boxes in one morning - it was pancakes and fruit after that!

We had a blast! The kids were all great - but I had a 2 year old again - 24 hours a day (only for 5 days) but - Wow! that can really remind you of ALL the things that I don't miss during those first few baby years! (But, for the sake of full disclosure, it reminded me of all the cute, little things that we do miss!) The kids loved having playmates around 24/7 and I realized, that if necessary, I could really mother more children... But, only if necessary!

But, for better or worse, we all made it!


Natalie said...
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txmommy said...

I love your house, every picture that you've shown, it's so pretty!

GramGrampsGazette said...

So a house full of 5 more kids isn't all that crazy, huh? Glad you all survived and it was dun!

I have a good life said...

You do have such a pretty house. That is a lot of kids. Sounds like, while it may have been tiring, that it was fun.

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. I really needed your exact words. You are so full of wisdom. Thank-you.

mary said...
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Heather said...

I always said you were the time who should have 10 or so because you could handle it... I had 8 kids under 6 the other day, but only for four hrs. I cheated and used paper plates for dinner. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi! Your family is so beautiful! I can't believe you live in Mexico. What a blessing! It looks like you and your family have had some amazing experiences there. It is so good to get back in touch. I love this photo with all your kids plus more! Keep in touch!

The Washburns

Anonymous said...

Wow, your house is AMAZING!!!! it's so so pretty! I love it! You know its never too late to have more kiddies :O) I'm trying to convince Cagan it's time for another one, ... but he is happy with just Owen ... for now!