Thursday, July 29, 2010

3 Moms, 6 Kids & 20 Years of Friendship

Last week Michael, Kate & I went to Austin to visit my longtime girlfriends, Carrie & Elizabeth, & their children. We had a great time - busy, but so much fun. I am sure when we are older we will look back & say, "How did we do that??" - 6 children - 4 1/2 & under - 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house - 3 days!! We had fun swimming, going to Central Market & the playground, playing in the water outside & having some much needed girl talk with rice crispy treats at night after we put the kids to bed. Luke, Michael & Lydia ready for "rest" time - Ha! I thought I could let Michael have rest time instead of a nap one of the days because Luke & Lydia were doing rest time, but he showed me that he still really needs a nap each day! (I am not complaining :)
Jumping on the bed!
All ready to go swimming - Gloria, Claire & Kate were NOT interested in having their picture taken! Michael's "I'm so cool" expression really makes me laugh!
Ice cream sandwiches in the fort!
Not the most glamorous photo of the 3 of us but we had to take 1 of us all together - we were outside in Elizabeth's backyard watching the kids play in the water. I am SO thankful for my sweet friends & the memories we are making together! We are "Surviving" & "Thriving" in Motherhood together! (E, I think you said that one time & I love it :)


Matt and Manda said...

That pic of Michael reminds me so much of his uncle Matt!! =) Such sweet pictures!!

Elizabeth said...

yay, sometimes I have inspiration :)
love the post and wish I could just copy and paste it to mine!