Dinner time is tired time around here. I usually try to have these two busy doing something but I was obviously not successful on this evening. They had only been out of my sight for 5 minutes!
Grandma and Grandpa Hecker flew all the way from Utah to spend a few days with us and it was so much fun. They come to PARTAY!! And to play, play, play! We always enjoy their company! Grandma was out in the snow for over an hour and it was freezing cold. AND...she was in jeans. Oh...and tennis shoes. She built an awesome ramp for the kids.
Once the kids went to bed...it was time for the adults to have some fun. The snacks came out, the games came out, and the clock disappeared. Hailey goes to bed and hour after Isabella and Talon do so she was lucky enough to learn Rook and share some treats with us.
Ohhhh....Settlers of Cataan. Look at those eyes. Plotting and planning. Just for the record, Dad and John smashed mom and I!
I love these little blessings of mine. Isabella is holding frozen pancakes because she bonked her head and was using them as an icepack. Talon was sad for one reason or another also and Lucy can't stand to have John or I nearby and her not being held. So...John caught a very common moment at our house of being me being smushed and smothered by most of our children all at the same time.
Hailey and Isabella had a day off of school for teacher in-service last week and so we decided to join some friends and go bowling. Talon was so excited all morning about throwing the big ball...and Isabella thought she was excited. As soon as it was her first turn she realized that people would be staring at her and she refused to continue on. Both Hailey and Isabella did not like the shoes either. Hailey helped Talon "throw" the ball a few times but she mostly just played for all three of them. Her friend ended up doing the same for her siblings and they had a great time. The little ones loved the food and that kept them pretty busy.
Hailey and Olivia. Hailey is really good. She got a ton of strikes and spares!