Monday, July 07, 2014

A Day with Friends

My friend, Nicole, recently had her sixth child. Since then she has been sick and hospitalized several times for a non-birth related issue. Many of us at church have been stepping up preparing meals and offering childcare. The kids recently spent the day with us.

Eight kids that ranged from nine to two.  Things were certainly hopping around here!

I didn't think to tell the kids to bring swim clothes so we used the pool like a large water table.  

Don't worry there was constant supervision. :)  They had a blast!  They all played here for a good hour. 

After a full morning of outside play we took a break for lunch and naps for the little ones. 

To keep the house quiet while the little ones settled down we watch an episode of 19 Kids and Counting and then did some puff painting. 

This stuff is neat.  

1 Tbs self rising flour
1 Tbs salt
food coloring
1/4 tsp water

You may need to add a little more water to get correct consistency.  Once the picture is complete microwave for 30 seconds and watch it puff.  (The thicker the paint, the more it will puff.)  

New friends were made.  Eli (and Abe) both enjoyed Adelise.   Maybe just a little more then she enjoyed them! ;)

We ventured back outside for some more playtime. (I feel that kids needs lots of outdoor time.)

Late afternoon we were all hot so we headed back in.  The older girls headed to Megan's room.

The boys and Adelise stayed with me in the living room.

The kids were well behaved and we had such a fun day!  Sweet Adelise came back and spent two days and a night with us while mom was back to the hospital.  All the kids will be joining us for a day or two this week as it looks like Nicole will be having surgery.  Megan is excited for her friends to return.

May your day be filled with joy and contentment!


  1. Wow! That looks like fun! I know your friend has been blessed to have friends to help her out during this time.

  2. Good job, Wendi, for reaching out in a specific, intentional way!

  3. So glad you were able to be a blessing to your friend. I hope she has a good recovery.

  4. Wow, I'm sure you were tired that day! Speaking from someone who has been on the receiving end of blessings lately, I can tell you , you have NO idea how much your help means. God is good to put this on your heart. Enjoy your day and God bless.


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