Thursday, March 11, 2010

Back for a few hours


We just got back from the cabin and got rid of the monsters brought home the three precious darlings. We raised two of our own children, but it's different when they belong to someone else.

There were a few tears (one of them missed her mommy) a few fights (she told me she won't be my friend anymore!) and lots of giggling! We took our grand-niece, our nephew and another girl from church who is friends with both. In truth, we had a marvelous time. The kids were great considering they had to use an outhouse to go to the bathroom, they had to eat whatever I cooked them (not how my mom makes it!) and they were cold...lots! But they got to all learn to ride snowmachines by themselves, they went sledding on our little hill, they planted sticks in buckets of snow and indoors they colored, drew pictures and played with some toys they brought. They were troopers, it was only 10 degrees when we got there and -2 degrees this morning. Playing outside in the cold takes a lot of energy!



Tim and I are exhausted. Tim took the kids three different times out on the lake and let them ride the snowmachine up and down. I dressed them in boots, mittens, hats, snowpants and coats at least 20 million times.

Now we're getting ready to drive back up with some friends of ours; our daughter-in-law's parents. At least I won't have to help them put their mittens on! I hope.

11 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I bet you are whupped. This will remind you of why you had your children when you were young. Ha.. Just think of the wonderful memories that you made for these precious children. Their parents were probably at home making their own memories. ;)

Aunt Krissy said...

It looks like a lot of fun was being had by all. How did Mary Ann do with the cold truck? Did you leave the dogs at the cabin to come to town?

Caroline said...

Wow, what an exhausting time! So much fun but good to close the door at the end!!!

crochet lady said...

Oh, fun. Had to laugh at that crossed out line.

Julie said...

Lots of work, but such fun and happy memories to boot! Sounded wonderful!!!

tainterturtles said...

I'm glad your having fun, but get some rest girl!

Mim said...

wow, that's ALOT of work! good for you tho' I bet those kids remember that adventure for the rest of their lives!

Ak girl said...

Wow, looks like a lot of fun. I bet thats something they will remember forever. You and Tim are so brave!!

messyfish said...

Love the pic of the snow covered mountain. Not too sre about having to look after other peoples kids in that cold though!!!

soulbrush said...

oh what pure delight, know how you feel, but it is such a glorious feeling seeing these little ones respond to something new, and get away from their own lives into yours.rest now.

Margaret Ann said...

What a precious memory you have given them...boots and snowsuits and all! :)