So, we went on a semi vacation a few weeks ago. What's a semi vacation? Glad you asked! It's where you take a trip that you need to take and dress it up for the kids so you can pretend it's a vacation....and they don't really know the difference if you just keep saying things like "isn't this a great vacation!"
Or maybe they are on to me, but they let me get away with it. I'll have to think on that one for a while.
Let me just say that taking a vacation with a Monster Van is way way cooler than a minivan! I believe I may have packed everything we own in there and still had room to take the kids with us! Alas, I packed the cameras, so no shots of the Monster Van packed.
Katelyn (adopted last year by our travel mates, Doug and Sue)
Cole (adopted by Doug and Sue when we adopted Claire)
YoYo (adopted by Shane and Anna when we adopted Claire)
All the kids! Can you believe we got them all in one frame!!! And yeah, okay, I realize that 50% of the kids from 4 families are mine. Whatever. That is only because the Gulkes didn't bring 3 of their kids.
And how about for the group shot my girl can flash everybody!
We're so proud....
The kids played and played in the bubble room. Who knew bubbles could be so entertaining? I think I need to set up a bubble station at my house to occupy the hordes of children hanging out at my house this summer!
And a building station.
The little girls had a tea party.
Which was too cute!
It was a good day!
Scott got in touch with his inner prom queen!
And Mia kept her eye on the situation!
Claire and YoYo played house.
YoYo was bringing home the
And all was right with the world!
But who gave this kid a drivers license???
I guess she's going shopping with all that
bacon cabbage YoYo is bringing home!
There was so much to do and so many pictures to choose from. I mean, there were four camera-happy Mamas there. So, that means there were about 56,789 pictures taken! Like this one at the magnet station.
And this one at the dress-up area!