Springtime visitors...c'mon over!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

We had such a fun weekend!
 Caleb and Elijah and Grace's friend, Addie, all spent the night on Friday night. Our good friend, Bryan stopped by while we were eating dinner. He used to live on our cul-de-sac and was at our house a lot, so it was wonderful to have him here again. We still get to see him on Sundays and sometimes during the week, but honestly, it's not enough! We all watched the Mighty Macs, then the kids went to bed and Bryan stayed to chat...loved it!

In the morning, David went out to get doughnuts, and the kids all did some cleaning.
Look at these boy's smiles (even while cleaning). They are the best! I love their incredible attitudes.

And these guys...well, I think that they were cleaning the bedroom...not sure, but I think so. Good thing they're so incredibly cute!
(As you can see, combing hair is optional on the weekend.)

Addie and Grace are so sweet together. I *heart* these girls!

As the morning progressed, we ended up with quite a few more kiddos at our house! I love, love, love that all the neighborhood kids come to our house. T. lives next door and has been friends with Lily since they were two years old. Oh, how I love these sunshine girls!

M. is at our house anytime a sport is being played!

Adam is such a great "big brother" to the younger kids who come to our house.

Wow! Look at that hang time (ha! I'm trying to sound like I know something about basketball!).

Caleb is a firework-making pro. Jadon loves to watch Caleb at work.

Hey! Now we get another big kid! David (Bryan's brother) came over to shoot some hoops. He also stayed for lunch and had a praise time with Jadon and Elijah! We are so incredibly blessed with older brothers around here!

Fixing the really is Spring!
(Look at that handsome guy up on the you honey!)

Just as a side note, three of the four of our reference letters for India mention our tree house and all the kids who come over to play. We did ask the person who talked about the zip line, however, to delete that out of her letter, 'cuz uh...we didn't want to sound too crazy-dangerous around here. :)



Elayne stopped by, as well. Of course, our back yards are connected, so it's really easy to "stop by"!

David test rides the zip line. Don't you love Matthew's t-shirt?! really fits him!

Mmmm...I do have one son who has embraced pacifism.'s not this one!
(Oh Jadon, I LOVE your all-boyishness!)

Elijah-boy...we love you!!!

On Saturday night, we met with our church family...really, really good stuff. And then again on Sunday morning...God is working and speaking and loving all the time. Isn't He so very generous?!

After church, the young single men and women (and a few others) came to our house to play games and talk.

Everyone had a shot at the zip line.

More b-ball.

And surfing for the younger crowd.

Last, but not least, we ended the day with a Rip Curl photo shoot...too cute, girls!

Oh my goodness! I'm so grateful for this spring weather...and especially for all of the wonderful friends that it brings! So, if you're in the area, make sure that you c'mon over! We'll be glad to have you!


No Greater Love said...

Oh, thank you so much for letting the boys spend the night. Looks like they had a great time. :) I always know they are safe with you guys!!!!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh I miss having neighborhood friends to come over!!!! I love the story about the treehouse in the reference letter...too funny:)

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