Saturday, April 09, 2011

Breakfast for Seven - With A Smile!

25 years ago yesterday, I became a big sister again!  My mom gave birth to a set of twins, one boy and one girl.  I remember the excitement when my mom brought them home from the hospital.  They were so tiny, especially my brother.  Now those 25 year olds have children of their own.  My sister has three kids and my brother has one.  I was fortunate enough to get to keep all four of them last night.  Keep in mind that they are all under the age of five!!!

The biggest kid was asleep on the couch!
I had seven children at my house overnight.  I had to make three meals for them, and I am tellin' you what...I don't know how the Duggar family does it.  I am not even kidding.  It was quite a chore.  Cooking, cleaning up, and then cooking again was the theme of the day.  Bath time was a pretty long drawn out process as well.  But, all in all we had a fun time and I am so very blessed to get to spend time with them.  They live a few towns over from us, so we don't get to see them a lot and that's very unfortunate.

When we finally all got out of the bath and got hair and teeth brushed, they decided that they wanted to lay down and watch Disney's Tangled.  It is a great movie!!  Our entire family loves it.  We have watched it several times over and it's a hit with the boys and girls alike.  Maximus is one of our favorite characters, but Pascal is pretty funny as well.  Most of the kids fell asleep watching the movie.  When I went to bed after turning it off, only one remained.  I just left the television on the Disney channel and I am assuming he finally fell asleep.  He was one of the first ones out of bed this morning!

For breakfast, we had pancakes with fresh strawberries and bacon.  Making food for 7 children and two adults can be quite a challenge and I must admit not something I think I'd want to do all of the time!  But, I was up for the challenge today.  In fact, once breakfast was cooked and we moved on to the plating of the food, I decided to be a little creative and the kids loved it! What do you think?
Pancakes with a smile!
Breakfast for Seven!!! 

I am so very blessed and I am grateful to my sister and brother for lending me their children for a night so that I could spend time with them. We had a wonderful time and I am looking forward to doing it again real soon! I hope that they both had a wonderful night with their spouse and enjoyed their birthday. I know we sure did!!

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Desert Songbird said...

My sisters are all older than I am, some of the much older than I. Consequently, when their children were these ages, I was only a teenager and the PERFECT babysitter for the kids! I have fond memories of trips to the zoo, indoor campouts and picnics, and swimming parties. Thanks for the reminder of those fun times. :)

Becca said...

Love the pancakes with a smile. Meanwhile I think the Duggers do it because they have all those almost grown (or some grown) kids to help!

bj said...

Hi..I'm bj and came over from Ralph's place. :)

I laughed so hard at the photo of all the kids on the floor. I have 10 grandkids, with one set of twins thrown in. Many, MANY times, I have had all 10 spending the night. We always made a pallet...a really HUGE pallet for them to sleep on and watch tv. They are all grown now..or at least THINK they are...
Thanks so much for the sweet memories.
xo bj

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