Monday, March 14, 2011

a day at the park with 500 babies

On Tuesday last week I knew I needed to get the kids out of the house...and I needed to get out of the house as well. So we headed over to the 500 babies house and asked them to join us at the park. The kids had a blast running around, playing ball, being with their friends and they all enjoyed the picnic lunch as well. I wish we would've done this more often since we were all home most of the time. You live and learn.

People, seriously, if you have a friend whom you always talk about getting together with but never seem to take the time to make it happen, I have some words for you.... MAKE IT HAPPEN. You never know when someone may be moving, when something serious could happen to your friends, etc. Take the time to live life with your friends...and make new friends. I met a sweet lady at the park in February and I'm really bummed that we won't have time to get to know each other better or to let our kids hang out...(HI JILL!!!).

But seriously, don't just talk about spending time with people, DO IT! You won't regret it. The tv show can wait, dinner can be made for multiple people, and kids can run around like crazy anywhere...don't stay holed up in your home when you can spend time with people and cultivate those relationships. People, I'm saying this as much for you as I am for myself...I'm SUCH a homebody and would much rather stay in my jammies and just chill with my kids...but people are so important, make them count, let them know they matter, that they are important in your life, that you are blessed to have them as friends. Okay, I'm off the soapbox now, sorry. I'll get back to our day at the park.

Climbing the slide...a no, ,but I guess I was too busy taking a photo to notice.

"Mikea, can you hold my bakesball while I climb?"

This is what happens when you let 500 babies and their friends (my kids) run free on a "baseball field" (Micah's words)

Sweet Mikea...gonna miss that girls real life smile!!

"Yo Adrian" -sorry Anna, couldn't resist.

"Hey friend, let's go down the slide together"

Awww....we're really gonna miss hanging out with these guys. Micah is not going to know what to do without "my Daniel"

Time for lunch!

And this little lady wanted in on the action too, wouldn't let me keep her in the carseat the whole time but did a good job and was the good baby she always is!


Anna said...

I know, I know - we should have done this a LOT more. :( We're gonna miss you guys so much!

Jill aka Fruit Loop said...

Hi Jamie :-) I am really sad that we won't be able to hang never know when paths will cross again! Good luck to you and your family...I will be reading and commenting to keep in touch...Jill