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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Our crazy weekend!

Unfortunately I don't have any pictures to go with this post, but I'll make it brief... as much as I can.

Fri. we got a call asking us to do shelter care. Shelter is when the states needs somewhere FAST to put kids until they get family or a more permanent place for the kid(s). Here's the catch... they needed shelter for 6 kids!! I about died!! We have an extra queen bed, 3 twins, and we have our pack n play. They kids ranged from ages 14 yrs to 18 months. SO! We decided to take the challenge. LUCKILY!! Our good friends were able to help us out TONS! So most of the time, we had all 6 kiddos during the day. Our friends would keep 2 of them at night.

So ended up getting the kids home about 6 p.m. Friday. I don't really want to go into details, but the last one left yesterday at about 4:30 p.m. Once again, not going into details, but all 6 are now in temporary custody of their dad(s).

So I just thought I'd share a bit of our latest adventure. It was fun having them. NOISY! LOL I think they only time it was quiet in this house was when we were all sleeping. We played, ate, went to the park a couple of times, and ... yes, picking up the house happened lots.

OH! Last quick story then I'm done :o) ... Jared and I ...being naive, thought we could handle 5 of the kids at wal-mart, getting them new clothes! NEVER AGAIN! LOL It was insane. We survived but I will take them in much smaller groups next time.

I love reading about your adventures, so keep them coming! Love to all!!!


Mel said...

you'd think you know better

i mean, you did come from a family of 6. and sorry, but you are no mom.

Jared said...

What is the LOL thing it keeps showing up. There is no definition for it in the dictionary. By the way Devin is the CUTEST!!!

Nola said...

1st off, I LOVE Jared's comment! 2nd, you guys are amazing to even attempt to take 5 kids to WalMart. What a fun adventure I am sure your weekend was. I hope your week has been pretty peaceful.

Anna Campbell said...

Makes you have more appriciation for how our mothers did it. She had 6 kids and NEVER pawned us off. No wonder she is grey and a little crazy.
And Jared, when in doubt wikipedia it
Hope this site helps you understand mel better. She gets all her lingo here :-)