But alas we are entering my favorite time - when the kids go out in the morning and don't come back in until the evening. Literally. I put a pitcher of cold water and cups in the morning, bring out lunch mid afternoon, and then a afternoon snack around 3pm.
I love that the kids have a gang of friends that live in our neighborhood and I love that most of the action is centered around our house. All the kids congregate on our porch or lawn and play. I always wanted to be that house and we are.
I do wish, though, that I would have known a few things before we became 'that house'. Like:
And at the end of the day while your house and lawn are trashed, your kids are safe, you know where they are, you were able to be there when problems arose & handle conflict in a Godly way and those hungry neighborhood kids think your house is cool.
Yep, I guess it's worth it!
Today the kids decided to have a lemonade stand. Here they are:
( Doesn't Little Kate look so cute & little?)
Then when they decided that they weren't making enough money at that, they decided also to add car washing too. They really worked hard, check 'em out:
They were outside for seven hours, made $20 and couldn't stop talking about how fun their day was. They were even okay about going to bed early because they were so exhausted!