like everyone else, the kids had yesterday off school for martin luther king jr day. we hadn't planned on doing anything, but around 9:30 on sunday night, the kids had two invitations to go play at friend's homes. so rather than picking one over the other, i invited all the kids to our house for a couple hours instead. this was a pretty easy decision since all of these kids are super well behaved and they get along pretty well.
they played board games for about 20 minutes and then, despite the frigid temps, spent the rest of the time outside playing tag on rollerblades and skateboards.
they had a great time and i actually had fun too because one of the mom's, jenny, offered to take owen to her house while the big kids played at our house. i love that boy, but he is even more hands on than dealing with 9 older kids at once! he had so much fun also, so it was a really good afternoon for everyone! plus, chris was able to come home around lunch time, so that made it extra special!
jenny sent me a video of owen at one point, driving a small side by side they have (they have lots of fun toys at their house and our kids love going over there). he's with his buddy Marlie and its just the most adorable video!
its a good thing the weather was bearable yesterday because today's high is only 21 degrees!!! when the kids got to school this morning it was only 13 degrees and my weather app said it felt like 2. the weather guy on the radio said it felt like -10 with the windchill. those are cold, cold temps for these parts! if only we could get snow for a day or two... and then have it all melt away :)