Oh friends! Would you believe that we are still sick?! Just when I thought it was over Molly got the sore throat and cough and slept all day on the couch, then Madeline started in with ANOTHER stomach bug. Two kinds of sick at one time? Is that even allowed? Because it seems like there should be some kind of natural law against that! LOL! By-the-way, it is FIVE in the morning. Oh yeah, you read it right FIVE. For those of you that know me, you know that my red head doesn't see 5am but few times a year- and most of those times are when I have stayed up until 5am. Mama don't do mornings. This morning I was up with my poor little Madeline at 4:30 because she was sick and then I couldn't get back to sleep. So what do non-morning people do when up at crack thirty in the stinkin morning? They blog about something fun (while wishing the children were not sick and they were snuggled in bed sleeping like a newborn babe).
This little scene you are about to watch played out a few weeks ago. We were having our annual "wood splitting party" where all of Ben's brothers come over and split wood to get us all stocked up for Winter. It's also a good chance for them to have some of those manly "who can do ___the best or the fastest" games that brothers NEED to play (even when they are grown and married). We have this little party every year and then we take them all to Red Lobster for all you can eat shrimp and hope they remember the food more than the sore arms the next year. Out of his eleven brothers and sisters most of them above the age of 10 play some musical instrument. - Suddenly this has started to sound like the opening for a country song, or an episode of Andy Griffith where the Darlins come to town! LOL! OK, movin on.... When they came in for a break Daniel and Caleb get this great idea to play a little jig on Molly's very out of tune piano and Tim's child sized drum set. I grabbed the camera the second I saw Caleb sit his big behind on that tiny stool! LOL! And Daniel, (who went to Hillsong music college in Australia) sitting on our make-shift piano bench! Goodness we have a lot of fun when we are all together! I hope you all enjoy the little concert as much as we did.