Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas visitors!

We had a great evening, I highly recommend this! We got to steal 4 of my most favorite children in the world and spend a few hours with them last night! Our friends Scott and Joy have 3 incredibly beautiful and bright girls and one busy "all boy" son. Scott and Joy are great friends, Scott is the bishop in the Eastvale Ward and served as a counselor to Russell when he served there as bishop. Joy so funny and darling and is a dynamic and talented momma of her sweet brood, with a business she does from home. So I decided to endulge myself and have these 4 children come over for the evening. We got to have tacos, Carly(7) said she doesn't always like tacos that other people make, but....she loved ours. She told us she liked the shells that Russell cooked up. Carly and Taylor enjoyed our version called "supercrisp", corn tortillas fried crispy with some salt...homemade giant tortilla chips!as well as the meat and the cheese. Taylor (10)also enjoyed the dinner with that great smile on her face! She in an amazing big sister! I made the mistake of telling Sydney (5)that we had a candy game to play later, and she ate a good bit of taco, and wanted the games to begin! Brody sat in the high chair and enjoyed his dinner as well. Whilst trying to wiggle out of the chair as often as he could. Sweet baby! It took me back a few years.
Clearing the table, and an offer from Carly to do dishes, so sweet, and then it was a game of Pete! With a choice of Skittles or M&M's for thier turns.
They were awfully good at this game! Even Skyler had to get in on this action! We realized that we are sorrowfully short of children's games, so a trip to Target solved that, as the girls picked out "Trouble", "Sorry", and Sydney, picked out a few puzzles. Because she is "really good at the 100 piece ones", and she wasn't kidding! Russell and Skyler were doing the guy thing, chasing Brody around, and playing toys with him, as Jackson's stash came in handy. I had to steal kisses and and hugs, which he so freely gave, in between our girl activities of the evening. Truly the fun ended all too soon, and we decided we are going to do this again. Sydney asked what I was doing tomorrow. So sweet. Thank you Joy for sharing your beautiful brood, it did my heart so much good to hang with the younger set again!

12 comments:

Heidi said...

FUN! Looks like those girls Love you! and Brody is so big. the only time I have seen him was when we went caroling when he was just days old.

Grammy Staffy said...

You are such a sweetheart Sheryl!!! What a lovely thing for you to do. I know that the children loved the evening and their parents enjoyed having some time to themselves. What a fun time you provided for them.

Can I come over for some of your tacos and play Pete? I am a child at heart.

Traci Elizabeth said...

YOu are so awesome!! I am sure those kids LOVED it.

I have a few you can steal ANYTIME. =)

Joy said...

I ask Sydney what she wanted to say in a comment...she said to say WE LOVE YOU!!! Thanks so much

Ashley said...

That sounds so fun! I don't know if I could handle 4 at the moment, I don't know how I did it when I was a babysitter. But I guess I better get the hang of it sometime!

Lauri said...

Remind me how to play PETE. It sounded fun last time you wrote about it.

It's always fun to have visitors, isn't it?

Lauri said...

Remind me how to play PETE. It sounded fun last time you wrote about it.

It's always fun to have visitors, isn't it?

Chris and Jenn said...

that dinner sure sounded yummy! looks like you guys had a great time!

Kim (Davis) Loudon said...

Seriously, You are amazing! What a thoughtful thing to do. I am sure Joy appreciated that immensely due to the whole tithing settlement thing. Those lucky kids!

Christensen Family said...

I bet those kids just loved being there. Looks like you guys had fun!

Emily said...

Kids are so fun! I will have to steal someone elese's kids when mine our grown.
My mom told me you are the stake pirmary president. I bet you are fantastic! I love our stake primary pres, but I'm still jealous that my mom gets you as one!

Marie said...

I think those are the best Christmas Visitors of all! My goodness but you are blessed!!! That reminds me, I have a letter from Santa to do up for the little fella next door and some candy canes to stick into it! ( a rare treat and find over here!!!)