22 March 2011

The Hills Are Alive

with the sound of children!

So the Nephew & his fiancee lost their lease.  It was a good buddy deal that they could stay until it sold and guess what happened?  Not their best idea but oh well, damage is done.

Where are they living, you ask?  Well, as it turns out there just wasn't enough of Firegirls family in this neighborhood so they're living next door.  Yep.  Next door, with my brother & sister-in-law.  Five kids, four adults in a three bedroom house.  Fun!!!

We offered to take C1 and C2 for awhile but that would be splitting up the kids and no one wants to do that.  They will most likely stay the night from time to time to lessen the burden on the bursting seams of next door.  To me, that sounds equally fun and terrifying.

It's fun to come home to the sounds of kids playing in the yard.  They are loving having so much space to run around.  It's only been a few days but we are loving having them around.  Of course, Kevin is their hero and they love love love that he plays with them. 

Yesterday one of the kids was yelling.  I couldn't tell if they were mad, hurt, or hanging upside down from a tree so I looked out the window to see where  they were.  Missy was sitting in her chair like nothing was wrong so I figured just that.  There was nothing wrong, they were just being kids.  I can be confident in the dog because she will come tell me if there is a baby crying on television.  She seems to know about little kids. We're guessing there were kids in her first home before she went to the shelter.

Saturday night the adult all had plans so the kids, plus my other nephew, came up here to have movie night with their mom.  I was a little nervous about having six kids under the age of nine in our house but they were great.  Blankets & pillows everywhere and Alice in Wonderland on television when I got home was a pleasant sight.

Missy had a good time too:

While this is a huge change for everyone in the family, it has so far been nothing but a blessing.  A loud, stressful, and thankfully temporary, blessing.

1 comment:

creative kerfuffle said...

awwwww....that sounds nice. i bet missy is having fun actually. having other people (little ones at that) to watch over : )