This weekend was Labor Day weekend. Mark suggested we all go to Dallas to celebrate Grandpa's birthday a few days early. So we all surprised Grandpa at about 11:00 at night by walking in his front door with a crew of 10! After arriving Uncle Mark informed his girls that they would be enjoying a Disney Cruise and that he, Laura, and her two kids would also be joining in on the cruise fun since they had just booked a room on the cruise as well. This will be the first every entire family vacation and I know we are all looking forward to the memories that will be made.
The children went to bed nicely, but the adults stayed up WAY too late, simply visiting and catching up on lost time. Even though everyone went to bed very late (Gabby after 11:00 and parents after 1:00), Gabby still was awake in the 7:00 a.m. hour. Gabby popped up and ran straight into the room where all of the kids were still sleeping and woke poor Reagan up.
We spent the day with all of the kids playing so sweetly and quietly and going to the park it was truly amazing. They hardly even made any messes! In the afternoon we headed to watch Emma play a softball game and her team won! Michael, Mark, and Lee surprised Grandpa by kidnapping him and taking him to dinner and to ride go carts for some guy only time that was greatly needed. The guys said they had a wonderful time together. All 8 of the kids and the ladies went to Aunt Sharon's and enjoyed some pizza and play time before heading back to Grandma and Grandpa's house to go to bed.
Sunday was a day filled with the 8 kids building forts, playing games, and the kids dancing for us. The adults enjoyed sitting around and laughing about all of the bad choices they made as kids. Michael, Gabby, and I left at 8:00 so Gabby could sleep the entire way home. It was a great weekend and a lot of fun memories were made!