Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Trip to the M6's house.

Two weeks ago we took a few days off to go visit my sister and her family... well it wasn't exactly a 'just for the heck of it' visit. Twice a year there is a huge consignment sale in Raleigh at the state fair grounds. Yeah when I said huge I was serious! There is 145,000 sq feet of building space stuffed and stacked of kids things to be sold. That is almost three football fields! In clothes alone there is at least 100 yards of EACH size crammed in as tight as you can possible imagine. Mind blowing? YEP! I volunteer to work a 5 hour shift and Kristi volunteers to do a 10 hour shift. Why? We both get to shop the day before the sale starts. She gets to start shopping at 3pm and I start at 5pm. 
Traditionally we are some of the last out the doors that night and leave around 11:00pm. Is 6 hours enough? NOPE! I am always wishing their was more time. It takes so long to dig through all those clothes. (because I have to make sure I am finding the cutest things and the best prices!) And then there are the bikes, the toys, the shoes, the books... oh my! 
So anyway.. the point of this blog was really to capture the fun we had while spending time with the M6. We
put together puzzles,

did a little home repair,
beaded a few necklaces and braclettes,
played in the play room,
made tents under beds,
built race tracks,
did a little Wii dancing
watched some "She Ra"
Made 'welcome home' posters for friends coming home from Korea with their new son.
And yep we FINALLY got Pierson a new bike at the sale. I didn't realize until later that the seat could come down a little more than it was... That has helped a lot. The first few attempts were a little rocky
but he had a line of cheerleaders cheering him on!
And a little buddy there to help him up every time.
Pierson gave a thumbs up to let me know he was ok after this tumble to the ground.
Thanks M6 family for letting us crash at your house for a few days!  We had a great time!!!


Grandma Shultz said...

What fun! You six kids had so much fun together. You are like 6 peas in a pod!

Kristi said...

"Y'all come back now, ya hear?"
So fun! Wish we could make days like that happen more often!