I had no idea what this would entail but was super excited when a box arrived in the mail, just for me!
|My box of goodies! They came addressed to The Mommy Tsunami. How cool is that?|
|My San Jose Fresh and Easy|
|M&Ms, Gummy Bears and Nilla Wafers. COMPLETELY NECESSARY.|
|Literally, this is taken as I am following her to the cones.|
|I highly recommend this bag. See the frost is still on the ice cream?!! This bag does its job!|
As the Moms, Christine and I set up quite a spread. Before we dare invite EIGHT RAVENOUSLY HUNGRY CHILDREN into the room for ice cream, we HAD TO MAKE SURE THE STAGE WAS SET.
|There was organization to our ice cream social. Because, of course.|
|Even the bowls and spoons were set and in place, in anticipation of |
Once we had the stage set, we were able to call in the kids. As they
stampeded peacefully sauntered into the kitchen, Christine corralled them into line as I dished out the scoops.
|The peanuts are in the back. Big Kids-1, Peanuts-0|
|Look at all those smiles! Thank you, Fresh and Easy!|
In the meantime, Christine and I are still in absolute shock, awe and love with how our eight children get along. Ranging in age from 11 to 3, I can only say that this friendship is made in heaven.
We have the kind of understanding that mostly comes from another mother of three or more children...that "kids are noisy and I am not going to always control that level of noise when I am at home" understanding. Trust me, that's not to say that a mom of one or two cannot be so über laid back with the sonic breaking sound capabilities of kids. They can. But when you have four? There is very little "Please will you Joe Ed Jake Gabe all of you please please please be quiet you four!!!!"
Because? That's just ridiculous. A person can drive herself insane begging four children to be quiet.
Because? Four is almost an acceptable size of a birthday party.
Four is loud.
Four + four = eight is even LOUDER.
And none of us-moms and dads-flinch a muscle at the noise.
Also...she runs-I run.
She blogs-I blog.
She tweets-I tweet.
We all love Apple products from iPhones to Macs.
They are vegetarians-I am vegetarian.
As a couple, they are adorable. Their family is amazing. Uncle Yammers is the coolest. I love the kids.
It's a big family match made in heaven.
And what a better way to celebrate good friendship than with an ice cream social? Because ice cream makes the world go 'round!