Okay, I promised pictures from our team retreat WEEKS ago, so here you go:
As usual, we played a lot of cards. Jackson is already learning some mad cribbage skills. He's not very good at Rook yet since we usually played after the kids were all in bed. Oh, and we also played a ton of Ticket to Ride.
The beach, the beach, the beach!
This is Joelia and Nadir. I love them. They were our babysitters for the retreat and having them made such a difference. They went for a walk with Kelton and they found the Hugest Coconut Ever. But the coconut water from a fruit like that isn't very tasty. You want a little one that will be nice and sweet. But it was crazy to see!
Joelia and Nadir were amazing with the kids and gave us a chance to catch our breath.
With this many kids around, we tended to eat in shifts. Here's Jackson and Samuel. You can see the different in their personalities here!
As the kids get bigger, we're starting some new traditions. We had a team talent show (I'm going to spare us all the embarrassment of posting pictures of the actual "talents"). Kelton was our excellent MC.
And we followed up the talent show with a game of Ring Around the Rosie.
Finally, I think the kids' favorite time was when we got out the parachute. (Okay, maybe the grownups enjoyed it a little, too!)