Sunday, March 16, 2008

Adventures in Babysitting

Well, in addition to dealing with The Princess's never-ending headache, we now have The Prince down and out with the flu, AGAIN. What the heck!!!??? Poor guy has a fever, pounding headache, runny nose and sore throat.

We had the five darling Gombojav kids here yesterday, and they were so looking forward to playing at our house, because of The Prince. You might remember that three of the Gombojav kids spent some time at our house awhile back. The Prince loves to rough-house and is so good with younger children.

When The Prince woke up yesterday morning, he had what I thought was a migraine (he's gotten them over the years). I shipped him off to Grandma's so that the kids wouldn't disturb him. Well, we took his temp later on and realized he had a fever. Bummer. Grandma brought him home, and he laid on the couch and tried to sleep a bit.

The kids were really good, and we had a blast. I was a little worried about how to keep them busy all afternoon, but it worked out really well. We started out at the park. There were threatening clouds above, but we risked it, and I'm so glad we did!

The Princess helping three of the boys onto the tire swing.

Captain enjoying the swing!

Ihbeleg laughing and laughing. I was pretending to grab his toes. He thought that was soooo funny! I tried to do a little video, but I couldn't concentrate on making him laugh and filming at the same time.

Meg and Izzy on the tire swing. They were screaming at the top of their lungs!

Captain in the sand. He "borrowed" this little rake from someone in the park. :-)

I know you're not supposed to let the kids slide face down, but we're homeschoolers, and that's how we roll. :-) Meg was hanging out on that ladder just like the Princess was the day before. It must be a girl thing.

Lucas kept saying "Take my picture!" He moved around so much that I got the fewest pictures of him! The Princess called to me, and then held Ihbeleg up above the side of the play equipment. Can you tell he's having a ball?!

That's Ihbeleg walking along the side of my kitchen. He was fascinated with the sound of the dishwasher.

And that's Daja and Gana, the handsome parents of all these cute kids. You can see where they get it. :-)

So, I think I've posted more pictures of this family than their mom posts on her blog! I was showing Daja and Gana the pics of the kids I had taken yesterday, and I couldn't believe how many pictures I have of them in my camera! We are in the same homeschool group, so we see them pretty frequently, and obviously, I love taking pictures of her kids. :-)

Be blessed!


Gombojav Tribe said...

I love it!!!

Claire said...

Gosh, Daja, I wonder why!!!! :-)

Lady Dorothy said...

Wow, those are some cute kids!

Sniz said...

Wow, so cool. I love the pictures. I hope the Prince feels better (William gets migrains too) and I'm glad you are such good friends with another homeschooling family!

Mrs. C said...

LOL I think you could recognize a Gombojav kid by the hair!! Cute!

Gombojav Tribe said...

Hey! What are you saying, Mrs. C?!

Are you implying my children have unruly hair?!


Claire said...

Daja, they have unruly hair. :-) I love their hair!!! So curly and soft...ah, that's the good stuff.

Lady Dorothy: I'm thinking you're very partial, but I agree!!! :-)

Sniz: I'm sorry William gets those stupid headaches. The Prince is still sick, and it looks like The Princess is coming down with it now. Good times, good times.

Toni said...

Those children are so precious, Claire. Thanks for sharing their smiles with us. Btw, hope the Prince is feeling better soon. Brandon and I are sick with round 2of our family bug. It gets exhausting for me when it just keeps recycling around. :(

Sniz said...

Oh, you know what? That nasty flu virus is recyling for another go-around. Once you've had it, you feel safe, but you're not. My little one has it again too!

Claire said...

Toni: They are great kids. We're going with round 2 of illness here, as well. The Princess started with the chills last night. *sigh*

Sniz: Ditto. Except it's my big one that has it again.

Marilyn@Mixed Bouquet said...

They are adorable!

I hope everyone is back to normal soon! Whatever normal is...:P