Monday, July 8, 2013

A REALLY GREAT Time With The Kids!

Hubby and I like to think of ourselves as fairly FUN parents!

We know we are not the youngest parents around.

 we love to take our kids places,

give them new experiences and 

enjoy life with them!

Has anyone ever heard of the saying





our children

have NOT heard that!

We went boating this weekend.

 after a picnic lunch on the boat and

 a splash in the lake.

This is what happened!

Yes, this is for real...
This would be Ellie that is slumped over...

No one is acting or pretended to be asleep.

We did not position them...

they did it themselves!

This would be 9 of 11 Mulvahill's find their parents to be extremely boring...

The odds are not in our favor!

At least some of them still find us interesting!

Thank you Mia and Madeline!


Stephanie M said...

We are laughing!!! This is an adorable post. I think we need to get a boat - it looks like fun!

susan nichols said...

Absolutely to funny for words! Wonderful post. Loved it and thanks for sharing it with us all. It made me smile.

Angie said...

Oh, that is too funny. No worries. They aren't sleeping because you are're just crazy party animals and they can't keep up! I'd be more concerned about the two that kept up with you! :)

julie said...

That is too funny...we have pics of all of our girls sleeping in the boat. I think there's something about the fresh air and the movement of the boat that knocks them out. So cute!!

The Heald Family said...

We laughed so hard at this!!
You are not boring - you are so active that they crashed:) I love these pics.
Miss you....cathy

Judy Deaton said...

Love it!! The only ones that look half way comfortable are Sam and Sarah! Love Angies comment about the ones to worry about are the ones NOT sleeping:) Fun times.

excitedtobeafamily said...

This is so funny! I always did love falling asleep while riding around in the boat-so relaxing! Nothing to do with being bored!!!

Katie Lee said...

Made my day! Just died laughing at this.

Mark said...

Typical! But Madeline and Mia look happy as can be!

ChouchouPoussin said...

your pictures made me smile !
you put something in their glasses ? hihi !
you are really a fantastic family !
a big kiss from south France

Severine and her two little ones.

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness! That is too funny!!!

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Shelia Jacoby said...

Jean, this cracked me up. I think you and Jim are sooo exciting and fun they just can't keep up with you. The boating looks wonderful and at least you don't have to worry about Florida gators, as we do. Isn't that water cold? Thanks for sharing!

Mary DeGennaro said...

Jean, I laughed out loud as I scrolled down the pictures. The thing that is so funny is the positions they are in, and sound asleep! I am surprised they did not roll off the benches. Thanks for sharing your adventures with your wonderful kids.

Penny said...

I was laughing out loud by the end! I think the last two awake should get a prize. :)

Shay Ankerich said...

That's hilarious! Our kids used to fall asleep on our boat too. That's when we had a boat before selling it to go to China. LOL... wonder what to sell next time. :) XOXO

Anonymous said...

Awesome and hilarious post! It's like they're all drugged!



Wendy said...

Love all the little cute.

Holly said...

LOL!!! That's one of the best posts ever! :)

Mama Ds Dozen said...


My daughter and I are laughing out loud. :)

Your kids are definitely not bored . . . they just can't keep up with such young and fun loving parents.

Seriously . . . I believe our young kids keep us young. Our peers are talking about retirement . . . and all of their little physical ailments. We have much more to do than sit around and think about our little aches and pains. We have kids to teach . . . places to take them . . . ball games to go to . . . camping trips to plan. Oh yea! I am sooo.... glad that we didn't stop after "just" 6 kids. The first 6 are long gone, and I am thoroughly enjoying the 2nd set of 6.

Keep playing hard. You will not regret it.

Laurel :)

Lori said...

Oh my word, that is SO HILARIOUS!

Karin said...

Oh my goodness...that is so hilarious! LOVE IT!

Janet and Kevin said...

These pictures are a hoot! So funny that most of your children fell soundly asleep! :)

janet and gang