I'm pretty sure the kids had a great time
A house full of family
Tessa LOVES the doodles (and I mean, LOVES them)!
I was nervous about letting the doodles run free with all of the little ones around -- I didn't want it to look like Mutual Of Omaha's Wild Kingdom -- you know, the dogs taking the kids down -- and everything happening in slow motion. As we let the dogs out to 'run free', they became the hunted and were chased by kids screaming, "DOGGIES!!! DOGGIES COME HERE!!! DOGGIES I WANT TO RIDE YOU LIKE A PONY!!! DOGGIES DON'T RUN AWAY!!!" Both dogs hauled ass and and ran for cover. They got a little taste of their own medicine... it's good for them.
The following weekend Joey wanted a paintball party with all of our friends, obviously it was a hit. He invited his best friend Joseph -- who had never been before, but we knew he'd have fun. I caught a glimpse of him as he was 'preparing for battle' and I could see the fear in his eyes -- he was white as a ghost -- you couldn't even see his freckles. Turns out he loved it and wants to do one for his birthday party.