I think in order to avoid some of the chaos that 10 kids in a small house can create, Steve decided to take Michaela and Garrett (both 11) to Leeds Castle near London for a jousting tournament and a tour of the castle. Garrett's sister, Brenna, also ended up going and Emma decided at the last second she wanted to go also. (If we could have fit all 10 kids into one vehicle, we all would have gone). So Steve took off with the four kids and I stayed behind with the 6 younger kids.
They got rained on, but all had a great time!!