Weeeeeell, all that sandy sand in the sandbox got me in the mood for the beach last night.
So, we went to the beach today. The closest beach is about 30 minutes from our house, so it is very convenient for a little outing with the kids.
This is Josslyn this morning after she got herself all ready to go.
I'm not sure what I love more, the Minnie Mouse jacket over her swimsuit, the cowboy boots, or her mop of a hair-do. She is just too cute for words.
The sun was super sunny, so it was perfect beach weather.
Danil and Kellen, digging through the beach toys.
Kellen thought he'd have a better view from inside the wagon.
No, I don't tell them to pose like they adore each other.
Actually, I whip out the camera because they are so cute together.
I would not consider myself a laid back person in general. I am pretty much anal and uptight. But there are a few things that I am laid back about. Yes, that is Ray wearing ankle length leggins and a t-shirt, as opposed to a swim suit.
She couldn't find part of her swim suit this morning, so that is what she opted to wear. As long as she wasn't going to complain about it, I could care less what she wore.
Yes, they really really love each other.
I know my pictures aren't all that great, but first off, I'm not photographer, and secondly, since I had six kids going 5 different directions(the twins usually go the same directions), I only had a minute or two to snap some shots, then I put the camera up so that I could focus on the kid's whereabouts.
Here is a little pictures of Danil from this evening.
He has been sitting like this lately and I think that it is too cute.
Here are the four middle children after baths, meds, and teeth brushin'.
If we have extra time between getting ready for bed and family worship, then they can look at books.
I thought my little duckies were too sweet all lined up in a row, so I just had to take a picture.
Ok, now all my boys are asleep and my girls are nearly out too, so it is time for me to finally take a shower. Three of my kiddo's noses just started running. It just so happens that today we ran out of vitamin C and pro-biotics today, so tomorrow we are going to go to the local health food store and pick up some more vitamins....and maybe some herbal tea. And some fruit leather, just because that stuff is awesome.
As Danil would say, Night-Night!
P.S. I'm thinking that I'm going to do a Q and A post soon because I get alot of the same questions, so I figure that there might be alot of you out there wondering the same things that I get asked alot. So if you have any questions about our adoption, Down Syndrome, HIV, homeschooling, or how to get your husband to put his dirty clothes in the hamper, then just send 'em my way.
Well, all except the getting your husband to put his clothes in the hamper one.
First and foremost, I am a daughter of the King, the wife to one awesome man of God, and the mom to seven blessings. I am also a homeschooling, baby wearing, loss of a child surviving, Jesus loving, chicken farming, adoption advocating, frugal living, cloth diapering, baby food making, sweet-herbal-green tea drinking, sometimes cranky, exercising, healthy eating, book reading, list making, pro-life activist. At this blog you'll find my day to day adventure of how I surrender all aspects of my life to the Lord.