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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Our Sunday Afternoon

Here are a few pictures from our day today. 

The is Danil and Ray.  They are all dressed for church, but neither have had their hair fixed.
They were sitting on the chair all snuggled up, so I just had to take a picture.

I know that there are a few of you who have asked how I get six kids out the door and to church on time(more than half the time by myself, due to Josh being a shift worker). 
Here is how I do it:
After breakfast all kiddos get dressed for church.  Everyone except Kellen can pretty much dress themselves, so I just lay out their clothes.
Once they are fully dressed, except for having their hair fixed, I usually turn on a movie and everyone sits down to watch it(except for that baby, of course).
While they are watching the movie I drink coffee, get dressed, make up, hair, the works.
About ten minutes before it is time to leave I fix everyone's hair.  ALL my kids will waller(yes, waller is a word) around and mess up their hair if I allow them enough time to do so.  So I fix each one's hair, and then they sit in the middle of the floor(so that they can't roll around on the couch and mess it up) until it is time to load up.

So there.  That's how I do it. 
It isn't hard once I figured out a system that worked for everybody.

Church was great this morning.  I really was ministered to.  I know that isn't necessarily what going to church is about, but today I needed it. 

After church we went to my mom's for lunch.  My mom lives about, eh, 100 yards from my grandparents(her parents), so after chuch we went over there for a swim.  The kids loved it, as always.
By the time we got home from swimming it was too late for naps.  You know the whole, if you nap 'em too late in the day they'll never go to bed thing?    After we got home Daddy prepared a little surprise for the kids.

The twins

Aren't they cute?
And the surprise is a sandbox!!

Josh and I have been thinking that a sandbox is something that the kids would really enjoy, but we hadn't got around to building one.  The other day I was over at my grandparent's house and I noticed the perfect looking frame for a sandbox in the neighbors trash.  Yes, that's right, the trash.  No, I am not above dumpster diving if need be.  Anyway, with the help my PawPaw, I rescued the most absolute perfect sandbox frame.  This afternoon, Josh put a mesh bottom on the frame to block the grass and weeds, and then filled it with sand.  The kids seem to really like their new sand box.

Oh, yeah, that me and our new kitten.  Stripes.  Original, I know.

And just for your viewing pleasure, I thought I'd throw in another one of Danil.  Because doesn't everyone love pictures of Danil???

Night folks!


Colleen said...

I love your updates because they are always full of pictures! They all look so happy I love seeing so many smiling faces

Mel said...

Of course everyone loves pictures of Danil!! hehe Jessica... your kids are all beautiful, and look like they have been there forever. Love your hair-doing-system! hehe Love you girlie!!

Shannon said...

Yay!!! Great post! Danil in particular looks like he's getting bigger! (I know, I live 5 minutes away and I just saw you in Walmart yesterday, but I just noticed it in the pictures. lol)

Love you!

Katie said...

They all look so healthy and happy! I have been wondering though, did they ever tell you how Mr. Daniel got that scar on his lip? I wonder if he fell at the orphanage or something. Doesn't hurt his looks a bit though! ;)

Mary Lynne said...

I love it all. But.... I do have one observation. You posted a new sandbox and a new kitten on the same blog. Just sayin'. Love you.

Shari79 said...

LOL At the sandbox/kitten comment! True, true! The kids are absolutely adorable, thanks so much for sharing their pictures - always brings a smile to my face to see them!

Denise said...

I just can't seem to get enough of your babies. They are all so sweet and cute. And yes the more pictures you post the better :). Love you guys.

Lisa (DanielsMommy) said...

Love all the pics (and you know I'm also lovin the extra of Danil :)