My sweet friend, Denise. Danil just loves her.
She pushed Danil the entire way. Through GRASS. What a trooper!!!
Me, Josh, Kellen, Alik, Ray, and Josslyn
Luke with my mom. Luke and my mom RAN the whole thing. I was so proud of him!!
A 5k was nothing to my mom, who ran the Houston Marathon the past 2 years, but I was super proud of Luke for being so tough and not quitting.
I wouldn't smile either if I was a boy wearing pink floaties.
In spite of how it might look, he really does love the water.
Ray on Uncle Mike's shoulders. She's ready for a chicken fight!
Alik wanted to fish, so Ray gave him her pole and taught him how to use it.
He was hooked after that.(No pun intended.)
Ray took a tumble out of the hammock and needed some Granny lovins.
You might be shocked to know that tiny girl is an eater!
Eating some apple
I don't know if you have noticed, but Danil tends to look different in all of his pictures. It is sorta hard to document what he really looks like.
Oh, and for those who are curious about the kids names, I guess I'll take this opportunity to quickly explain.
Danil is how we are spelling Danil's name now. We still pronounce it "Daniel", but we wanted to keep some Russian in his name, so we left the "e" out.
Alik's legal name is "Parker Reid Carlin". We are calling him Alik though and are going to stick with that. We had to make the official decision about his name before we had gotten to know him. We plan at some point to have his legal name changed to Alik Reid Carlin.
Josslyn's given name is Lena(pronounced Lynn-uh). We call her Josslyn and she answers to Josslyn. She calls herself Josslena though. I find it amusing that she has mixed her new and old names together.
Granny on Lanny's 4-wheeler with Luke, Alik, Ray, and Kellen.
Kellen actually fell asleep while riding.
Granny, Uncle Mike, and Danil.
Danil loves stuff like this.
Monday evening we swam and had super with some dear friends. I hate to say that I completely forgot to whip out the camera and document any of it though. You will just have to take my word for it that we had a good time.
I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. I hope you were able to spend it with family and that you took the time to remember those who have given their lives defending our right to live in a free country and worship God freely.
More soon!(and hopefully it will be more than just pictures!)