This picture is from the spring - I wanted a picture of Julia wearing the little boots - she outgrew them almost right away...This is funny to look at because now she is taking steps, getting teeth (3), and wants to be where her siblings are :)
Esther and Anna - also in the spring -
The sisters -
Julia looking like she's reading :)
Anna, Julia, and Esther on Easter morning -
Aaron Joseph wearing Daddy's apron :)
We had to go to a meeting in April, so we decided to make a day of it and visited Itasca State Park - I had been there before, but not the rest of the family - it was pretty cool out though, so we ate our sandwiches as fast as we could and walked around for a few minutes.
The headwaters of the Mississippi -
We all really enjoyed our little visit -
Esther would have gone off exploring if we'd let her -
Aaron and Aaron crossing the bridge -
Julia has two smiles - a little smirk, and a whole face smile :)
Julia and Grandpa
Aaron and Julia at the park - We met Aaron for a picnic lunch :)
Whenever they see the camera, the girls want a picture too!
Esther lost her first tooth! She was pretty excited - and I feel like my baby is growing up...
We had the S. cousins here over Memorial Day and had a tea party -
Aaron Joseph started out the summer walking all over the yard on his tricycle - Now he can pedal it for real :)
Esther and Anna excited about their "new" dresses :)
All the girl cousins having lunch at my parent's church's VBS -
One day the girls had a princess tea party :)
Julia and Samuel playing in the back of the church -
Esther said 10 extra verses :)
It was the castle theme this year, one of our favorites!
Program practice - Anna and Esther are in the middle
We went to a family reunion in Canada and on the way home, we saw a mother bear and two cubs - we watched them try to climb the telephone pole and the tree for a few minutes. The mom walked around slowly, but the cubs were pretty fast!
These pictures are at our VBS - on the last day we had a program and family picnic - this is Anna with a snocone -
Esther climbing around the bouncy house -
This is not VBS - it's a family picnic and these are the cousins :)
Aaron's parents came up for VBS and Grandma did the girls nails -
This year we had a underwater theme -
The youngest group - Anna is in front
Aaron teaching a Bible lesson to the middle group - our coat closet is our Bible Study room :)
Snack time -
Craft time -
Eli and Aaron leading "Stop" - one of Aaron Joseph's favorite songs -
Me doing a review activity with the middle group -
Sarah helped some with the babies - as well as other things...