June 18, 2009

Week 9 of 52

Forever In Blue Jeans

I've accepted Carin's challenge, as a Mom, to get back into the picture. The idea is that once a week you take a picture of yourself with one or more of your children. It's that simple. If you'd like you can post your picture on your blog. You can let me know you posted so I can check out your pics. You can check out my previous weeks or Click the button to add your name to the Mr. Linky. So, have fun!

I grabbed my camera on the way out the door to the library yesterday. That's when it occurred to me that I didn't have a photo for this week's post. I stopped Brianna on her way to the car and asked her to snap a picture of Elisabeth and I. I love the look on her face. Doesn't it just say, "I am so sick of pictures?"

And this one of the whole family was taken at the library story time. But wait! Where is Brianna? That's her dressed up like Froggy! She and Kaitlin often volunteer at our little library. They've dressed up as various storybook characters over the years to entertain the story time crowd. We received a little surprise when Pa showed up at the end to check out his daughter's performance.

And this one, Allen snapped as Nathaniel was escorting me to the car. He is growing up to be the perfect gentleman. This afternoon, he held an umbrella for me, opened the car door, carried my bags and held the door for me as we ran our errands.

Which brings me to this one. Sometimes, it is hard to get one on one time with the kids. We try to have "dates" when we can. Once a week I go for allergy shots and I try to take one child with me each time. After, we stop at the McDonald's around the corner for a drink or parfait.

Every other Wednesday, I go to pick up our produce coop order. This has become another great opportunity for dates. Today, it was pouring down rain and I didn't want to take everyone out to run errands, so Nathaniel rode along with me and we chatted and sang along to a CD. And here we are at McDonald's sharing some quality time over unsweetened tea and parfaits.

I am not very good at self portrait...my arms are too short...but I think we got the memory anyway. This is my favorite picture for this week. It will remind me of a time when I realized my little Prince was becoming a gentleman.

I guess I didn't need to worry about not having a picture after all!


  1. those were all great. I love your skirt. Cute that your daughter was being Froggy. I love it. Great Family picture. You got in front of the camera alot this week. Good for you!

  2. Loved the pictures! You look so pretty and feminine! Loved the family one as well.

    When I was little my dad wanted to teach my brother how to be a gentlemen, as he had taught the older brothers. I had to sit in the car and wait for my brother to open the door. I didn't like to wait, but he learned to be a gentlemen and I learned to be a lady!

    I know a gal who assigns a day of the week per kid. On their night, the rest of the kids go to bed at their regular time and the kid (whose night it is) gets to stay up an exta half hour for time with mom and dad.

    At least you "only" have seven. I know a few people who have eight kids, and one gal has ten!

  3. Hi there,

    You surely are training up good and godly sons. How precious! I can tell by your children’s actions that their purity is being preserved. You mentioned in an earlier post about having a TV less home…it is incredible what a difference that makes. Sadly to say, we do not…I really wish we did. Most of my years at home we did not have a TV, and even when we did, we were only allowed to watch one show a week.

    My husband has talked about cutting the cord. I keep telling him to go right ahead, but he hasn’t. One of my sisters said that the next time he says it, I need to hand him a pair of scissors. I decided I would…strangely enough, he has not said it again since then, and he did not even hear her say that.

    You baby girl is SO adorable, and yes, that look is hilarious! I also was wondering, as I looked over the photos before reading the post, where your last child was…is that frog on of them…I thought she had seven children. And then I read the post…Oh, froggie IS one of them.

    About the blog land friends, my husband does not object either, he just does not understand, but it is just like you said…I have a difficult time finding women around me who think like I do…wanting to be at home and wanting Him. They are nice enough people, but their goals a different. It is refreshing to find Christ focused mothers, including those like "Mich", who work, but whose heart aches for home.

    I especially enjoy the fact that you delight in your seven children. I love happy large families.


  4. Those are great pics! I'll get one of my own up sometime today. :)

  5. You got some wonderful pictures this week! I love you skirt as well...cute and summery.

    I think that is so great to make sure you have one on one time with your kids...very important. Your son does seem to be turning into quite the gentleman...great job! Hopping on as a follower...hope thats ok.

  6. Awww... I love these pictures. They're so sweet and tell a story.

  7. What great pictures! And you've captured a special time that I am sure your children will always look back on with sweet feelings.


  8. You have some wonderful pictures here!
    Love your outfit too, and you and baby E match so nicely up there even if she was "sick of pictures" : )

  9. Great, great photos. Wow, you have QUITE THE CREW! Good to see allllll of you together, even if one of you looks a bit froggy!?!

  10. How cute!!! Love the pic with the froggy. It's great that they get to be part of the show. Mason and I went to the library on Tuesday and enjoyed a little show of our own. They did played out Cinderella and Jack and the Bean Stalk. The library has become one of our favorite places.

    I'm sure your little guy is gonna grow up to be quite the gentleman. He's got a great mommy!


  11. All your pictures are great!

  12. I love all of your pics! And how fun that your daughter was Froggy. I love those books! And your little one is adorable, I love bows! You have a beautiful family!

  13. Ok, I really like these pics, but you already knew that. I'll give it to you, you were right about the froggy pic! I agree Than has become quite the gentleman recently...even to his older "brothers".;)

  14. ♥♥♥ AMAZING SHOTS ♥♥♥
    ♥♥♥ I LOVE IT ♥♥♥
    Have a ☺☺☺HAPPY☺☺☺ THURSDAY!!

  15. Great collections of shots there! I forgot to do mine so far this week. Guess I should get on that.

    Hey, you've been tagged. Stop by my blog and check it out.

  16. This post makes me smile. I love your family already. It's neat that your girls can volunteer at your library. What a good experience for them. I'm equally impressed by your little gentleman. Good pictures!