|Gideon is so happy with the freedom of being|
outside in our yard! And I am happy to let him be a
grubby, curious little boy instead of having to tell
him "NO" so often!
|Gideon loves to walk and walk and walk,|
and he is getting better and better at it
|He is very good at falling, and even when he|
falls, he always has a smile on his face, and
he's always ready to pull himself back to his
feet again. This boy loves to walk!
|So calm and happy outside in the sunshine!|
|Micah tends to take things slowly, trying to decide |
whether or not he is okay with something new
|He seems to have decided that sunshine is good, and fresh|
air feels nice, as long as he is in the playpen
|After awhile, he even relaxed enough to show|
me that adorable grin!
|Josiah is apparently hoping I won't notice him |
hauling a bucket of water into the treehouse . . .
|Josiah loves to be outside!|
|my beautiful girls, "Blessing" and Gracie|
|Gracie loves her sweet foster-sister! She dotes on her and|
hugs on her and chatters at her all day long.
Do you think Blessing minds? :) She is so patient with Gracie.
|So happy to be outside!|
|Blessing's CP prevents her from tossing the ball for Molly,|
but Molly still prefers Blessing over any of the rest of the kids
|Silly boy! Micah's gearing up to chuck his shoe|
out of the playpen, which he thinks is HILARIOUS!
|Gideon and Daddy|
|Can we just pretend you don't notice Gracie's|
pajama pants and mismatched shoes, and that
you are just admiring Derek's handiwork with
the awesome new treehouse? He built it with
the kids while I was traveling to pick up the boys!
|The kids have been wanting a treehouse for ages!|
They were so excited to show it off to me
when I got home!
|the big brother (and he loves to tell everybody|
he meets lately about HOW MANY kids we have
in our family now! He seems absolutely tickled to
be part of a large family!)
|So excited to be allowed to play in the dirt and|
the rocks. At first he looked so nervous, like
he was sure he was doing something wrong,
but as you can see, I reassured him that it is
okay to get dirty! Love that grin!
|Isaac and Josiah moving the slide into place so|
Daddy can bolt it down
|Josiah is teaching his little brother how to climb up the slides|
|good PT, right?|
|Gideon prefers to hold on to something while|
he is walking on grass and uneven surfaces
(and after years of Josiah and his fleet of
Tonka trucks and tractors, our lawn is about
as bumpy and uneven as lawn comes!)
|he falls down a lot . . .|
|but he always pulls himself right back up again|
|This boy has such an amazing, resilient, determined|
spirit! I love being his mama!