These photos are from last July. My cousins Rachel, Joy(@ Our Family of Four), Doug, Nikki, Ken, and their children came to visit. We ate until we were all stuffed, watched a movie, and wandered onto the back deck to enjoy the children playing in the splash pool.
Marley stole the show with her darling antics, enchanted by the water, and obsessed with the red car. She kept trying to drive it, but being so small, she slipped through the foot hole in the bottom over and over. She would just last there quietly, looking like the victim of an auto/ ped accident, until one of the adults stopped laughing long enough to come to her rescue.
|Erik (Isn't he perfectly adorable with those blond curls?)|
|Joy, Tristan, and I come inside for some relief from the intense heat. I was about 14 months pregnant at the time. (It felt like it anyway) Man I was chunky!|
Looking back on these makes me even more anxious for spring to arrive. I can't wait to get out and garden, and take the kiddos for walks to the park.
I'm going to take a deep breath here, and try to enjoy this moment. Jack is screeching in his crib. The snow is half- melted outside, and I'm thinking I need to get up and make some hot cocoa and let my kids drink it by the fire.