"What lies behind us, and what lies before us are small matters
compared to what lies within us."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Summertime Fun

Sorry I haven't been around for a few days. The kids and I have been soaking up what's left of summer. Elliot starts back to school in two weeks! Even though they drive me crazy sometimes, I really like having everyone home together. Plus, I don't wanna have to wake up early, though I think Elliot is ready to go.

A rare pensive moment for Catherine,who always is so creative with her outfits. Santa should still be remembered in July!
I didn't have to wonder for long to find out what she was thinking about.
"If I am more polite for the next five minutes, do I still have to take a nap?

Who knew there would be so many benefits of getting Victoria's hips re-located! Now she can have piggy back rides!

I love seeing Victoria standing and playing like everyone else.

We got to have a really fun visit with my friend, Melanie, and her five kids. We pretty much filled up the swimming pool with all ten of our kids.

We had a real treat today. A visit from Great! Victoria greeted her with a big, "hiiiiiiiyaaaa". Great has moved into an assisted living community recently, so we had a wonderful time hanging out at home together!

Francesca always closes her eyes when I get out my camera.

Othello decided to take a seat right on the couch and join in the pizza party.

Hope everyone has had a good week! 


  1. Really good pictures of Elliot and Catherine!
    And to hear Victoria is talking..... just precious!
    So what color is your hair these days??? :)

  2. So happy to hear all the good news with Victoria . . . So proud of her!


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