I cannot believe my sweet little boy is FIFTEEN YEARS OLD! Ok, so it's not about him being 15, its about me being 36. UGH. He's going to drive soon. A year. Wow. Time goes so fast. He has taught me so much. Hello, I learned to be a VERY PATIENT parent thanks to Joey. He was the most tenacious toddler. And I'm being nice. ;) But now, he is the best. Joey is considerate, sweet, happy and kind. He is the best big brother ever. His baby sisters adore him.
And boy is Delilah ever ready! Have you ever seen a baby so young, actually enjoy being doused with ice cold hose water? Not only did she enjoy it, she threw a HUGE fit when we turned it off. And yes, she is actually lapping the water up off the ground. I never said she wasn't weird.
The good news? It seems I have finally found something that keeps her entertained for more than 38 seconds. Yay!
On Saturday, we had the most amazing photo session with Rebecca Davis. Her business is www.catchlightsnw.com. AWESOME photographer! Just amazing.
We havent done family pictures in 12 years. TWELVE YEARS. That means that Joey was like 2 in the last set! Aaron hates them. I had to beg him for these and let me tell you, it was SO worth it! I am thrilled with how they turned out. I dont have them all back yet, so I shouldnt say thrilled yet, but you can go to Rebeccas blog (link to your left) to see the 5 that she posted. I love them all (except for the last one, I just look weird) but I really love this one....
Home. Its is so nice to go on vacation, but it is even nicer to have such an amazing home to return to. I feel so grateful to have this home with such an amazing family. We are truly blessed.
Vacation was awesome. The house that we rented was great. The kids love it when we get a ranch style house, I think its because its different than what we live in now. Annabel got to sleep like a big girl with Madeline and Juliette. She loved that, although she still ended up in our bed halfway through the night. ;)
On Tuesday, Aaron and all the older kids went on a really really long bike ride around Sunriver. They figure that they biked around 8 miles! They were very hungry when they got home. lol.
Aaron, Joseph, Noah and Juliette went boarding at Bachelor on Wednesday. They had alot of fun. The weather was nice and of course, what more could you ask for? SNOW! Madeline, Annabel, Delilah and I just stayed around the house and took a walk to the park. It was really cold that morning (37') so we didn't stay long, but long enough to get the girls some fresh air.
All in all, the vacation was great, as usual. This was our 3rd year renting a house and just hanging out and relaxing. We intend to make this become a family tradition. The kids seem to love it and its so nice to get away, even if only for 4 days.