The kids and I grabbed some picnic supplies and headed to the park yesterday. It was too beautiful to spend the day inside.
Of course, a mom with her camera can’t resist a perfect photo opp on a day such as this.
That is, perfect when the subject matter actually wants to be in the picture.
Slowly, the subjects were whittled down…
to those who could be
bribed coerced with a cookie.
Look who’s laughing now, boys.
Evidently, Shepherd prefers dandelions to cookies.
You leave for China on my daughter’s 3rd birthday and my sweet girl is from Guangxi — not that that’s where you’re going. I just know your Vivi’s there and I see so much of your daughter in my Guangxi girl.
Just want to say I am so excited for you and just know that I will be praying for you on that day. I hope you will be able to see your newest baby girl. 🙂
PS Looking at your children says so much to all of us (bloggy friends) about the kind of Mommy you are. You are a good one!
Adorable! You have such a gorgeous family!
I finally felt well enough to get out with the girls and we went to the playground, too. It was great fun, but I’m exhausted from chasing them up and down the stairs and slides. Hope you all have a great weekend!
LOVE these photos!! And let me just say, Isabelle & Sophie look like SUCH BIG GIRLS now!!! WOW!!! Actually, I was shocked at how grown up Isabelle looks!! BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL girls!!!
And of course, those little guys are as cute as can be as well!
You WILL be posting from China, won't you??!! I hope so!
I love pics of your kids!! They are so cute! I am very excited about #9 for your family!! We are working on #8!!
Where in Guangxi will you be going?? By any chance will you be in Guilin City?
I love my wild olive tees!!
Blessings to you!!
We will be following your trip to China!
Jodi Sue 🙂
Beautiful….the girls are getting so big!! Isn’t there jus 1 year between the boys? Can’t believe how much older Jude looks than Sheperd…..=)
These are really great pictures. I especially like the one of Shepard with the dandelion. What a cute little face.
Can’t wait to follow you to China and see what He has planned for you.
I can’t believe you got them all to sit still for ANY of the photos! Great job, Mama…..each with such different personalities just beaming!
Your children are just gorgeous!
OK, so I’m posting again because I’ve been waiting to post on your “I’m off to China AGAIN” post but I haven’t seen a comment thingy there so here it is….
You are one WILD THANG! I think they are going to give you a “CREW” tag for your luggage because you pass through that airport so often.
You are amazing, Stef…..and your family and hubby are incredible for making it work when you are gone.
Inspiration…..that’s what you are.
Beautiful pictures as always!
I’s so haoy to read about your China trip! Your a special person who is and will do great things on life.
congrats on your trip! Your kids are so cute! Love the pictures
Stefanie, these pictures are gorgeous just like the kiddos!! I am so excited about your trip. Are you going to blog about it and show us pictures or anything? I sure hope so. God bless you.
The Barfield's says
i’m jealous of your trip….but i’ll be following along. could you sneak a cute little jude or shepherd back for us in your suitcase? congratulations…they sure picked a wonderful person to come and visit. you inspire us all, as do your husband and all of your children. bless, bless! (i hear that’s icelandic for goodbye! i quite like it!)
Snowflowers Mum says
such cute photos! you have such a talent.
the subjects are especially sweet…can you just imagine when there are five little ones, all in a row!
Hey, I wondered if you were going to be able to see Vivienne while you were in China???
I have not had time to comment over at Mamarazzi yet.. But, I LOVE the photo of the girls you posted. They look like TWINS! And, they look so HAPPY!
Beautiful shot!!!! So glad you had a fun day at the park!!!!
What cute pictures captured on such a beautiful day!! What a beautiful family you have!!
China?!…You lucky Girl!!! Give those cuties a kiss & hug from ME!!
Love the pictures of the kiddos! That little Shep.. is growing FAST!!!! He is catching up with Jude!! 😉
What sweet pics!! And congrats on the China gig, that is so fantastic (for some reason there are no comment options on that post!)
Awesome pictures!!!! I am so behind I’m playing catch up here….The kids are so cute in these pictures : )