About a month ago we drove to St. Louis to visit my brother, Jordan, and his family for a quick weekend. We managed to squeeze in some strawberry picking at a farm near their house with our sweet one-year old niece. It was the kids’ first time picking strawberries, and they liked hunting through the dark green leaves for the perfectly ripe and red berries. I think we ended up only getting about 20 berries, but it was so sweet to see these photos my sister-in-law took in the fields.
I haven’t written much about our family lately, not that anything is wrong, but as the kids get older I have become wary of putting them on here much at all. I want to protect their sweet little selves and not tell stories that aren’t mine to share. But, I’ll let a few sweet pictures speak for themselves. My three little ones are doing well, growing strong, and love their ice cream cones. We’re finding our groove as a family of five and getting out of the house a lot more. It is a lot of work, more than I could ever have imagined when I first became a mom, but it is very good and very refining.
Love this one. I really feel the five of our family when I have to pack for everyone!
Sweet girl determined to find the strawbs.
We miss when these three used to live in our city. Someday again, we hope!
I could get teary seeing what a good dad and uncle my little brother is.
These guys. Such good men. I think the babies are over the fields though.
My sister-in-law has created a really beautiful blog, Finding Adventure, over the past few months, and I love reading it! Here are some perfect posts to start with: A Mama Uniform, St. Louis Zoo, Beautiful Baby Toys, and when We Met Ruby. Thanks, Kaytea for these pictures. I love them all so much!
p.s. If you are hunting for Father’s Day gifts, here’s a gift guide to help you out! The kids and I are planning to spoil Zach this year, because a) it has been an epic year of parenthood and b) he’s the steady rock for all four of us. Love that guy more than words could say.