Henry gathering eggs.
Daddy needs to pull down Silas' shirt to cover that big belly of his. Lizzy just loves to have her picture taken.
A decorated cabin for the holidays. They were actually cooking something on the wood stove. It smelled pretty good in there.
I know that look, it means a bad smell it about to overtake us.
The children putting cloves in oranges.
In front of the grist mill. The miller gave each one of the children a bag of corn kernels to plant. I may have corn stalks growing in my yard next year! Won't my neighbors love that!
I wonder what he is thinking?
The finished product! Aren't they cute! The snowmen are the children's fingers.
Here are some of the boys decorating their Christmas cookies:
Charissa read the story out loud while the children acted it out. Sophie stayed on the couch most of the time, because she was scared of the "big dogs."
And, here are some pics of the children acting the Christmas story out. We drew names to see who would play what part:
One of the sweet faces I was talking about.
Here's another one.
This little guys came right up to me and wanted me to hold him. Look at those cheeks!
I took the three oldest children w/ me to help out. They were in charge of a couple of tables, making sure the people who sat there had plenty to drink, and serving them dessert. This is Sadie w/ one of her friends, Madison.
Sammy taking a break. I didn't get a picture of Lizzy, she was busy cleaning off the tables.
I wonder what this little guy was thinking?
It was great learning experience for the children in how to serve others.
Aunt Sue taking pictures at Macaroni Grill. Aaron didn't get many pictures of Aunt Sue, maybe because she was always taking pictures, too.
Silas smiling at his daddy w/ his mouth full of food.Eating at Macaroni Grill.