Yesterday I shared pictures of the beautiful farm where my friend and I took pictures of my children a couple of weeks ago. I am a novice photographer, but I had to take some pictures of my own…just for practice! We didn’t get all of my children, but I thought I would share some photos of my beautiful chicklets!
This is child #3 (9 1/2 years). He’s been up weeding the garden this morning in order to earn money for a new Wii game! Yep, he’s motivated by cold, hard cash.
He was my smallest baby (7 lbs. 7 oz.), and has reminded short and slight. He has the quickest temper, though!
But he’s capable of a quiet, reflective side. He loves to read about animals, and has a very tender heart where they’re concerned. The fact that his mother is allergic to EVERY animal is a great trial for him.
This is chicklet #4 (7 1/2 years). When I found out I was pregnant with her, we were unemployed and uninsured and in the midst of a nasty legal battle. I knew I wanted more children, but the timing didn’t seem quite right. When I told my sister I was pregnant, she said, “How wonderful! Now you have a little bright spot to look forward to!” Oh, my dear sister! She changed my whole perspective with those few words. And this child…has been a bright spot every day of her life.
She’s all girl…loves to dress up, loves to dance, loves to pose for the camera!
She’s a princess, through and through.
This is chicklet #5. He turns 6 on Saturday, and he wants to go see Cars 2! I was literally in labor for 3 days with this child, and in the end we found out he had unusual condition with his umbilical cord and placenta that could have caused a life-threatening situation if labor had proceeded fast and furious. We are grateful for tender mercies that made things happen as they needed to bring us a healthy boy!
This boy has also had some other challenges. He had an injury that destroyed his left eardrum when he was 11 months old, and he’s had to have three surgeries to repair the damage—the last one was in February. He’s also speech-delayed, but he has made tremendous ‘catch-up’ progress during the last year.
He wasn’t always a very happy child—in fact, I’d say he was an angry child for years! But now…we see that gorgeous smile much more often, and it melts my heart every time!
This is chicklet #6 (3 1/2 years), my baby. Even the day after #5 was born, I knew there was another little spirit meant for our home, and I knew it was a going to be a girl!
I had a difficult time capturing her actually looking at the camera! So we’ll just go with what comes naturally. She’s full of life and fun, and perfectly secure in her lofty position as “the baby of the family.”
Thanks for visiting with us…off to other tasks now!