Thursday, December 30, 2010

The joy of 5

I love the joy that these kids have on their faces. I love that Quinn would hook up an old tricycle to Shaelee's princess bike, and then give rides to his little sisters.
On the princess bike no less! I love that little brother, Vincent, will allow his little sisters to climb all over him and tickle him to hysterics. I love that Emily is first on the scene to comfort her baby sister. I always appreciate Claire's maturity and understanding of her 4 younger siblings, and that she gracefully faces the challenge of being the oldest. I appreciate that this week they have all gotten along, and that they have had a ton of fun, and that they have enjoyed the company of each other. At least most of the time. I received a picture from a dear friend, and it said, "Family is where our story begins". I always hope that the kids are storing good memories of their childhood. Memories that will be with them and sustain them when they have their own families. I know that they had a wonderful Christmas, shared with Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and close friends. They got some really fun gifts. But the best gift of all? It's the gift of our family.

Have a blessed and Happy New Year!


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you all -- we had Grandmother home for the last day of 2010 and showed her the pictures on the TV screen. She enjoyed seeing you all. Enjoy the rest of your vacation. --Aunt Carrie

Bridget said...

What a sweet post Jill -It brought a smile to my face! One picture is cuter than the next! What a blessing to have such a great family! Happy New Year to all of you!