Saturday, September 8, 2007

Sunflower Summer!

We have a tradition of taking the kids some place that has a bunch of sunflowers just to take some cute pictures of them. This is something I started just for scrapbooking reasons but have learned to like it for a few other reasons. I love watching them play with the sunflowers, see how they have grown from one year to the next, and sunflowers are one of my favorites. They make such a great back drop. Even when you are just getting the stalks they are pretty. I took a ton of the baby because she was being the most cooperative, and happy. It was her first year getting to be a part of this tradition of ours so it was fun for me. Last year she was only weeks from joining us on the outside! She is the joy in our home and brings sunshine to all she meets! She truly is a happy baby and an Angel! We couldn't have been more blessed I don't think!

Brock was so busy eatting his Apple I had a tough time with him but at least he would hold still so count your blessings I guess! He is such a cutie even with a half brown apple core. They all had to have a sunflower to hold after I gave one to Hayden to hold. I don't like picking other people's flowers usually but I couldn't resist. It would make the pictures cuter after all!

Ethan had fun inspecting the flowers, as he does every year. He has to look really close at how they grow and then when I am not looking pull one apart. What a stinker! I can't complain to much though because at least he would stand still. It helps to bribe them with ice cream once and a while I have found!


Alli said...

I'm glad we got you posting pictures now! Adds a whole new element. Nice ones, by the way! I still think it's hilarious that you just went into the edge of someone's yard ;)

N & K Caulder said...

Yay! Amanda, I love that you're blogging now. I got to your site from Annettes! I'll keep better tabs on you this way. ~Kari

Mo said...

What a great idea! I can check out my grandkids and you online! You may have started something here in the family. I had to create an account to make comments on yours... so now I started one too. I probably won't keep it up though. Nice job on the photos as usual.