Friday, August 22, 2008

I love it when...

...my babies get old enough to play with my face, like this...


...or this...,


...to pray in their own words using the thoughts that come from their own heads, like this...,


...to pack their own suitcase for a trip, like this...,


...to make Ghirardelli brownies, like this...,


...to babysit, even if I step away for just an hour, like this...,


...to play the piano, like this...,

video

...to drive the 15-passenger van, like this...,


...to fix their own car, in a land far away, like this...


Raising all these kids is expensive, so I love it that my husband got old enough to join this...

15 comments:

Carla said...

Perfect! In all the mundane, frustrating, boring things, there is the glory! Thanks for sharing! (I think I love the song your song is playing on the piano & where is your armykid stationed at?)

rachelle said...

cute. i'm so happy the excitement of their growth doesn't ever end~

Betty said...

You have lovely children!

Barbiemat said...

Landon is quite the cook! You are so LUCKY!!!

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

I love it when you post "love it" things like this! How wonderful for growth! Your kids are amazing!

Amanda B. said...

Awesome pics..... very classic! :) Congrats on the hubby achieving AARP! (does that still work in Mexico? :))

Thanks for the piano advice! It really does help a lot- I think you are right that a different teacher would make a difference. Maybe if the pampered chef takes off well I can afford it! :) Thanks for your encouraging words!

RhondaLue said...

Jen, I love your profile pic! You're so purdy. Can't believe you have NINE kids. Are they all yours?! he he

I love the song he's playing on the piano, btw...one of my favs!

Our Red House said...

So very true, all of it. Thank you so much for sharing. Thank you also for saying g'day on my blog.

Kate

Jarmeg Family said...

It's fun to see all of your kids, i don't know any of them except the little ones. They are all so cute and what a talented pianist. I don't know how you keep up with it all!

Derrick and Laurice said...

Cute! Kyla your awesome!

lonestar818 said...

Aww, great post! I especially love the praying pic, that is just so precious.

Melinda Pink said...

Aww what cute kids. You really have awesome kids. I can name something special about each of them. I really get a kick out of them. You are the bestest mom!

Jen said...

What a great post! I love it, and the ending cracked me up. I did not expect that.

Krissy said...

There is NOTHING more awesome than when babies learn to give kisses!! lol Jonah just started opening his mouth and plopping it against my cheek recently... I LOVE it. And how do I know that song? Sounds like that "Hallelujah" song from long time ago... lol :) And YAY I'm on your list of people you wish you knew in real life!!! lol I'm HONORED! WOOT! lol

Scrapping Servant said...

I love it when my babies play with my face too! It's also a good reminder to clip their nails :o)