Saturday, May 14

Birthday at the Lake

Chase (3) with his chocolate chip cookie bar on the shale beach.
God's glitter. Sun sparkles on the lake.
I remember when these toes were sooo little.
Beautiful lake bottom.

My babes lined up on the shore. Andrew (9) cozied in a wool blanket. He'd been making rafts in the cold lake water and the shale was hot to lie on.
Teething woes comforted by her Papa's love.
Beautiful Annaliese (10).
Andrew fishing.
Loving rewarded with a smirk.
The birthday girl had requested a lake visit for her birthday. The weather was in the 70's and gorgeous! Ella had also requested brownies instead of cake. The Babycakes recipe for gluten free brownie bites are amazing.

How is she already five? I seriously cannot think on my children's ages or I get weepy and sentimental.
Sweet contemplative Aide (6).
Pretty piece of orange glass.
Fabulous reading, fabulous view and fabulous company all cuddled up...

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Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

Sweet post.

We have For Instruction in Righteousness...really good and useful.


Unknown said...

Sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday!! Those are the by far the most blessed days!

Amanda said...

Such a sweet post.

A fun day filled with family and making memories...

Really, there is nothing like it.

Sarah said...

You can definitely see her Papa's face in the birthday girl! That looks like a wonderful family outing.

Marcia said...

I think I like the photo of you with a baby foot on your chest the best. I can so relate. Happy birthday!

Kate said...

Happy birthday to your little guy! And I love your hat!


Kate said...

Sorry, I just realized I wished happy birthday to your "little guy", instead of your little gal. Oh, goodness.....


Janelle said...

Thanks for this post. I get weepy too when I think of my sweet darling's ages. Children are such a blessing and I know that these crazy baby, toddler, young kids days are some of the best of my life. I don't want to lose one second or take one minute for granted.

Anonymous said...

Love the birthday girls dress.. we have the same one !
They grow up too fast !
Sue in NJ

Heather said...

Beautiful pictures, beautiful family. Looks like a perfect day!

Homeschool on the Croft said...

What delightful photos, but I've got to comment on those gorgeous, edible, kissable thighs in the last photo. Ohhhh, yummy!
Looks like you had a wonderful day x