After our yummy Sunday dinner of tacos and grape salad, Josiah carried two rocking chairs out to the yard and set them under a maple tree, and we gathered 'round. Shav wanted to be the one to actually take the picture, so I let him practice. :)
the similar pictures we took back in October).
And then I walked back into the house and discovered that someone was getting ready for his Sunday afternoon nap. I'm not talking about Benjamin. ;-)
Besides my family's cooperation with our photo shoot, I received other gifts, too. :) I especially like this apron that my kids made at church, helped by some thoughtful ladies there. There is room to add Benjamin's handprints eventually...when he gets a little more cooperative. ;-)
This celebration on Mother's Day was only the second half of our Mother's Day fun. The evening before, Jeff got pizza for us and we took it and the family to Wildwood Park. I didn't have to cook, and I didn't have to clean up. I didn't have to fight crowds for a seat in a restaurant, and I got to enjoy time outside in God's beautiful creation with my family. It sounds like a pretty perfect way to celebrate, doesn't it? :)
Moriah wanted to look at and feed some friendly ducks...
...across the bridge and on through the rest of the park.
...as well as further exploration by the older four boys.