The Friday beforelast, we celebrated my boy #2's 9th birthday with an outdoor movie party. I'm lucky that my father in law has a "collection" of awesome amazing and expensive electronics. The whole neighborhood was invited and I think the parents enjoyed the movie (The Goonies) even more than the kids did!
The weather has been awesome so we took a great little walk (kids rode bikes) around the neighborhood. I've wanted a cute beach cruiser bike for a while, but with our large family we'd stretch from one block to the next if we were all riding. So for now, I'll settle on pushing the babies in the stroller.
In all of my spare time (ha!) I'm also a volunteer photographer for the Operation Love organization. They help set up military families with professional photographers to capture happy homecomings after long deployments. This particular mom contacted me over 3 months ago. After hearing her story, I couldn't turn her away. Her husband was home for the birth of their triplets (!!!!!) but left when they were only 3 weeks old. I mean how could I not be there right?!? It's a long and usually stressful drive with LOTS of traffic, but homecomings are awesome, really awesome!
And I couldn't help myself with this collage of bubba #5 as he was waking up from a short (they're always short) nap in my arms.