Can you count the children? :)
A friend of mine recently had a baby, so we volunteered to take her older children last week, and we all headed to our state park for the day. I really expected the day to be somewhat exhausting (in all, we had eleven children with us) but instead I had so much fun that I honestly can’t wait to do it again! The children all got along so well and it was really fun to see our youngest boy tagging along with my friend’s little girl and the older girls playing “follow the leader” together. It was also really wonderful to watch my older daughter interact with my friend’s two year old girl. When Little One needed a diaper change, my daughter volunteered and when Little One bumped her head, Bunchkin was right there to pick her up and cuddle with her. It was really beautiful to watch my daughter looking out for and helping her little friend. I was so proud at the caring girl she is growing up to be. My friend’s older boys were incredible, too, and gave me a glimpse into what I hope my boys will grow up to become. They were polite and helpful and honestly just fun to be around. They love skateboarding and roller blading (something I love to watch) and I’m looking forward to going to our skate park soon to see them in action.
Going to the park also afforded me the opportunity to shoot some really fun pictures and I was really excited to get the practice. Even the older boys were willing to pose for me, and I got some really great shots! I’m working on setting up a photography blog, so if anyone wants to see the pictures, let me know and I’ll send you the link once it’s up. In the meantime, here are a few fun shots I got during the day: