The Botanical Gardens

I'm trying to keep my blog alive so I'm going to blog once a week until the year is over. We went to the Botanical Gardens this morning and the kids had a great time! They are already asking to go back next week. It was about 48 degrees but we had the place to ourselves.

At first, Miles wasn't very happy to be out in public in his PJs. I tried to explain that that's one of the best things about being the 6th child - He didn't buy it. 

Sims had fun...

...until everyone ran off and left him. 

Jack jumped on rocks.

Henry rolled down a hill...

...and stopped a minute for a picture.

Claire climbed a few trees.

Kate found secret passageways. 

It turned out to be a perfect day!


  1. Beautiful pictures!
    And I don't know if you take requests, but I was wondering if you'd write a post sometime about your potty training philosophy? I'm curious because I remember caring for Jack in the nursery at church and being amazed how early he was trained. :)

  2. Your pictures are beautiful. The one of Kate in the secret passageway is so striking for me - there's so much of you in her that seeing that pic feels like a glimpse back in to my childhood playing with my friend Peggy. It totally caught me off guard - but it's like looking at a memory. Beautiful family and looks like you are making the most of a lovely chilly day.

  3. Beautiful! I think you can put these together and have your Christmas card done. :)