Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Water babies

Although I had all these great plans for taking some family photos at the beach, I barely even pulled my camera out while we were in Florida. The twins are a handful these days and it took both Andrew and me (as well as one of his parents) to really manage all three on our beach, sailing, and zoo outings. It was a blessing to have extra hands and actually enjoy life. Although I love my children dearly, I feel like I am so busy just meeting every persons basic needs during the day, that I don't always get to just watch how charming they all are. And they are all so sweet and precious.

All 3 of us have birthdays next month. And Andrew and I will celebrating our ten year anniversary!

My sweet Audrey. She loved the zoo!

My sailor boy! Isn't he adorable? We never did put up our sail that day...too windy (at least it would have been too wild with little ones aboard)

Captain Ella (cannot believe she is about to turn 4!).

Audrey hated the beach the first day, but was in love by the second. Jacob liked playing in the sand, but was scared of the wave. Ella was at the perfect age to enjoy the ocean and boating. She has been several times since birth, but this was the most fun. She had no fear and would jump waves and body surf with me. This age she is entering into is really wonderful...she is independent, yet still so innocent. I would like to freeze time with her right now. 

We also welcomed a new family member while we were down there...a new nephew. I've already forgotten how tiny newborns are (and the twins were only a  1/3 the size of our nephew!! That is hard to believe).  I think I need to volunteer to keep the newborns at church to get my little baby fill. Then I can snuggle them for a couple hours and send them home with their sleep deprived mothers while I go home and get my full nights rest.

So, that was our trip in a nutshell.


Elsa said...

Sarah, you have such a beautiful family! So glad you were able to have fun with your family at the beach!

Krista said...

I would love to go sailing! It looks so magical. Your family is sooo beautiful. I hope May brings many blessings.

Amy said...

GORGEOUS pictures of a GORGEOUS family!! so glad y'all had a great time. i'm hopeful that *this* will be libbi's year to finally enjoy the beach!

Lauren said...

Love the pictures! It looks like a magazine spread:)

Cadie said...

Looks like such a fun time! I can't get over how adorable your kids are! Glad to hear you had such a wonderful time!

Brooke's Insights to Life said...

Beautiful beautiful family! Your pictures always bring a smile to my face, wish I could see your beautiful children in real life.

Brittney said...

Looks like a fun time!! Sarah, you and your family are SO beautiful:)