I love this one with the fingers in the mouth. It is so "baby." I also love the chubby legs and feet. Baby feet are a weakness of mine - especially curled up little toes. :-) They are one of the most adorable things on the planet! Brenda also snapped Seth's 2nd Grade photo. Sigh. . . Is he really that old?! Shocker of all shockers - he recently informed me that he misses school! I almost fell off the couch in disbelief.
Back to the photos, not only were we given some beautiful portraits, but we had a blast taking them! Aaron was especially hilarious as he went out of his way to get the attention of the babies who when crammed in one spot with 15 other people would rather pull hair, swing their legs, and drool. Thank you, Brenda and Aaron, for coming to IN, and thanks, Mom Castle, for paying all the fees and a "down payment" on our portraits. It is even more fun to choose photos when your MIL has partially paid for them. :-)
Enjoy the photos.
Below you can find the few lines regarding the Castle clan. . .
"An organization like this gives this side of the issue a voice in Washington," Troy Castle said.
Oh, yes, I do have a blog,don't I?!Hmmmm. . .I'll try to remember that and post soon. :-)
And he was even more thrilled with his carseat!
Thursday (May 22nd) found us at the Creation Museum, and what a great time we had! I was so moved and boosted in my faith!
We were accompanied by our good friend - "Uncle" Kevin Moser.
On Friday (May 23rd), we (the boys and I. Troy was with Andy P.) were treated to a picnic lunch at the Cincinnati Zoo. Mmmm-mm. My Aunt Joan also fixes the best picnics!!! Her specialties to me were fresh pineapple and Busken cookies. (Which I shared with none other than me, myself, and I!) We were surprised and excited to see our old neighbors (Dorcas and Blake Bishop) in the Cat House!
That evening, we descended upon the "Old Homestead" in Glendale and reconnected with my family. And, yes, I was picked on by Greg! :-)
My youngest brother, David, was finally able to meet his new nephew.
Jared (Leslie's son) and Ethan seemed to again enjoy each other's company.
On Saturday (May 24th), Paul (oldest brother), Nancy and Breanne dropped by my Grandma's (where we were staying). Wow! How many times have we sat on those steps for a snapshot?!
Grandma Sampson and four of her five great grandchildren. (Silas is thrilled to be in this picture!)
Saturday evening, we headed to Shelbyville where we stayed with David and Jamie Spivey.
Sunday (May 25th) was the big day for the boys to spend time with their extended family, and they loved every minute of it!
After the meal, Seth was preferring to live on the basketball court,
and Ethan was feeling a bit more at home in the sand.
Picture Day was Tuesday (May27th), and Brenda Herring graced us with her skills. We all had a great time. We have some of Silas smiling! I even had a special one done for the blog. :-)
and some of the big brothers sang a song. It was a sweet time, and I feel as though I know Troy's grandma much better!
After the service, Troy's Dad treated a ton of us to Great Times in Indy. I was more than happy to eat tons of pizza, and all the grandkids had a blast using the tokens from Grandpa. I am sure it is a night my kids will not soon forget!
We hit the road again on Thursday (May 29th) and connected with our great friends - the Manleys! Sigh. . .We miss them so much! I love this picture of Camden. Isn't he the cutest?!
Janelle Manley has the knack, too!
"And does it ever feel good!"