these days

Posted on: 6/17/15

June has been positively amazing this year with gorgeous weather every single day and it's supposed to stay this way, it's pretty much my idea of heaven! We have been keeping busy with nature walks and art class and zoo days and lots of running around the park these days. Eleanor is a baby who loves being out and about, more than any of our other babies really. So we will often hit the park after art class and then wander over for some iced tea or vegan doughnuts. The kids love to push Eleanor in the stroller and will argue over who's turn it is. It's awfully cute and so often I just look at them and can't believe they're mine!

This year has really been a bit of an adjustment for us, figuring out our new rhythm with five kids and such, but I feel like we're finally at this place where things are flowing easily again. Just the whole routine of getting everyone breakfast and out the door to the park or bath time and bedtime for all five, I have to be organized for it go smoothly day after day after day! But right now, the kids are really at these perfect ages where they all get along and buddy up so well. They play together at home and hold hands when we're out, and all of that just makes my life so much easier. I am so thankful they are the best of friends.


A sailing video


Sharing a little video of some of our summer fun lately! This was when we took a little day trip to a nearby island with the grandparents and let the kids play on the beach for the day. They had so much fun and we had amazing views sailing back at sunset. Plus when the kids are out on the boat and swimming all day, they sleep so hard at night. Nothing like pulling into your driveway and all the kids are sound asleep in the car, except of course, now it takes us several loads to carry them all to bed!

Also it might look like they're in a boat unsupervised, without lifejackets, but actually there are lots of adults right off camera :)

sailing


These warm summer nights have been perfect for sailing lately. Even little Eleanor has her sea legs already! The kids love sailing to these little islands nearby to swim and explore and it really feels like you're a million miles away, even if just for a day. We're always hoping to see some whales, but it's been mostly sea lions and raccoons and deer so far this year. Naomi is our resident sailor, gosh she is so amazing on the boat! I love seeing her grow up and mastering all sorts of things. She's always quick to help the other kids out and loves sitting up on the bow with them or taking them below deck to play card games. They have so much fun together. I'm looking forward to all the summer adventures with these guys!



 I have no idea what is going on here but this picture made me laugh! Vi and all her adorable expressions.










 

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