Friday, July 27, 2007

A week at the farm!

What a busy week we have had here on St. Brigid Farm.
On Sunday, July 20th, my sister and her family arrived by train. She is married with 3 children, ages are 7dd, 9ds, and 13dd. On Tuesday morning James left for Uganda. He's had quite a week already and has some amazing thoughts he's shared on this blog, about on his experiences so far. Also on Tuesday morning my mom arrived on the train (just 3 1/2 hours late) to spend the weeks with me while James is away. She felt blessed to have her 7 grandchildren together. These 7 haven't seen each other in 4 years. Here are some pictures of our week together.

Me, my mom and my sister, Shari.

We went to Point No Point Lighthouse Beach park at the very tip of Kitsap Peninsula yesterday. The weather was gorgeous and the kids had a blast digging in the sand and splashing about.

Joseph would at times go off and dig alone. He was concentrating so on his creation.

This was taken at the Dungeness Recreation Area in Sequim. Shortly after we ate lunch in the SUN this funky fog rolled in and covered the sky. But it was only out over the beach area. It was weird. It didn't stop the kids. From left we have Nicholas, Remington, Joseph, Aubrey, Kelsey, Charissa and Denae.

This is a city boy milking a goat for the first time. He said, "It feels like a balloon filled with air."

Things will now settle down for a bit. Having a house full of 7 children for 6 days sure makes having JUST 4 a very mellow thing. Funny how that works.
Oh, yeah...they were able to stay in our guest house!!! The first family to overnight in the cabin. It has windows, doors, a roof and is caulked and sealed. Kind of like a glorified wooden tent. It worked out great!
Who's next?

One more thing....I took this picture yesterday specifically to send to James in Uganda. It turned out nice. I like the b&w.


Mimi said...

I LOVE the last photo! What a beautiful shot of you guys!

Enjoy the family time!

Liz in Seattle said...

Love them farm girl braids! It must have been so cool for your mom (Hi Faith!). See you all on Tuesday!

Bluecanopy said...

I agree with mimi, what a great shot. you ought to print and frame it :)

hooray for cousins!