11.09.2009

week ends

 My Honey and I took all the kids to the Ponchatoula Antique Festival this weekend.  I loved strolling through the booths and digging through the piles of treasure.  I was looking for vintage children's books that I could use as art work in the kid's rooms.  I didn't find any this time, but I did see the most wonderful wooden rocking horse!  I had to pass it up, though, because I could just imagine my kids jumping on it and literally smashing it to pieces.  Sigh.  Sometimes I have to force myself to be practical, as painful as that is.

I fell in love with an old rustic iron patio set from the 50's.  It was a perfect background for pictures!  I could just see all three of my adorable kids sitting on the swing and smiling their perfect little smiles while I clicked away.  Of course, I would have to snap the pictures there, because I could never afford what they were asking for it.  So, I excitedly grabbed all my unsuspecting little ones and proceeded to frantically take pictures.  But, it didn't quite turn out the way I imagined.  The twins staged a dramatic protest and in the end, the only half-way decent picture I got was one I bribed Thaddeus to sit for me.


They had a petting zoo there and the kids went crazy over the bunnies.  Boston kept calling his a kitty and he didn't want to let it go.


Astair loved the baby chicks.


Joel and I still dream of living on a couple acres of land, complete with our own little petting zoo.  I'm sure we'll have it one of these days.  I want my kids to have the kind of childhood freedom that I had.  The room to explore and be wild, while learning responsibility as well.  But for now, I am very content with what I have... and what I don't have!  There are plenty enough responsibilities as it is!

12 comments:

Kristin said...

Awwww! I love that picture of Astair kissing the baby chick. So sweet! And she's getting some hair too :) And that bunny....so funny! I love all the pics!! Sounds like a neat place!!

Have a wonderful week, Joye!!!

Kristin said...

Awwww! I love that picture of Astair kissing the baby chick. So sweet! And she's getting some hair too :) And that bunny....so funny! I love all the pics!! Sounds like a neat place!!

Have a wonderful week, Joye!!!

Summer said...

ALL very sweet pictures of your beautiful babies.. :)

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Lauren said...

those are GREAT pictures and I love it that your sweet little son thought his bunny was a kitty!! haha adorable!! :)

shannon said...

oh my goodness, how cute! i love love love these photos! i would love to live on acres, too. and of course, complete with petting zoo. especially bunnies!

Kari @ p.s. love.love. said...

How fun and what great pics of the kids. Is that one up top of an old glider porch swing?

We plan on buying land too. We already have a pug and pig, so maybe just a few more animals for our flock!

What editing program do you use? Your photos are awesome.

Kate said...

So sweet! What fun times!

christy rose said...

Great pics of the kids! The one of Astair kissing the chick is adorable!

Freddae' said...

First time to your blog...what beautiful photos your take!

Wylie said...

Precious pictures, and memories. I love what you said about being thankful for what you have. Thankfulness brings glory to God, and that is a timely word today!
Joyfully,
Wylie

He & Me + 3 said...

Just beautiful. I love your children's sweet faces. They are so cute.

He & Me + 3 said...

Just beautiful. I love your children's sweet faces. They are so cute.

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