Saturday, September 24, 2011

the Week that was...

Last weekend was the start of our county fair.  We always hope to entice all the kids to come home so we can get the clan together and with all our busy schedules of late,...that's hard to do.  This year, I knew that it would be even more fun because they are all getting to an age where they would enjoy it.  I always love to try to get all the grand kids to pose for pics too and you have only a short window of opportunity before the high energy generation is on the go!
 Saturday was a soccer game of Cooper's and we were excited to witness a game.  Speaking of energy...he is certainly that for his team!!
 The week before he scored a goal and while he did not in this game, he came close enough for us to squeal a few times!
 It was fun to watch him with his team...they seem to be friends as well as teammates!
 Then Sunday, they all gathered for me patiently to take these shots....
 with families too...

 and some with just dads...
 then with boots on in the creek...

till they could wait no more and onward to the fair!

Sweet Emma

Sisters

and finally the novelty of no nap is wearing off...lol!

32 comments:

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Such a lovely family--you must be so proud of all of them. Lucky you, getting them to be so cooperative for the photo shoot!

yaya said...

Nice pics! They are all so cute and I'm glad they all loved the fair. My Grandkiddos live here and I didn't get them to the fair...bad Yaya!

Linda P said...

So cute! Your family are a joy to see.

Richard Moisan said...

Jolies photos de ta famille. De bons souvenirs pour toi.
Bon dimanche!

Rebecca said...

I can "feel the love"! So happy for/with you that you got 'em all together! The pictures are PERFECT!

Stacy Crawford said...

How fun. Great job on the goal. That's not as easy as a touchdown I'm learning.

vicki said...

Donna- your family is beautiful- I can't believe how your grandchildren have grown. The photos are so fabulous. I think I've told you this before-- I love that your blog is all about your family- what an incredible way to share your lives and activities. Truly- your family is lovely. You are so so blessed--
Vicki

Ps- your last comment made me laugh! Must be all that grass mowing I do- great exercise for your legs!

acorn hollow said...

your grand children are so beautiful! I loved all the pictures so nice they do things together.
Cathy

Kerri said...

Such cute grandkids you have! And your pictures are so good...did you get a new camera?! The soccer pictures are so bright and clear!

Lorri said...

Oh my goodness! The pictures are great! I know you loved every minute of it! Don't you just love watching those little ones play soccer? It is so cute! Glad i finally got to catch up on reading your blog this morning. The month of September has been so crazy that i haven't had time to read. Happy Fall!

Kim said...

Your family is so beautiful.

becky said...

These are the days of joy!!! My husband and I are combing through all of our family photos, charmed by the early years of our children and their children!!!

Deb Shucka said...

How is it possible those kids keep getting cuter?

Jennifer said...

Love the shots...especially on the bench. you are quite the photographer.

Shopping is fun! Especially when you get a deal...or when they have boots in your size!time to get out the fall clothes. our pool is still open...getting ready to close...Indian Summer......then we'll get a day in the 80s!:)

Molly said...

Those photos are wonderful Donna. How good to have all the family together.

Farm Girl said...

OH your family is so pretty. I loved all of the pictures it looks like such a great time.

Mrs Catch said...

What a great weekend. Those kids are getting cuter each time I see them.

Love the soccer game. Is there anything funnier? My brothers used to stop in the middle of the field and chat with their friends - blissfully unaware of the game going on around them. It's a wonder the coach had any hair.

Julia said...

Donna, I'm so glad that you are making time with your beautiful family, a priority in your busy schedule and it will pay off , way into their future.

Watching the grandkids playing their little hearts out and having fun is so gratifying and scoring a goal or even coming close to it is such a proud moment.

Thanks for sharing .. JB

Sue said...

These pictures are way beyond cute. I always love to see your family!

=)

Bonnie said...

You have such a gorgeous family. The kids are adorable!

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Darlene said...

The pictures of your family at the soccer game and the fair were to fun to see. Honestly, it looked so cute to see such young little ones actually playing soccer. I'm sure you all had a great time at the fair. What a great thing to do when you have so many of your family together at one time.

Life 101 said...

Those are some cute youngun's.

Katherines Corner said...

You have such a beautiful family my sweet bloggy friend. Thank you so much for sharing your happy memory making. Every moment is precious. Big Hugs!

Lesa said...

That dress that Emma is wearing is so cute. Do you know what store it came from?

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Donna honey to say that Cooper is such a cutie is an understatement. All of your children and grandchildren are just gorgeous.
Glad you got them to slow down long enough for pictures.
As always Donna I love visiting you and seeing what your doing.
I am so far behind in blogging and visiting with friend so forgive me.
Have a wonderful week and I am sending you good thoughts and lots of love
Maggie

Nezzy said...

Oh sweetie, what fun for both you and the kiddos. Your makin' memories baby!

I adore all the beautiful family photos of your clan. You are most certainly blessed girl!

God bless and have a terrific Thursday! :o)

karen said...

I always enjoy seeing pics of your family and the fun things you do. Sorry to be such a late commenter - I'm still catching up from being in Denver!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Beautiful families and gorgeous kiddos! You are so blessed. Love your playlist. I left it on this morning as I was browsing through blogs. Have a great week!

Leontien said...

Oh sweet pictures! And I'd love to see me some soccer pictures!!! YEAH!!!

big hugs from Indiana
Leontien

Sush said...

Memories for your soul! So happy you have pictures for posterity!
Hugs~

Katherines Corner said...

stopping by with a few x'x and o's

Karen Whittal said...

What adorable grandchildren you have and a very photogenic family, must come from the goods looks of mom and dad.