We have been blessed to make a beach trip every summer except the summer of 2007 (explained below). I love looking back to see what my kiddos looked like during each trip. Well, I like it...and at the same time I don't like it. It makes me want to bawl, actually.
2006:Noah was still in diapers...and was apparently feeling a little camera-shy! Elisabeth was still into running around naked! (In case you can't tell, I just drew her "bikini" in with our photo editing software!) 6 weeks prior to this picture, Noah had his second open-heart surgery...his little chest and belly are still so swollen in this picture they look like they're going to pop!
(2007: The two weeks that we were supposed to be down at the time share exactly coincided with the 2 weeks that we were supposed to be in China meeting Daniel...we decided to go meet our precious baby boy instead of going to the beach!)
About 6 weeks before this picture, Noah had his pacemaker inserted...you can still see the bottom of his scar is more red (fresh) than the upper portion, and you can see the circular bulge in his abdomen where the pacemaker is located.
Lily Kay had only been home four months at this time...but quickly decided she liked this beach trip!
|E-11, N-10, D-9, LK-8, G-2|
|I *almost* forgot to get this pic of all the kiddos together on the beach...thankfully we got it the very last night, although fully clothed!|