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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Pumpkin Day!

 You take 3 sisters and 1 brother, ages 9-10-11 and 12 and they wrangle up their 5 brothers, that absolutely MUST become pumpkins for October!
(Noah 10 left- Moses 8 right) And here are the results!

 Now these two boys knew exactly what was happening- because they have been here three Octobers now! But they weren't impressed with the tradition!
(Jacob 8 back left, Julius 6, Pauly 6)

Last year we had only 1 pumpkin outfit that fit Moses. After October there was a sale on these- and how could I resist? The only bad thing was none of the costumes fit Mercy. We did not know she was coming when I bought them.

                    L to R~ Jacob 8, Julius 6, Mosie 8, Pauly 6, Noah 10
                     Mission accomplished- 5 pumpkin boys! LOL!!

 Now you might think we have a favorite pumpkin.
But I hate to tell you it is just not true. Each pumpkin has the most distinct personality- we just cannot choose a favorite.
Mosie our smallest pumpkin is not as cuddly as he looks. But he is so absolutely adorable! He wins cutest pumpkin!

 He does not even have to do a darn thing to make the cuteness meter blow up from overload!! Oh how we LOVE this boy!!

 Julius 6, is one smart pumpkin! He's always one pumpkin ahead of us on everything. His adorable innocent look fools only those who do not know him! :o) Oh how we LOVE this boy!

 Noah 10, is our "great" pumpkin. Older, wiser than his younger brothers. He takes it all in stride. He's even tempered, kind and sweet! Oh how we LOVE this boy!

Pauly 6, is our pumpkin pie. His heart is always on his sleeve. You can crush his little feelings so easily if you don't notice his little attempts to be near you. He hugs and loves with every ounce of his being, and yet his fear of rejection often holds him back. Oh how we LOVE this boy!

And this is Jacob 8, our "Peter-Peter pumpkin eater"!! He will be your best friend if you have food and share with him! He entertains us with his amazing xylophone playing and now- singing! He has the sweetest little voice when he sings. But don't tell him or he'll stop! Oh how we LOVE this boy!!

So do you see what I mean? You just can't have one favorite pumpkin!!

I have to tell you though, that we never have a bad day with our boys. Never. They give more to us than we give to them. They find JOY in every day. And they share it with us constantly. Our cup over flows.

So when this young lady~
has bad days and negative behaviors are a chosen way to get attention. Especially in the middle of the night. (she has horrible insomnia) Or her frustration leads to self injurious behaviors.


We wouldn't have the love and patience without the LOVE that these boys share with us so freely.

Do you see how we did not just save their (the boy's) lives~ they most certainly saved ours as well.
It was only by the grace of God that we are the ones who God chose to parent these precious children.
Never think for a moment "we" did anything!
God is so good!


  1. I totally understand what you mean about your boys -- our girls with DS give so much love and bring us so much joy. I don't think some people really understand -- I didn't before we had Sarah.

  2. So what will Mercy be for Halloween?

    1. Look on the right side bar here and you'll see her picture of her fairy costume! She's a fairy princess!

  3. Those pumpkin boys are sooo cute. Mercy is a pretty purple princess!

  4. What a beautiful harvest of pumpkins and their loving siblings. Precious faces, precious people ~ so happy for them and for you. God is so very gracious to us all. Love to see your kiddos growing and loving each other. Happy Autumn!

  5. Elizabeth, with these photos I'm struck by how Jacob has blossomed! Wow! He has come so far!

  6. Cute xs 5! Love pictures of your family!

  7. Love the pictures! Your pumpkins (punkins!) are all so cute! And wow, a fairy princess! <3 <3

  8. So many, many little miracles in this post. Loved seeing every one of them in costume.


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