Sunday, June 26, 2016

A Day of Togetherness and Berry Picking

On a beautifully bright and sunny Friday morning, we drove towards Redberry Farm in George for a few hours of  enjoying one another's company and watching the younger girls play and pick strawberries...

This proved to be a fabulous opportunity for capturing some sweet moments with little Caleb and I am delighted to be sharing them with you.  I am sure you would like to see the rest of our family cuddling their baby brother close!

^ Caleb wasn't so keen on this hat, adorable as it may be...but maybe not quite his style...

 Now, you must forgive me, but I simply had to share all these pictures with you...they are the first of Caleb and I and they are very special indeed...I would like to print one out for a frame next to my bed.  Caleb is my little buddy and I adore him.  You see those plump baby cheeks of his?  Well, they are kissed throughout the day and not only by me...all his sisters love him to bits!


 
^ There are almost 19 and a half years between my brother and I...

 Now for the most precious pictures of all...  You can imagine how special it must have been for Mom to cuddle her little boy close and capture the moment in a photograph.  We praise the Lord for His grace and mercy in allowing Mom to recover from such a difficult operation in so little time.  Caleb is now eight weeks old and although my mother is still having to be extremely careful and does experience discomfort yet, God has been gracious and our hearts are truly thankful.

 ^ Kisses for Caleb...


^ Such a wonderful moment...Baby Caleb with his mommy and daddy. 


^ Daddy with his little boy...

 ^ And with his little girl, Sofia.  Sofia is almost five and is smitten with her baby brother - although at first she declared she didn't want a brother but rather a sister, she has absolutely changed her mind since then and thinks Caleb is the ''tootest''.  {{smiles}}

 
^ Nancy and little Caleb...there are sixteen and a half years between them.

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Even though we do in fact grow our own strawberries, ours have not yet given us fruit this season as they are a different variety to those at the berry farm...  We needed some fresh berries and although they weren't quite so delicious as homegrown, it was a lovely treat for the girls to pick a little bowl for themselves...

^ Gabrielle...

 ^ Rebekah {7} with her harvest of berries...

 
 ^ Gabrielle {9} with her bowl of berries...

^ Beth {11} in the berry fields...I long for a big berry field such as this one!  Just think, my jam making pot would be filled everyday with seasonal goodness!

 
^ Sofia {4} opted for a horse ride instead...she is a natural horsewoman...
She has no fear of horses - how I would love to have a horse and teach her to ride!

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And so a special morning came to an end.  Now that holidays have arrived and my dad is home for a couple weeks, we will be making more of an effort to go out as a family and make memories together...  {{smiles}}

Wishing each of you a delightful new week!

15 comments:

Sylvia said...

What a beautiful family you have, Kelly-Anne. I love all the photo's and Caleb is growing every day. That last one of you and him looks like he is smiling a tiny bit.
Have a blessed Sunday!

Hugs,Sylvia

Miss Michelle said...

What a handsome lil fella he is! Congratulations to you all. There's nothing quite like kissing squishy baby cheeks. My newest nephew is almost 9 months old & quite smothered with kisses. ^_^

I loved seeing all these sweet pictures of your lovely family.

God bless!
<3 Michelle ^_^

Daniela said...

What precious moments you've caught in your shots and how stunning your family is, dearest Kelly-Anne, the joy your Little Prince has brought to you all is evident in your sweet smiles, blessed be !

Hope you had a beautiful Sunday I'm sending my dearest love to you, may your new week ahead be filled with so much joy for you all

Xx Dany

Stephanie said...

Oh Kelly-Anne, this post warmed my heart and brought a sweet smile to my face. Your family is so precious and the little Caleb is a little darling. It looks like you had a joyous day making memories :)

Thinking of you, dear one. I plan on emailing you back very soon. Much love to you!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Love all your sweet family pictures. Enjoy these days with your family!
Hugs,
Cecilia

Sam (Kom) said...

Oh Kelly-Anne love all the photos of your family. Sofia seems to have grown overnight she looks older since Caleb was born (must be being a big sister now 😀)So lovely your mum is recovering and had such a lovely day out with all of you. Enjoy the holidays!!!!

Olivia Bell said...

I truly enjoyed this post, Kelly-Anne! Your family looks so happy together, all the pictures were beautiful! The berry picking and horse riding look to be very fun indeed! I really liked the picture of you with sweet Caleb, adorably sweet!

Margie said...

What a delightful family outing! Thanks for sharing these sweet family photos.

Alex said...

Wonderful pictures! Full of love and affection (and cuteness!!)

Cheryl said...

What a precious post, dear Kelly-Anne! Oh, I loved seeing all of you with that sweet, little miracle! He just gets cuter by the day! So thankful God's mercy and grace extended to you and your family. I am SO sorry I haven't had time to email you, dear friend. I will try to do that as soon as I can. Until then, sending you much love and many blessings!

Melani Crone said...

Precious pictures! Also, I recently read your article about filling out hope chests with knowledge in my recent subscription of Shining Stars. Very inspiring and thoughtful article, by the way! Blessings!

Vicky Hunt said...

Your family is just precious Kelly-Anne! I enjoyed looking at all of your family photos. That little Caleb is so adorable and growing so fast! Enjoy making memories. Hugs to you!

Blessings, Vicky

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Absolutely delightful pictures Kelly-Anne! No better memories are made than with family doing something fun together! I loved all the pictures you took, dear baby Caleb is just a precious little boy, and I can just imagine that the kisses he has had in his short lifetime measure in the thousands, lol! So thankful that your mom is feeling better to!!!

Blessings and hugs to you today my sweet friend :)

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Kelly-Anne, what precious photos of your entire family, and what a joy to see dear Caleb growing strong. It's good to see your mom and dad, and I continue to pray for more and more strength for her. Sending hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Hi Kelly-Anne, I haven't visited here in awhile, your little brother is adorable. What lovely pictures of all of your family. Thank you for sharing. I can tell he brings you all suchc joy. ~ Abby