Saturday, March 20, 2010

Snow football, and getting buried in the snow

Isaac prepares to throw a pass;

Isaiah is down, the other guys scramble for the ball

Malachi prepares to pass

Isaiah is down again and Gideon prepares for the next play

It is so much fun for me, the Mamma of Smith Soup and Calico Acres Farm to watch my children at play. (Even when they are not techinically children any longer How cool is it when the 26 year old son will come home for a long weeknd of leave from the Army to play football with not only his 24 year old brother or even his 21 year old brother, but the 13, 12 and 11 year olds as well? The snow was too much to resist, so out they all went, with pal Andy who was also here for the weekend. Naomi also decided that it would be fun to be buried in the snow on the picnic table. Not MY idea of fun, but she had a good time!!

Noah helping Naomi witht he snow buying

I won't bother showing Y'all what it looks like in front of our wood stove as all the jeans, boots, hats, socks and gloves dry laid out o nthe hearth, but picture what 6 boy/men people of varying heights and weights would shed once they came in from playing snow football, and add to that what 2 little girls would add to the mix. Its a LOT of wet clothes!


Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

OK that looks like FUN!

So glad your day was blessed!

Love you!

Kat said...

I hear occasionally (about the varying age ranges of our children), "But they won't even know each other?!"

I just tell them to watch the older ones with the younger ones. They do know each other...they're family.

These AWESOME pics just reminded me of that thought and made me thankful for WONDERFUL big families :)! Thank you for sharing the fun!!!

whenpigsfly said...

I love how our kids KNOW each other so well! Even though Caleb and Gideon left for the army when our newest and youngest were much younger and newer, there are incredible and strong bonds between all of them. The older kiddos reached out to include the new kiddos and just loved on them.It was a given that come Basic Training graduation time, we would all go to celebrate. When the older brothers left for war and then came home again, it was a no brainer that we would ALL go to the airport for farewells and welcome homes...just like we all go to the airport to welcome the new family member who is arriving! My little girls go spend the night at married Hannah's house regularly, go to single big sister Esther's house now too, its just love BIG FAMILY STYLE!! Right now the "Smith Barber Shop and Emporium" is opening so that Isaac can cut Malachi's hair and so Malachi can cut Isaiah's. Its busy, but BIG FAMILY LIFE is GRAND!!

Autumn Mist said...

That looks like a lot of fun. Having experiences like that make wonderful memories, don't they? Being able to say, "Do you remember when...?" is so important. I don't know how you cope with so many, though, but I guess if God calls you he also provides the strength to undertake.