On Sunday Oct. 14, 2012 Zachary Kenneth Burgess was blessed by Chris. It’s such a special day. We had a lot of family able to join us which means a lot. I just can’t get over how much our Heavenly Father knows and loves us. I was sure I didn’t want anymore children after Beckham. I had consistent thoughts that Beckham needed a little brother. I knew they weren’t my own because I was so done having kids. I was wrong. I guess Beckham did need a little brother and he was blessed with one. I am so thankful for our little surprise and can’t imagine our family without him. I’m so thankful that Chris is worthy to give Zachary a blessing and that our family could share in this special day for this super special little guy.
I wish I would have taken more pictures of all the family who shared in this day with us, but just didn’t.. oops.
Halloween is such a fun holiday. This is the first time in their lives that our kids will celebrate it here in the US. Previously we have always been over seas by now. A lot of places we have lived don’t really celebrate it. Some places do a little bit. Most places we have lived though it’s extremely hard to find pumpkins. I know that sounds weird, but it’s true. Especially the big orange ones that make such great Jack-0-Lanterns I have always felt bad that I couldn’t take my kids to pumpkin patches and trick or treating. This year we had the chance to go to Thanksgiving Point where they had a plethora of pumpkins, rides, hay stacks, mazes, etc. Not only that, but the kids were able to go with some of their cousins. They had a blast and of course the first question asked when we left was when we would be able to go back.
Picture day is not my favorite. I want my kids to look as cute as possible and for everyone to be happy and to cooperate. The more I stress and am worked up, the more it negatively affects the kids. I love having professional pictures of my kids, so it’s worth the craziness that usually accompanies getting them taken. The more kids, the harder it is to get them all looking their best at once. I wasn’t expecting perfection this time around… actually anything that caught Beckham holding still and actually maybe even smiling would be a success. We ended up with some cute ones. I was so thankful that Chris was there with me because our kids think everything he does or says is hilarious, therefore he got some really cute natural smiles out of them by being silly behind the camera.
Spunky Zoey (6) (Zoey wasn’t quite as spunky as usual in this shoot because her arm was broken. She had not gotten the hard cast yet and still had the splint on, so we cheated for a few minutes and took it off for pictures. She was very protective and quite stiff because of it)
Honestly, I never thought I would have 5 kids! It’s still kind of crazy to me that I do. But I love these kids more than anything and feel so lucky to have them in my life. I love being their mom and Thank Heavenly Father for blessing me with these beautiful little souls each and every day!