Dot and Al left for the big smoke a while ago and they’ve been gone for so long that they’ve had another baby to add to their collection. Between us now we have 12 kids. I kid you not. Six for them, and six for us. We swap notes about the funny reactions we get from people, and how the washing pile seems to need its own postal code.
But when you’ve got great genes like this, why wouldn’t you have lots of beautiful babies?
See? Look at them! Fabulous!
This is Amelie. She’s the newest addition. Don’t you just want to squeeze those cheeks?
Anika. This little girl just melts your heart.
Malachi, doing boy stuff which always should include sticks, dirt and a river.
Elias totally knows how to turn on the charm.
Micah, goes with the set of beautiful girls.
And Levi, the big brother that seems to have suddenly grown up.
I simply can’t help adding this photo. I love it for so many reasons. Not the least of which is the milky spill running down Dot’s side.
Sometimes fat cheeks need to be kissed. A lot. That’s the price you pay when you are so loved.
Near the end of the family shoot Anika had a serious bout of disappointment at the thought of going home for a nap. I spotted Al comforting her, I don’t think he even knew I was clicking away.
Thanks to Grandma looking after the short people, I was able to steal Dot and Al away for a bit of a play.
If Dot wasn’t such a nice friend, I would totally begrudge her looking so darn amazing after having six kids. It’s just not normal.
We have the most massive series of jump photos – but this has to be my favourite. Totally their idea. Kissing in midair, not for the fainthearted, or for couples with braces.
Thanks for an awesomely fun day guys. Your family is an absolute testament to your great parenting. Can’t wait for your next visit so we can do it again!