21 December 2010

A Picnic in December

We started our weekend with a picnic!  Almost Christmas and we were sitting there in our t-shirts, almost feeling hot.  We reminded the kids how lucky they were.  I don't think they listened.  Ryan gave our leftover chips to a homeless man.  He didn't want our oranges.  Ryan forgot to say something about scurvy.
Fall foliage is what we finally get here, not all those snowy and icy photos I'm seeing everywhere.
my baby dills in a row
Freckles plus a four leaf clover.  I think she's all set.
We almost couldn't peel their faces from the toy store window to continue our walk.  Sorry toy store owner.  You might need to hire someone to clean the smudges and drool left by my baby dills.

The hurricane simulator was a hit.  Clover didn't even go in and she was holding her head like her hair was going to fly off.

Zoltar gave us a very convoluted fortune.  I think it was good?

Beautiful scene, even if there is a little choking going on.

I brought a scarf in case I got cold.  I didn't.

Next up: the library.
I love how this girl snuggles down with books.  I just have to teach her how to put the ones she's already perused away before emptying the whole shelf.
The [mostly] happy family
The whole weekend happened to work out.  Ever have one of those?  Where you're in the right place at the right time?  It was delightful, especially since having all 5 kids in tow doesn't always produce the most enjoyable experience.  

Clover kept calling her little dragon they got at the library a monkey [mone-kee] and making him walk.  I think it wore both of them out.
We all slept well.  Our black and white holiday dress had a dry run on Sunday.  I was at church early and played the harp.  Divine came in green and brown[?].  Apparently her arm would. not. fit. through her sleeve.  Clover's dress was not yet complete, but we still eeked out a make-shift black and white ensemble.  They just might all be ready in time.  

Are you ready?


  1. Goodness...you have such a beautiful family!!! Look at all those future heart-breakers:). You look great as well! And all your dresses are turning out beautifully!

  2. I still cant imagine 5 GIRLS!!! I think that is my husband's nightmare when it comes to future boyfriends...yikes! We have 2 girls, with another baby on the way (sex to be determined - lol).

    I am crossing my fingers for another girl :) - Sounds like heaven to me, Daddy is outnumbered - lol.

    Looks like a lovely weekend, I absolutely adore your pictures!

  3. Awww... so precious! Clover looks too darn big! When did that happen??? Loved seeing pictures of the daily life of the Dill Family :)!

  4. Such a cute family thanks for sharing. It is really fun to see another "Clover" in action. It is the best name ever:-)

  5. How is it that you had 5 girls and look SOOOOOOOO fabulous!?!? Your family is beautiful - how many years apart are all the girls? We've got two little ladies (2.5 and 17 months).....I don't know how you do it with 5 - you go girl!!


  6. I think I love your family posts even more than the sewing...and that's saying a lot. The sewing is done, now the laundry and packing need to happen. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  7. You have a gorgeous family! I loved this post! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Your girls and your photos are just beautiful.

  9. You sure do have a group of stunning little girls! Your pictures are wonderful, they show just how awesome it is to have such a wonderful family!

  10. Great photos! As a library worker, I especially love the library dragon. Do you know there is a children's book called THE LIBRARY DRAGON?

    Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family.
    Crafting by Candlelight

  11. Your family is absolutely beautiful. Those little girls...I could eat them up they're so delicious!!
    I know exactly where all those places you visited are!! I <3 that whole area. :-D

  12. P.S. I LOVE your hat. Did you make it or buy it? If you made it - pattern!? If you bought it - where at?!

  13. Harmony-I did not make my hat. It was on sale for a steal at anthropologie a few months ago.

  14. I love the photo of the big sister with her arms around her little sisters! Large families are so much fun. It's the little things, like my kids being kind to each other spontaneously that make my heart melt. So much fun to see it in your family as well! I don't think your girls could be any cuter. Perhaps you big dills could bottle up your DNA and market it? It would make a mighty fine Christmas present...!

  15. Love, love, love following your blog!
    I love the hat that you're wearing (Picnic in December) and wondered if you made it, or if you recalled where it's from. :)
    Kate (AKA Bunny)

  16. benjamin.and.bunny-thank you! and yes, the hat came from anthropologie a few months ago.


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