...............The Hellwig Family

Monday, June 29, 2009

Benaiah in his Sunday Best

Posted by Gabrielle

I snapped a bunch of cute photos of Benaiah Sunday morning before most of the family headed off to church.
I don't know what the deal was with his wearing his blanket as a toga.
Our irresistibly cute little man!
Umm...Benaiah, you look a bit big to be riding on that dump truck!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Day Trip at Falls Lake

Posted by Gabrielle

Wednesday morning we headed out to Falls Lake, a half hour drive, to swim and have a picnic lunch. It was a great time!
This was Benaiah's first time in the water(baths don't count!) and he loved it!
Yes, that's all the Hellwigs, minus me, Mommy and Benaiah, in the water!
Another view. The distant horizon, lined with trees was such a beautiful sight.
Benaiah ready to go in again.
Heading to the water with Elliot.
Arianne and Christianna adoring cute Benaiah in the water!
Just like Arianne, he loves the water!
Playing with 'Ana' and having a great time!
More playing with 'Ana'
Toby was a little hesitant to go in at first, but never regretted trying it! I didn't think he would! ;)
and Jedidiah again! Classic poses!
For Elliot on down, this was their first time swimming! We all enjoyed the morning and are looking forward to doing this more this summer!

More pictures to come once we get film developed!

Friday, June 19, 2009

"The Rose in My Garden"

Posted by Gabrielle

If you've ever read the cute story called "The Rose in My Garden" by Anita Lobel, you'll recognize these opening lines:

This is the Rose in my Garden.
This is the bee that sleeps on the rose in my garden.
(Never mind, it's a zinnia!)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Father-Daughter Time at the Mall

Posted by Gabrielle

Last Saturday, Daddy took us three girls out to the mall where we had a great time eating lunch, walking around and talking. A lady there was even kind enough to take a picture!

Christianna, Daddy, Arianne, and your blogger!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Our Latest Turtle Discovery

Posted by Gabrielle

Several days ago, Elliot discovered, or maybe uncovered, a turtle in his garden. Here are the pictures!

Elliot, Jedidiah, Tobias and Arianne waiting for the turtle to emerge.

We brought the turtle in to show Mommy and let him crawl around on the floor, for a price!

And that was: mopping the floor afterwards! Because, who wants terrapin tracks across their kitchen floor?!

Cute fellow(in his own way!)

Arianne holding the turtle

Me holding the turtle
On the driveway. When we were done with him, we returned him to his natural habitat: the garden!

Toby examining the turtle

Here is my attempt at a more photographic shot of our little friend.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

It's Summer!

Posted by Gabrielle

Well, not officially summer, but it sure feels like it!
Benaiah is enjoying his first whole slice of watermelon!
There's nothing like watermelon on a hot day, so Benaiah says!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Benaiah's Opinion of Memorial Day

Posted by Gabrielle

Does he like it?