feeling nostalgic {flashback friday}

Friday, August 20, 2010

When Will was just one year old we used to take him to this Noah's Ark pool. He LOVED it there. In fact, he had his 2nd AND his 3rd birthday parties there.

Today, I took Will, Harry, Kate and two of the boys' friends there. We had not been there in at least 6 or 7 years. I looked around remembering what it was like to bring Will there 12 years ago and how much our lives have changed since then, how our family has grown, and how we have been so blessed. We had a great time. Here is a little now and then series of photos...


Will and me going down the slide on his 2nd birthday (scanned). I promise this is the only time you will ever see me in a bathing suit on the blog and Will is luckily covering all my problem areas;)


Harry had a lot of fun being silly!

And here Will is 11 years later helping Kate go down the slide....



Above is Will on the little whale when he was 3....


And there is Kate on the whale (at 4!)


Will skipping in front of the frog... and Kate below...



Will going down the rainbow slide at age 2


And here is Kate.


Can I just say here that I would give anything to have Miss Kate's long, lean super model legs!


The big kids had a great time on this alligator yesterday too.


One thing I love about my kids is that they all will play together (sometimes:). Even though I had five children ages 4 to 13 with me yesterday, they all played and got along great.


My 3 peanuts.

{these were all taken with my new lil point and shoot...it is hard to get used to it. I am so used to looking through a lens and shooting manually}


  1. LOVE all the photos..
    Looks like a great fun day..
    Have a great weekend..

  2. Love it!! Looks like alot of fun!

    Love Kate's suit!! Super cute!!

    3 days!!!!

  3. I love the flashback pictures. It looks like the kids had a blast! I would almost kill for Kate’s long legs too! I think you definitely have a model on your hands!

    I hope you have a fun and relaxing weekend!

  4. So cute and fun to see the flashbacks! Those boys of yours have been adorable forever! Looks like everyone had a great time!

    Have a fun weekend.


  5. It's wonderful that they'll be able to look back at the same experiences they had at different times. I know I find myself doing things with my stepson that my parents had done with me. By the way, I find your family very inspiring and enjoy reading.

  6. Sweet! Looks like they all had a great time and I love the flashback photos!

    Problem areas..what problem areas? You're too funny (and way too hard on yourself). Most people would kill for your figure!

  7. wow!! i love all of these photos kim!! i can't believe how big and little the boys were. i love the one of will skipping through the water, he truly looks so happy!

  8. Love the PICS! I love to get Josh's out and flash back too-
    He really love it too- when I show his wife NOW!
    the peanuts are adorable and ms Kate could be a model indeed!
    love a place like this for the children
    looks like a FUN DAY! CINDY

  9. What a great way to end the summer!

  10. I loved looking at these photos. They just feel like summer or vacation and I caught myself smiling. We have lots of photos like these from our trip to cali. this summer. so fun!

  11. Oh I love the "then and now" photos. Have a great weekend!

  12. Looks like they all had fun! By the way, I wish I had Kate's super lean long legs too!
    Also you asked me a couple of weeks ago about something from Kate...I haven't gotten anything...just checked today..sorry for the delay!
    Have a great beachy time!

  13. What a cute place. Looks like you have lots of great memories.

    Sue : )

  14. I know what you mean about Kate's legs....I just envy and adore Emma Jane's long legs!!!!

    What a great pool and wonderful memories:)


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