Thursday, December 18, 2008

A Picture Tag

Amy tagged me to post the 4th picture of my 4th photo folder and tell a story about it. To be honest, I don't really have folders, per se, just thumbnail pictures. So I cheated a little, and instead I went back to the very first pictures ever taken with our digital camera, and I picked one of my favorite stories to tell about.

Here are Jude, Liesel, and Simeon. They are in the front yard of our old house, painting with sidewalk chalk/paint.

While they painted the sidewalk outside, I was inside, with some help from John, working on a special surprise for them. The babysitters brought them inside, fed them and cleaned them up. The surprise was not quite ready. So they put their pajamas on, started a movie, and waited some more.

They stayed up quite late that night. Finally, halfway through The Little Rascals, Daddy called the kids downstairs. The surprise was ready.

Scroll to the bottom to see the surprise!








This is really is a fun tag, and I don't remember who I tagged last time. So I tag anyone who wants to play.

16 comments:

mom2four said...

awww, how special! Boy does hope look almost exactly like Leisel did!!

Mandy said...

Wow - you did a home birth?!? What a woman :)

Anonymous said...

I had the same thought-
Hope looks just like Leisel!
Great pictures-

Lucie

breannabrummer said...

aah a home birth. i'm a uc birther! :) sooo fun!

Kerry Shealy said...

Wow! What an awesome surprise???!!!

Charissa said...

Pardon my ignorance, but what is a uc birther? For the life of me I can't figure that out!

Yes, Hope was actually my second home birth. Liesel was also born at home, in a pool of water. Memories......

Lacia said...

Way cool!! And Liesel looks soooooo much like Hope as a little girl.

Robin said...

Awesome game.
I can't help it, I have to say it too..
Hope looks just like Leisel did!

Marlita said...

I remember that night. You were worried and kept looking at the clock. You wanted that baby on Sept. 10th!! And she got here just in time. Sebastian was there too!

kirsten said...

Oh, yes...I remember that night! There were additional children in that house...oh, Charissa, you were such a good sport, thank you for forgiving me of my selfishness to see Hope being born. Such a gift, I'll never forget! You were and are amazing!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

you and your family never cease to amaze me. you will have such precious memories later in life. I am in my 50's now, had to work and miss so many of the memories i know should be there. rita from ga

Christina L said...

That was some special surprise. Thanks for sharing.

breannabrummer said...

oh i'm sorry!!! unassisted childbirth (uc) :)

Stephanie said...

how is your nephew doing?

jennifer... said...

Oh you just made me tear up a little.  I remember the joy of the experience over a phone -- so precious!

Amy said...

Just too cute!!!!

Take care!! :)