Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Week 1

Since this little fella is our last little one I've been trying to drink in all his smallness.  So here's my attempt to bottle it up one week old forever...........

silky soft hair
tiny fingers
 heavy eyelids
 peacefully sleeping
 the scrunchiness
one week old

Monday, July 27, 2015

Favorite Park

One thing we love about Turkey is how much they love children.  It's always a joy to get to take our kids to playgrounds.

Goztepe Park is one of our favorites, and they've made it even better recently.  They added a fountain kids can play in, it also is a fountain show and have been told it is lit up at night, as well as added new playground equipment.

We love the green space, flowers and how much attention to detail they add to their parks.  It's beauty refreshes my soul.

 Of course they have some amazing equipment too.
 My little monkeys loved this thing.
 And our Judah bug loved this bug.
It's fun to see how they tie in the city to their playgrounds. This bridge looks just like one of the two bridges that connect Europe to Asia.
I'm not sure how we didn't take any pictures of the boys on the ziplines, which were their favorite part.  If you are ever in Istanbul I'd highly recommend this park, and if you bring your own picnic lunch it makes the day even better.

Father's Day Fun

The boys and I worked on a little project for Marvin this year.  His little book turned out great.

After church, which we shockingly made it on time for our first outing with 4 kids, we stopped at Carl's Jr. for lunch, because it was close and a safe option.

Then we decided to brave our first park outing with our 4 boys. The boys have been begging to go back to our favorite park and see if the fountains were working.

We knew they'd be majorly disappointed if they weren't working, but a couple of ladies at church said that they took their kids the day before, so we felt like the odds were in our favor.

And they were!

They had so much fun.  Judah was a bit intimidated by the inner circle.  He found a little spout that didn't spray as high and enjoyed playing in it.  His big brothers however had the time of their lives playing in the larger fountains.

It was great.  Fun to watch them laugh and just enjoy being together as a family and celebrate