As you'll soon see, we've been blessed with a fabulous new camera.
This came in REALLY handy on our recent trip to the Chicago area, where Nate's parents live.
Ryan's family came, too, which meant 7 kids total--ages 8, 6, almost 4, 3, 2, 11 months, and 9 months.
WOW, was it ever LOUD.
With that many small kids, a trip to the zoo was a surefire winner!
We had to take the train for a short ways. Actually, we could've called it quits after the train ride itself! The kids loved it!
***Livvie (above) and Ellia (below) aboard the train***
***Brienna snuggles with Grampy***
The girls enjoyed pretending to be all the funny animals.
***Livvie, as a... what IS this animal, anyway?***
Brienna wouldn't sit still!
Before the train pulled up, everyone posed in front of the zoo sign.
We had a great time!
More pictures to follow.