24 April 2007

Seven Little Australians

It's a funny thing, really. Lana and I get lots of comments and looks when people realise we have seven children but it doesn't seem too large to us. It must be because the family has grown gradually, about every two and a half years between each marvellous addition.
As a family grows this way it doesn't take long before you are used to the current size and can quickly count to X children when you do the quick head count in a shop or when leaving somewhere. (1,2,3,4,5,6 - phew. All here!)
Also, many of our friends have families averaging six children and one can easily find where the homeschoolers are gathered by the collection of larger vehicles gathered together.
Probably the biggest problem with more children is that it is harder to have a photo where they are all smiling or looking at the camera. This photo is the best one out of quite a few I took yesterday. You can see how much the children have grown by a similar photo we took when Rose was born.
Today I had a quick visit with Lana and she is recovering very well. Sleep and lots of tender loving care from the hospital staff is doing wonders. Martin has also settled down and his face is settling into what it should be. I'll have an updated photo tomorrow.

(PS This is a photo of seven little Australians although one is doing double duty as an American too.)

7 comments:

Meredith said...

You are all so blessed, what a truly lovely family and that new little guy is the sweetest!! Congratulations and many more blessings to you all!

patternnuts said...

My, they have grown so much!

Janine Cate said...

You have a beautiful family. Congratulations on the new edition.

Jenn M said...

Seven wonderful blessings! I just found this book at a used booksale and was just thrilled, as another Aussie blogger named her blog after this book. I had not heard of it before....I can't wait to read it.

What a beautiful family!

DavidofOz said...

The book is set in Colonial Australia and is centred around a widower with seven children and his new bride. I didn't necessarily enjoy the book, but it is a "classic" Australian novel.

Mary Ellen Barrett said...

What a truly beautiful family. David and Lana you are so blessed! Congratulations to all of you!

The Morris family said...

Hey Ya'll, CONGRATULATIONS!!! from the Morris family. Good to see God is still working. Here too. We have had Micheal Stephen since you were here, and his little bro is due here in Sept. (Version 10) God Bless.