1.13.2015

That Day We Babysat Thirteen Kiddos

Our family loves children. LOVES children. Anyone who has read this blog for very long or been around us much knows that little ones are very popular in the Bontrager household!
We have little ones in and our of our home as often as possible when we are home on the farm and not on tour, and it is always a highlight!
This day, however, was a little different. It was two days before Christmas, and everyone in our family was off work + at home for the day. Getting to spend that day babysitting these thirteen adorable little cousins (cousins of each other, but not cousins of ours) was such fun.
 Let me tell you, it was WILD. What a circus!
For once there was no fighting over babies, or standing in line waiting to hold one, because there were plenty to go around! =)
Lunch time was chaotic. Out came the high chairs, sippy cups, bibs, and baby food....

Oh, we laughed SO HARD at their little kid antics. =)
Josh was obviously enjoying the moment a little more than his little tyke. Poor little guy!
Carson + his little man having a chat.
Liz was in her ELEMENT hanging out with the Lydia doll. =)
We all were in our element, actually. =)
THIS LITTLE DUDE. What a heart-throbber. We really wanted to hide him in a closet + keep him!
The boys took the toddlers out to see the baby calves....
...while the rest of us stayed inside cuddling the babies. =)
After they all left that afternoon we honestly all felt a little blue + wished for them to all come back again soon!

So, one of these days, you may hear that all of the Bontragers have quit their jobs and taken up full-time family babysitting services. =) Or....that a bunch of the older Bontager kids have gone off + gotten married + started their own little cousin clans. =)

"Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is His reward."
Psalm 127:3


{posted by Chelsy}

12 comments:

  1. That looks like so much fun! Blessings!

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  2. U guys are so blessed to have that many lil cute tiny baby's over an getting to meet so many other cute lil ones also ect and wow I bet their was a lot of crying,screaming going on in ur guys house that days but I bet guys surely enjoy every minute of those tiny cute lil blessings oh I wish I could meet an get to have baby's over like u guys but hey at lest I have friend Katie's baby pyper she almost 10 months already thou I love abys I wish could have many lil baby cousins over like that or an get meet then or get to spend time with all them lov the pics they are so cute by the way love Ashley Evans hugs love u guys an God bless u guys=)

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  3. Aww, love this post! It reminds me so much of my family. Babies are always fought over. People are often surprised by how much my brothers hold and love on babies. Aren't babies the best? 😊

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  4. Chels...I was laughing as I read this post. I LOVE the pictures! All of those little babies are super adorable, and yay that you all were able to enjoy a day full of little ones! So...how did it come about that you were blessed with a whole bunch of littles for the day?

    Such a fun post! Children are a blessing:)

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  5. Awww !! Those pics are so cute !! Especially the one with Carson "chatting" with the baby !! :)

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  6. Oh!!! How fun that must have been!!! I would love that many babies at once in our house! We love babies/little kids here, too! Our mom is expecting Baby #8 in April, and we currently have a 2, 4, 5, and 7 year old (excluding us older ones=))! So yes- little kiddos and babies are SO MUCH FUN and SUCH A BLESSING!!!

    ~ Morgan Roth

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  7. So many sweet pictures! Littles ones are SUCH a blessing and so much fun to have around. Oh my… I have to say that picture #3 is my favorite. Where there are babies there are always *too many* eager hands ready to hold and cuddle the little ones ;-) . How fun that y'all had so many of them to enjoy!

    Btw, I so enjoy reading your blog! The farm life, singing + traveling, showing hospitality, and family togetherness is so special… and pictures are the BEST way to share the different parts of everyday life.

    God bless y'all! Come visit NC sometime! :-)

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  8. Ah! PRECIOUS!!! Seriously, so fun! :)

    Also, Denver got his braces off, didn't he?

    Much love to all,
    Ali

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  9. aww! this looks like so much fun! all the kids are adorable!

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  10. Wow 13. Now some were toddlers and some were babies? Still wow. I wish I could babysit but no one has asked me. Lol. I love kids to! I'm sure lunch was chaotic cuz kids at those ages don't understand the term be patient or wait. Glad ya all got to do this!
    In Christ,
    Lexi

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  11. Wow! How fun!! Babies are so wonderful! I love them as well!!! I love the pictures of the guys holding the babies! They are so sweet! It shows the gentle side in men, holding little ones!
    Hannah

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  12. How fun! This reminds me of when our bunch of little cousins comes over for cousin fun days.:)Pictures #5 and #7 made us smile -> too funny! Have a blessed week!

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