My Aunt Kelly is a 4th child and she has really bright, deep blue eyes. Just like Emma.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
My Aunt Kelly came up for a visit and spent a couple of nights with us. We took the opportunity to take a trip to the zoo. It was lots of fun for all. I do admit to counting it as a field trip day for school too since it fits in well with our school curriculum, animals and ecosystems, right? :)
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
You are beautiful! You are precious! You are loved! Today is your day! Our lives was changed in such an amazing and wonderful way 7 years ago! You are a gift from the Lord and we couldn't be more thankful for you! You are funny, full of whimsy, smart, creative, thoughtful and compassionate! And there really aren't words for the love we have for you, my dear daughter! :)
Added Later in the Day:
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
|Such wonderful sunshine and joy comes from my sweet girl!|
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
|She loved this pillow! :) I guess it was the pattern, because she would talk to it non-stop.|
first laughs for daddy
She is very chatty, preferring to spend her awake time interacting with someone else. She smiles big and with her whole body. She has huge expressive eyes. She is sleeping through the night pretty well. She is generally easygoing and loves to be held. She brings us tons of joy! :)
Monday, April 9, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
Today we remember the great work accomplished by our great God. Today we follow the example of God's own son, Jesus. Today we are ever thankful and in awe of HIS amazing power. Today we celebrate our freedom as HIS children.
The Lord Knows and Remembers
by Steve & Sue McConnell
You've washed us clean, Holy Lamb.
You bore our shame, God of Abraham.
Your word is true and Your promise is sure,
And by Your grace we will live with you forever, oh Lord.
Oh Lord, I'm undone, I'm ashamed by all I've done.
And it hurts to think I'd grieve Your heart.
But You say, " Take My hand, little one--I understand."
And I as I hold your hand I behold the scars
From the nails so undeserved
That gave me hope and Your assurance
That I am Yours indeed.
Now if You, oh Lord, kept a record of our sins,
Surely none of us could stand.
And You knew all along and so before the world was formed,
You yourself would be salvation's plan.
In time, the spring of Living Water
Would go--like a lamb unto the slaughter--
To pay our debt in full.
Oh Lord, it's true, we should not sin,
For all who live in You are truly new creations.
But Lord, You say, if we should fall,
We need only see it as You do,
Running to, and not from You.
For the Lord know how we're formed,
He remembers we are dust.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
It seemed fitting to take a trip to an aquarium considering Olivia's recent science focus of the ecosystems of rivers, lakes, swamps, estuaries, oceans, beaches. It was encouraging to hear Olivia use the vocabulary she has learned and have a better understanding of what she was seeing because of her studies. We will be doing coral reefs coming up. And of course this was great fun for all 3 of the big kids.
Waves and Sand:
|Gabe and Ezra loved this part of the aquarium because they were "in the water with the fish" in Gabe's words.|
|Olivia thought she wanted to touch the rays but quickly changed her mind. She did say this was her favorite animal of the day.|
|Gabe was the one that caught on to what was happening in these displays. I thought that was funny. He said right away, "Look that Turtle is laying it's eggs in the sand. And the babies are coming out." :)|
Outside observing the Bay:
|Sometimes I look back at pictures and wonder what i caught them doing at that moment. Their body language and facial expressions are too funny. I am not so good at posed shots if you haven't figured that out. ;)|
|Jets flying over. A big hit with the kids. Very loud though too.|