Jaeda turned five last month! She picked an ice cream theme for her very first friend birthday party.
I asked her if she'd like me to surprise her with a decorated house after she went to bed or if she'd like to help with the decorating....
I do so hate when my babies are sick,
but they just never seem to be as still (and precious).
Liddi's started walking right at 13 months
(par for the course around here)
and was ready to start scootering the next week.
Our weekly book one week was The Gingerbread Man,
Jaeda is our nurturer
and just wants to sit
and read Liddi books
and smile sweetly
But when she's with Corban,
They play fast and furious!
Nephew Timmy (and his parents, what were their names, again?)
visited this fall. Jaeda loved reading him books (see above).
We babysat one evening for a total...
Since we have friends out the FW direction, we love to meet up with them for lunch and/or nap afterward. This day we got lucky and got to roam the zoo WITH those friends! It was a perfectly beautiful end-of-summer day. (We've been loving this weather lately.)...
a hammock full
first push then pull
three little kiddies scream and wiggle
moms try to speak
like stubborn bulls
but kiddies only squeal and giggle
these flowers white
both pure and bright
have finally vanished from our backyard
but not without
a final sight
as summer's first announcing placard
drawn guys delight
(three necks a fright!)
found 'round the house in piles...
I've mentioned Mary before. The Mary that I was paired with through Grace's mentoring program. This is the third year that we've met, and our friendship has developed in God-ordained ways. Last year and this, she was part of an intraGrace mentoring program. And she...
Have you heard of a blessingway? It's a Native American tradition, I believe, of showering a near-birth woman with love and blessings. And apparently treats. Or at least, our American version included that. Last Saturday, some of my dearest friends surprised me with my first...
New Years' celebrations bring the best combination
of friends, games, laughter, and finger foods.
We still have some salsa that we keep buying chips for.
Oh man. I'm hungry.
And fruit and homemade mint marshmallows covered in chocolate?!
That's it. We need to celebrate NYE at...
The day we got home from Thanksgiving celebrations, we picked up a tree and brought up the Christmas boxes. Sometimes I wonder why we do it all for just over a month of this Christmas season, but there's something about the traditions and specialness of...
When Corban and Jaeda choose to love each other, they oooooze it on, making sure I hear every second of it. On this day, Corban insisted that Jaeda wear only the finest of clothes--his. So she sported a large I am a big brother shirt for this babysitting day....