As for Jingle Bells (Vivienne’s name for her brother or sister, affectionately inspired by her favorite song)… Our little one is about half a pound now and beginning to look more and more “human”. Pads are forming on the fingertips and toes, and the eyes are looking forward rather than out the sides of the head. The baby’s first bowel … Read More
They’re both napping now, but at 8 o’clock this morning, my two favorite people were wrapping up a work-out by using this you-won’t-believe-it-’til-you-try-it rolley thing. (It helps to discover and work out muscle knots.) Tune in next week for pictures of Ryan’s success in running the Philadelphia Distance Run (1/2 marathon). With only a week to go, this rolley thing … Read More
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. – Plato
Vivienne and I exchanged our stack of library books about the sun, moon, and Buzz Aldrin for books about trees, flowers, and recycling (Grover’s 10 Terrific Ways to Help our Wonderful World, being a shew-in favorite). This week’s lessons from Ann Ward’s oldie-but-goodie Learning at Home is all about appreciating the amazing gifts that popped up on the third day … Read More
A trimester of mindless nausea and utter exhaustion really limited the time I spent reading Scripture. But now that I am in my second trimester and feeling three-food-groups better, I’ve been reading more Scripture, which feels so good; my system was starved of the truth. I’m finding that when I read, speak, write, do the Word, it’s Jesus himself I’m … Read More
After months of attempts at sucking in those cheeks, Vivienne has finally built up the necessary muscles and mastered the fish face.
Inspired by a “What’s your baby wearing for Halloween?” conversation with my sister, I was tossing and turning in bed at 6 a.m. when I finally remembered what Vivienne wants to be for Halloween this year: a chicken. I knew it was something that I might get arrested for (or at least commented about. I can just hear the hushed … Read More
After driving 17 hours from Kansas City (“when you go an hour out of the way,” Brandie explained) and around Pennsylvania for several days, Bret and Brandie pulled up in their Neon that was just too easy to personify as being utterly exhausted. They spent a few hours inspiring us; low maintenance, refreshing, “I like how my heart feels around … Read More