...how you would respond?
tells you something
that completely THRILLS them,
but you have a reaction
that is seemingly
180 degrees opposite?!
When someone shares something
and they are expecting a reaction
filled with shared
and all you can muster is
How do you respond
when it's in their best interest
all at once?!
and trying to figure out...
what to say!
for the blah-ness
it's just me
Tommorow's a new day
Here's to new days!!
Thank you Jesus for new days!
Monday, November 24, 2008
...how you would respond?
Friday, November 21, 2008
Well - let's see if there's anyone still out there!! I can't even remember when I posted last!
Ah well - today's a new day! And today I am posting! Things around here have been going great (read: so busy I can't recall anything super bad, so it must be good!)
As aluded to in my title, Avery's become quite the busy-bee! She just recently turned 11 months and has been on the go with finding so many new things to do!! This is her just finding her feet! For a while before this, she'd simply been standing up in the middle of a room...and just standing! Then it turned into the experimental step here and there! And here she's finding her feet! Love the hair do??? Yup - that's after a day in pig-tails! Avery's of course!
And here she is sporting her Christmas jammies just the other day! Still a bit top-heavy, but definitely getting the hang of things!! And a quitter she's not - as you'll see with how many times Jim stands her back up in her attempt to walk to me!
We are having so much fun with her! She is saying a lot more these days too - not signing anything yet, but waving bye-bye and saying "Dada," "Muma," "ff-ff" for Dog, and "hoT" for the fireplace - emphasis on the "T"!
She's beginning to become much more interested in finger food/ anything that we're eating and...believe it or not...is still napping at least 3 times a day!! She's 11 months old!! I'll surely take it while I can, but it's funny because our daily routines (and I use that term very loosely) hasn't changed since she was a newborn, with the amount of sleeping she does!! I guess that definitely aids in the fact that she's such a happy baby!
I was looking for something yesterday, digging through all of our boxes, and came across the journals I keep for the girls! "Oh right!" I thought, "I guess I had better update those, it's been a while!" Well, being unsure as to how long a "while" was, I looked back in Avery's to see the last time I wrote in hers and it was...June!! Argh...I hate falling behind in things like that!! I get frustrated with myself for not making the time to sit down and write something...even something short! Especially for when they get older and will undoubtedly be comparing the number of entires they each have! I don't think I ever missed a month of Karys' until Avery was born! Trivial I suppose, but a frustration nonetheless!
So...here's this week's love-list...picture form!!
.:1:. More photo-shoot treasures!!
.:7:. My #1 Helper!
~Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Well...what a week! And it is only Wednesday! I must say, "I am sure glad I have made it this far!!" Not that it is anything too major in the realms of "accomplishment," but I am simply not used to working at a paid job...period...let alone a full day! So, when I was asked last week to put in 2 full days this week, I jumped at the opportunity, fondly remembering the days of old!
Note to self: the "days of old" were back when I didn't have to children of my own demanding every minute of my attention when my "day" is over, and "making dinner" turned into "fend for yourself"! Ha...that doesn't really work for an almost 3 year old and an 11 month old - it's even a stretch to say it works for Jim:)
So...this week has consisted of 2 "full days" of work and with Rememberance Day thrown in between...why not plan a 4:30am wake-up call to get ready for setting out to Abbotsford for the day?! We certainly couldn't pass up the chance to see "Oma and Opa!" Or "Old Omap and Old Opa!" So...off we went with the girls...still in their jammies...to the ferry...and then off to Old Oma and Opa's! It was a great trip and we are so glad we went, although rather sleep-deprived!
Anyways...back to the reason for my posting...Fall Family Fun...my sister did a photo shoot for us the other week and I have been wanting to post the pictures for a while now, but haven't gotten the time to sit down and choose from the 200+ pictures she took!! Anyhow...now I have...so here they are:) I am slated for another 4:30am wake-up call in the AM to set out for a 2-day seminar in Richmond! So...don't mind me if there's little referencing to the pictures - simply posting in my sleep!
Enjoy - and...if I'm "on the ball"...stay tuned for a "Friday's Love List"!
"Look at her run! One day I'll do that too!"
So...have a great rest of the week! Blessings to you and yours!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
But needing a place to vent,
Labels: love lists
Saturday, November 1, 2008
And now...while the batter chills...why not....try on costumes!!!!! Why?? Because we know she's going to end up being a ballerina or princess anyway?! But...it's fun! So...
Oh Man, was this ever fun!! I love having a daughter who will go along with my crazy desires to dress her up and look silly! But we all knew what she'd choose - and remember this IS just to roll out and cut the dough!! :P
Truly a natural! I was just clicking away and she poses like..this! Showing off her pointed toes!
Rolling out the dough while talking to Avery!
Who watched her every move and adores her!!
Even Daddy got in on the action!!
Fun was had by all! And although there are no "after" pictures to display our work in progress, believe me when I say they are delish! I even had enough to bring to all my kids at school!!
#9 Would have to be...
All dressed up with no clue as to...why! But man is she ever cute!!
And here's Karys at the same age...two years ago!!
Genes are crazy things!!
And lastly...#10 - Finally getting out as a family and partaking in the festivities!!
Ready and raring to go!!!
Getting right in there...candy collecting!
Soaking in the chaos!
And finally...fresh air!!
So...hope you all had a great evening! Now onto indulging...
while listening to Christmas Music! Yay...it's finaly November!!! Blessings to you!