Thursday, March 24, 2011

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Last week we had some friends come over for lunch... I was able to do some visiting, Nat and Leighton planted our garden (with help from G) and Annelise did a lot of playing with Kate! Thanks to their work we will have some yummy food growing soon! Graham and I made charts today to keep track of how they are growing - should be a fun project!
Washing hands before lunch...
On another note, Kate learned how to climb (throw herself, actually... I was peeking after the 2nd time) out of her crib today. (!!!!!). Tonight is her first night in a "big girl bed." So far, so good... she cried for only about 3 minutes at the door before I heard her climb back in bed. We're praying that the rest of the night goes just as smoothly - and the rest of the week!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Their new everyday obsession
Last week during spring break we replaced the baby swing with a new "big" one to ease the (my own) pain of taking turns every few seconds! This really is just about all they want to do this week - and it's been a beautiful week for it! Graham is also super excited because he learned how to pump his legs to swing himself. Who taught him? Kate! Our little monkey will put her legs up to her forehead and then throw them down a couple of times to get herself moving!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Peek

I can't believe we're at the end of March already! The time is going by so quickly and things have been busy here. We have had visits from Mitch and Jackie and from my parents, births to celebrate, and lives to reflect on and celebrate as well (our wonderful pastor, John-G, passed on into glory in January). We've had fun and crazy times with the students in the youth group and have really loved the growing relationships in our small group. We have been daily convicted and daily encouraged by the faithfulness of our Lord in big things and in "little" things. Graham and Kate are growing and changing and (finally!) enjoying playing with each other which is a HUGE blessing. We have our moments for sure, but I'm enjoying watching their relationship with each other really blossom. It feels like summer here - tank tops and capris are out already, but it's not been too hot (mid 70s) so we play outside alotalotalot. Outside also means meeting and getting to know new neighbors. We're all well (for now) and no sickies (today!). Nat planted a garden with the help of a young friend and Graham last week and we've been making changes in our kitchen. Short blurb, I know! Maybe pictures soon? We'll see!