"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them close to his heart, and shall gently lead those that are with young." Isaiah 40:11

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Can you believe that this little girl is almost one year old?!!?!! We might even have a one year birthday party next month! Wow - when I think back to those horrible first weeks...I had no idea what incredible joy she would give us! 
Prune Face

I think she's waving Good-bye;)

At Fish Creek Park
We left Rachel at the Flames House on Monday afternoon for about 4 hours.
We took a picnic and the kids rode their bikes. 
We did succumb to getting helmets, although why they need them when they drive barely 5km/h with training wheels is beyond me!  They sure love wearing them though:) 
Asleep on the way home.....
he he...that looks uncomfortable..
I am still adding to my "Thanksgiving list".  I often leave it until the end of the day and even thinking of five things is sometimes challenging.  I noticed that food seems to make it on my list almost every day! (God made food for us to savor and enjoy right??) This thanksgiving practice has been such a good exercise for me.  Here are some of my favourites from the last few weeks.

19. Ripping the plastic off of the patio doors for spring
26.  Listening to Ethan humming happily
32.  A Friend's insistence that we throw a big Birthday bash for Rachel's One year b-day
47.  Caramel Steamer and Lemon Bread from Starbucks
61.  Pretending to be pirates with Ethan and Abigail
67.  Ethan's soft heart towards God
71.  Rachel's giggles when Ethan and Abigail played their xylophone for her

What's on your list?


Kathy and Carl said...

I love love LOVE the pictures!

On my list for today?

1) For my children, it's Day of Children today in Bolivia
2) My ladies bible study
3) a baby that sleeps
4) a dryer when it rains all day and you can't hang out your laundry
5) health

Valerie Ruth said...

i love abigail's glasses!

Debbie Sandland said...

Rachel gets more beautiful all the time!! Love the pic's!

Brenda Funk said...

just love the pics of the kids sleeping in the van! So nice to wear them out physically like that. Seeing them just makes me miss them so much again! love MOM

TJ said...

I love the pictures! Your family inspires me.