Monday, October 13, 2014

Happy 4th birthday, Will!

Four years ago Will arrived fast and furious and not much has changed since! His fourth trip around the exwas full of scrapes and bruises, temper tantrums, tears, and many prayers.

You are full of energy and tenacity; may you always use it to care for others and pursue the Lord.

You have a fierce love; may you love truth and goodness and run from cheap imitations.

You have an inquisitive and analytical mind; may you continue to ask questions and learn about the world.

You are proud, stubborn, and iron-willed; may you learn to be humble, boasting only in the Lord, stubborn in the face of adversity, and iron-willed in the fight for what is right.

Monday, September 8, 2014


Over the weekend we went to Ken Singleton's Gala fundraiser for the Cool Kids program. Not only did we get to dress up and get out together, they had killer crab cakes, we mingled with former Orioles greats, and a family friend at our table won an incredible signed photo of all the Orioles Hall of famers (Ripkin, Murray, Weaver, F. Robinson, B. Robinson, and Palmer) all together. Such a fun evening!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

7 months old!

This cutie is getting so big! Gwen has one tooth, with a second close behind. She loves to eat anything we give her and loves feeding herself. Foods so far include avocado, sweet potato, peas, green beans, carrots, banana, and yogurt. At her well visit two weeks ago she weighed almost 16 pounds! She is a lot bigger than Emma and Will were, but this still only puts her in the 40th percentile. We're so grateful to have a happy, healthy kiddo!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Week in review

For last week's school we took advantage of the awesome weather!

Hiking at Lum's Pond:

A day at the beach:

Emma finished her first Sing, Spell, Read, and Write book (the first of two for kindergarten).

Excited? Understatement!

We worked on drawing world maps.

Emma's blob continent map

Will's asteroid belt:

And over the long weekend Dad spent lots of time reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to an enraptured audience!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Perler beads

Emma has become quite good with perler beads! These are her own creations (with a little help from me on the cone on the right). On the left is all her. It's an ice cream cone melting in the sun and her hand is holding it. Little white clouds and some punk ice cream dripping!

She followed a pattern for this elephant and did a really good job copying it all by herself!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014