It's been birthday season around our place lately! Abby turned 4 last month and then we celebrated Joel's 1st birthday this past weekend. The time flies by so quickly! Abby had her first "real" birthday party (meaning, besides just family) and we had a fun family shindig for little Joel. They both seemed to enjoy their celebrations. Here are a few high-lights:
Abby's 4th birthday bash:
Joel's 1st birthday party:
I love December! I so enjoy all the Christmas carols and the fun of shopping for everyone, picking out things I hope they'll love. It actually snowed here in Houston! That was an amazing treat for us. Seeing my kiddoes in fuzzy PJs and watching Christmas movies on the weekends with the fam. Memory making moments!
What a fun month we've had! Joel learned how to sit last week and got his first 2 teeth. Abby has been delighting us with her vivid imagination. On Halloween morning, she woke up with a very friendly imaginary monster named Monty. He slept in her book shelf and was black & white with blue eyes. We're glad he was friendly! She wanted to be a princess...again...this year. Joel was Cousin It 1st for the adult Halloween party and a lion for the kids' party. Hard to believe November is already here. I'm looking forward to our extra hour of sleep tonight. Now, if someone could just tell Joel about sleeping in that extra hour!
“What’s this song about mommy?”
“Well, it’s called, ‘I Have Decided to Follow Jesus’. It means the people singing have decided to live their lives for Jesus, like Mommy and Daddy. When we were baptized we decided to live for Jesus.”
“I’m going to live for Jesus too. I’m going to be baptized too!”
“Yes, one day when you’re bigger.”
“Look, Mommy!” Stretching out on floor. “I’m bigger already! I’m ready to be baptized!”
“Well, I think you need to be a little bit older, Abby.”
“How old were you, Mommy, when you were baptized?”
“I was 11.”
“Yeah” (pause). “One day soon I’m going to be 16. Then I’ll be baptized.”
Treasuring all these things in my heart! These little conversations are so precious. Little seeds being sown…
How do 2 brown-eyes parents produce 2 blue-eyed children?
Getting so big... Joel is already 4 months, Wow!!