Wednesday, September 30, 2009

rice cereal is yumm-o!

The other day we gave Ruby her first rice cereal. She is 6 months & 1 week old and definitely showing signs of readiness. Here is a little video of her first taste and 8 pictures that I took of the big event. Then we passed the camera over to Zoey and she took the other 11 pictures. I promise...Zoey, our 2 1/2 year old, took those shots.

Zoey took the rest of these pictures. Well done, kiddo.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

she's sitting...kind of

This was taken a couple days before Ruby turned 6 months old. She can sit for a minute before she falls over. Things I love about this video: Ruby's left knee chunk, how Ruby's face lights up when she sees Zoey and how Zoey mimics my voice when I'm talking to Ruby.

My goodness, I love these girls.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

sharing clothes, already???

While I was getting Ruby ready for bed the other night, Zoey asked if she could put on Ruby's pants. Here are some pics from the fashion show.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

what we've been up to...a video update

Ruby Ellen at 5 1/2 months. She found her tongue and her feet this week.

No one, and I mean, no one can make Ruby laugh like her big sister, Zoey.

Zoey and I have been doing art projects. This one was all about the color green and it was the first time she used glue.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Obama's Message to America's Students

Dave and I were talking today about the President's address to the students of our country that will take place tomorrow morning. We've both heard many conversations of fear and frustration about this event and we've been encouraged to call our school board and demand that precious class time not be wasted on Obama's sneaky way of forcing his views onto the youth of America.

Well, we didn't call.

Now don't freak out...but we actually think it's a good thing for students to be encouraged by the President of the United States to take responsibility for their education, to be challenged to set goals and to strive to do everything they can to succeed. Now, please don't get me wrong. We did not vote for Obama and we disagree strongly about almost all of the things he wants to accomplish as President. However, he is still the leader of our country and he deserves our respect. Although we do not support his agenda, we are still committed to praying for him and listening to what he has to say so we can make up our minds for ourselves. Even though our daughters are not old enough to understand what's going on, we desire to raise our girls to think for themselves and filter "this world" through a biblical sieve.

Do we think we'll agree with everything he says? Maybe, maybe not. Will we be frustrated if he uses this as a political platform to push his agenda? Heck, yes. But, will it be an opportunity for great conversations in the Christian home? Oh, yea!

Here is a link to a neat article...I Hope My Daughter Hears This Speech by John Piper