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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Let's Go Fly a Kite

Saturday was Rhianwen's first picnic lunch (sumptuous mushed pears prepared by Gerber) and kite-flying extraveganza (notice the Spiderman motif)! Once the kite got higher than about 3 feet, we're not quite sure if she really noticed that there was something on the other end of the string she was holding, but she sure noticed the tug on her arm! Of course we had a fine time ourselves. I managed to get completely tangled up in string, and Wally flew his kite into a tree.

Rhianwen also finally grew into my favorite outfit. She just looked like a little chubby garden fairy.

"Am I crawling?...no...what do you mean no?"

"Hey, I get it now...you're just laughing at my apparent lack of coordination...well, I'll show you!"

"Humph, see? I am uber coordinated!"

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Conway Moves

This past weekend was a trip to Conway to move Rhianwen's Great Grandpa and Great Grandma who are now in walking distance of Grandpa and Grandma. It was also Rhi's Grandma's birthday so I guess Rhianwen got an idea of multi-tasking as she chewed on her star, celebrated a birthday, and watched the rest of the fam in the throes of moving.

Rhianwen is an expert at knowing how to fit in without complication. So what if she can't eat bruschetta? This plastic star is red and tasty too!

Watching the flowers grow?

The weekend even left little Rhianwen a little pooped. There's nothing like a nap in Uncle Skipper's old stroller.

We brought quite a few things home from Conway: a huge bookcase (we now have room for ALL of our books!!! A first for this family!), mommy and Uncle Christopher's old toybox, and mommy's/Uncle Christopher's/Uncle Skipper's old tot chair...it's so good to be the first one to have a baby :)

Of course, Summer claims all chairs in the household as her primary domain.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Gettin Jiggy wit it

On your mark, ready, set, let's go
Rocking chair's low, I know you know I feel so pro
When my new hat's it, just can't sit
Gotta get jiggy wit it
Oh that's it, now daddy daddy come by
Makin me fly so way up high
You gotta big bottle with alotta stuff in it
Give it to your babe lets spin
Everybody lookin at me
Glancin the kid
Wishin they was dancin a jig
Here with this handsome kid
I Chewa-Chewa here on my fingas fingas
Just bite them when I'm teethin, I don't fight it
I'm-hay the abe-bay on the ance-day oor-flay
Gettin all jiggy makin it fun today
Yo, my crib, yo it's infinite-
Ha ha,
Big baby's style's all in it
Gettin jiggy wit it
nana na na na nana, nana na na na na

Sunday, April 8, 2007

He is Risen!

This was Rhianwen's first Easter.

She dressed up like a little Spring chick on Good Friday (mostly to stay warm because the furnace is not functional as of Friday).

We sang resurrection hymns while dyeing Easter Eggs. She enjoyed the hymns more than the dyeing.

"What is this? It looks like some kind of Japanese meal. I've got the sitting part of the etiquette down."

"This is getting weird."

"We're done? Ok. Great. When's my bath?"

We hope in the coming years Rhianwen will be able to say with confidence, "He is risen indeed!"

Thursday, April 5, 2007

6 months!!!

Yesterday was Rhianwen's 6th month birthday! Somehow, I feel like it is a major milestone. Nothing was really that special about the day, but I just know when she was born it was so hard to imagine this day and hard to believe it would actually come. She has grown so big!

On the way to Pittsburgh she even did some time behind the wheel!

Of course, any driving tips from either Mommy or Daddy should be taken with a grain of salt since we both failed the NC Driver's test on Tuesday! Unbelievably, Mommy is still haunted by spiders. While on this trip, I was innocently washing my hands at a rest area and noticed something jump when I turned on the water. So I looked down again and there was a HUGE spider in the sink. I told the rest area janitor that he could take care of it, and he promptly walked in to investigate. As I walked out the door I heard him exclaim, "Holy S*#@!". Quite.

On our walk yesterday, we made a clover chain and found a real 4-leaf clover!

Princess Rhianwen seems to enjoy the finer things in life such as a silver spoon with her name engraved on it.

She is now more conversational, saying LaLaLa, WaWaWa, and making funny squinting looks as she does it. It is SO cute. She actually really loves squash but completely turned her nose up to bananas. She eats rice cereal with gusto. She loves lots of things: people, pictures, Daddy, Summer cat, books, eating paper (though we admittedly try to prevent this habit), watching Mommy do just about anything (clean out poopy diapers, put on makeup, cook), standing (with support of course), and playing with the water coming out of the faucet during bathtime. She truly brings joy into our life, and I hope that she will always joy in living life while finding it fuller in Christ.

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