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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Thankful for Sweetness

With Thanksgiving around the bend, I have been in that sort of excited about life and family mood (at least for the last half of the week). The first half I was more in a "if this baby doesn't get back to normal I am going to lose it!" mood. Rhianwen at the beginning of the week skipped all naps, was very clingy, and fussy. At one point I had a bit of a breakdown and told Wally I should never have become a mommy b/c I was just ruining Rhianwen by showing her my bad attitudes and selfishness. I'm thankful that God perseveres with even me! The last half of the week, Rhianwen seemed to be feeling better (she really is still cutting at least 3 teeth at once), taking better naps, and was the sweetest funnest little oo. For devotions we have been reading out of her Bible story book, singing a song, then praying for a member of the family. We pull out Rhianwen's 2 picture albums that have all of her great grandparents, grandparents, aunt, uncles, and parents and ask her who she would like to pray for. Without fail, Rhianwen will reach for her yellow photo album, and whisper softly, "PaPa". She'll open it on her own to the page with PaPa, point to his picture, and say, "PaPa" again. Even though she's only met her PaPa (Great Grandpa on Wally's side of the family) a couple of times, she really wants to pray for him! Tonight she even gave his picture a kiss :)

Pointing to her PaPa.

It's been getting colder and colder here. Soon, we're going to have to break down and buy a real winter coat. We've gotten away with using a fleece so far, but we can tell winter is on its way! We went for a walk around our neighborhood and realized we don't have any toddler winter hats that fit Rhianwen. So we pulled out a gray hat of Daddy's. You can see a picture of it below along with some goggles we thought finished the affect (she only wore that hat on the walk, don't worry).

"I've heard of mommy-daughter outfits, but coordinated Daddy-Daughter duo? This is a bit much!"

Lastly, the grandparents are begging for a video. This may bore everyone else. It's just a video of our talker at the table. If you listen closely, you'll hear her say Whizzit, Eat, various animal sounds, and toddler sentences only she can understand.


  1. The good news is that God is teaching and training our little ones even through our sinfulness. Besides we wouldn't want them to think they could ever obtain perfection because we are such perfect parents.

  2. hmm, I would call that a squealing video--I am jealous--she needs to branch out in her praying!! I will have to steal that picture with the hat for the header of my blog this week---I love looking at her pics every day!! Grandparents are just plain weird when it comes to grandchildren ;-0

  3. So thankful for the Lord's mercy --read Neh 9 today and this spoke to me about his mercy and love - Neh 9:17b: But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and did not forsake them. 18 Even when they had made for themselves a golden [8] calf and said, ‘This is your God who brought you up out of Egypt,’ and had committed great blasphemies, 19 you in your great mercies did not forsake them in the wilderness. The pillar of cloud to lead them in the way did not depart from them by day, nor the pillar of fire by night to light for them the way by which they should go. 20 You gave your good Spirit to instruct them and did not withhold your manna from their mouth and gave them water for their thirst. 21 Forty years you sustained them in the wilderness, and they lacked nothing. Their clothes did not wear out and their feet did not swell.


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