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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A special visit

We had a special time with Uncle Robeson and Aunt Natalie who came to
Grandmama's and Grandaddy's for a visit all the way from CA!

Alden was really spooked when he thought he heard daddy's voice and turned around and saw Uncle Robeson instead. It took about the entire rest of our stay for him to get used to it. Alden and
Rhi had a blast getting to spend time with Robeson and Natalie, and so, in fact, did we. We enjoyed playing with FP little people, swimming, croquet, swinging, and visiting the Bush n Vine for those awesome peaches. Thanks for giving us such a fun time R & N!

"I say dear sister. That's a jolly good shot. Jolly good."


Once home, we settled back into the mild chaos that has become the norm. We've been reading about the creation in Genesis and decided to make a creation mobile to go along with it.
Rhi loves crafts now and I try to do at least one a week. I've found that there are all kinds of washable paints to be had.

Rhianwen painting the sun and Alden joining in with a pen and paper to help him feel involved in the whole process (he'd just eat paint if I let him try his hand at it now).

Our mobile- Day one: prism for light, Day 2: the water and clouds for division of waters/firmament, Day 3: the flower for plants and the painted globe for earth, Day 4: painted moon and sun and star-shaped beads for stars, Day 5: foil fish colored with sharpies and textured using webbing from an onion bag and a flamingo for birds, Day 6: creeping thing (a caterpillar made out of an egg-carton and pipe-cleaners), more animal puzzle pieces for the animals, Adam (lego-man), and Day 7: a collage of all of creation drawn and painted by Rhianwen with the word REST at the top. (I hope I got the days straight on here...hee hee. My mind is really gone right now. I've got too much going on to even remember that much!).

When a friend asked
Rhianwen who the man was on the mobile, Rhi said, "Sammy!" (which is her name for the lego-man).

I would have had a riveting video of
Rhianwen on her balance bike coasting and "not falling!". But my computer is being hateful and uncooperative. She's been motivated by watching the daily the Tour de France videos. She's gotten so good that I've started making her wear her helmet.

Next up: Alden's birthday celebration. He's been working on bruising and scratching his face all up for the event...he even has an imprint of the bottom of a lego on his cheek from where he fell on it today. His one year old well-visit is going to be quite interesting!


  1. Oh, NO, NOT SAMMY---I was hoping you had bought a special lego man for the mobile.....but , no, you chose my favorite sammy.........it feels like a special child just hanging up there out of reach.....

    Let's face it, Alden will have perpetual (sp?)dents and bruises on his face and head....I say for his birthday you need a helmit with face shield!! ;-)

    Rhi and Alden look so serious with their Uncle and Aunt!!! Looks like they had fun ,however.

  2. Alden looks like a little hobbit in that last picture.


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