Thursday, August 28, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Shea gave Kate this purse and it is so fun to watch her play with it. She really loves the car keys and the lipstick that came in the purse! Great gift Shea...thanks!
While we were in Texas, Kate loved playing with Molly. She would constantly go up to her and try to wrestle with her and love on her.
We have been spending a lot more time outside lately. Kate loves the freedom to run around where she wants and she is happy while doing it!
If only this sweet face wasn't so few and far between these days!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Having Fun In Texas!
Kate and I flew to Texas on Thursday to spend some time with my brother's family. Amy and Bryce made the trip with us too. Having all three of the cousins together has been a lot of fun. They totally entertain each other which is very nice for us moms. We are still here and won't return home until Monday. I will post more pictures then but for now here is one of all three of them together...getting them all to smile and look at the camera is just as hard now as it was when they were little.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
1. it flies by
2. they change so fast
3. they get more fun each and everyday!
As I look back over Kate’s first year I am overwhelmed. I am overwhelmed by God’s love for us. Our Father in Heaven is so good and gracious. He has provided for us in more ways then I could have ever imagined. From being surrounded by a wonderful church family and having friends and family to walk along side us in the adventure that is called child rearing! He has provided for us financially where I have been able to stay home from work with Kate. He has brought much emotional support from those in this stage of life and those who have gone before us. And throughout this year he has brought opportunities for Jason and me to nurture and grow our marriage.
The two songs in this slideshow sum up my thoughts about this year the most and the years to come. The first song is called Given Back To You by Andy Cloninger. The chorus is my prayer for Kate and for all your children as well.
May these little feet not wonder from You
May these little hands be raised in worship
May this little heart be hungry for You
May this gift of life be given back to You
The second song is called Hallelujah by Chris Rice. As I look back over this past year, look around me at God’s creation and not to mention the miracle of children, “my soul wells up with Hallelujahs.” I am overwhelmed by God’s love for us and so grateful for this little life he has entrusted to us.
Happy First Birthday Kate! Mommy and Daddy love you very much!
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Burns - I have to say that I am a really laid back mom and most things I take in stride but this just makes me sick to my stomach to even write about. Last night we had some friends over and we were cooking. Everyone was in the den playing and I was in the kitchen. I opened the oven to move dishes around so we could put the last pan in and Kate came running into the kitchen towards the oven. I screamed and pushed her back as much as I could (I was on the other side of the oven) but she still got one good hand on the open door. As a mom your heart just breaks to see your child in pain. We put her hand under cold water for a while and then gave her a cold glass bottle to hold to help as well. After much crying she finally settled down and went off to bed. Today her hand is still a little red but she is completely unfazed by the events of last night. I have always told myself to go ahead and prepare for and ER run or stitches with having a child...last night didn't require any medical assistance and I am a wreck about it, I am never going to be able to handle the stitches now!