A Gracious Place

Monday, July 28, 2008

Peering off the Dock


On the Dock3
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On the Dock


On the Dock
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Little Smirk


Out for a Stroll3
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Reading on Her Bike


Reading on Her Bike
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Miranda loves this little bike a friend gave to her. She hops on it and off it like a pro and prefers to "ride" it backwards because it is easier. One day I was in the kitchen and peaked my head out to see her reading a book while sitting on her bike. By the way, you'll notice it is a page book. She loves paper pages rather than the board pages, but we still have to remind her to be gentle sometimes...and get out the tape sometimes.

Snug as a Bug


Snug as a Bug
Originally uploaded by dandeelines.
I thought this was precious- all cozied up in the corner of her crib. The yellow blanket is her favorite. When it's time for her to go to bed we say, let's go find "Blankie". She follows/leads me or I carry her to bed and say, "There he is!" and she gets a big smile on her face.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

If You're Happy and You Know It...

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We go to the library for story time on Tuesdays and Fridays. It's really convenient because the library is right across the street from our apartment. During story time we also sing some group songs. Miranda LOVES the singing part and I've noticed she really gets into the song, "If You're Happy and You Know It". Her face lights up as she does it with all the other children. We like to do it at home now too. In my personal mommy opinion she is particularly good at the stomping part. In this video we loose her towards the end, but I think you can get the idea.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

I Sew!


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Originally uploaded by dandeelines.
No, Miranda doesn't sew (not yet anyway), but her mommy does! My friend from church comes over on Fridays during Miranda's nap. She guided me through the steps to make this dress! I am pretty happy with how it turned out. The materials to make it cost less than $2.50. I'm thinking about adding a white sash around the waist. (Miranda is also modeling her lovely homemade dress below. Of course I put her through a photo shoot when it was completed.) I've already started a second dress. I'm very thankful to have someone who is willing to patiently teach me the basics, since reading directions isn't one of my favorite things to do. Thanks, Ava!

"Book"


Saying and Signing "Book"
Originally uploaded by dandeelines.
Here is Miranda saying and signing "book". She loooooves books! Notice the one on the floor. This is the one she's been carrying around the most lately. I think she likes it because it has thick pages instead of board pages. We don't trust her with paper pages yet. But it is also one of the stories that she will sit and listen to all the way through. Hopefully, she'll glean some wisdom from it to use later ;-)

20 Weeks Prego


20 Weeks Prego
Originally uploaded by dandeelines.
Sunday we reached the halfway point! He is going to be here before we know it. Dan asked if I was nesting already. I guess I am since that is what organizing is called when you are pregnant, but a friend gave us a bunch of boy clothes and I needed to find a home for them. This of course required a lot of rearranging, since the baby and Miranda will be sharing a room for at least a couple months.

Monday, July 07, 2008

New Pastor


Last week our church, Highland Baptist Church, called Grant Gassiott to be our next senior pastor. This is exciting news, as we've been searching for two years. Grant was formerly the pastor of young adults at HBC, and has been serving our church in important leadership roles since he resigned that position to work full time in sales several years ago. I think He is going to do an excellent job, and we're excited to see what the future holds for HBC. Grant is married to Angela, and they have two children: Gracyn and Grady.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Big Sister


Big Sister
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Baby Brother!!!


19 1/2 Weeks (Profile)
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We just got the news today! It's a boy:) He seems to be healthy and growing right on track.


19 1/2 Weeks
Originally uploaded by dandeelines.
I think it looks kind of like he is smiling;)