A Gracious Place

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Johnny's Recent Vocab

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Friday, January 22, 2010

First Sentence!

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At the beginning of this video Johnny is signing duck and saying "Quack, quack". He is really excited because he is playing with Playdoh and he keeps saying "Oooohhh". At the very end if you listen carefully he says, "happy birthday to you". I know what he is saying because he said it earlier when Miranda and I were playing and singing "Happy Birthday".

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

So We're Thinking...


Concentrating
Originally uploaded by dandeelines.

...Johnny...


Showing Mommy His Artwork
Originally uploaded by dandeelines.

...Might...


Holding Pencil2
Originally uploaded by dandeelines.

...Be...


Holding Pencil1
Originally uploaded by dandeelines.

...A Lefty?


Lefty?
Originally uploaded by dandeelines.
Like his great-grandpa John.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Snow-Covered Mittens


Snow-Covered Mittens
Originally uploaded by dandeelines.
Back from the land of Goshen...for some time now actually, but things are just now starting to get back to normal. The last couple months have been pretty crazy...Dan's broken foot, flying north by myself with two children, and the "flood of 2009" in our apartment, But we survived...

Speaking of surviving, I have taken my parenting to a whole new level of self-sacrifice and steadfastness. I have not only watched my child throw up, I have caught vomit with my bare, cupped, hands. I have been dreading the day when one of my children would throw up...it goes way back to my own childhood and my phobia of throwing up. I've always feared I would just abandon my poor sick child in their moment of desperation. But now the day has passed and I must say I wholeheartedly attended to the situation. (However, there really wasn't any place to which I could flee being wedged between two car seats in the van.) Once the adrenaline wore off I did have to pop a mint and have cold air blown in my face to ward off the nausea and anxiety, but still the fear has been met and conquered. Thought you'd like to know.

"Where Did My Boot Go?"


"Where Did My Boot Go?"
Originally uploaded by dandeelines.

Neigghhh and Weeee!


Neigghhh and Weeee!
Originally uploaded by dandeelines.
While we were in Indiana we visited good ol' Shipshewana. They have a great Carousel there. Miranda would have ridden on it all day I think. Grandma treated her to a second ride while the rest of us were in the toy store. I noticed she and the horse have similar expressions.

Johnny on Carousel


Johnny on Carousel
Originally uploaded by dandeelines.
Such a big boy! He loved this!

Princess Miranda


Princess Miranda
Originally uploaded by dandeelines.
One of Miranda's christmas presents