A Gracious Place

Friday, May 28, 2010

Johnny Jump In

Johnny loves the pool. He is a little fish! He likes to jump in from the side over and over again. We don't even have to catch him. He holds his breath until he pops up. There is a lot of anticipation and counting before each jump. When he is in the water he still has trouble moving around where he wants to go with his floats, but he is learning to kick his legs. His balance has already gotten a lot better.
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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bike Riding

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Check out Miranda's new skills! Miranda had really taken to the neighbor girl's new tricycle, so we decided it was time to get her a bike. I thought it would take a lot of coaxing on our part to get her to learn, but we brought it home and she road it for about an hour and a half straight. I couldn't believe how she stuck to it. She fell down a couple times and didn't even cry. Finally, it was time to go inside and when we took her helmet off her hair was drenched with sweat and her cheeks all rosy. It was all very bittersweet. I had such joy in watching her learn and be independent, but was reminded that there is no turning back with this growing up thing. I felt like she grew up quite a bit that day.

In the video she says bye to me and to Dan and then she says, "Going past you! Straight ahead". Her running commentary was so funny. One time she passed by Dan and exclaimed, "I LOVE IT!"

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Yay for my new lens!

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Psalm 23

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Sunday, May 02, 2010

"That's What I'm Talking About!"

I've been pretty busy lately taking pictures--practicing my photography skills on my friends' kids (www.diedrablosserphotography.blogspot.com). But here are some of my darling lovies.

Johnny is working on saying "Please" with a calm voice and jumping with both feet off the ground...off steps...off the futon. He LOVES "bawberrisch"(strawberries). Miranda is also growing in her vocab. She continues to pick up on things Dan and I say. Her favorite song is "Hark the Herald Angels Sing". Dan was singing and rocking with her last night and when he started singing that song she stopped him and said, "That's what I'm talking about!" She has Psalm 23 memorized and is learning to trace letters. Johnny and Miranda share a room and sometimes, after we put them to bed, we hear them yelling back and forth the command to "LIE DOWN!".