Wednesday, April 29, 2009

8 months old and...

What a big month this has been! Shani is doing great and continuing to transition wonderfully into our family!

This month's highlights for her include:

Rolling over from tummy to back!

Eating solid foods! (And growing like crazy!!!)


Sitting up and playing!!!!


And her first tooth is coming in, so this may be the last of the gummy smiles! Oh... sad.... that went TOO fast!!!


Big Brother Micah had his own share of milestones!!! His first trip to Disneyland with Daddy! Wow! Now that's a Boy's Adventure!!!!
And his first fishing trip with Grammie and Papa O. at a wonderful stocked lake newar our home... AWESOME for toddlers and newbies...
Look at the concentration... (on all our faces!!! tee... hee...)

Ahh!!! The CATCH!

And... Every BOYS dream... salamanders! Micah had SO much fun catching these with a net and his bare hands... and he loved showing (scaring) his sweet mommy as well!!!
Yeah Big Brother! You are a great fisher-dude!!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Blessings!

What a wonderful start to spring! We've had wonderful warm sunny days mixed with breezy rainy Oregon days! We've had so much fun watching everthing SPRING up in the yard and are working on getting some natural Vitamin D.
Last week at church we had the joy of watching Micah wave a palm branch as the children paraded through the church as we sang "Hosanna in the Highest"!
This week we enjoyed coloring Easter eggs...
Hiding and hunting and enjoying the goods!!!!...
...and celebrating the true reason for this wonderful day... as best said by Micah...

And... looking cute in our Easter clothes....

It was such a joy-filled day at church as well! We love our church family and were surprised to be greeted by so many people we had never even met before! As we sat down for service... and opened the program entitled "Joy in the morning!" we rejoiced in reading the announcement of Shani's arrival to our family! What a fun day!