Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mickey and the Fish Pond


Isn't it nice to be able to be outdoors again? We are very much enjoying some nice weather with open windows and just loving the fresh air! We have a fish pond in our back yard and one of our favorite things to do is to feed the fish. I have been teaching the girls not to cross a certain point so as they never get close enough to fall in.


We have booked our trip for Disney. Going in September and can't wait!!!
The prices right now are unheard of, so if you are thinking of going to see Mickey would be a great time. : )

I have posted a Sophie update on our private blog. Thanks for those gentle is long overdue. : )


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mamgu turns 89

Mamgu(pronounced Mamgee) is the Welsh name for grandmother and it is what my
Mother-in-law has all of her grandkids refer to her as.

A few of you know this, but many do not know that my MIL lives with us. Yes, that's right....lives WITH us. She has her own apartment downstairs from us. But this post is not going to be about the joys of living with your MIL. lol!

It is going to be about the relationship between Mamgu and Ella. We celebrated Mamgu's 89th. birthday yesterday! It got me thinking back to when we were in the paperwork stages of bringing Ella home and now fast forward several years to the very special relationship that Ella shares with her Mamgu.

xxxxxxxxxxx AND since she lived at the same address as us, she had to be involved in the home study/fingerprinting process. So, that was awkward to say the least. I will say that she made her initial disapproving remarks up front and kept the rest to herself.

Well, I will say that it fills my heart with joy as I have watched the relationship between Ella and her just blossom. They are very good company for one another! Ella loves to do crafty things and my MIL is very good with that type of thing. She has taught Ella sooo much...from sewing to cutting paper dolls to crossword puzzles and so much more. Ella just eats this stuff up and loves to go visit with Mamgu to see what fun things she has in store for them to work on together! And of course, my MIL loves the company of Ella! She does not get out and about as much these days and I am sure she gets lonely. Ella helps to make sure she in not lonely or bored! So, they truly are so good for one another!


I wanted to share this as well. I had Ella make her Mamgu a birthday card yesterday. As I was encouraging her to decorate it with pictures and with my very limited creativity skills(hee hee!) I hurriedly told her to draw a birthday cake or a flower or something. Original, huh? Well, I guess she did not find it too original, because when I checked in on her a little later...this is the card she created! First, a ball of yarn because her Mamgu loves to knit! Then a picture of Mamgu sitting in her green chair...where she sits all day long...with a tray of food on her lap as that is how she eats her meals. Then on the far right is the table that sits beside her chair with the beautiful cut flowers she received for her birthday. O.K., so it's a good thing someone around
here is creative. : )



Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Easter


John 11:25-26
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die
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Romans 6:8-11
Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus



1 Peter 1:3
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead...





Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Scooters, Shirts and a Cross

The girls got new scooters, so that is the new favorite thing to do around here these days. They are just so matter what we are doing. The way they interact with one another...too funny!



Also, bought some helmets that are now mandatory since they are more mobile and daring this year. : ) Hasn't Sophie's face really filled out??

I love this picture. My friend Colleen posted about Faith building with legos and it made me think of the big box of legos we have from when Ryan used to build with them. I had Dave drag it out, so the girls could start building. Ella came running in to show me her very first creation....oh, it made my heart smile BIG! I love how she is studying it here in the pciture. You will have to ignore the white blur in the front corner as that is our Crazy Daisy who must be in the middle of everything!

We had some friends over for dinner and playtime last week-end. Five beautiful princesses!!

Here are the girls wearing their Abby shirts. When we were out and people were asking about the shirts...Ella was most willing to share about her friend Abby who is very sick and who needs us to pray for her.


Hope you are all well!!!! We have had some not nice weather here lately and we are anxiously waiting for Spring...the REAL spring, not just the calendar one. : )

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