Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Ezekiel's new corner chair

That nifty little bumbo chair just wasn't for us. Ezekiel just kept arching his back and trying to get out of it. Last month, I went to a play group for disabled children and their moms and they had this chair ready for Ezekiel to use, since he is not sitting up on his own yet. He did GREAT in it during the play group, and sat without trying to arch his back for about a half hour. They told me I could take it home with me because they didn't need it! It has a giant velcro that goes around his waist and then the little table that he can sit at and play with his toys on. He is just starting to finally sit for short spurts of time unsupported before he falls forward onto his face. This chair seems to be helping him to strengthen some of those muscles needed to sit. I'm thankful for how God meets our needs in the seemingly insignificant things in life!

Ezekiel Simeon---8 months

Monday, December 22, 2008

No such luck

This is Ezekiel's first Christmas so I was attempting to get a picture of him sitting in front of the Christmas tree. He is usually an extremely smiley kid, but was not cooperating on this particular day, and as you can see from the first picture, was making an attempt to escape.

Are we done yet?

Holidazzle Parade

Every year during the holidays, Target sponsors a parade downtown called the Holidazzle. The parade is at night, and it's all story book characters on floats done in Christmas lights. This year we went early enough to not be sitting outside in the sub-zero temperatures. We actually stayed pretty warm and had good seats up close. It was a fun night together as a family.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

Heritage Day

This is Sara's friend Jonas Stamper, they have been buddies since they were just a few months old--it's fun that they get to be in the same class together now!

Black Hawk and Sacajawea

Sara helping Mrs. Brown lead "Away in a Manger" for program practice.

Kaylee and Sara

Daddy and his little Indian girl

Sara as Sacajawea for Heritage Day at school
Thanks for making my costume mom-mom!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Mom-mom comes to visit

Playing Pirates with the boys!

Heritage Days at Sara's school--mom-mom made her sacajewa costume:)

Me and my mama!

My guys

Friday, December 12, 2008

Our little gymnast

This was Sara's first time participating in any kind of community sport or activity, and I think the experience was good for her. This was my mom's Christmas and birthday gift to Sara and I am glad she had the chance to do it. Thanks Mom! Sara really improved each week and at the end was promoted to the next class. I think she was most excited to finally be able to do a cartwheel on her own. She practiced in between classes each week anywhere she could find space in our apartment. ~Great Job Peanut!

Peaceful Moments

Monday, December 08, 2008

A boy, a banana and his Bible

I have been trying to get into the habit of reading out of Proverbs first thing in the morning before I start my day (which I have been very unfaithful about) and Silas asked me what I was doing. When I told him I was going to read my Bible while I ate my breakfast, he told me he wanted to read his Bible as well. So here he sits with his Bible and a banana "reading". He was so cute mumbling words to songs like he was really reading.