Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Wishes

Josh and I are discovering how much fun it is to enjoy Christmas through the eyes of a child. We pray the years ahead are filled with the same joy and wonderment we were blessed with this year. From our family to yours, Merry Christmas!

















(Though we wish we could claim credit for these pics, the props belong to Rocky Conly. Thanks Rocky!)






Thursday, December 18, 2008

Jesus Loves Me/Counting/If You're Happy Medley

This is guaranteed to be the cutest thing you've seen today. (Okay, I'm bragging, but I can't help it.)

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UPDATE: After I posted this, my mom emailed and said she thinks Kate was trying to sing the second verse of Jesus Loves Me instead of starting to count. After re-listening, I think she's right. (In my defense, "Little ones to" sounds a lot like "One, two"...but I still feel sheepish in translating incorrectly. ) Oh well...it made a nice segue.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Trimming the Tree

This was Kate's first year to put the star on the Christmas tree. I remember doing that growing up, taking turns between my brother and myself, and it always seemed like a special treat. I hope Kate thinks so too someday.


Snapshots from Thanksgiving


Posing with the Grandparents by their new pond.


Grandma is so much fun.


Piano recital at Great-Granny's.


She's bringing down the house.





Lumberjack Josh.




We took Kate to see my Uncle Mike's cows...she was very interested in them, but still wanted to keep a comfortable distance.




I love this picture of my Grandma...she wants to keep a comfortable distance, too.

Kate's House

This is by far Kate's favorite toy right now...a giant cardboard box. She colors in it (and on it), eats snacks in it, and even takes her flashlight to read books in it. Yea for cheap entertainment.




Here she had closed the doors to read a book with her flashlight...