Friday, December 25, 2009

Gram and Gramp on Christmas day

Today Grandpa visited Grandma at the nursing home. She has continued to decline, but she seems content. This is mainly for memory sake and family.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A child again

I had such a great time visiting my grand kids this week. I played and felt like a child at times--it is so much fun to imagine and play!!

ABove--Rhianwen has a little Cinderella dress she puts on over her clothes. Here she is dancing to Christmas music. Her little brother joined in as well, but I didn't post a pic of him in the dancing.
Above--I love the flamboyant () glove

The kids had two manger scenes that were hands on. These were a lot of fun to talk about and play with. We ended up bringing the figures all over the house. We pretended lots of things with them.

Above--Rhianwen had to do a makeup gymnastic class . Here she is getting ready. The beads didn't go to the gym with her. It was fun watching the little tikes in the gym. It made me want to do it--the trampolines, rope swing, triangular swing and jumps looked like so much fun. They also had a diving type platform to jump down into a pit of play foam type blocks. They had to run after hoola hoops too. Lots of balance beam stuff too!

It was chilly but we enjoyed the backyard. I wish I had boots because it is muddy in places!!

Above--they have a big yard with a partial tree on the ground. It makes fun rides (ie pretend horsie)

The kids made snowmen from socks. Here they are filling the socks with beans.

The great painter at work. The hat is really her Mary Poppin's Burt hat, but it does make a great painter's hat as well, doesn't it?

The finished products. Alden had some help with his, but Rhianwen did most of hers on her own; Can you tell?

Then it was cookie making time.....

And.....making a tree (below) for the doll house.

Alden mainly likes anything that will make a big mess. He is an expert mess maker. EXPERT!!

Below is a clip of Rhi making up a song about Jesus and then she ends up combining it with a real song. Playing with kids is therapeutic!! You have so much fun in pretend land!! I surely did!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Skipper commissioned

Skipper was commissioned on Dec 14 and he also graduated from USC--a very big day.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Princes don't wear pacifiers

The prince?

This is my granddaughter standing in the rain, about to pick out a tree. I love the quote of the week from her. After seeing the Disney movie on Cinderella she said, at some point,

"Princes don't wear pacifiers". She was especially referring to her one year old bro who has been using one to help with some teething issues. I love this quote and please remember to tell all your princes this fashion of the week statement.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Advent season and Christ's glory

Because of the advent season , I have been thinking a lot about Christ's humility. It is so hard to have any comprehension of the degree of his love and humility that would evidence itself in his coming as a baby to the planet earth. This is so incomprehensible to me. As I look at the extent of what we know of the universe , it is just too amazing to think of this act of love and humility.

I like what John Owen says in his book called, "the Glory of Christ":

"Christ is the meat, the bread, the food provided by God for your soul. And there is no higher spiritual nourishment in Christ than his mediatory love, and this you should always desire. In his love, Christ is glorious. No creatures, angels or men could have the least idea of it before it was revealed by Christ. And after it was seen in this world, it is still absolutely incomprehensible."

I like the focus of this time of the year--such a demonstration, such a revealing of Christ's nature.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009



I love this picture of my granddaughter. Notice the tea cup and the sippy cup!! I had to laugh. I think it was peppermint tea. She had her special finger toast and granola. The hat she wears every day ever since she watched Marry Poppins---she likes the Character called Burt (not sure how you spell it!!) . She always makes me laugh---I love this kid!! We spent time with them since our plane was leaving from their local airport when we went on our Seattle trip.