Monday, April 14, 2014

March

In March, we...
enjoyed some dinners with friends,

opened the pool,

started using conditioner,

slept on girly sheets, 

started driving, 

celebrated 7 months, 

 enjoyed spring break at home with some crafts,

and this guy started moving all over the place (contained in here is usually where he is the safest). 

Millie and I made these crosses and eggs with card stock, glue, and tissue paper.

We had some friends over during spring break to dye eggs and other Easter crafts. 
 We used Kool-Aid to dye the eggs. The colors weren't very bright, but at least we didn't have to worry about most of them when they started drinking the dye.
 Millie also got her first play-doh over spring break. It entertained her for hours at a time. 

We also purchased Frozen, and it has been a huge hit. I almost know all the words to Let It Go. Millie has also loved being 'Princess Elsa Millie.'

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Catching Up- February

The month of February went by fast. I posted a lot of photos from this month from the wedding and baptism, but here is what was going on the rest of that month. 
Millie went through a phase of wanting to wear pajamas all the time. Getting dressed to go to school or church was a big ordeal. It usually took at least thirty minutes to get her out of pajamas. Thankfully that phase has come to an end. Now she is into only wearing panties, but getting dressed is a lot easier! 
Millie likes to help me cook. This is how she licks the bowl. 
I already posted some pictures of this precious boy in his baptism gown, but I couldn't resist a few more. 
These were Millie's valentines for school. 
Millie is also into making list. However, we have to write them for her. She really likes letters and the number 13. 

James's 6 month photo. Poor second child doesn't get a post every month like his sister did.  
And this post also ends in another Costo photo. Millie and I shared the ice cream. It was delicious!

January's recap can be found here

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Catching Up

I'm still behind on blogging because of the broken computer, but I have so many pictures that I needed to add. These are all of our pictures from January. If you follow me on Instagram, then you have probably seen most of them.
1/3/14
This is the position he takes when he is really tired. When I put him in his crib, and he does this, I know he is going right to sleep. 

1/5/13
Ready for church

 1/16/14
Everyday life 

1/19/14
Sunday afternoon nap 

1/19/14
I think these pictures are self explanatory.

1/24/14
I'm on the left, Millie on the right
My mom sent me this comparison.

1/24/14
Stephen came home from school with us one day, and we enjoyed some hot chocolate.

 1/28/14
James started sitting up! This was just a few days after he turned 5 months old. 

I also never mentioned the snow/ice we got back in January. Millie and Nick thoroughly enjoyed it. James and I mostly stayed inside by the fire.
 This picture was taken from inside. This is Nick pushing Millie around on the top of an ice chest. They eventually got the ski rope for her to hold onto as Nick pulled her around the yard.

1/31/14
James love Millie. He often smiles or laughs from just looking at her.

1/31/14
James's first time to sit up in the Costo cart. 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

James's Baptism

On the weekend of February 16th, our families came to visit to celebrate James's baptism. 

We went to the zoo to get the weekend started. 
 There were so many peacocks, and they were gorgeous!
 Here are some precious pictures I took of James a few days before the baptism. 
Our preacher encourages us to read What Christian Parents Should Know About Infant Baptism by John P. Sartelle. My mom told me it was one of my grandfather's (George Gillespie) favorite books. My parents have a hundred copies at their house.  It is only 28 pages long.
In the summary of the book, John P. Sartelle says, "The Bible teaches that the sign of salvation is to be applied to the children of believing parents. In the Old Testament, circumcision was the sign. In the New Testament, baptism is the sign. The baptism of our children symbolizes the reality that they are set apart in the sight of God. In the baptism, parents covenant to raise their children by the directions of their Lord. Such a baptism calls a child from his earliest days to confess Christ as his Savior."

This baptism does not actually mean James is saved. It does mean that Nick and I will do everything we can to make sure he knows his Heavenly Father and the need for our Savior. He is a covenant child of God, and how wonderful it is that he is a child of a God that fulfills his promises.

Words of Institution from the bulletin:
"For to you is the promise, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call unto Him. And I will establish my covenant between Me and you and your seed after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto you and to your seed after you. Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you shall be saved, you and your household (Acts 2:39; Genesis 17:7; Acts 16:31). All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age (Matthew 28:18-20).

James was perfect during the baptism. He didn't make a sound. Millie was quiet too, even though she lay down on the floor for a minute. We had a few friends and family over for lunch after the service.

I love you precious boy. 
And I pray this verse for you:
"Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen." Hebrews 13: 20 - 21