Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
McKenna was so bundled up you could hardly see her! She was so cute and I'm sure she was wondering what on earth we were all doing standing around in the dark cheering like crazy!
And it was a great season all because of this guy...Coach Jason!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
And here she is standing up. Ignore the fact that she's trying to eat the remote! She loves the remote and somehow gets her hands and mouth on it all the time.
Standing up in her crib too. Now don't get excited. She doesn't pull herself to a stand (although she can pull herself into a sitting position), I stood her there. But she can stand there for quite some time all by herself!
I can't believe she's almost nine months old. Oh my word! How did that happen?
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
It was freezing yesterday. Temps in the 30's and wind gusts at about 45mph. Despite all that Ryan and his friend Josh stood in line with thousands of others for over two hours!
Then after waiting for three more hours inside (he was getting a little hungry by this point) Sarah Palin finally arrived.
Ryan was only about six rows from the stage...can you tell?
Ryan thought the whole experience was great. It was fun for him to participate in the political process in this way. He said it was interesting to see the unbelievable number of secret service there (and those were only the visible guys) and the vast media coverage as well.
Ryan's friend shook Todd Palin's hand, but Ryan was too busy taking pictures.
So now I feel a certain responsibility to explain my vote just a bit! Read at your own risk. I'm not trying to offend anyone, just sharing what's on my mind and heart. I am not a single issue girl, but I do prioritize the issues and the issue of LIFE is at the top of my list.
Why I will cast my vote for McCain/Palin on Tuesday:
1. I believe that every human, in every condition from the single cell stage of development to death, is made in God's image and possesses inestimable worth.
2. I think it's appalling that parents are given the option of "terminating" a pregnancy if they find out the baby could possibly have Trisomy 18 or Down syndrome, or a host of other things.
3. I believe women do have a choice: to choose abstinence, to choose adoption, to choose birth control
4. I believe that humanity should not get to decide when the heart of a defenseless, innocent life should get to stop beating.
5. I believe that there are millions of women who have been "empowered" by the decision of Roe V. Wade who are walking around with scars of grief, broken by the decision they made or someone made for them. Just click here and start reading some of the comments on this post if you don't believe me.
Barak Obama is opposed to "live treatment" for babies whose abortions go wrong. That means if an abortion goes wrong and a baby is born alive by accident he does not think they should receive medical treatment. That makes me want to cry just thinking about it!
In March of 2008 he voted "NO" to a law that would make it illegal for minors to cross state lines to receive an abortion. So he thinks it's okay for a 13 year old to be driven to another state to receive an abortion without her parents knowing about it.
In April of 2008 he said he was "undecided" about whether or not live begins at conception.
Here's a quote from Barak Obama: "I've got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby." I get what he's saying, but that statement also makes it very clear that he in no way values the lives of unborn babies. It seems to me that abortion would be fine with him even for his own daughters.
Barak Obama clearly states on his official campaign website that he supports "reproductive choice" and as president will work to ensure that Roe V. Wade is not overturned.
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." -- John Quincy Adams
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I was so excited for you to arrive and thrilled that you were a boy. Christian was four months old, your cousin Adam had just been born in August and you were going to complete the trio of boy cousins. I was so excited that you guys were going to be close in age so you could be friends.
( You have always been so special to Uncle Ry and I!)
(You and Christian getting squirted with the hose this summer.)
Happy Birthday Nathan!
"And now thus says the Lord, your creator, and He who formed you, 'Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One, your Savior." Isaiah 43:1-3
Friday, October 24, 2008
McKenna washing Christian's hair! They're so funny!
Christian had been playing peek-a-boo with McKenna and she thought it was hysterical. Of course he stopped playing with her as soon as I got the camera, but McKenna still thought it was funny when I was talking about it. Check it out.
McKenna had to have her ears check after having three consecutive ear infections. Nate keeps getting this weird virus where he gets a fever and throws up for a day and then he's better. So we thought after the third time a doctor should probably check him out. And Christian just has a really bad cold. We're going to give him some honey tonight (doctors recommendation) to see if that helps to suppress his cough. And all three got flu shots. Christian and McKenna didn't get them last year and that was a big mistake. Remember my two week old little baby in the hospital? Not fun!
I really thought the shot thing was going to be horrible. I've never had three kids get shots all at the same time so I was really worried about it. But McKenna surprised me and didn't really cry at all. Nate and Christian recovered rather quickly once they realized my purse was filled with lollipops :)
Miss Abigail is on her first field trip today. She's been so excited about this and I've been thinking about her all day. She rode on school bus and went with her class to the pumpkin patch. She was definitely more excited about the school bus than the actual pumpkin patch since she had already been there. I hope she's had a great time. There won't be any pictures, but I'm sure it was fantastic!
Click here if you want to see what we did yesterday!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Perfectly pink Abigail!
Nathan and Jacob!
I love this picture of Millicent and her little ducklings following her! And isn't the sky amazing!
Poor little Addie kept getting hung up on all the pumpkin vines. She finally gave up and had a rest for awhile.