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Be JOYFUL always, PRAY without ceasing, give THANKS in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thess 5:16-18

Friday, May 10, 2013

Gloria's (Almost) Two!

On Sunday, our precious Baby Girl will be TWO!!!! She's no longer a baby, and if you asked her... she thinks she's a big kid like the older two attempting to do whatever they do.  It's hard to believe how much she's changed in just a year.  Our laid back baby, bloomed with TONS of personality and spunkiness!  She's a clown and loves to be silly and make us all laugh, which is often.  She's feisty and can definitely hold her own with Maddie and Rivers.  She's got a strong will and mind and knows exactly when she wants and how she wants it, and now that she's talking practically in sentences she doesn't mind letting you know.  The sweet side is still there too though, she loves giving out big kisses and hugs.  

She still loves playing with her many babies.  There is almost always one nearby and she spends much of the day feeding them, rocking them, putting them to bed, etc.  One of my favorite things to catch her doing is rocking one of them in the little rocking chairs we have in the living room.  She'll be snuggling them close and singing Jesus Loves Me, Holy, Holy, Holy, or another favorite hymn.  It makes me just smile at the sweetness she has with them.  She loves real babies too, pointing them out and wanting to be near one whenever a baby is around. This gives me hope that she'll adjust to being a big sister well!

Other Favorites 
Favorite Food: Spaghetti or macaroni (a pasta lover after her mama's heart!)
Favorite snack: Fruit and cheese
Favorite things to play: babies, cooking, dress up, coloring, or outside in the dirt!
Favorite "characters": Elmo, Pooh
Favorite songs: Holy, Holy, Holy, Amazing Grace, Jesus Loves Me
Favorite place: the Park, or church with lots of friends :)

Here's a little video of Gloria singing Gloria singing from Mariah Frantz on Vimeo.

 How thankful we are for our Sweet and Spicy Gloria!  She brings so much laughter, joy, and adventure into our home!  
Happy 2nd Birthday Baby Girl! 
What a joy it is to be your mommy!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

First Ballet Recital

Last Saturday Madeline had her first ballet recital.  It was the first time the seminary has offered ballet and I'm so grateful she had the opportunity to participate.  She absolutely loved it and learned a lot in the 10 weeks!  Here's some pics and the video from the special day... 

She was so excited!
The performance to Swan Lake
With Ella, one of Maddie's sweet friends after the show with their flowers
Some friends from her class