Posted on September 21, 2010
I was looking forward to meeting you two! So proud of your mommy and daddy and the big commitment and sacrifices they make for our country!
Knit toques by Kimberly Francis – The AMAZING! I have adored her work for many a years!
Posted on September 13, 2010
So the other day my auntie Alanna came over… she brought her camera because she was going to take pictures of moms belly. Mommy has a baby in there.
We decided to make cookies first… man I love cookies. We had so much fun. I added flour and vanilla and oats. I told mom where to place the cookie dough… and I tasted it… I had to try some… and some more … it was SO good.
While the cookies were in the oven, we decide to read a book… I love reading books.
I didn’t know what to do after the book, but auntie Alanna still followed me around… she thinks I am a sweetheart.
Then Dad and I played … I sure love my dad. He works hard for us.
When the cookies were done we sat down and had a snack together.
Then Daddy went to work… and it was time for mommies maternity session….
… we decided to play instead. But mommy thought that was OK… because soon I am going to have a baby brother or sister and mommy wants us to remember this special time in my life… when it was just us. Mommy loves me so much …. I love mommy so much too.
Happy second birthday Ethan! I still haven’t posted from your first party… so here is a few special memories from last year. You sure have grown.
Posted on August 7, 2010
Meeting this little one for the first time was such an honor.
Resting here on some of Grandma and Grandpa’s Wool from Joybilee Farm
And posing in a Sweet Pea Hat I won from “The Nest Baby Boutique” owned by Indianapolis Children’s Photographer, Dawnn Wiesinger of The Picket Fence. Check out her work and her store HERE
Posted on August 4, 2010
It was such a beautiful evening. The first time I had ever attended a Blessing Way. I guess there are many ways to have them or activities to do. Miranda’s Blesssing Way was such a special evening between woman… we shared stories of our first memory with her, what stood out as a strong attribute about her. We gave her a word of encouragement or pray written down for her and one for her baby. We washed her feet and massaged them after they soaked in a herb bath – we had all brought a herb for it from our gardens. We each brought a flower from our garden too, to create a bouquet for her. Made her a necklace of special beads we had collected. We sung her a song. Braided her hair. Made her a flower wreath, some of the ladies even painted her belly with henna. Words do not do justice to the way in which the evening went … the feeling that was there.
What it was was an evening devoted to building her up, encouraging her on her journey into birth and supporting her at a time when she may have felt scared or unsure of what lied ahead. A beautiful way to encourage and support a woman as she makes the transition into motherhood. I think something we should do more of in our Canadian culture.