May 21, 2007

Hendrik's First Haircut

Our little guy had his very first haircut on Thursday afternoon. My camera battery was dead and the charger had mysteriously vanished so my dad brought along his camera to document the big event. It was quite the production. Hendrik sat on the booster for the first 30 seconds then sat on Dwayne's lap for about half of the time and my dad's for the other half, while the other unoccupied adults were milling around taking photos, blowing bubbles to distract Hendrik, gathering curls to save for his baby book and checking to be sure Riley was still smiling, which of course, she was. Have I mentioned that we have been blessed with THE most mellow baby EVER? It's ridiculous. Then it was off to show off the haircut to Grandma and Aunty Christen and Aunty Hilary.

And, I'm sure the camera charger will turn up in a kitchen drawer or with the bath toys or in a sock drawer or something!

May 08, 2007


Our little guy has once again decided that really does like his little sister after all. He's taken to crawling in beside her under her activity arch for a little snuggle. She watches her toys and he watches his Clifford DVD.

Or in this case, he watches the hanging toys and she watches Clifford. :)

May 02, 2007

I remember Nan...

I remember green glass bottles of 7-Up and gingerale on the door of Nan's fridge.

I remember Nan laughing heartily at Pop's antics and her exclamations of "Harry!".

I remember Nan somehow being able to sing along to hymns with us after her stroke even though she could hardly speak.

I remember Nan when I look into my new little daughter's face. After Riley was born the very first glimpse of family I saw in her was Nan. There was something about the sparkle in her eyes.

I will remember her legacy of faith and her ability to sing songs of praise amidst the most difficult circumstances.

Nan went home to be with Jesus yesterday morning. She was 102.

Bertha Ivy Langston 1904-2007