Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Asleep during the service (sucking her thumb)
She & Elliot (10 mos. old)
Is it love at first sight?
(photos by Olga Whaley & Karina Thompson)
This Sunday we worshipped at my home church, Grace Baptist in Taylors, SC. Their nursery is far less crowded than Grace's, and my mom & aunt were the workers this Sunday during church (she had other caretakers during Sunday School & evening service). I loved being able to focus wholly on the teachings, and she seemed to enjoy it, too!
Saturday, December 26, 2009
cMy sister Nicole made this for Eowyn using some random yarn she had... she's creative like that. Anyway I had leggings & a shirt that matched it perfectly, and Eowyn looked stylin-ly-cute all day!
|From Capturing the Essence|
We brought E's bouncy seat, complete with toy arch, with us. It's great for those (very rare) moments when we need to put her down. ;) She delightedly, intently watched & made faces at the main doggy for a solid 1/2 hour before looking away and letting me know she was done playing. :) I got such a kick out of watching her!
Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
I was reading to her in bed this morning because she was sooo fussy (I think she's got a little cold) and squirmy. She really likes Brown Bear Brown Bear (I think) because the faces on the animals are so big, and she definitely prefers faces! She was sneezing & acting a little cold so I grabbed the only hat around, which happens to be quite a bit too large for her. Oh well. :)
Thursday, December 17, 2009
This is one we call "Quintessential Eowyn"-- she has this semi-serious expression on her lil face a lot!
And here she's showing her cheerful side. She likes to talk to me while being changed. It's such a pleasant little sound!
See how much more she's filling up the changing table now? I wish I could show you the rolls on her thighs, but they're mostly covered by the diaper for now. They're so cute!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
The Halls came down from Manitoba, Canada, for Andrew to go to seminary. Now they are heading back up north, this time to London, Ontario, where Andrew will be the pastor of a local church. Andrew & Melanie taught Children's Sunday School with us this past year, and took over for us this past term so Ryan & I could have our first break since being members at Immanuel. We got to take the parenting class with the Mark & Tania Gordon (before they left to pastor elsewhere, too!). Before we got to know Andrew & Melanie, though, we loved their two girls Noelle (8) & Ava (6) a LOT-- we know everyone's kids better than we know them in our church! :) They also really love Eowyn-- even Calvin (3) is very sweet with her. I went with Eowyn to say goodbye while they were packing up their truck, and everyone held Eowyn one last time. She cooperated very well, although by the time it was Calvin's turn she had lost her hat & her composure. :( He was very concerned!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
She received this ornament from one of my former students' families. I really like it, especially since I used shoes to decorate her room.
Eowyn had her first day of school today-- I went back to taching pre-k, and she came with me. Predictably, she LOVED watching all the kids, but she did nap a little. We both crashed when we got home!
Monday, December 14, 2009
Mon. night, I finished trimming the tree! I loved looking at all the ornaments & remembering the Christmases they went with. Unfortunately, then I was so tired I went to bed without taking pictures! :( So I snapped some tonight, BEFORE I head to bed... Eowyn's been an eatin' machine both Monday & Tuesday, and it takes up so much of my day, AND it wears me out!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Somewhat incongruous.... I smiled at this sight...
My feelings for Santa aside, I just LOVED this papier-mache version of "Papa Noel" in one of the stores near the square (where I bought my praline).