Every good and perfect gift is from above...James 1:17

Friday, July 29, 2011

Can I Get An AMEN!

Sometime last winter Ezekiel and I got on the subject of heaven and salvation.  I  asked if he wanted to ask Jesus into his heart and he was all, "Yeah, I already did that."  He said when his little buddy did in the fall that he did, too.  Woo hoo!  I have discussed many times since what that means, and he seems to get it.  Our church has a New Believers' Celebration once a year.  Here we are at the 'birthday' party.
At that time, Zekers said he wanted to ask Jesus into Daisy's heart for her, so she could go to heaven, too.  What a sweet thought, huh?  The topic came up again in the car recently, and Daisy said she wanted to ask Jesus into her heart.  I asked if she wanted to pray right then, and she said no.  Tonight she told me she has asked Him into her heart!  I don't think she quite gets all of it yet; she said she has asked Jesus to clean her 'skin' (umm, I'm pretty sure I actually said 'sin').  But she's going in the right direction.  Can I get an AMEN!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Paging Dr. Suess

Dr. Seuss--the name Daisy chose for herself-- and her associate decided that poor little Eli was to be the patient today, whether he wanted to or not.  Not, it turned out, after a round of prodding, shots,  temperature checking and the like. 
After Eli checked out, quite literally, Daisy became the patient.  Here she is, waiting on the good Dr. to come back and check on her. As you can see, she's on her death bed.
The doctor-turned-scientist discovered the proper medicine to save his patient just in time.
In case you can't tell, it's hot outside and we're all a little bored up in here.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Half A Year. Seriously?

My baby boy is 6 months old today.  Half a year went by so fast! He's such a sweet little guy and a perfect addition to our family.  He's got Daddy's laid-back personality, and most definitely his eye brows.  He has a lot of Zeke's mannerisms already, and so many people say he looks like Daisy. 
Eli is absolutely adored by his big brother and sister.
He's sitting with some assistance now.  Still a little shaky, but getting better.
And Eli is officially crawling, sort of.  He's only moving a few hands and feet at a time, but there is definite movement on his hands and knees.  (He was moving more until I distracted him with the camera, of coure.)
Today he scooted under the train table and was just hanging out under there.
In just six months, Elijah Walker has won over our hearts from top to 'bottom'!

Friday, July 15, 2011

I'm Kind Of A Big Deal

Daisy was admiring her new shoes and she wanted Zeke to do the same.
Daisy: Hey, Zeke.   I can wear these big shoes now 'cuz I'm the big sister.
Zeke:  You're not that big, but we have to say you're big now 'cuz we have Eli.
Daisy:  (wistfully) Yeah.  I'm his big sister.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Go 4th

Excellent holiday weekend with the fam!  Here's the recap:

Executed a daytime fireworks show with Nick, Nathan and Alex for everyone else to enjoy.
Did some slippin-n-slidin to beat the heat.
Fed the little guy for the first time.  That boy means business; no more meals at the dinner table without giving him a little somethin-somethin!
Blew through some cash in minutes.  Lit some nighttime fireworks.
Watched a parade and made out like a bandit with the candy.
Rode in the parade and told Aunt Karla to throw candy.
Played with Reika.
Watched a fireworks show with friends and family.
Enjoyed our Kansas holiday weekend!

Saturday, July 02, 2011


Bittersweet day.  Elijah Walker Daniels had his first solid meal.
Hey Mikey--he likes it!!