Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Getting ready to go.
Walking the "princess walk".
We did her hair special for just an occassion.
Being a big girl and looking over the menu.
Rose petal tea. My absolute new favorite. This is real rose petals, and tastes wonderful.
Putting cream and sugar in all by herself.
Mmmmm.... so good! The scones were also delicious!
Chloe eating her scones.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Here is a picture of Gabriel that Kelly recently took in preparation for an upcoming school session she has scheduled. She truly does a wonderful job. Go to her website to see pictures of the rest of the clan. Just click here: http://www.kellyzaikophotography.com/
Make sure you leave her a comment letting her know what you think. It is always encouraging to hear from people regardless of personally knowing someone or not.
Thank you Kelly for these beautiful images of my most beautiful blessings. You have done a superb job and I know others would be pleased by your work as well.
Monday, April 6, 2009
I recently had the blessing/opportunity to have some maternity pictures done in a friend's studio. I had so much fun laughing and chatting with her late into the night. Kelly, you did a wonderful job and I can't wait to see the other images. For those of you who would like to see more from this session you can visit her blog at: http://www.kellyzaikophotography.com
Let us both know what you think. I am trying to decide on my favorites.
Kelly - thank you for your help in making a little something special take place during this pregnancy. This was such a treat!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
A couple of weeks ago Phillip had to run an errand. He let Ellie and Ethan stay home to "help" Mom make dinner. I sort of rolled my eyes when he left, thinking that I could get dinner done much faster if I didn't have these little hands to contend with. However, I soon discovered that their joy was contagious. They were literally thrilled to have helped prepare the salmon for baking. They marvelled at how the sugar melted in the saute pan and covered the pecans just so. They were tickled to be able to munch on the candied pecans while they arranged them on the salad with the strawberries. That evening we had a beautiful dinner. Beautiful in that I had two little "helpers" who took much delight in presenting their handiwork to their father. It wasn't the actual work that made their hearts skip a beat - but the look on Daddy's face, showing his approval. I can't help think of the parallel of how we as Christians should labor for our heavenly Father - not taking delight in our own accomplishments, but looking to how it would bring a smile to our Saviour's lips.
I enjoyed making dinner that night, in taking the time to have fun with the preparation. I enjoyed watching my children's faces as they received much acclaim from Daddy. I am thankful that in even this, there was a lesson learned.