Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
As for the rest of our time since my last post, we’ve gone to our ward play group the last couple of weeks, and we also went to a friends 1st birthday/Halloween party. Evi dressed as a princess/bond girl, because her friend Spencer was dressed as James Bond, and also because we had a frilly dress! We spent some time visiting with Ron’s grandmother and tried to help her figure out her new GPS. Key word there is “tried”. I guess that ages me a bit, to know that I couldn’t simply open it up and know what to do, and constantly checked the books of instructions! When we left the house, the thing was plugged in to charge, but I really didn’t have that much figured out! I bet if Macy or Heather had been there (Ron’s cousins who are 10 and 13), it would have already been in the car and working! But I tried. I’m content with my simple cell phone and regular features on a computer!
It’s been a busy couple of weeks and we’re looking forward to some more fun. In one more week, Evi and I get to go to Utah to visit my parents and sisters! Yahoo! I found a great deal to make it possible to even go and we’re looking forward to the fun.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
What's a trip by Camden Yards without a picture with Cal? Ok, so he couldn't make it, but we got his statue! Evi's first Cal moment :).
Friday, October 10, 2008
Brief Synopsis of the book:
Tradition dictates that around AD 33, as the Roman Empire slowly decayed, a new religion rose to prominence: Christianity. Two thousand years later, Christianity stands triumphant as one of the greatest religions on earth. It teaches love, peace, and acceptance - but its rise to prominence was fraught with just the opposite.
In the early centuries after the death of Christ, Christianity was a seething cauldron of contradictions and compromise, corruption and convenience. As the leaders of state tried to weave this new religion into their agendas and their subjects' lives, elements of legend, paganism, and personal philosophy became imbedded with truth.
Saints, Sinners, and Christian History takes a careful look at the history of Christianity, a history full of war, murder, lies, and immorality. As evil men performed evil acts in the name of Christ, many true elements of Christianity were lost, while others survived - but how? What steps did men, both saints and sinners, take in their quest to build Christianity? This book will bring you to a better understanding of present Christianity as you uncover its past.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Little lovebirds. First, Evi kissing Spencer. Then, Spencer going in for the kill--notice the hand on the leg! Then he got her, then she just wanted some cuddle time :).
I also tried to upload a video clip, but I can't ever seem to get it to work. Is there a trick to uploading videos? Whenever I try, it takes forever and then tells me it won't work. Am I missing something? Sorry you don't get to see the video of the little flirts, but the pictures will have to do for now :).
Sunday, October 5, 2008
On Friday I had a picnic with some friends at the National Arboretum. It was a beautiful sunny day and the kids all enjoyed running around while the ladies did some socializing. It was really nice to have the time and ability to do something like that. It was also a perfect day to stop at Rita’s on the way home :). They close for the winter November 2nd, so I don’t mind taking advantage of nice days with a cool treat!
She is saying several words and also doing many signs. She seems to have adjusted well to our move and has learned her new space and surroundings well. We have a park across the street and she loves to play there, but she also loves to play in the gravel next to our driveway. The other day, she was making a little rock garden on the other side of the driveway—she would pick up some rocks and carry them around the car to an upside-down tub for a surface and place them there, then repeat the process. When we went inside (abruptly because of an aggravated bee), there were 7 or 8 rocks resting in her little “garden”. She seems to have Grandpa’s love for rocks already. We have to get this girl on a rock hunting trip! Thanks to Coach Daddy, she’s ready for soccer or softball, through kicking and throwing practice, but we’re still working on the catching! She loves dogs, squirrels, birds, any animal really. When she sees trash on the ground, she wants to pick it up and put it in the trash can. She is extremely friendly and will usually wave to everyone we pass. She really seems interested in trucks, and whenever she sees one she points it out to me. Ok, I think that’s a good sum up for now. Hopefully we’ll get out to Utah sometime soon so we can spend time with our family out there!
Here are some of her words and signs. I’m probably missing some, so I guess this is a work in progress.
Cheez = Cheese
tshuz = Shoes
Tox = socks
Juuce = juice
piZZa : emphasis on the z’s
Beebee = Baby
Dawdy = doggie
All don = all done
All don = all gone
tash = trash
Feesh = Fish
duc = Truck
aargh = what a pirate says (we're still working on it, but she's mostly got it)
Courtney said that she heard Evi say tonight, “please have some” after I prodded her to say please. So maybe she’s doing more than I thought!