Friday, March 18, 2011


Since I just skipped over Thanks Giving, Christmas, Faithwalkers, New Years and Valentines day how about a little update.  I can't really remember Thanks Giving so we'll go right into the winter whirlwind I call ChristmasFaithwalkersNewYears.
At Christmas it is always nice to see family honestly I know where we went but that seems so long ago that I've forgotten that as well.
Faithwalkers started out interestingly enough when we crammed the five of us, a double stroller, a pack-n-play and all our gear into our 4-door Sebring.  Even funnier was the issue I thought the Jeep was having turned out to be a non-issue.  The messages were very challenging and the worship music was great.
I was challenged to step up my walk with Christ in scheduling structured prayer time.  My current goals are every weekday get up at 5am to be ready to go on a prayer walk for about 20-30 minutes.  Then on the weekend spend 2 hours prayer.  Once a quarter go and pray for more than 2 hours.  And finally twice a year do an overnight alone with God.  So far it has gone well.  I don't make every day and it seems like I am making most of the weekends but not all.
At Faithwalkers Ada got sick and threw up at 3 am one night.  She quickly got over it so I kinda wonder about why.  We then went on to Ames to spend New Years eve with the Schelkoph's and Hanson's.  We had fun staying up late playing Settler's of Catan.  I don't recall who won but I know it wasn't me.
Well I've been talking a lot so here are some new pictures.
More pictures to come but I really wanted to get this post out.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Ada antics

So Ada has turned two.  Things have been great we are working through  somethings but all in all things have been really good.  Hannah is learning so much, helping mama out, learning numbers and letters and so much more.  Ada is getting cleaner at eating, she is learning to help put dishes away and load the dishwasher we can also understand about 50% of what she says.  The other 50% we can kinda figure it out.  Josiah is sleeping through the night and is all around a pretty happy baby.
But recently Ada has taken to getting into things in her bedroom during "Rest time."  "Rest time" is where Hannah hangs out in the hallway and Ada is in her bedroom both with some toys.  They are allowed play or sleep.  Most of the time Ada has been sleeping.  She has taken the wipes out of the container one-by-one and squeezed them out on the carpet...  The new carpet.  She has put real diapers on her animals changed their diapers and thrown perfectly good diapers away.  She has also tossed her hair clips in the diaper pail.  Sarah then made her then take the stinky diapers out and find all the hair clips.  Not so much that we can't buy new ones but more so, I think, to prove the point that she can't just throw things away.  And since we are talking about the diaper pail, Sarah found her with one foot on the glider and one in the top of the diaper pail.
Today she opened the lotion, put a diaper on her monkey, moved the wipes container, took out hair binders,  several kleenexs, burp rags and unplugged the baby monitor.
All of this has taught me that just when we think we have things "figured out" we really don't.  And foolishness is definitely bound up in the heart of a child and God gives us the solution for it.
With all the negative in hear about Ada I really need to say that we love her dearly.  I would even die for her.  She is characterized with a helpful, sweet, caring, loving, silly attitude.
We love our Ada pa-tae-ta!