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Monday, December 31, 2007

Sunday, December 30, 2007

to my sweet princess amelie on turning 3!

My Dearest Amelie,

I can't believe you've been my girl for 3 years! Where did the time go? I hope you grow up knowing how much your mama loves you. It wasn't until you came into my life that I really started to understand the love of God. Before you I could never have imagined how much love I would have for my own child and how completely my outlook on life would change the instant you were born. Even though you are a big girl now I still have a hard time parting with you for more than a few hours--how much must God love us to have parted with His Son for years and then to sacrifice Him for us?

We have shared so many sweet moments that I will always treasure and watching you become such a kind and caring big sister are memories that will stay with me forever. I am so thankful for your gentle spirit and your loving heart. I am thankful that you are healthy and smart and beautiful and especially that God saw fit to let me raise you. I am honored to be your mother!

I pray that in this next year you will grow to love the Lord and develop a personal relationship with Him. I pray that I will be a good mother to you and that God will use your father and me to train you up in the way you should go.

My heart is full of love for you!
Your Loving Mama

Becoming a Princess Step 1

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The Girls

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Music to Heaven's Ears

We have had a very busy week and a particularly busy day Friday. Amelie was feeling a little overwhelmed (i.e.crazy) after all of our visitors and had a difficult time trying to fall asleep last night. Steven had company so I went in with Amelie and Maeve and had the sweetest time ever of singing and prayer. Amelie sang a bunch of Sunday School songs with me and even prayed to Jesus for the first time! It was SO special. I will never forget it!

So, this morning, Amelie was sitting on the couch with baby sister and Mama was taking pictures of them and she told me--"Mom, I'm going to hold baby sister's hand and pray for her. Jesus, I pray for baby sister. Amen. "

My heart just about burst.

Hallelughiah I love my babies!

Amen and pass the birthday cake (tomorrow's the big day!)!

Friday, December 28, 2007

keep rollin' rollin' rollin' rollin' (obscure 90s rock song reference)

my baby can roll over!

she can also balance my checkbook, count to 10 in Spanish and leap tall buildings in a single bound! so what can your baby do?

I Scream You Scream We All Scream...

...Like Babies?
Wonder Baby doing what comes natural:

Wonder Girl says, I can be a baby too!:

Why yes Wonder Girl, you can!
The video version is even better:
undefined Wonder Girl Pretending to be Wonder Baby

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

my sister my friend my fish

i've got plans for you little sister!

i'm a goin' fishin' with my christmas pole and if i close one eye maybe mama won't be able to see/stop me!

i've done it! i've caught the cutest fish in the sea!

what is going on? when will someone tell big sister that i am not a fish!

i'll get you next time little sister!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

christmas part tres (a.k.a. i forgot my stinkin' camera)

i forgot my stinkin' camera when we went to my in-law's to celebrate christmas so i'll post some pictures of amelie's early birthday celebration with my parents (she's going to be 3 in just a few short short days!!). here are some amelie gems which have made me think maybe...just maybe...we have created a christmas monster:

amelie says:

* where's my presents?

* i need more presents!

* ooo that's cute, i like presents!

* i need more stuff mom!

* aren't there any more presents?

lest you be concerned we talked a great deal about what christmas is really all about (big surprise--it really ISN"T all about amelie...) hopefully she gets it next year!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

christmas part dos (a.k.a. you know you're a princess when...)

you know you're a princess when opening presents requires no less then 3 outfit changes...
amelie after sleeping in her princess dress and spying presents...

barbie cheerleader princess

barbie accountant princess

barbie builder princess

barbie "fishers of men" princess

taking barbie inventory

whew! all that opening presents is hard work! time for a breakfast break! (notice spoon placement)

oh...btw--maeve slept through christmas =-) she was awake a bit before amelie--here is a picture of us waiting!

and another picture of the mama and papa--we were engaged exactly 7 years ago yesterday (the 24th)

merry merry merry christmas!

i am so thankful today as we remember the birth of Christ. it wasn't until i became a mother that i truly could begin to appreciate what it meant for God to send His Son to earth--I can't imagine parting with any of my beloved children for more then a few hours and here God was willing to part with His Son and send Him to a sinful, thankless world that was full of disease and death all so that some sinful souls could enjoy eternity in heaven!

what an indescribable sacrifice--can you imagine the things that Jesus gave up to come to earth? He was willing to trade His throne in Heaven for a dirty barn and the power of God for the helplessness of a baby.

i am so thankful this year for all that God has provided for us--this fabulous bundle of newborn baby on my lap--and especially that newborn baby over 2000 years ago---my Savior and Friend--i can't wait to meet Him in person!

a picture of maeve in awe of the tree while her parents were wrapping presents =)
Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Praise Him all creatures here below!

Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts!

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.




Monday, December 24, 2007

a little gem

amelie's christmas present to everyone is the new song she has composed--to the tune of jingle bells--
jingle Jesus
jingle Jesus
jingle baby Jesus!
jingle birthday
jingle birthday
Jingle Jesus Birthday Show!

Amen and pass the christmas cookies!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

christmas celebration part uno (a.k.a. nine million pictures)

granny of the north with her two grand-girls

wonder women

the girls!

angry amelie (only 6 hours of beauty sleep isn't enough for a princess)

cooperative maeve

the expanding family

the original 6

all the W's and the granny and pop pop of the east (you'll notice one of the grandchildren is a princess...hmm...i wonder who it could be?)

with granny and pop pop of the north

Saturday, December 22, 2007

a princess parade

only a princess could wear this get-up to: church, the children's museum, the grocery store, drug store, target, name it--she's been a princess there!
princess smiley

princess fitness guru

princess ballerina

princess ham

princess fishy face

princess cheese

Friday, December 21, 2007

christmas is coming!

so today is the official start of christmas break! woo hoo! 1.5 weeks of family time! my parents are coming up this weekend to celebrate christmas with us and amelie's birthday.

in other news, my car is broken =-( we won't know what's wrong with it until tomorrow--stinkin' check engine light--but that's what happens when your car is 11 years old!

i commandeered steven's car today and met up with some of our favorite people at the children's museum--it was fun! i love trips to the museum (our fab grandparents of the east bought us a family year long pass! yay!).
here's some pictures of the girls...just because =-)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

to my lovely little one on turning 2 months old

sweet baby maeve-
i can't believe you have already been with our family for two months--they have flown by! i can't get enough of you and have spent these days and nights trying to memorize your face, your sweet newborn smell and the weight of you asleep on my shoulder. these months have been the absolute happiest of my life--i am blessed beyond words to be a mama to two sweet girls.

there was a time when i wasn't sure the Lord would bless me with a new little one. you see, for as much as i've been blessed this year i was tried and tested the year before. there are two little weber babies that you won't get to meet until we all get to heaven--two sweet babes that my arms ached to hold and my eyes ache to see. there is some good news in this--my two little heaven-living little ones never had to settle for this sinful world--they were taken straight away into the Father's loving arms. i am so happy that they will never be sad or hurt or sullied by the things of this world but i can't help but wish i had been able to meet them, BUT by His grace i will one day! what a blessing to have hope in the Lord--He is a restorer of all good things and one day in Heaven our family will be whole.

there are times i look at you and wish that you could stay my baby forever. i never want our night rocking-hymn singing-soft cooing times to end. yes, you will grow up no matter how hard mama tries to keep you small and i will be proud of all you learn, and do and of who you become--i honestly can't wait to see it!

maeve--i pray many things for you but especially that you will grow to love the Lord and live for Him. He has given us so many good things. the best gift He gave us was the chance to live with Him in glory--God sacrificed His own Child to save many children here on earth and i pray everyday that you will except His gift of salvation and grow to walk with Him.

i love you sweet girl! i cherish every precious moment that the Lord has given us together.

all my love, forever and always,

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

little women

little sister big sister

the girls being "babies"

amelie in the cute jammies from the grandma of the east