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Thursday, June 21, 2012

A special service

I am a little behind on all the things I would love to share with everyone who takes the time to read my blog. We are getting ready for Lyla's first birthday and even though it is still a few weeks away, I have to have everything ready before we leave for our mission trip next friday. We will actually come back on her birthday and then party it up the very next day! So, with the party and the mission trip coming up, I have been quite busy.

BUT, I did want to make sure that I posted a few pictures from last Wednesday night, when Jeff got the opportunity to baptize 4 of the kids we have been ministering to out at Quail Run. We invited them to our church's VBS- 3 of them gave their life to Christ and 1 had already been saved but never been baptized and wanted to follow through with  baptism.  As believers, we step out in faith to do the work that God has sent us to do and sometimes, we get to see the fruit...this was one of those nights. The praise and glory goes only to my Savior!
"Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations, "The LORD reigns!" 1 Chronicles 16:31
(Love, Love, Love these girls!!!!)

 (And Bredarian, I love YOU too!)

( I absolutely LOVE the joy on their faces afterwards!! God is good!)

"Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away." Isaiah 51:11

We had a special worship service and then a pizza party afterwards! 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

11 Months

I cannot believe that my little girl is one month away from turning one! Where is the time going??!! Wasn't this just yesterday????

Lyla has been up to SO much this month.  To say that she is active is an understatement. She is into EVERYTHING-constantly playing, constantly on the go, constantly enjoying anything she can get her little hands on! She is the funniest little girl and is always making us smile by the things she does. She has learned the word NO and will literally stop mid action when we say it. Does she always obey it?-well, that's another story:)

She learned to pull up about a month and a half ago, but I can now say that she has mastered that. She wants to stand ALL the time. 

She definitely has some new hobbies this month including dancing (she will shake her shoulders whenever she hears music), closing doors, talking more ( I LOVE baby talk!), playing with Diggs. (although this is not necessarily a NEW hobby, they play together a lot more now) and swimming-she loves the pool!

Lyla is starting to ween off of the bottle and her formula and has been drinking more from her sippy cup! She eats 3 times a day and has 3-4 jars of food or something else that I have prepared along with a snack. She is a great eater! Her favorites include graham crackers, mixed veggies, sweet potato, eggs, oatmeal, and apple sauce. We have discovered that she seriously DISLIKES green beans. Her face would make you think she was eating mud. She loves to share her food, or anything for that matter! She is always trying to hand me something, which works out nice when she finds small objects on the floor because she will USUALLY hand them to me. 

She is still in size 3 diapers and is pretty petite for her age, but is growing everyday! She is the sweetest most lovable baby! She loves to snuggle and be close to people. She loves going to church and playing with all her friends in the nursery! She can point to things and give kisses, although the kisses are usually very sloppy and very wet:) But, you know I don't mind one bit. She has a new favorite toy that always brings a smile to her face-his name is tootles which came from the mickey mouse club house show! Oh toootles:)

This girl is most definitely a blessing. We are so thankful to be her parents and are having a blast watching her grow! Lyla, we love you with all of our hearts!!! 

 Happy 11 months sweet girl!