Picture of the Week: Poor Sick, Unhappy Baby

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This week has been one of illness in our family. Poor Dragonfly picked something up at church (I wish people would keep their kids home when they’re sick! We do.). He always ends up with back-to-back colds, it seems. He’s sick for a few days or a week, then he gets a day or two of health, and then he’s sick again right away. He’s currently on the second round of colds (this time). Here’s hoping it goes away soon and he stays healthy for a while.

Blessings,

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Picture of the Week: Static!

When I came home from the hospital after Dragonfly’s birth in 2015, I was surprised to find a living room set. Will had spent a reasonable amount of time while I was in recovery working out the details for purchasing and moving furniture (sofa, loveseat, and two tables) into our home. (Before this, we had two chairs, which wasn’t very conducive to having company over.) We have loved having the furniture, but it does have one downfall: it holds static electricity very well. Dragonfly’s hair in this picture shows just how much.

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Have a great weekend!

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Picture of the Week: Snow Ballet

It’s not actually snowy where we live anymore, but these pictures show a really fun time that Small Fry and I had back when it was white. We’d just finished building a snowman together, and he wanted to practice some of the ballet moves that Seahawk had taught him (before he’d started taking his own class, which began in mid-January). It ended up looking like he was just doing jumping jacks. But he was having a blast, and that’s the most important thing!

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Have a great weekend.

Blessings,

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Picture of the Week: Sweaters for Elephants

I came across this article earlier in the week, and it was something I definitely wanted to share because elephants are my absolute favorite animals. So for Picture of the Week this week, I’m sharing something that’s not about our family…

India is going through quite the cold snap, and one of the elephant refuges is concerned about their charges. To combat the cold, they’ve enlisted the help of some local ladies to knit giant sweaters for the elephants. What a cool thing to do!!

 

There are even more pictures, as well as good information, in the article I linked above. I encourage you to check it out.

Blessings,

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Picture of the Week: Ballet

In a casual conversation a few months ago, my husband learned something new about me: that I’d always wanted to take ballet classes as a child, but it had never worked out. He took that knowledge and found a class for adults who want to learn ballet but never have before, and I had my first session yesterday. It was really exciting, and I’m thrilled to be able to bring this childhood dream to fruition. Once I have a few more classes under my belt and I’ve learned more than just the very basic moves and stretches (and promptly forgotten most of them – that hour just flew by!), then I’ll write a proper post about my experience.

Have a great weekend!

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Picture of the Week: Ten

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kimg0079Last week was one of birthdays in our family. On the same day, Munchkin turned 10 years old and Dragonfly turned 10 months old. I thought that was kind of neat 🙂 We had a dinner party for his grandparents over the weekend to celebrate. In early October, we’re planning to have a party for friends for both of the big boys’ birthdays (Seahawk’s is near the end of October, so early October is a nice in-between time).

Blessings,

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Video of the Week: Peek a Boo!

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This video was taken when Dragonfly was exactly 9 months old (last Saturday), so it can double as his 9-month photograph 🙂 An extra tidbit: Sunday marked the “anniversary” of him being as old as his gestational age at birth – 39 weeks, 2 days.

Have a great weekend!

Blessings,

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Picture of the Week: Iron Man

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The big boys worked together to make this Iron Mask for Small Fry. He’s taken to wearing it everywhere he goes. My favorite part is the way he says “Iron Man.” He says it with a short i sound (like in “it”). ir-on man. Love it!

Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans!

I hope everyone, regardless of where you live, has a great weekend!

Blessings,

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Video of the Week: Crawling

I have more than just a picture of the week for you today… Baby Dragonfly is officially crawling. Up on all fours crawling. Eeeek! And he’s beginning to pull himself up to standing on things, too, which means we had to lower his mattress in his crib. It’s kind of bittersweet for me. It’s good that he’s growing, developing, and thriving. But it’s sad that he’s not my tiny baby who wants to be held all the time anymore.

 

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Blessings,

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