I simply want everything I do to be an act of worship to God. ********************EVERYTHING******************** like a spider's web, intricately woven, the threads of our lives are entwined, making us who we are, where we are, at this time in history.... here's a small record of one family's journey to love God

Friday, May 18, 2007

one year

there's something about a baby turning ONE....you are our eighth bubba to make that transition...and it's no less special, just because it's been done before.

how can you not marvel at the change from this:

to this:

ER - you are such a joy to us. We all love you. Your sparkly eyes, your cheeky grin, your serious contemplations, your contentedness, your slobbery kisses.

Your older brothers and sisters like to snuggle with you, play peek-a-boo, read stories, take you for rides in the trolley, encourage you to *talk* and teach you new tricks.
I like to watch you learn.....I'm keeping a record of your language development (something that I haven't done for any of the others, but I'm doing it specially for you). At the moment you can sign "more" when you think you're starving and you say eye-eye (goodbye) and ah-yo (hello). Mostly you're quiet, but when you pick up a book you chatter at it. You've just learnt to climb the stairs and to stand up by yourself. You love to go to bed at night (and during the day, for that matter!). You drink raw goat's milk and eat whatever we're eating (though no lollies till you're two - dem's da rules round here!). You clap when you hear fast music and sometimes when we're revising memory verses. You watch and engage.

You love to be held.

Darling, this is one of my favourite photos. My hand will be there for you to hold as long as you need to. Even when you are big enough to let go, our hearts will be connected.


LeighLeigh said...

Oh Rach, sniff sniff - we have both lost our babies haven't we - they are becomming little girls. Maybe it is time for another one....!! We DID buy the house, and we HAVE started a new homegroup - and both those things are working out brilliantly.....

blackpurl said...

what great photos! I miss the days of having a little one around. My baby will be 17 on the 22nd of this month!

kate5kiwis said...

well i am sniffing too.
happy happy birthday sweetbabygirl.
loads of love to you... please tell mommy that i picked up the split rings today, so her Very Special Necklace will be winging its way to your letterbox on Monday.
happy acting on saturday night !!!!!
mwah mwah mwah mwah mwah mwah mwah mwah mwah mwah (that's ten)

jenni said...

Hey this is wonderful...it was really amazing going through this post...thanks for sharing this with us...and i'd also like you to drop by my blog on Birthday Wishes and check out all that i've posted there....i'm sure you'll enjoy your visit!!!

Jen and family said...

Rach is ERs birthday on the 18th of May?
Thats my birthday too :)

I pray she had a great day :)

Kat said...

Awwww she's got so big. I still remember feeding her her bottle when she was only about 2 month's old (and Faith sitting on her in jelousy). Now my bubbas nearly 2 months old and ER seems like such a big girl.

Hope you had a great birthday ER.