Thursday, November 24, 2011

My Parents Are Here!!

And because I know Netsi, Aunt Ems and Aunt Laud (and maybe some others?) are DYING To see pics, here is a quick preview of the bounty that is to come. Enjoy! It's Anne and Ed in Asia!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Jonathan, 32 years later, in female form

or, Lillian Emeth wearing her daddy's old shirt. She makes for a dead ringer at 28 months.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Photo Shoot: 26.10.2011

Thanks, Aunt Sara-Beth, queen of photo shoots, for the coordinating girlie clothes!
Remember, I'm just an amateur here. Forgive the average photos. I'll get better, I'm sure!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Friday Afternoon

Getting Herself Dressed


It was my old sweater. Made by hand nearly 30 years ago. It's a sunny yellow with little blue flowers knit into the back. Annie wore it. I doubt Lily wore it, since she was born in June in the tropics of Florida. But Ada wore it two nights ago when I went out to dinner with some girlfriends. She looked lovely in her pink, ruffled, footie pjs with a high collar coupled with the old yellow sweater. A perfect lady for dinner with the chicks.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

We Understand This Only With the Heart...

My friend, Alison, sent this to me when Ada was born. I love it.

Charlotte Rebecca Jones,
22nd August, 1969
Madeleine L’Engle
When the time comes it is always unexpected
And a miracle. Charlotte,
Caught in the violence of creation,
Thrust into life, disconnected
From her bearer, arrived, scarlet,
Shouting. There is no explanation

For the tearing violence of a birth.
The Lord himself, when the Word first was spoken,
Took fistfuls of formless chaos, wrested
Sky, sea, and our familiar earth
From naught. So nothingness by Love was broken
And it was good. And then God rested.

He calls his creatures each to take his part
In this great cosmic heave of love and birth,
Sharing the mighty act of his creation.
We understand this only with the heart,
With pain and joy and pure celestial mirth.
The miracle of Charlotte needs no explanation.

Deja Vu

Is it just me, or do these two look alike?

8 Days Old
18 Days Old
Annie or Ada?

Speaking of things that remind me of other things, or people who remind me of other people...
here is Jonathan with Ada a day after she was born.

Such a quirky fellow.
And here he is in the SAME T-SHIRT the day after ANNIE was born!
Few things have changed.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Photo Shoot 1: 06.10.2011

My first attempt at a photo shoot with three little ones.

And also these two reminded me of...
...these two a little more than two years ago.


She's into her second month with us, so this post is looong overdue.
It's high time we introduce you to Gabriela, (Bagilella, as Lils calls her), our intern.
She is a great help to us and we appreciate her immensely.
She's great with our girls and is affording Jonathan and me occasional date nights and opportunities to take Hindi and run errands. Oh that third pair of hands is invaluable when you add a third little person into the mix!
She bakes cookies
And even makes peanut butter play-doh!
This is Annie's...I'm not sure what it is.
This is Gabriela's cow.
And this is Lily's "nake" (snake.)
We get her for two more months and then she heads North to a children's home to volunteer for three months! The Lord knows what we need!! Praise Him for Bagilella!

This is what happens when you're the third child...

...and your big sisters get halloween stickers in the mail.

At least she doesn't seem to mind.