Tuesday, January 16, 2018

First photos of the new year

reverie at 9 months
reverie at 9 months
reverie at 9 months
reverie at 9 months
reverie at 9 months
reverie at 9 months
reverie at 9 months
reverie at 9 months
reverie at 9 months
reverie at 9 months
A few photos of Reverie from a couple of weeks ago when it was 80 degrees and she was crawling around in a diaper. I want to bottle up this age.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Christmastide

christmas 2017
christmas 2017
christmas 2017
christmas 2017
christmas 2017
christmas 2017
christmas 2017
christmas 2017
We had a sweet Advent to reflect upon the birth of the Savior. It was Reverie's first Christmas, and our first in a new home. We spent Christmas Eve and Christmas day with family and church family, which encouraged our hearts. Serene fell ill the night before and felt off Christmas day, but Christmastide was memorable regardless. It was nothing fancy, but relaxed and filled with intentional time to ponder upon God's kind sovereignty to orchestrate all circumstances to purpose the humble birth of Christ so that we may one day know Him through His sacrificial death on the cross for our sin. What an awe-inspiring truth that fills our hearts with praise.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Letters to Reverie: 9 months

reverie hope at 9 months
My dear Reverie Hope,

Our littlest. Somehow, I think you're the littlest at this age compared to your brother and sister. You're mostly in 3-6 month clothing, some 6-12 month clothing, size 2 diapers, and size 1/2 shoes. I love it because maybe that means you'll stay the baby longer. You love to cuddle and rest your head on my shoulder as you suck your right thumb. You feel safe in a wrap as you stare at the world around you. But there are totally indications of your older babyhood. You're nursing less during the day because you have a love affair with food. You love everything - scrambled eggs with spinach, yams, cucumbers, bone broth with veggies, bananas, broccoli, carrots, oatmeal, and more. You shovel food into your mouth so quickly you don't make time to chew. You growl when we don't put food in front of you fast enough. You crawl so speedily I have to run to catch you if you get yourself into a doozy. You pull up onto your knees and a few times onto your feet. You're a dreamy sleeper, sleeping 10-12 hours at night, especially now that you have your own room.

When you're awake, you're a socialite. You love being around others, especially your siblings. You grin and giggle gleefully in their presence. You adore one another, of which I am so grateful. You squeal and wave your hands to get our attention. When we walk away, you wail and crawl towards us pitifully. You also kick your legs happily whenever you're about to take a bath, which started happening in the big tub with your siblings this month. Other things you enjoy include singing at church while the congregation sings. You're so cute we can't handle you. Please don't grow up.


Love you so,
Mama

P.S. Reverie at 012, 34567, and 8 months. Plus, her birth story.