Monday, December 29, 2008

Merry Christmas!

A few days belated, but we're still in the season, right? Here are some photos from Monica's first Christmas.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Family and Finds

Kevin, Monica, and I went to his parents' house for the weekend-an early Christmas celebration with his family. It was a lot of fun, and Monica did very well, all things considered. On Sunday, Kevin started digging through the closet in his old room and pulled out a few treasures. One of these finds was his old retainer. Ew. He definitely put it in his mouth. Apparently, it tasted pretty horrible. No surprise after over 10 years of sitting in its case! Why does he still have it anyway??!!

He also pulled out one of these:

A mint condish Transformers TV tray. I found one that sold for ten bucks on eBay. I guess it would be better to keep it and let him use it. And you know he will.

Here's a family Christmas pic in front of the tree. At least Monica is old enough to gaze intently at the lights this year. She's been enjoying that.

Monday, December 15, 2008

This One Says It All

Monica was baptized on Sunday. It was a blessed event, but not so peaceful for some...namely Monica and her parents! She screamed for all but two minutes, I think. She wanted to nap, but instead, Mommy put her in a scratchy gown and let a deacon pour water on her head. No wonder she was so TO'd!

The deacon that baptized her was just ordained a few weeks ago, so this was his first baptism. He was so excited and joyful even in the midst of the screaming. God's grace is abundant no matter the circumstances. We can all count on that!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Picture Update

I've obviously been blog-challenged as of late, but here are some recent pictures of Monica. She's growing and changing all the time!!