Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Lindy's first shower

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14
On Sunday Lindy went to her first shower--a bridal shower. The shower was for a very special person--Miss Tamra. Miss Tamra is our church's Children's Minister and she makes sure there are teachers for all the kiddos, curriculum, ongoing fun and spiritual activities, and so many other important things. She is a blessing to each and every child she comes in contact with and it is obvious God has given her such a great gift and love for working with children.

Lindy loves "Miss Camera" and keeps talking about how she's getting married. We're very thrilled to celebrate this special time in her life!

Here are a couple shots of the fun shower...

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Lots of girl time

We had a great--although too short--visit with Grandma & Grandpa the past couple of days. Grandpa had a quick conference to attend downtown and Grandma got to come along to play. What a special treat!!! Since the boys had to work, the girls just spent a couple of days hanging out shopping, eating, talking, and laughing.
Lindy really looks forward to being with her grandparents and fondly talks about previous times they've been together. She has an incredible memory and amazes us when she talks about minute details that have made such an impression on her.
Sadly, we had to say goodbye today but hopefully it won't be long until we're together for more fun again.
Here are just a few shots of our brief time together...
Primping with Grandma in the bathroom...What a lovely new dress!
Grandma's turn to have her hair brushed.
Lovin' on each other...
Only got one shot of Grandpa and his girl...
Please don't go...Pleeeaaaaasssseeee!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Little ears, big ears...

It is Lindy's blog, so it is time for another Lindy story...
The other night at church Preacher Mark (one of Lindy's favorite people) was talking about our giants. He was using the story of David and Goliath as the basis. Lindy seemed to be completely immersed with her activity but every once in a while she'd hear Mark say, "David," "slingshot," "five stones," "giant," "Goliath," or "Bethlehem," and she'd repeat them full voice--and I do mean FULL voice. We would whisper to her and confirm Mark was telling the story about David and Goliath to which she would mimic twirling a sling, act out a rock hitting the giant between the eyes, and then pretend to fall over as she was hit.
Yesterday, as I was preparing dinner, I had some Bible songs on for her. A song (I had never heard) came on about David and Goliath and as soon as she heard it she said, "Mommy a song about David and Goliath, just like Mark." What??
Of course I was a little shocked and amazed both times that she was listening and acknowledge I am proud of her. However, does this ever serve as a reminder to me as a parent. I might think this little thing who is in constant motion is not listening or paying attention but I am SO wrong. I need to remember to always be on guard and do the right thing because those little ears are really not so little and I'm thinking those eyes are seeing everything, too.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

Hi family & friends~
Hope you have a happy day filled with love!

Saturday, February 09, 2008

The reviews are in...

...and this two year old gives Ni Hao Kai-Lan two thumbs up.

For those wondering, Ni Hao Kai-Lan is a new cartoon just launched this week on Nick Jr. Kai-Lan is supposedly going to do for Mandarin what Dora and Diego did for Spanish. Lindy was begging for Kai-Lan on Friday morning after watching the debut on Thursday, so I think it was a hit. I would love to pick up a few Mandarin words here and there but honestly, I think they need subtitles so I can see the words when they say them because I wasn't able to distinguish anything and, unlike the romance languages, you can't even begin to derive what they are or mean or how they sound...Then again, the show isn't for me...Maybe Lindy will pick up things I don't...

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Our material girl

Quick Lindy story...

We are still trying to potty train Miss Lindy Li. A lot of people have told me not to worry about it and that it'll happen when it is supposed to. Thing is, I know she could've been trained a long time ago but it hasn't happened mainly because she is stubborn and our approach has been a bit too laid back. We're being played and manipulated. OUCH!!!

So, we've really stepped up the process and things have been going pretty well except for the fact that she won't do #2 (sorry) any time but her nap or overnight. This brings great frustration to us. We've tried a variety of approaches but nothing seems to motivate her. A few days ago, I was telling her that once she gets out of diapers, we will have a lot more money to put in her piggy bank. I told her we could celebrate her being trained by letting her take some money out of the "spend" slot of her bank to buy a special treat. I was really talking it up, trying to be excited, trying to get her pumped. Then I asked a kid who has never once been taken shopping for a treat and probably has little idea of what I was trying to convey what she might want to buy. I asked, "Would you like a new book or maybe a new doll?" Her reply was simply, "No. I want diamonds..."

Can you see me shaking my head in disbelief?