Thursday, November 29, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
We went for a hike down near our apartments and Autumn had a good time singing and talking while riding in the backpack. Towards the end of the walk, when we were almost back to the car.....
Autumn and Grandma were having a good time drumming on the tub with all the linens.
We had a tiny bit of snow over Thanksgiving, it looked like someone had spilled a large container of powdered sugar. Autumn enjoyed discovering this cold wet stuff, then we put her mittens on.
She likes to choose the movie we'll watch, she deliberates for long minutes over the choices.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
This picture is one that someone sent me in an e-mail. It's probably got some kind of copyright somewhere but I couldn't find it so I'm using it here. It is of Joseph and baby Jesus. Jesus was adopted by Joseph and raised as his own son. We are a part of God's adopted family: Eph 1:3-6; Gal 3:26-4:7; Rom 8:15-17, 8:23, 9:4
Solomon was God's royal adopted son: 1Chr 22:9-11; Esther was adopted by her cousin: Est 2:7, 15; Moses was adopted by the Pharoah's daughter Ex 2:10; Samuel was adopted by Eli: 1 Sam 1:24-28, 2:11
This is an interesting article about adoption into God's family: http://www.abideinchrist.com/selah/apr5.html
Adoption Month History: The first major effort to promote awareness of the need for adoptive families for children in the foster care system occurred in Massachusetts. In 1976, then-Governor Mike Dukakis proclaimed Adoption Week and the idea grew in popularity and spread throughout the nation. President Gerald Ford made the first National Adoption Week proclamation, and in 1990, the week was expanded to a month due to the number of states participating and the number of events. During the month, states, communities, public and private organizations, businesses, families, and individuals celebrate adoption as a positive way to build families. Across the nation, activities and observances such as recognition dinners, public awareness and recruitment campaigns, and special events spotlight the needs of children who need permanent families. It also includes National Adoption Day, traditionally a Saturday, which is observed in courthouses across the nation as hundreds of adoptions are finalized simultaneously. Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month. While all adoption-related issues are important, the particular focus of this month is the adoption of children currently in foster care.
http://www.adoption.com/national-adoption-awareness-month/ calendar of things to do
NOW, THEREFORE, I RONALD REAGAN, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the month of October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fifth day of October in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-eight and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirteenth.
Monday, November 12, 2007
My Uncle Tom played with me lots. We peeked out the window to see who was coming, we also played with my cousin Emily but Mommy didn't have any pictures of that. We had lots of fun, I love my Uncle Tom! He's having a new baby soon (I'm getting a cousin for Christmas, wonder how they wrap those.....) So he's getting practice in with me. I guess I can share him with a baby, as long as he still tells secrets with me too.
Here is the one with Aunt June added. Aren't they a beautiful lot?
Fist you see what happens when you fall asleep during your yoga exercises. WArning: if you stay like this for extended periods your legs will fall asleep.
Autumn and Josiah had fun together, they sort of shared toys, wrestled and poked each other's eyes.
Emily shared her apples with Autumn, what a nice thing to do.
Autumn shared her grandma and her books with Emily.
Autumn learned how to take a DVD out of the player. She also pulled herself up to stand for the first time this weekend.
A movie watching cave was set up under the table (mostly so the kids wouldn't get walked on). But when Autumn and Emily started pushing every button they could find we went to plan B.
This is a kitty that lets babies pet and play with it. Autumn was in heaven!
We have here 4 generations of Petersens (Triebenbachs)
Here is another 4 generations of Petersens (Zerrs)
Here is all but one sibling