June 18

Relaxing with Daddy

Today was what I would call an ideal Saturday. Michael, Grammy, and Caroline went out this morning and left me at home to relax in the peace and quiet. It felt so good to just sit and relax in our sun room. With the wind blowing and the birds singing their songs, it was a perfect couple of hours.

Then later in the afternoon, after Michael finished up all the things on my to-do list, he and Caroline then enjoyed a few moments of relaxation. I think we’re all resting up as much as we can knowing (and hoping) that baby Cotsford will soon arrive to add new excitement to our lives!

June 12

LEGO time

This weekend we’ve been hanging out inside thanks to the much cooler weather and rain. Caroline’s two favorite things to play with are her daddy and her LEGO! Thankfully both were around to keep her busy, as my pregnant-self isn’t exactly up for playing on the floor.

June 12

First ice cream cone!

Last weekend in the midst of the incredibly high heat and humidity we all decided it was time to splurge on some ice cream. So after dinner we jumped in the car and drove down to the local ice cream shoppe. Generally I can’t tolerate ice cream (thanks to my intolerance of milk) but every once in a while I just have to have some. At this particular shoppe they have a flavor called “Darth Chocolate”, which is essentially super dark chocolate with no sugar. It’s not for everyone, but I LOVE it! Caroline wasn’t too sure if she wanted any ice cream, especially when she saw it displayed in a cone. I told her to stick her tongue out and lick it and well as you can see by the picture, she changed her mind.

 

 

June 23

Caroline’s Dedication

Last weekend Michael and I dedicated Caroline at our home church. The dedication took place on Father’s Day and we were blessed to be surrounded by our closest and dearest friends and family. After the dedication and church service we held a small party at our home in celebration of Caroline and of Cass for graduating.

A family photo opportunity before the dedication. It was a beautiful day!

Michael and I with Caroline making a promise before God, the congregation, and our family and friends that we will raise Caroline in a Christian home.

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March 23

Happy 1/2 Year Caroline

It’s so hard to believe that we are half way through Caroline’s first year. The days, at times, have seemed long, but how fast they grow up! She’s already learning how to sit up on her own, crawl backwards, eat her first real foods, and cry when I leave the room (not so fun!).