Thursday, October 29, 2009
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Annaliese showed interest in my painted toenails and it made me wonder if she was old enough for me to paint hers too? So, I sat Annaliese down and asked her if she wanted me to paint her toes. She smiled and nodded her head. How could I say no? So, I began to paint her little toenails. She was very still and took it all in. She then helped me blow on her nails to help them dry. All week long she would point to her nails to whomever was around and say, "pretty". Now when they start to wear off she grabs my hand and walks me into the bathroom and she points to the cabinet where I keep the polish. Apparently this is something she will be doing for the rest of her life!
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When Bobby & I got away for our anniversary night away from the kids, Sandy brought Annaliese a new baby doll. Annaliese fell in love with her! From that point forward she has been attached to that thing!
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Wow! Where does time go? In August, Bobby & I celebrated eleven years of marriage! That is unbelievable to me. Sometimes it feels just like yesterday that we got married, and other times it feels like we've always been together!
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Sunday, August 30, 2009
I think Annaliese might have a future on the Home Shopping Network. The girl has a THING for BLING!
It all started when Gigi bought Annaliese a play jewelry set.....
......complete with a tiara!
Gigi is sweet enough to have the set with her anytime we get together. Annaliese knows to look for it when Gigi's around!
And now she loves to wear my bracelets and my earrings that hook over her ears.....
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Thursday, August 27, 2009
Once a month there are Messianic services that take place at our church for the Messianic Jews in our congregation. It is so neat to see the Hebrew traditions incorporated into a spirit-filled worship service. And there is something so powerful when His "chosen people" have accepted Yeshua as their Lord and Savior!
A couple months ago I was on the worship team for the Messianic service. It's not a service I usually sing at so I was unfamiliar with the songs and had to learn them. I would say 75% of them are in Hebrew - not my second language! So for a couple of days I was listening to these songs non-stop to learn them. Every time this one song, "Baruch Adonai", came on Annaliese stopped what she was doing and had to dance!
You'll notice she also has a toothbrush in her hand, which was a phase she went through. She was teething her molars a couple months ago so I gave her some toothbrushes to gnaw on. She would carry those things around with her everywhere - to bed, in the car, in the bath....you get the idea.
And I also apologize for the mismatched bow in her hair. At this time, a couple months ago, she made a game of putting in and taking off her bows. Apparently yellow was the color she grabbed at that time!
Enjoy her little dance!
Posted by The Houston's at 9:44 PM
Hello! Remember me? It's been so long I'm not sure you remember me or if I even remember how to do this blogging thing! You can blame it on Facebook! So many of my friends update on FB now that it's become my one-stop shop for staying in the loop. But I know not everyone, including a lot of my wonderful family members, has FB. Besides, I really do enjoy looking back at our little blog and seeing how the kids have grown and reliving the stories of our life!
So, I'm going to try to get this thing caught up and then update it regularly. Thanks for being patient with me!
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Thursday, June 4, 2009
We recently took a trip to my Mimi & Papa's house in Arizona. We decided to drive rather than fly so we could take our time and stop when we needed to stop. I thought it would be less stressful than flying with the kids, and boy was I.......RIGHT! :) The kids did amazing both on the way there and the way back! This trip confirmed that I love road trips!
Here's Ethan trying out the neck pillow in our rented Minivan.
This was right after bath time in the hotel in Albuquerque. Ethan was a little excited to be there! It's the first hotel stay that he remembers.....
(Notice how Annaliese just watches while Ethan is going crazy!)
At Papa & Mimi's house. Ethan was so excited to have a special little bed to sleep in!
Johnnie is my cousin, Ethan's 2nd cousin. They were instantly best friends and had a blast with each other all week.
I love this picture of Ethan watching Mimi open her presents!
Mimi telling the story of Jack & The Beanstalk to Ethan.
Papa & Annaliese
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