Thursday, April 30, 2009
And we LOVE IT! Have I told you how cute her chubby legs are??? They are so adorable and so great to squeeze on! She is the happiest baby ever.
Trinity is still saying Mama, Up and Baba (which is daddy in Arabic.) We don't call Moustapha that, but we always talk about it whenever we have a baby who starts saying Baba. She really hasn't added any new words to her vocabulary. When we say Bye Bye- she says "Baba." And when we say Brother- she says "Baba." When we say Ball she says "Ba." So, if you count that then she can say 6 words- but since 3 of them sound the same, we'll stick with 3! She also mimicks the boys. If they say AAAH- she'll say AAAH. If they say OOOOH. She'll say OOOOOH. It's super cute.
On Tuesday she started whistling. It was really funny. She just puckers her lips together and blows in and out and it makes a whistling sound- clear as can be. I've yet to be able to capture this on video. But, I'll keep trying.
I mentioned in my last post that she is pulling up to stand now. She started this a couple of days ago. She is still trying to figure out how to get down. And today she climbed 2 steps. How am I going to keep up with these children??? I am totally outnumbered! :-) This video shows her pulling up to stand today with a little baby play mirror. She is very proud of herself. Click here to see it!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
We were given nets, bug houses, lady bugs, bags, etc. and the girls were given butterfly wings. One of the other party favors we received were seeds to plant a butterfly garden- which I think is just basically a wildflower garden. We started with our cups, some soil and the seeds and left them in the kitchen window to grow. The boys were amazed by this and just how quickly they grew. Even I was amazed. It was really neat. So, today we planted them in the backyard- Our very own butterfly garden. Trinity was supposed to be taking a nap- I left her in her crib and turned on the monitor. The next thing you know, the child is screaming at the top of her lungs. So, I go to grab her and she is standing in her crib crying. Yes, she is 7 months old and standing in her crib. I think she was crying because she didn't know how to get down. So, anyway, she ended up in the jumpy thingy watching us plant. No nap for that active girlie!
Monday, April 27, 2009
God delivered a beautiful healthy baby boy to Michael and Patricia. Michael said "God Delivered him and I caught him" and that is the truth.
Anthony Stephen Maddux (our nephew) was born this morning just outside of the Woman's Hospital of Texas. As Michael stopped the car, he opened the passenger door and the baby was delivered weighing 9 pounds 5 ounces. He cried and was healthy. They immediately got Patricia and Anthony inside to be checked. And all is well. James and Christian are doing well too. They were there for it all and are happy to be big brothers.
Now, everyone is resting comfortably in a room. What an entrance!
Welcome to the world, Anthony Stephen! We love you!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
We had a very worshipful Easter morning service. We put both worship teams together. I normally lead 2 weeks in a row and then am off for two weeks. On Easter, we all worked together. It worked really well and was a great service. God is so good. He has provided His Place for us. We are very grateful.
The boys were adorable in their bowties!
Monday, April 6, 2009
So, Bakri's birthday party was baseball themed for one reason and one reason only- Bakri LOVES baseball. His grandparents- Moustapha's mom and dad (Grandma and Jiddy) gave him Opening Day tickets for his birthday to see the Astros at Minute Maid Park. I don't think a day has gone by since Last September, that Bakri hasn't asked "Can we go to Minute Maid Park today?" He loves Minute Maid Park and loves the Astros.
I went to a website called http://www.backgroundfairy.com/ found a background I liked and voila! Yeah! A new (prettier) background for El-Hakam Momma!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Our baby girl said her first word at Bakri's baseball practice this week. I was totally in shock that she said it...and I pulled out the camera and she said it again. It was really windy, so don't have your speakers up too loud. But, check it out if you can. I think she said it 50 times in the car on the way home. The boys were in shock too. They couldn't believe there was a word actually coming out of her mouth. This is fun!!!!
The birthday crowd! We were quite a crowd!
The kids lined up in front of the field at the birthday party.
Baseball cookies courtesy of el-hakam momma's kitchen.