Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Baby Dedication

This Mother's Day was special to me because we finally got to dedicate both kids. This was an outward showing and declaration that we, as parents of Malachi David and Rachel Eliana, would raise them up in the Lord Jesus Christ in a Christian home with Biblical morals and values. This wasn't a baptism or any type of salvation thing. We just declared that we would do our best to be Christ like examples for them and lead them closer to God by our lives and actions as parents and husband and wife. They will choose whether or not to follow Christ but it is our duty to show them who He is and what He's done for them and for us. So we praise Jesus for this great day!!!

Of course during prayer Malachi had to play with Daddy's eyelashes the whole time!!!

Being kids!

Here's Rachel and Samantha right before we got rained on...and sad to say only played at that park for about five minutes before it poured! And of course cute Jack who is now one!!! CRAZY!


So this day I went outside with Malachi while Rachel Eliana slept and Aaron hung out inside. It was great for Malachi and I to be alone and play chase...or should I say "chase Malachi". This concept is not quite clear to him. I had thrown the ball and said I'd chase him and get the ball...I grabbed it and ran and he's running, and running, and catches up to me...then passes by and wants me to chase him..yep without the ball...I still had in my hand!! Funny concept for him! But I loved it very much! Precious little boy...and some precious pictures of our beauties.

Here, Rachel...do you like this pine cone?? I hope so...cause..you may need to taste it for me.

Here's one of our sweet friends in our appartment...well their son, Ottov who Malachi enjoys playing with. His mom and dad, Simmi and Monaj were in India visiting home and the woman in the pictures is one of Ottov's grandmas from India visiting here to help out.

She's getting so big!

I cannot believe Rachel Eliana is now 8 months old. It's hard for me to put my mind around that because at this age with Malachi he was HUGE and had 8 teeth and said "dada"...but didn't do much else...because of the "HUGE" part! Rachel is just a spaz...in a great way. She's not a good nurser, due to distractions(i.e. brother)...and she just won't sit still! She has always been this way. She is most deffinetely brave! There seems to be no fear in her. So as I put this pictures up she is trying to pull herself up to stand...and has fallen a few times...and in the pictures of her sleeping in my arms it is at the last MOPS meeting at church and I had to get a picture because both of my kids didn't sleep in my arms after they were about 1 month old and when Malachi was about 7 months old he was sooooo tired he fell asleep in my arms and we took a picture. Well, that's what happened at MOPS and I just needed a photo of her. She's so precious!! Absolutely beautiful. I love her growling laugh and growling in anger. She is my little lamb and I just can't get enough of her smile....and she still has no teeth and I'm quite ok with that!

I had to put this picture of her mess....and I often wonder who invented some of this teething snacks...seriously??? Look at this mess. I think to myself, "why?"..."why am I giving this to her, knowing that I will have the biggest mess to clean up?" I mean this girl, as I said earlier, does not sit still...and she had this everywhere!!! In her hair...on her pants...I mean all OVER her pants and still managed to eat just a little of that GERBER bitter biscuit...and had most of it left over stuck to her leg! Yep...gross!

Our super spiritual daughter prays in her sleep!! HA HA HA! Just kidding...well maybe she does...we don't know.

Cute even in mommy's clothes!

Here's a great pic of Rachel Eliana wearing my outfit from when I was a babe!...baby! And of course I wanted to share a few pic's of Malachi...sleeping crazy...and with his awesome babysiter, Jordan whom he adores and they both seem to really enjoy bubbles!

When will I just trust.....

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