Sep 28, 2010

Eating dirt and apple cores

Seriously. That's what she's been doing lately.

This video is a little shaky since I was walking around while filming, but the end is definitely worth watching. Very funny.

Sep 23, 2010

13 Month Birthday

I wasn't sure if I would keep taking these monthly pictures, but I went ahead and did it this month. I took 31 pictures total because she kept moving around so much, I couldn't get a good one. I chose this one since it really shows how mobile she is. (She had already pulled the bow out of her hair by this shot.)

Fun Day at the Park

Sep 19, 2010

Marc's Mission Trip to Haiti

Some of you might know, Marc is on a mission trip to Haiti for the week. He sent out this e-mail I thought I would share here:

Dear friends,

In less than 36 hours I will be in Haiti starting my weeklong mission trip at an orphanage in Croix-des-Bouquets, right outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. God told me earlier this year that it was time for me to go back and to serve. Our church started a partnership with a ministry/orphanage Haiti a little bit before the earthquake occurred. Our church had wanted to have one global focus and the leadership was directed towards Haiti. Our group leaving tomorrow will be the second of three teams that will be going there this year.

It's been a while since I've been to Haiti (18 years). Some of you have been there more recently than I have... So it will be somewhat surreal to experience going back under these conditions. I have no idea what to expect, and that is great! Our main mission during that week will be to serve the orphanage, help rebuild, love on those kids there, and share the news of His kingdom. The orphanage is also the only International House of Prayer in the area and they make intercessory prayer part of their daily lives. I am looking forward to see what God will do with our team and experience Him in a totally different way.

Please pray for God's protection for my family here, Alysia, Athelie, and B.I.B. Yes there's a B.I.B, with a Feb expected arrival date! Also pray for God's will be done with us while there.

Until next time... Peace out & Peace within,

If you'd like to kept up to date with the team, our church is keeping a daily blog of their events. You can check it out here.

P.S. Are you suprised - a post about something other than Athelie...and you thought this blog was all about her. :)

Sep 12, 2010

very random video of Marc and Athelie playing together

1st Protein Shake

with mango, papaya, and o.j. - I think she liked it.

Sep 11, 2010

Professional Pictures

Go here. This is my favorite.

Sep 9, 2010

playing in her tunnel = good times

Playing in the Kitchen

Every child love's playing in the kitchen cabinets, and every parent has picture's of their child playing in the cabinets. So here are our pics of Athelie in the kitchen - making messes and having lots of fun.

Banana eater

She had to have the whole thing.

Last days of summer

I know I've already posted pictures of Athelie wearing her sunglasses, but they've become one of her new favorite toys. She loves putting them on and putting them on her head (like she sees me doing) and so, I had to capture a few more shots of her wearing her sunglasses.