Friday, May 30, 2008


Elizabeth loves to imagine; I mean she LOVES to imagine that she is other people. In the history of her imaginations, she has been "checkout lady," "Julia"- from Veggie Tales, "Megan,"-my hairdresser, and even someone named "Shinta." ?

Well, now she has taken up the beloved biblical hero Moses and not only asks, nay demands, to be called "Moses," but also plays around as if she were Moses.

For example, yesterday in the front yard I was working on our flower beds, and Moses (read: Elizabeth) was looking for her staff. She found one for herself and then one for me. (I thereafter became "Aaron.") We then went over to the large rock our neighbors have in their landscape and sure enough, Moses struck the rock and waited for water to come out. My faith is too small because I didn't believe it would come out (and it didn't), but Moses thought it would.

One day last week, I came into Moses' room and found her playing with her animals and tea set her Siti had given her for her birthday. (Thanks, Siti!!) At first glance, I marveled at how perfectly appointed the tea party was. Each animal had a plate in front of it. In the upper right-hand corner there was a cup and saucer for each one. Elizabeth...sorry, Moses...had then used long lincoln logs as silverware. But probably the best part was the item she was serving for the tea party. Moses announced, "Look, Mommy, it's manna. I'm giving my animals manna from heaven." That's right!! My little Moses had used the small lincoln logs to serve as her manna. It was a beautiful blend of Scripture and imagination. I was speechless.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Four months old

Today, sweet Abigail went in for her four-month appointment. That means shots! Abigail did great and cried for maybe 10 seconds. She is some kinda champ. ;)

They also took all her measurements, and I thought you might be interested (read: grandmas info ahead!)

Length: 25 inch. (90th percentile)
Height: 16 lb. 12 oz. (95th percentile)
Head circumference: 42 cm

She is proportional though definitely ahead of the curve. (P.S. I thought I should make a note about the percentile business. It simply means that 10% of babies her same age are longer than she is and 5% of babies weigh more.) Interestingly, our beloved Dr. Matthews says she is about the size of a 6 to 7 month-old baby. No wonder those 3-6 month jammies are a bit tight.

Saturday, May 3, 2008