Sunday, September 20, 2009

Pictures, Pictures, Pictures

Bible Stories

One of Austin Kieff's favorite things to do is read a Bible story. Sometimes we read from the Bible, sometimes we read a book telling a story from the Bible, sometimes we listen to Austin Kieff tell a Bible story or about a lesson from Sunday School. I love how attentive he is and his desire to learn about God. He wants to be "pleasing to God" because "displeasing God hurts His feelings." His short prayers bring tears to my eyes and put joy in my heart. Watching him grow in his knowledge of and love for our Lord is AWESOME. Do you have any pointers on teaching kids about the Bible or verse memorization?? We would love to read your comments!

Here is a snippet of him reciting his memory verse:

Caroline's Dedication

We had Caroline's dedication the Sunday before Labor Day. It was so nice, David's parents, My mom, brothers, sister-in-law, niece and nephew along with our good friend Mrs. Terry were all there to share this special moment with us in addition to our wonderful church family. Brother Luke presented her with a certificate and a pink Bible. Caroline did great!! Here are a few pictures:

at Country's after Church

Getting ready

Catching Up

Where does the time go? Caroline is now six months old and has two teeth! She and Austin Kieff have had the flu. I took them both to the doctor last Monday and both had positive flu tests! Caroline also had a sinus infection and double ear infections. My fever started Monday night and we are all just now really getting back to normal. The kids went to daycare on Friday for a few hours while I checked in at work.

We had a great Sunday School lesson this morning and two new additions to our class! Austin Kieff is still not doing well with the drop off for Sunday School. He is doing great when I leave him at daycare. We have our morning routine...first, he gets out his carseat and the car on his own; then he goes and stands on the "front porch;" next I get Caroline and their bags our the car; then we all go to Caroline's room where Austin Kieff waits outside of the door while I put up Caroline's belongings and remove her from her seat; next Austin Kieff gives Caroline hugs and kisses before I place her in her bed; after this, I take Austin Kieff to potty; then we sign in and go to his room to drop off his bag before going to the breakfast room; finally (this is my favorite part!), I take Austin Kieff to his chair and the walk across the room, he comes running to me for one last hug and kiss, I take him back to his chair and am on my way to work. Sometimes he is smiling at this point, sometimes he is a little side. But, so far, no TEARS!! Of course our daily routine takes some time, but it is SO worth it!!

I promise I am going to post some new!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

We are Alive!

Just a quick note to say that we are still here! I will post new pictures soon and several posts to catch up on what has been going on with The Jordan Family!

Right now we are hoping to go back to work/school tomorrow as the kids and I have all had the flu. It has not been a fun week!!

We hope all is well with all of our friends and family!