Thursday, June 25, 2009


A boy and his stack of pancakes...I'm not sure exactly what this is. Peter took it at Sam's request. He loves to make his hair crazy when it's wet from bathing.
Peter and the "little ones" put together ALL of the floor puzzles the other day. They were so PROUD!!
She's almost sitting up on her own.
She loves her outdoor time.
But once I'm there, she only wants to be with me. :-)
Sweet girl.
Calvin took this picture of me and Cecily.
Cutie pie and daddy.
So sweet the relationships. We are so blessed.
I thought it was cute when Millie climbed in the back of the stroller the other day.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Once a month we spend a Sunday evening doing games together as a church. These pictures were taken by Kristin Stedman at our games time for the month of May. It was hosted by the Moss Family. We will be going to the one for June this Sunday at the Oldland's house.

This is taken in the Moss' backyard. The adults played several games of volleyball while the children enjoyed the swingset and the sand box.

Marlene and I watched the game, chatted and supervised the children. This sand box is really a deep one and the boys always enjoy it.

Sam and Will also played some on a tether ball game.
Cecily, one of three babies who viewed all the action from their carseat.
Kristin Stedman with Titus.
Shirley Carpenter holding Titus.
Two Miss Mosses with their nephew, Isaac.
Eating hotdogs and other good things.
The engaged couple. :-)
This is Evan Falkenstein swinging with Amelia.
I just thought Kristin took some good pictures and I would share them. Peter really enjoys the volleyball. It's wonderful to have people to play with! I'm sure I'll be sharing pictures from more church fellowship soon.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


A few Saturdays back, Joshua and Kristin Stedman from church invited us to go out to a lake with them. We all went out to Chestnut Ridge Park for the afternoon. The Stedmans have a small portable grill that we used to cook some hot dogs. Below is Josh and Calvin.This is Titus Stedman. I think that he is about 3 months old here.
Setting up the picnic table for lunch. In the background you can see the playground and the lake.
Waiting for lunch...
Oops. Millie tripped and scratched her knee.
Cecily enjoyed the time outside. She scooted around on this blanket.
She even scooted over to say hello to Titus.
Kristin is doing such a great job as a mom.
The Stedman Family
After lunch we all went over and enjoyed the lake. It was pretty cool, so we hadn't brought swimsuits. Peter and Josh and the boys spread out along the shore to do some fishing.
Nobody got any fish, but they enjoyed it anyway.
Amelia enjoyed the sandy beach.
She eventually got her feet wet.
I think after a while, everyone wished they had brought their suits. They had to settle with some wading.

We let Millie get her clothes wet since she was the only one with a change of clothes.
She had a marvelous, fun time. So many new discoveries at this age.
Cecily snoozed in her car seat. :-)
The boys all caught a bunch of salamanders, of course.
Some of these pictures were taken by Kristin. She took the salamander ones.

I like this one that Kristin took. This is Ben showing her a salamander. The poor salamander!!
Samuel especially enjoyed catching and observing dragonflies.
Mr. Stedman helped Sam find a way to get wet without swimming.
Josh and Kristin got their feet wet too. :-)
Peter and Cecily, as we were leaving.
Cecily thought it was great!
Today is Saturday and obviously I'm not at the lake today!! I'm home getting ready to have some marvelous, good fellowship with God's people tomorrow. We've set up the tables and chairs and I'm about to go assemble the spinach lasagnas. We're looking forward to some time with a family from Arizona who visited this area last summer and are back again. They'll be worshipping with us tomorrow and sharing our family feast afterwards along with another family or two from church. Good conversation is very much looked forward to! I hope your Sabbath will be restful, worshipful and filled with joyous fellowship as well.