Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Don't forget these guys.

I was browsing blogs yesterday and I read a quote off ny cousin shannon's blog which she actually got off here a long tima ago and it was such an amazing reminder to me that I needed to share it with you.
"One thing is certain: If we do not willingly give our children the right kind of attention, we shall be compelled to give them the wrong kind of attention. The time we do not spend caring and playing will be consumed in silencing complaints and doing damage control. Later on when our kids are older, every hour we have not invested in loving them will be spent instead sitting in offices of counsellors, principals, and probation officers.
I other words, children expose our idols. Every time we think of a child as "interrupting" or "interfering with" our lives, it's because we have erected an idol in the place where love alone ought to reign. Ironically, our idol may be some task we think we are performing for the sake of our children, only to find that we have exchanged the God of living relationships for an isolating god of our own devising. "
By Mike Mason "The Mystery of Children"

It's clear I need to reread this book.

My sister Becky wanted an update on the kids so here it is:
Olivia is still cute, still chubby, still happy...


See?
A woman at swimming lessons told me she thinks Ben is one of the most hansome boys she's ever seen. Me too.

This guys been chewing shoes and Toys and stealing cookies when we're not looking but we love him and he is such a sweet and affectionate little guy. He does like to hump Amanda's dog Rolo though. Just LOOK at those eyes! Irresistible!


Daddy took Megan on a date just the two of them the other day. They went for ice cream and a walk. SOOOOO Cute. Here's a few pics just before they left.




Again....observe and enjoy the chub chub. Don'tcha wanna bite it?

Sorry this one's iritatingly blurry but too cute not to share.
Again with the cuteness. I can't help myself.
Have a good day.

14 comments:

Becky said...

YAY! You just made my lunch break. My whole day, actually.. it's been a busy one. One of the girls in the design department is on Holidays so I am taking on a whole lot more.... My brain is leaking out of my ears. But the day goes so fast! Thanks for showing me the kidlets, I miss you guys so much. See you in 2 weeks!

Tracy said...

2 posts so close together! Keep' em comin'! Love the one of the "Daddy Daughter Date" sooooooo cute!

Elizabeth said...

My day just got better. Love it!

Angella said...

You make beautiful babies, that's fo sho. Not surprising, as you're pretty hot yourself :)

Amanda said...

The one of Olivia in the grass is my favourite!

Poetsch Family said...

I love the photo of dustin kissing megan's hand. her expression is so great. you have a very beautiful family. I also like the pics of the two of you. Glad you guys had a great time. NIce to have a get away once in a while. You deserve it.

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

WARNING, WARNING. You have exceeded the CUTENESS factor - way too much cuteness going on here. The pic (black and white makes it even more nostalgic) of daddy and daughter is so precious. And all your kids, well, what can we say - look at their parents. How could they be anything but beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
Oh, and the quote from that book....(throat clearing) CONVICTING!!!

The Foulds said...

Wonderful pictures, I can't even pick a favorite! The kids are so darn cute, easy to take lots of pictures I bet!

What a challenging quote form that book!

Danica said...

I was just showing Adora this picture of Ben. I think the gene pools will mesh nicely, don't you?

Kaili said...

Your children ARE adorable!!! I love the Daddy-daughter photos, so cute and so special for Megan!

Filtering Life said...

The daddy date pictures...AWESOME. How amazing is your husband? God is really going to use those times. Way to be a great dad (knockin him one in the shoulder). I know he is holding his breath for my approval so I don't want him to pass out.

Kelly said...

HI Christy- I had that eaxct phrase printed out and put on my fridge so I see it every morning. It is so important and can be overlooked so easily. Thanks for the reminder.

lori <>< said...

you are one crazy good photographer.

joyce said...

I always love your pictures! You have one beautiful family...every single one of you guys!