April 20, 2006

Maggie's First Easter

Here is Maggie in bunny ears and her Easter dress. What a sight!

Althought we all love Easter baskets, and chocolate bunnies, and those Cadbury mini-eggs, they aren't the pinnacle of Easter. Easter is about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christ's death and resurrection gives assurance that the penalty for your sin (and we are all sinners, even Maggie!) against the holy God is paid for once and for all; that you can be reconciled to God through faith in the finished work of Christ. Faith in Christ is not just a get-out-of-Hell card, it is not signing up for a big list of do's and don't's, but the gift of salvation and a relationship with the Creator of the universe.
Tyler and I are so thankful for this wonderful gift God has given the world, and thankful for Easter.

At Poppy & Mimie's Farm

Out on the farm, we play with the llamas - all 43 of them!!! Ok, Mama plays with the llamas, Maggie sleeps in the carrier. I think Poppy may already have a llama saddle (yes, they do make them) ready for Maggie when she is old enough to sit up on her own.

April 15, 2006

More Pictures

Maggie was able to go visit her new twin cousins, Kendall and Riley. They were born just two weeks ago. They looked so tiny next to Maggie!

Maggie also got to take her first ferry ride on Tuesday. We didn't get out ofthe car, it was just a quick 20-minute ride from Port Orchard to West Seattle so we could get home quicker.
And here is Great-Grandma Margaret DeWaard, the Grandma we named Maggie after. We had such a wonderful time with her!

We couldn't be home and NOT go to Pike Place Market. Here's the Pike Place Market pig, Maggie is too little and it was too cold to set her on top, so buried in her blanket next to Mama will have to work!

My Uncles

Here is Maggie with Uncle Zach at his apartment and Uncle Brian at Gramma and Grampa Jones' house. She loves her uncles!

April 13, 2006

Pictures from our Seattle travels!

Here are some pictures from Seattle. I'll post some more in the next couple of days.
Grandpa Jim & Maggie - I don't think Grandpa knows how to smile.

Me and the bro-skis, Brian on the left, Zach holding Maggie. They love her WAY more than they love me. It is really sweet how they dote on her.

Maggie in a hat crocheted by my Mom's neighbor. It's a little big, but very cute.

Four generations of DeHoog women. Maggie even smiled for the camera.

Maggie with Tyler's little cousins, in order: Trevor, Tabor, Tucker and Tanner holding Maggie. We went out for pizza, it was really good!

April 6, 2006

2-month check-up results

I'm running behind, but her 2-month check-up was on Monday. Maggie weighed in at 11 lb, 14 oz, and 24 in long. She is a growing girl, and is sleeping over 6 hours at night now. We love our wonderful baby!

April 5, 2006

Meet the smile-maker

This is Ellie, the elephant (real original, I know). Ellie sits on Maggie's changing table most of the time, but has grauated up to following Maggie around the house. Maggie loves to look at Ellie and smile and talk! It is so great. We love Ellie, but we love Maggie's smiles even more.

A Day at the Lake

There is a small lake in Metro Nashville that everyone raves about, so we finally hopped in the car and drove over to check it out on Saturday. Lake Radnor is a nature preserve with lots of wildlife and indigenous flowers, so no strollers on the paths. Tyler happily put Maggie in the carrier* and we walked around the lake, about 2 hours start to finish. Look at her little legs poking out the bottom! She slpet just about the whole time we were out.

There were turtles on every log around the shore, it was pretty comical by the time we were done with our walk, it seemed like there was a turtle infestation.

*I could never get Maggie to like the sling for a long enough period to attempt to even go on an outing with her in it. So, I had to buy a front carrier. It was a great purchase - she loves it!