October 31, 2006

More Happy Halloween!!!

Here are some photos from tonight's Fall Festival at church. Maggie was such a good sport in her costume - didn't try to pull her hood off all night. Maggie and I were cats, Tyler was a bag of catnip. Get it?


I popped Maggie into her costume last night to take a picture with her pumpkin that I carved just for her. We are going to our church's Fall Fest tonight, so I'll take pictures of us all and post them tomorrow.

Did you know that today is also Reformation Day? On this day in 1517, Martin Luther posted a proposal at the doors of a church in Wittenberg, Germany to debate the doctrine and practice of indulgences. This proposal is popularly known as the 95 Theses, which he nailed to the Castle Church doors. This was not an act of defiance or provocation as is sometimes thought. Since the Castle Church faced Wittenberg's main thoroughfare, the church door functioned as a public bulletin board and was therefore the logical place for posting important notices. Nonetheless, the event created a controversy between Luther and those allied with the Pope over a variety of doctrines and practices. When Luther and his supporters were excommunicated in 1520, the Lutheran, Reformed and Anabaptist traditions were born. (Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reformation_Day) Praise the Lord for the Reformation!

October 30, 2006

9 months

Here is Maggie's 9 month boppy picture. She's started pulling up on things, so we had to lower her crib her picture looks like she's in a little jail cell now. I couldn't get her to smile for the boppy picture on the floor. Oh well!

Yesterday she pulled up from sitting to kneeling at our friend Dixie's house, and this morning she puller up from sitting to standing on our coffee table. She's also crawling/creeping quite a bit now, and likes to head for whatever is off-limits when she gets moving. She has also learned "what sound does a doggy make?" and with some help will make little barking noises. It is so darn cute!

October 29, 2006

Pictures in the car

Here is a picture of Maggie in the car on the way home from Oxford, Mississippi. We went the the Lotts (see blog link below, right). Had a good time Grove-ing. Maggie spent all day in her carrier on Mama's front and liked it. I'll post her 9-month photo tomorrow.

October 25, 2006

Grandparents come visit!

Grampa and Gramma Spaid came to visit for a long weekend. Maggie sure got spoiled with them here! She also had lots of new stuff happen while they were here: TWO new teeth, is nearly crawling, and can stand up against the coffee table. Wow! So much progress in just 5 days!!! They even got Maggie's 1st birthday gift early - a real high chair (it matches our dining set and everything). And, Amron helped me paint my kitchen, so it is a sunny butter yellow now. It's hard to get a picture of her actually up on her knees, but she does that pretty well now, just can't figure out how to move her left leg, just the right. Standing up against the coffee table or couch is a new favorite activity. She can't pull herself all the way up yet, but she's getting there. And here's the high chair. We had to put a seat cushion in it to hold her up just right otherwise it is a little too big yet and she slouches too far down.

October 18, 2006

Trying to get a picture of her upper teeth

So Maggie still has a jack-o-lantern smile. Here are some photos where I tried to get a picture of those top teeth. As you can see, it was really difficult.

You can kinda see them through the blur - incisors on both sides, and one of her middle teeth.

And, after pictures of her teeth were over, she posed for this one. What a stinker!

October 14, 2006

Hello, me!

This week I was working at Mother's Day Out at church (a Christian daycare program) in the nursery with Maggie. There is a mirror on one of the walls that all the babies love. Why, do you ask, do they love the mirror? Well, let me tell you - they like to be able to kiss themselves! Maggie spent a good ten minutes by the mirror squealing with delight every time she saw herself in it, and I was lucky enough to capture a kiss on my camera phone. This was shortly before she was trampled by a walking 15-month old.

October 8, 2006

Sweet, sleepy baby

I caught Maggie and Daddy cuddling after church.

October 3, 2006

What kind of face is THAT?!?!

Ok - I have to say that Maggie makes the most interesting faces. Can you guess what these ones are for?

Yep, you guessed it. That is the poopy face. The camera did not capture how very red her face really was, especially 'round the eyes. Silly baby!