Sunday, August 30, 2009

Nathanael's 3rd birthday party :-)

Here are some pictures from Nathanael's "Thomas the Tank Engine" birthday party. I think he really enjoyed turning 3. :-) It ended up that almost all of his presents were "Thomas" related. Haha He loves playing with his new train sets! They are taking up half the floor space in my sewing/reading room. Haha :-) Nathanael's friends from church, Zach and Chloe.
The birthday cake.

Opening presents.

Daddy lighting the candles.

Nathanael decided it was his job to cut the cake. Haha

Me, Carolyn and Diana

Happy Birthday Boy! :-)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The newest "Peter Rabbit" projects. :-)

These are the Peter Rabbit bumper pads I've been working on. I still actually have the last long side to finish, but I ran out of ribbon for the ties. And the side of the crib isn't back on yet, anyway.

A lovely friend of mine who loves Beatrix Potter things as much as I do, gave me this cute frieze for the boys' room. :-) Nathanael loves it.

My friend, Melissa, gave me this Peter Rabbit print, which I put in a white, ornate frame I had on hand. I think it adds a nice touch to the entrance of the room. :-)
Things are going pretty well in these last days/weeks of my pregnancy. Although I found out at 29 weeks along that I have gestational diabetes, I've been able to control my blood sugar levels very well with diet. So, other than not being able to eat some things I crave, it shouldn't be a problem for me or the baby.
I am now 36 weeks along, and since Nathanael was born at 36 1/2 weeks, I am prepared for going into labour anytime from now on. Haha I am finishing up a lot of last minute projects and chores around the house that I want done before the new arrival. I guess it must be "nesting"! Haha
I'm so thankful that we live in a lovely, bright house for this baby's arrival. When Nathanael was born we were renting a house (while looking for one to buy) that was old, dark and dusty. Ben calls it "The Bat Cave". Haha The darkness made me feel depressed after the birth, and I think contributed to Nathanael having a bad case of jaundice.
Sorry, I don't have an updated side shot of pregnant me. Hopefully I will be able to post one before the baby is born. :-)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Goodbye to a Wonderful Mother, Grandmother and Mother-in-law.

We recently returned from a trip to South Australia to say goodbye to Ben's dear mother. We were there for a week, and were able to be with and talk to her before she passed away.
This photo was taken about a year ago.

I am so glad Nathanael got to see his Grandma again before it was too late. It was a special time for all of us, but very sad, too. We will miss her so much! But what a comfort to know that we will see Ben's mom again in Heaven some day. She truly loved the Lord, and trusted in Him as her Saviour.
I am so thankful for Ben's wonderful parents. Their love for each other is an inspiration, as was so evident in his Dad's care of Miriam in her last battle with cancer.

"Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord." 2 Corinthians 5:6-8

"Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel and afterward receive me to glory. " Psalm 73:24