Monday, June 20, 2011

Welcome, Elizabeth Jane

n Saturday June 11 at 10:50 pm we welcomed our third little blessing, Elizabeth Jane. She weighed 6 lbs, 15 oz and 21 inches -- matching her big brother in birth weight, but beating him in height by an inch. We are all enjoying her as we adjust to being a family of 5! Our cup (and our car) overflows! Thanks be to God for this beautiful, healthy baby girl.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Make Way for Ducklings - A Tour

Memorial Day weekend found us in Boston. We were so excited to do our own version of a Make Way for Ducklings tour, as this book always seems to make the regular stack of favorites. The only problem was, in typical Marie-fashion, I neither charged the camera battery pre-trip, nor did I bring along the charger. Thankfully, we got some good duckling shots in before things got shut down. Thankfully, the fun didn't end with the battery, and we had a most wonderful weekend exploring the great things of Boston.

We found a great place to stay in Beacon, just a short waddle (literally, for me) from the Public Garden. So we had many a morning walk around the pond saying hello to the residents and checking on the youngest family of ducklings. They were SO tiny, but they could swim amazingly fast. Anna nicknamed them the "dabbling ducklings."

The New England Aquarium was a hit for our little folk. Though interested in the touch-tank of rays, Anna was NOT at all willing to do any touching.

Joshua got up close and personal with one of his passions: FISH. He was agape at this multi-level tank filled with all sorts of swimming things. "Ish! Ish! Ish!"

And that's all the photos I've got, friends. But I'm so thankful for new memories made and the fun that was had. It was a great way to spend a little time together before we make way for our next little duckling. The due date is a week away and we are very excited to meet her. Besides fish, milk, water, cars and other things that go, Joshua also has a hard time staying away from babies. We pray that love will gently transmit right to his baby sister, whom he thinks is in his tummy, oddly enough.