Monthly Archives: July 2011

My Sweet Charlotte Girl

I realized looking back over this year’s posts that I have not yet had a blog post dedicated to our second precious daughter, Charlotte. This one’s for you my sweet Charlotte girl!

Lately, she seems to be changing so quickly. All of the sudden she is starting to roll over, really wanting to sit by herself (but not quite able to yet), changing toys from one hand to the other, and getting everything she possibly can in to her mouth. She also loves looking at faces, smiling, and is a very happy baby most of the time. The only time we see the sad face is when someone besides Mommy or Daddy tries to hold her. We’ll have to work on that, little leach!

About a month ago, Charlotte got to get in the ocean for the first time! She was not the biggest fan.


My precious and beautiful baby!


Getting bigger!


A very happy girl sitting with her Daddy while we eat lunch. She doesn’t like staying in her bouncy seat on the floor. She wants to see and touch everything that we are doing Smile.


Being silly with Daddy.

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Almost rolling in this picture, but she still doesn’t quite have the hang of doing it purposefully. Most of the time she is quite surprised to find herself suddenly on her back!


I start them practicing the piano from a very young age!


One of my favorites!! Elizabeth and Charlotte already love each other so much and it is such a blessing to see my girls having fun together!



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Today we got a package in the mail! I think it only took 5 weeks to get here! Thank you so much Smith family for sending us all these goodies!
It really is a treat for us to have a little taste of home every once in a while. And Elizabeth was so excited with her new crayons, markers, and coloring book. Here is a picture of the floor a very happy 30 minutes after we opened the package.
Thank you again very much! We are so blessed by all our friends and family!
Update on Elizabeth: After we got the blood work back on Saturday for Elizabeth we ruled out dengue fever, and by Sunday she seemed completely back to herself. We assumed that it was a regular old virus and the worst was over (see previous post). Then Monday morning Elizabeth woke up vomiting and her fever was back. She was also complaining of a stomach ache and a headache. I called the doctor back and we went over the blood work again. With her symptoms and her white blood cell count, the current diagnosis is typhoid. We have started her on antibiotics, and though she still has a low grade fever, she is feeling better. We also have her on tylenol and anti-nausea medication to help control her symptoms. Honestly, I am very thankful to have a treatable diagnosis. Typhoid doesn’t scare me half as much as having a very sick kid and not knowing what is wrong. Every day I am thankful that we serve a faithful God who a sovereign healer. Thank you so much to all our friends and family for your prayers and support. We love you all!

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Elizabeth’s Beauty Salon

Today, Matt was invited to have his hair cut at Elizabeth’s “salon.” She had her tools – a brush and a comb. I think the comb acted as the scissors.
After his hair was “cut” he needed hair bows so that he looked pretty!
And a final brushing after the styling to make sure that all the hair is just right.
Such a good Daddy!
It is so nice to see Elizabeth acting like herself again. (For those of you that don’t know, she had a really nasty virus for a few days and we were concerned that it was something more serious like dengue fever. Fortunately, her blood work improved and so did she.) So glad she is healthy now! Thanks to all of you around the world that prayed for her. Thank you Lord, for healing my daughter!

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