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Even before you were born, as we were waiting for you we planned to have you dedicated.  Since we don't really have a home church and family here in Quito yet, we dedicated you at New Life Lakeview on July 29th.  Though this isn't the church we attend every week now, it's still our church home and we still feel a big sense of community and support there.  That's what we wanted part of your dedication to be about.   We chose the 29th because we wanted as much of your family th...

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                                All photos thanks to my friend Em who did a fantastic job of catching many of Eden's favorite expressions as well as the colors of the day. 1 comment...

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At eight months old your bag of tricks is growing.  You wave in response to us waving or if we ask if you can say "Hi."  It's a cute wave that always turns out sideways.  You can also clap when asked and sometimes clap when we exclaim that you or Canaan have done a good job.   While you've been rocking on all fours routinely for about a month now, just this past week we've had official "take-off" and you are moving forward.  You're crawling.  Albeit slowly.  Ye...

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       Traveling and moving and then traveling and moving some more have made keeping up with the blog, with photos with everything a little difficult.   Sorry little E!  But we took some late pictures anyway and then we'll try to get you back on track with your 8 month photos.  All photo credits go to Emily Runyan.  I love the bright colors, the pink in our HOT little girls cheeks today and her easy-going personality that she captured. 1 co...

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At six months you've really got the rolling thing down.  You started rolling front to back and back to front and now you can go on either side.  You've figured out you can get places this way ... like over to your brother's car that you want to put in your mouth.     You took your first plane ride using your brand new passport.  It was a doozy.  Quito to Atlanta to Chicago and about 36 hours later Chicago to Boise.  You much prefer to sleep in your bed than in ...

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                Photos take by my lovely sister, Kim.   1 comment...

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Our maid is, I think, horrified by the ways we let these two kids interact but Eden doesn't mind a little rough housing and I like to be able to encourage Canaan in his relationship with his sister.  I don't want to be a house of "No's" for him, of which there are already many, where his perception is that his sister is off limits.  So as long as she's happy and game for it, we'll let him love her how does it best!                     &...

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For my records because having Canaan's stats just came in handy to compare.  At 5 months, 1 week Eden is 24.8 inches long and weighs 11.4 lbs.  (At this age Canaan was about 27 inches and 15 lbs.)  The doctor was not happy with her weight gain because she only gained 1.4 lbs in 3 months and wants her ingesting an extra 200-300 calories a day.  So she is now on a rice cereal bulk up diet and has to come back in 15 days to be weighed again.     Other than that he is t...

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    Eden,   Somehow you became five months old in the blink of an eye.  You went from being a little, snuggly newborn with not a care in the world other than a warm place to sleep to a delightful little, still snuggly baby who loves to be apart of whatever the family is doing.  At dinner time now you don't want to sit in your little chair on the floor because you can't see anything.  But you're happy to be in the bumbo on top of the table where you can watch your br...

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