Thursday, June 19, 2008

Elinor's Dedication

Elinor was dedicated at our Church last sunday, Father's Day. It was really a dedication more for us as her parents. We know that a baby dedication does not s
ave her and that it is her own relationship with Jesus Christ that matters. So we were asked three questions on this special day by Pastor John. They went something like this:  "Will you recommit to your own relationship with Jesus Christ?" "Will you recommit to the vows you made to your 
spouse when you got married?" "And will you commit to raising Elinor up, teaching her Gods Word and Gods love for her?" We answered "we will" to all three questions. It is a huge responsibility to raise a child and it is not about what kind of gratification we can get 
as parents but it is about training our daughter (and future children) to love God and serve Him. The main challenge will be that Joe and actually live what we believe. So that Elinor will see that our words are not in vain.
Proverbs 22:6
"Train up a child in the way he should go,
             Even when he is old he will not depart from it. "

Here are some fun pictures of the last week

Monday, June 2, 2008

Swimming and Pigtails

We took Elinor Swimming on Friday. She really loves her bath and she loved the river in Yosemite, so we were sure she would love the pool. I am not sure if it was  because she skipped her morning nap, but she really hated it! We only took her in for about 5 minutes:) 

I also have to post a couple of these pics because I think they are the cutest things I have ever seen. I decided to try putting pigtails in Elinor's hair and it sort of worked (they are a bit off)