Thursday, February 28, 2008
This is Noah's "face plant army crawl." He is still rather lazy to do a real crawl. He gets up on all fours all the time, but never goes forward except for the face plant. I love his squeal of victory once he gets his pacifier. :)
This is Noah's first signing attempt. We tried to teach him "milk" which is squeezing your hands together, but instead of using it for milk, he uses it to say "I want it really really bad!" I think I'm going to try a different sign for milk. It's cute though, I love it!
Here are the notes from the service....it was really powerful. Because Noah was sick and teething, I was so grateful to read these afterwards because it was hard to concentrate on what Glen was saying because I was just trying to keep Noah from crying! Poor thing. Clint's parents came down for the special occasion too!
First and foremost we have God who is the Sovereign and Supreme Creator of all things and He is worthy of all honour, glory, worship and praise and it is He who blesses us with children. PS127v3 confirms that “children are a heritage from the Lord”. The point of a dedication service is first and foremost to acknowledge God and the fact that he gives life and sustains life and it is he who has “knitted Noah together in his mother’s womb” as we are told in Ps 139v13. And it is to Him that we would come and ask that He grants Noah health and vitality and that, as He cares for the sparrow that falls to the ground, so will He care for Noah each and every day of his life and gently and quickly lead Noah to that point in his life when he comes into a saving knowledge of God through the prompting of His glorious Holy Spirit and on the basis of the finished and perfect work of His only begotten Son the Lord Jesus Christ.
Secondly we have the parents to whom God has given Noah as a gift but also with the charge of Eph6v4 that they “do not provoke Noah to anger but bring him up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” and the charge to Clint and Kim is that they love Noah with such intensity that he grows up to trust them long after his childish days are over and that they commit to applying the corrective discipline and training recommended in God’s word so that Noah will develop self control, discernment and great wisdom based on God’s infallible word. Finally that Clint’s fitness to be an Elder amongst us will be affirmed as we observe his godliness in leading his home and equipping Kim to be a mother who Noah will readily respect and honour because of her faithfulness and love in caring for him. Clint and Kim – do you promise to do these things to the best of your ability in the strength and grace that God gives you? “We do”
Thirdly we have Noah Knightley Archer who is blissfully unaware of the significance of this occasion but who today will receive an inheritance that no earthly treasure could ever compare to and that is the pledge of his parents to love him and nurture him and faithfully instruct him in the things of God and ultimately lead him to that point where God will remove his inherent spiritual blindness and replace it with life and light that qualifies him to dwell in God’s presence forever. He will receive another great blessing today….
That leads me to the fourth party involved today and that is the rest of us who are called today to witness the pledge that Clint and Kim have made and to add to that our pledge to pray regularly and faithfully for both the parents and the child that God will bless and keep Clint and Kim especially in the trying times that will come and also that God will not delay in granting Noah the ultimate blessing which in the words of 1Peter 1v3&4 is for Noah to declare “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to His great mercy He has caused me to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance which is imperishable, undefiled and unfading, kept in heaven for me…” To the congregation here present will you pledge yourselves to do these things? “We do”
Friday, February 22, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Here are some photos from a braai we had for Anita's birthday this last weekend. Anita joined the Cornerstone group just a few months ago.
And I just had to add this last photo cause it shows Noah's "affectionate" side. He shows affection by open mouth kisses and by grabbing my face (I've been teaching him the word "gently!") I love being a mommy!
Friday, February 15, 2008
Yesterday it was giving him his pain medicine. The squirt sound in his mouth was too much for him, and he got the giggles dispite his toothy pain! He's gonna be a jack-o-lantern because instead of his front two teeth coming in, the one on the side is coming in first! Yesterday was a sad day for him cause his injections gave him a mild case of the mumps (his face was all swollen, poor thing!) His nickname everytime he cried yesterday was "toothy mumpy boy!"
And he said his second word for sure! He's been saying "dada" for quite a while, but we weren't sure if he knew what it meant....but yesterday he cried out "daddy" and reached for Clint...it was so sweet!
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Friday, February 01, 2008
Then he asked a guy at one counter when it will be ready and if they will mail it. The guy said they mail a reminder to pick it up in 8 weeks. As an experiment Clint asked another guy at another counter the same question. His reply: Call in in 4 weeks. Clint has diarized to call and remind them to send his reminder in 4 weeks.
Since it typicaly takes 2-4 hours of standing in line to get anything done, for the right price, you can employ the service of ladies whose sole job it is to stand in line for you all day. Once she gets to the front of the line, she sells you her spot, and then stands at the end of the line for the next customer. Can you imagine it being your job to stand in line at the DMV all day? You couldn't pay me enough!