What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Her Second Noel

I've been so bad at blogging lately that I never even posted pictures of our Ineke on her second birthday...

days before CHRISTMAS.

But, therein lies the problem.

Back then I was scrambling to finish all the gifts that were supposed to have already been done.  I was preparing for guests and for going to parties.  I was eating fudge.  Too much fudge.

So here they are- because I can't really think 'SPRING!' if I am blogging pictures with Christmas trees in the background.

When she was a teensy one, I called Ineke my little sloth because she really slept most of the first few months of her life.  My mother was actually concerned with how much she slept.  So when I saw this little sloth at HobbyLobby (having a 40 % off coupon handy in my purse), I about died. 

I sewed some cute little clothes for it and sewed velcro to the hands and feet so it can be attached for a hug or a piggyback ride (or on her bed at night). 

When asked if what she wanted for her dessert she said "ICEWEEM".  The other children might have used a bit of coercion there, I can't be sure.  So she got a simple ice cream cake.  Simple is key a few days before Christmas. 

Ineke is the exact opposite of a sloth now- sometimes she just randomly runs around in circles over and over again.   Why does she do it?  I know not.  But when I look at the sloth, I remember that wee little baby that has already grown too big too soon.

I can't bear it to see her grow so quickly but it is how God made the world and I will marvel at it, even through the tears.


Making Cents Of It All said...

Happy late Birthday. I can't believe she is already two. The sloth is so cute, just like the birthday girl.

Abigail said...

Ha! What a perfect sloth! She looks like she loves him already. Here's to many more years of seeing this little one grow in wit and grace!

p.s. I feel so on top of things right now. Everything else is in shambles, but for the first time in months, all my comments are on posts current enough to not be moderated. That counts for something!