Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Post About "She's-Still-My-Baby" Maia

Just looked back at a few our last posts . . . and saw all the photos of Eliana.

I'm thinking that Maia needs a "brag time" too. So, here are some of my recent favorite photos:

She is almost walking.  
That sunk in earlier this week as I realized, my baby is almost a toddler! 
But every time I start feeling sad about "losing" my baby, 
I think about how her little personality unfolds with every passing week.  
I fall a little more in love with this spunky (almost) toddler every. single. day.
Just look at that face.
Who could resist?!

Monday, September 12, 2011

That's My Girl - Part II

(This one is for all my Aussie family.)

You remember this post?  It's all about Maia's love for Vegemite.

This post is a continuation . . .

Oh yeah!  
That's. My. Girl.

Parenting Books

Wow!  I got quite a few responses to our last update about teaching Eliana to pray for Matt.  (I had asked for tips or suggestions that people have found to be helpful in teaching spiritual truths to their children.)  Several readers recommended resources that they have found to be helpful in their parenting and I wanted to pass these recommendations on to you:

* Gospel-powered Parenting, by Bill Farley
* Don't Make Me Count to Three, by Ginger Plowman

Disclaimer: I haven't read either of these books yet, but I'm looking forward to checking them out.

The two books that I have read and would highly recommend are:

* Parenting With Love and Logic, by Cline & Fay
* Grace-based Parenting, by Tim Kimmel