“When God wants a great work done in the world or a great wrong righted, he goes about it in a very unusual way. He doesn’t stir up his earthquakes or send forth his thunderbolts. Instead, he has a helpless baby born, perhaps in a simple home and of some obscure mother. And then God puts the idea into the mother’s heart, and she puts it into the baby’s mind. And then God waits. The greatest forces in the world are not the earthquakes and the thunderbolts. The greatest forces in the world are babies.” ~ET Sullivan

Friday, March 21, 2008

What Leah has been up to

Here are some videos of Leah doing what she does best--playing (imitating!) and helping us.

This week we've played in the sandbox, tried (desperately, but in vain) to fly a kite, discovered a "fort" underneath Samuel's crib, gotten tangled in thread while Mom sews, ran around outside with the neighbor kids, and played all of our board/party games including Scrabble, Rumikub, Clue, Jenga, and others. (When I say we "played" them, I mean we opened the box and Leah spread the peices all over the room for a few minutes). She didn't really get the concept of Twister, but has learned to match letters or pictures from the other games.

Helping out around the house:

Playing. She's painting Woody's boot with a paintbrush (Sorry it's kind of dark):

The "fort" or "hiding place" as she calls it. It's high enough for her to sit upright underneath and read a story or play with a secret toy.

Mermaid Leah. This is what her hair does in the tub. She's learned that if she gets messy enough at dinner she takes a bath afterward. Hmmm....How many baths does she expect to take in one day?


Anonymous said...

I like her cute hiccups. I had to look up the spelling for that, and the definition made me laught: "A spasm of the diaphragm resulting in a rapid, involuntary inhalation that is stopped by the sudden closure of the glottis and accompanied by a sharp, distinctive sound." I thought it would be funny to explain to a kid what hiccups are using that definition. Isn't it good that our kids can learn things without always having to use the dictionary?

Rebecca Reid said...

Elizabeth--we gave a Chinese brother a ride home from church the other day. Paul had the hiccups. The brother wanted to know what "hiccups" meant. I could only demonstrate--now I have a definition. Jenny--I love the mermaid picture. That's how I always felt when I went swimming and my hair would swirl everywhere!