Monday, June 8, 2009

Church Camp Initiation

Emma just got back from her first week of church camp ever. Josh and I have been working with youth for many years and have seen the huge impact that summer camp has had on the young people. So, it was so exciting to see our own daughter get to take part. When I attended the services, I was so proud of Emma. She would get up and pray with all of her friends at the end of the service. Her demeanor reflected compassion and sincerity. I can't wait to see what God has in store for this little girl. I know that she is going to serve in mighty ways!

Here she is on her bunk at camp.


There is a tradition that consists of all the kids eating ice cream with an insane amount of toppings out of a gutter. They call this little tradition "Gutter Goo". Here is Emma enjoying.


Here she is going down the huge homemade slip 'n' slide with her daddy (Josh was one of the camp counselors for the boys)


This was taken in the midst of a shaving cream fight. I think this is a mandatory activity at all church camps. :)



After church camp, we celebrated her 7th birthday on Saturday. Is it possible that this sweet girl is seven? Doesn't seem like it. She is now enjoying some summertime fun for a week at her Nana & Grandpa's house. I'm sure she is having a blast building a play fort with her grandpa, but I'm ready to have her home for awhile.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Boy, Oh Boy!

I had my 15 week doctor's appointment yesterday. I convinced the doctor that I needed an ultrasound to make sure some minor first trimester issues had been resolved. These issues were really not that great of a concern but I saw my opportunity to see live pictures of my baby and I jumped on it. I'm so sneaky that way.

My doctor asked me if she could tell the sex of the baby, would I want to know. "Of course!" Generally, 15 weeks is too early to tell but after a quick glance things were looking very boyish! The doctor said not to run out and buy all blue just yet. There is still a chance that this glimpse of manhood could have been just umbilical cord. Still, judging from the few Ultrasound pictures I received, I am pretty convinced that it's a little guy. Can't help but be a little excited as this will even things out for us. 2 boys, 2 girls.

As a funny side note, when the doctor first placed the scanner on my belly and we got our first pictures of baby, you could see the little guy immediately move his hand from up near his face, down to cover his private area. The nurse, doctor and I busted out laughing. Apparently, he knew exactly what we were looking for and he's shy. :)