Monday, December 13, 2010

Spoiled Good

Leif is not spoiled rotten, I prefer to think of it as spoiled good.
With seven older siblings, plus a Mom and a Dad who simply cannot resist His Adorableness, the babe has got it made. And yet he is able to maintain the sweetest disposition...none of the attention goes to his head.
Amelia is his phone secretary.

Micah makes sure his stuffed bear is always handy.

Dante supervises his jumparoo time.

Sunny is way more comfy than the couch.
Wait!! Why is Dante climbing on Daddy's back, leaving poor Leif to watch??
We do love our little Leif Kristian!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Blessings Grow!

The Blessings being our 8 children, of course! Leif is pictured here (with Nikita) wearing the very outfit that Dante 4 years ago when we flew home with him. I had saved it for sentimental reasons, not knowing we would have our Little Leif to wear it.

Just this morning I went through a box of clothes for Leif, pulling out the next size larger since he is growing. Leif has plenty of outfits to wear. My picking for Dante have been pretty slim, though; I have only had a rotation of 3-4 shirts for him.

What a blessing we received this afternoon though!! His bus driver asked me if he could use some clothes, if I do not mind used. I told her we love hand me downs! She stopped by a few minutes later with two boxes of clothing from one of her fellow drivers. Dante now has 8 new long sleeve shirts in beautiful condition. There were also about 8 pairs of pants, which will go to Micah since Dante might be a size 4-5 on top but still wears only size 2-3 in pants.

God is good!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Getting ready for His birthday

My grandmother made this Nativity scene a very long time ago. The kneeling Mary is about 12 inches high, so this is a large set that I absolutely love.

This is a hanging countdown to Christmas quilt. This year we filled each pocket with candy and are using it as our Advent Calendar.

Alexander is helping Sunny get out today's candy.

Amelia and her big brother are making some stars to hang for Christmas decorations.