A Random Pattern

Family update (a Christmas letter in three parts)

So, first order of business: some fun tidbits from recent family life.

Selah, for a few months now, has been a mimic. When we lock our car, the horn honks if we hit the button twice. Whenever we do this, Selah tries to make the same sound as the car horn. If we hear a dog barking, Selah will try to mimic the dog. It’s been quite amusing.

Apparently this sound-mimicry was a precursor to a language explosion, as she’s been shocking us the last few days with the words she attempts to say right after we say them. This has led to a few close calls, such as Selah learning the word “sheesh” tonight. :P

Tessa, has become quite a pray-er. The other night at dinner she wanted to pray. Here is a partial list of things she told God she was thankful for:

  • standing on the floor
  • not spilling my drink
  • the very very very pretty sky (incidentally a lot of things have been “very very” lately)
  • Jesus
  • Christmastime
  • CI (her Cochlear Implant)
  • People making my CI
  • Being very very careful

Today, we couldn’t quite make out most of what she thanked God for, but we think she said “our silly silly family” and “mommy and daddy yelling” (guess we’ve got something to work on . . . :oops: ).

Stephen: well, check the picture for updates on me. :)

New look for Stephen
You can’t really tell from the picture, but I’ve got highlights in my hair now. It was a (late) anniversary present for Sara, but I don’t think she really cares for it. :D

Last for best: check out the new web album I just put up. The pictures didn’t come out the greatest ever, but that’s mainly because the girls can’t stay still. Sara’s also posted an update on Tessa’s site.

Peace and Love,


2 Responses to “Family update (a Christmas letter in three parts)”

  1. Matthew Says:

    At least she said she was thankful for Mommy and Daddy yelling :) Just tell her it’s a sign of love when Mommy and Daddy yell.

    It does recall an incident I related on my blog (I think). My son was showing his babysitter a picture we have hanging on our wall of Lynn and I in Paris in 2000, before Brendan was born. In the picture we are standing at the carousel at the bottom of Sacre Coeur in Montmartre, and we are kissing. After looking at the picture, Brendan said to the baysitter, “That was when Mommy and Daddy loved each other.” The babysitter said, “Surely your Mommy and Daddy still love each other.” He repleid, “No, Mommy calls Daddy an idiot.”

    So apprently, we’ve got things to work on, too.

  2. Matthew Says:

    Oh, and I like that tee shirt, btw. Gonna have to find me one of those.

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