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The verses that have REALLY spoken to me (Sarah) lately....

"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock." Matthew 7:24-25

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. I Peter 5:8-9

From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.' Acts 17:26-28

May the words of my mouth and the mediation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock, and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14

So be careful to do what the Lord your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left. Walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess. Deuteronomy 5:32-33

God, our God, will take care of the hidden things but the revealed things are our business. It's up to us and our children to attend to all the terms in this Revelation. Deuteronomy 29:29 (The Message)

About the Friesen's....

We are Marc, Sarah, Luke, and Kate Friesen. We were married June 5, 2004. We have one son, born July 21, 2008, named Luke Andrew -- now 4 years old. We also have a daughter named Kate Christine -- born June 6, 2012. Marc is working at Cessna as a Senior Accountant, and Sarah stays home full-time with Luke. Sarah also gets to work very part-time at home for Graber Backhoe -- an excavation company AND VERY part-time at our church. We LOVE being a part of Grace Community Church here in Newton, KS. We lead a Community Life Group of other wonderful couples. Marc thoroughly enjoys long-distance running and Taekwondo. Sarah thoroughly enjoys walking -- especially when the weather is nice to take Luke and/or out in the stroller. Thanks for reading our blog!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

18-Month Check-Up....

Yesterday, since Marc was off work, I scheduled Luke's 18-month check-up so that Marc could go with us.

The appointment went fine except Luke really doesn't like the doctor examining him. And, he most certainly didn't care for the shots. Fortunately, he recovers quickly, and overall, shots aren't too bad for him. It's just sad in the process.

Anyways, here are Luke's official stats.

Height: 32 3/4 inches (70th percentile)
Weight: 28 lb. 10 oz. (83rd percentile)
Head Circumference: 20 inches (98th percentile)

**I've said this before, and I'll say it again. Could Luke's large head be the reason he didn't come out of me normal and therefore required a C-Section delivery? Who knows? We just laugh about his large head.


Last week, Luke, all of a sudden, decided he wanted to eat with a spoon by himself (I'd been working with him on it -- he had only been doing it with help). So, I let him. Yes, there was a mess, but I haven't had a parent yet tell me that learning to use utensils doesn't make a mess.

Here he is -- eating some yogurt. Yes, some actually did make it into his mouth :)

And, just for fun....

Here are a couple of photos of Luke working on a sucker. We'd been at the bank. They gave him one (as they have in the past), and I sometimes let him work on it in the car -- not for too long, though. It can be a sticky mess.

Does anybody else let their kids do this in the car (at least a kid this young)?

The REAL beauty of these photos is that if you look closely at Luke's right cheek, you'll notice dried snot. It looks like dirt, but it's not. I had been at my Bible Study (on Tuesday mornings). Luke stays in the nursery at church, and that's how he was when I picked him up.

Yes, it's gross, but it's a child :) Those things are to be expected. And, I am NOT at all complaining about the people who work in the nursery with Luke during that time. They do a great job. He's well care for....He likes to play there.

I can deal with the snot. I don't expect them to deal with somebody else's kid's snot.


Momma H said...

Luke is getting to be quite handsome - as in the last pic. And yes - kids are messy and there is no point in getting uptight about it. Most generally they grow out of it...but not always. Haven't you known messy guys in their twenties and older? Just the way they are sometimes. Anyway. Your son looks good. And you do sound like a proud mommy - just as you should!

Amanda said...

Taylor AND Mason eat their entire suckers in the car all the time. I can't remember when Mason had his first - but it's been AWHILE ago. Having some wipes stashed somewhere in the backseat where you can grab them quickly as you get them out of their seats is handy.

Amanda said...

in fact, you'll think I'm crazy if you knew that Mason has also had gum and hard candy! It's so hard to tell him no, if Taylor is getting it - so he insists on having all the same stuff! Just wait till you see what your 2nd ones ends up getting and how early!

The Ekeland's said...

I let Julia have suckers in the car. I don't like it but she gets so mad when I try to reason with her (reasoning with a year and a half year old HA!). Before Jeremy and I had Julia I was a perfectionist to the MAX about messes and all that...you should see my house now! I guess messes are easy to clean up I figure.

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