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Brian, Kristine, Analise, and Josiah Toone

Archive for February, 2005

A basket of Analise

24th February 2005

Here’s another picture from yesterday:)

Analise is slowly “breaching” the borders in our house. She and I mainly stay in the carpeted den where her toys are and it’s completely childproof, but she enjoys crawling into the hardwood kitchen to find me when I step out there. And if I leave the doorway to the hall open, she’ll venture that direction.

Yesterday, she reminded me of the Prayer of Jabez from 1 Chronicles 4:9:

Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.

I was in the bedroom and came back 30 seconds later to find her in the foyer – a place she’s never been. She was sitting there with a big grin on her face and her hands up in the air. I think Analise has been praying that God would enlarge her territory, and she was pretty excited when He answered and she found the foyer!

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23rd February 2005

So I was relaxing in the glider doing some bible study on one side of the den, and Analise was roaming around the room, crawling, pulling up and just playing on her own. She was on the other side of the fireplace, out of my sight, making some little noises like twinging the doorstop and rattling her keys. It got quieter, and I heard her moving around the small end table that was near her, but I imagined she was just pulling up. Eventually, I heard some little “ug, ug, *sigh*” (Analise’s frustrated noises) so I went to check on her. I found her under the coffee table, wedged between the table and the wall!

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February days…

20th February 2005

Analise has been keeping busy getting into everything:) She’s crawling all over, her favorite destination being out of the den into the kitchen. She also enjoys the bookcase, see above, where she’ll pull herself up to standing. Then she proceeds to take books off, one at a time. She’s just recently decided to move UP a shelf to my books, which she finds to be more fun to EAT than her board books.

I’m relieve that we’re finally over the teething and mobility problems, and Analise is napping and sleeping very well. She even sleeps through the night (at least until 5:00am is through the night by my standards!).

The pictures, below are of her latest accomplishment – climbing stairs! Life is never dull, and I’m sure walking isn’t too far down the road…

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Just Ducky!

8th February 2005

Here’s my little girl… she’s just ducky! Believe it or not, after only a week of army-crawling, she’s started full on crawling on her hands and knees. Now it seems she wants to be EVERYWHERE – including looking at herself in the fireplace glass, sliding across the kitchen floor, and pulling herself up on the bookcase (which is well anchored to the wall!). She’s such a fun one!

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Extreme Adventure!

8th February 2005

This week brought some fun to Birmingham, when the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition crew came to renovate the home of a family of sextuplets. The demolished the house on Tuesday, started construction on Wednesday, and completed it on Saturday afternoon. We ventured over there to checkout the progress on the on Thursday evening.

It was pretty cool to see the frame of the house and how quickly they were making progress. We decided to go back on Monday for the big “reveal”, when the family comes home. We didn’t get there until after they’d arrived, but it was still very fun to see the house! Above, aAnlise and I in the parking lot before we walked over. Below, the finished house! It went from 1,700 sq. feet to over 5,000! They need that space with 7 kids (2 1/2 yr old sextuplets and a 9 yr old).

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