26
May
08

The Not-So-Quiet Life

We named our blog The Quiet Life after Paul’s instructions to the Thessalonians:

Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.  1 Thes 4:11-12 (NIV)

As such, hopefully our lives are quiet in the eyes of outsiders, but I assure you, within the walls of our house, quiet is a rare and precious commodity.

FaithFaith, our firstborn, is a delight and a struggle everyday.   She delights in watching movies and TV (I can tell it will be a battle to keep her from being a couch potato!), but she also has a crafty side that wants to make paper dolls of anything that has captured her imagination lately.   She is ready to talk to anybody and everybody she meets, and will happily talk about anything that is on her mind.  When she finds an opportunity, you will be hard pressed to find a more generous heart.  Kim is always telling me she is so much like me.  I see it too sometimes.   

 
Sarah

Sarah is a very different character altogether.  She is really much quieter than her sisters, and she is ready to curl up in your lap and just quietly let you stroke her hair for an hour.  She has an athletic bent and loves to ride a scooter or bike in the driveway and has taught herself how to pump on the swingset.   She wants so much to be like her big sister.   She loves to tell knock-knock jokes, and the punchline is always “apple-tree”.  

Knock knock…

Who’s there?

Flamingo!

Flamingo who?

Flamingo Apple Tree!

This is really great humor for a 3-year old!  She loves to sing Silent Night, even when Christmas is seven months away and doesn’t want to let go of you when you want a kiss.

Annabeth Finally, we have Annabeth. For most houses, nighttime at least qualifies as quiet.  We do not live in most houses, and our little sleep hater makes sure that nobody forgets that.  She’s on Prevacid right now for acid reflux – hopefully that doesn’t last too long – I would hate to think we’re putting a nine-month old on a prescription that will last a lifetime.  She is really a good baby though.   She loves to laugh and play.  She loves to scoot around the house, reaching out with her arms and then dragging her body behind.  And she loves to smile and show everybody those teeth.  She loves to be tickled, to be smiled at, and to watch her sisters play.  I think she really, really wants to be big so badly.  She hasn’t really learned to crawl and she already wants to run. 

 We never knew that living the “quiet life” would be quite so … well, Not-So-Quiet.  But we wouldn’t trade our girls for the world.

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