Monday, April 13, 2009


So there are a lot of 'firsts' in the first few months of a new life. And everything is new and momentous to a young life and to those who are watching it. This post is to celebrate some of Kiah's experiences of newness in picture. She is growing like crazy these days, and continues to be such a source of joy!

Ian and I are also experiencing many 'firsts' as well, most of which cannot be accounted for but occur in the day-to-day of our lives together. I have to say, it is good to be alive. And this week, the first of Eastertide, I am especially thankful for our newness of life... and for the hope of ever-redeeming new life that the cross and resurrection promise us. It's so easy to lose sight of that in the midst of getting places, worrying about everyday things, and going about the humdrum tasks we all have to do. But I am hoping, as Kiah is experiencing newness everyday, that I will be reminded to look for God's newness in my everyday as well.

Can you say piercing gaze? She's been holding her head up and looking around for months now, but in the past few weeks she has just been getting stronger and stronger.

She's also found her feet and loves sucking on her toes...

And she loves to sit up and play. At our house, she loves to play in her highchair and on the floor.

In expectation of Ian's birthday, Kiah also had her first photo shoot. Thanks to our great friends, Craig and Alyse, Kiah got to get all dressed up to have her picture taken. Here's one from that day:

Last weekend, Aunt Kate came to visit and she and Kiah got some of their first real bonding time (Kate did come visit when Kiah was just a few days old, but this time they got to interact and get to know each other a little better).

...and Kiah got to go out to her first fancy dinner with Daddy, Mommy, and Aunt Kate. She didn't eat much, but enjoyed grabbing the cloth napkins and trying to master the heavy silverware.

Just another fun pic of our two beautiful princesses.

This last weekend was a busy one: Ian turned 23 and Kiah celebrated her first Easter.

Here Kiah is wishing her daddy a happy birthday morning!

On Sunday, Kiah got to wear her first Easter dress...

...and later we went to spend the afternoon with friends at Grandpa and Grandma Richter's house. Kiah hung out with Grandpa while we got things ready for lunch...

...and a few minutes later we came in to find her with her 'new pacifier!'

During the Easter weekend, Kiah had another first that didn't get caught on camera. At the Good Friday service, Kiah was playing on the floor and reached over the grab her carseat. She was pulling it toward herself, so I put my foot in it to weigh it down. Next thing we know, she pulled herself right up! I couldn't believe my eyes. She's growing SO FAST!!!!

And, finally, this morning Kiah tried her first cereal.

Not sure what she thinks yet, but she'll get the hang of it...

Thanks for walking with us. May you also see God's redemptive hand doing new things in your life today!

1 comment:

  1. I miss you guys so much - she's more beautiful every time I look at her! I love the new pacifier :) Praise the Lord for newness...
    Love you lots - talk to you soon! - Kate :)