Emperor, Empress and Princess

The girls have been learning all about the Byzantine empire. One of their activities was to cut out a whole lot of Byzantine costumes and dress Emporer Justinian, and Empress Theodora in them. Here you have them modeling their beautiful attire.

Last week we were blessed to finally meet our little guard-daughter Misha. She is so beautiful - what a princess! I just wanted to cuddle and kiss her the whole time Mike and Stacey were visiting us. Of course Jono is just growing up so beautifully, and is such a good big brother. Our prayer is that they would grow up to love and serve Jesus, and that we would be a spiritual blessing to them throughout their lives.

Eden is 2!

Last week Sunday we were so blessed to celebrate Eden's birthday with all those that are special to her. I don't think that she fully understood what was going on, but she had a wonderful time all the same. Barney, to my horror has become a favourite, and so we decided to have him be the theme of her special day, although I did keep him to  a minimum :-)
Thank you to all those who celebrated her life with us, and for being such a special part of it!

Rachel was our face painter, and Amanda organized the games...there is definately a huge advantage in having my big helpers on hand - thank you girls so much for being such a blessing!

I think I can safely say that Jude is Natasha's favourite 'almost 11 month old' in the church! She just loves him so much, and the feeling is definately mutual!

Ag, little Aydon, what can I say...you are too cute! Unfortunately he didn't want to sleep and so his mommy had to take him home - can't wait to see him again!

It was so special to have Eden's great grandparents at the party too - they added so much to her special day!

Aside from her family, I think that Zani is her favourite person on this planet! Thank you Zani for making such an effort with Eden and for loving her so much!

After loads of sweets, ice-creams, ice-cream cake, eats, games, chips and cooldrink we finally opened presents! She was so blessed with all her gifts that she could hardly take it all in! Thank you all for blessing her so much!

We love you Eden!!!