Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Joshua 7 Months




Joshua is 7 months old! I caught a picture of his new trick... clapping! He is very proud of this accomplishment. He often claps to show he is happy about something. When we had him dedicated on Sunday he clapped when we got up in front of everyone. In his smilie picture you can see his two bottom teeth which have come in nicely. He is working every day on the next ones but for the most part  isn't overly bothered by them.
He is continuing to try new foods and also new means of transportation. I was trying to coax him to crawl for the camera earlier today but no such luck.
I'm sure these summer months will all go by in a blur as he starts to crawl, gains speed, starts cruising furniture and learns more words. We are just trying to take it all in and we are certainly enjoying our littlest man and his older brother and sisters too. Feeling very blessed!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Joshua's Dedication




your name has been a favourite of ours since we first started choosing baby names more then 10 years ago. Along with the significance of its meaning we are also reminded of Joshua's declaration found in Joshua 24:15 which is the very same declaration we are making today "As for me and my house we will serve the Lord."
We thank God for the gift you are to us and the joy you bring to our family. We pray that your knowledge of the scriptures, your faith and you love for God will grow as you grow. That when the time comes and you find yourself at a crossroad your declaration would also be "As for me and my house we will serve the Lord."
The scripture we have chosen for your dedication is God's commissioning of Joshua (Joshua 1:7-9).
"Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Keep this book of the law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
Be Strong and Courageous son, and may the Lord your God be with you wherever you go.

Mom & Dad