Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Friday ministry at GBC

My (Amanda) friend Torie and I have started working at Gaborone Baptist Church (GBC) on Fridays at 3pm with the children in the area. This is a children’s ministry started by some missionaries many years ago and the pastor’s wife has been trying to continue this on her own. We have recently started helping her and have been enjoying working with the her and the children. We’ve enjoyed doing bible stories, singing, crafts, and games with them.


This day, they did a craft with a cross that said God is Love.

June 29-Taylor’s Birthday

For Taylor’s birthday, we had a very quiet laid back day. She wanted to go horse riding and we tried to take her but it didn’t quite work out that day. Her other request was to go to Sanita’s which is a little tea garden that has a playground, so we were able to take her there for lunch and she got some yummy ice cream as well. Here’s some shots of our fun day together.


Taylor like most other girls loves the movie “Tangled” She got a Rapunzel barbie and a Rapunzel wig for her birthday (above and below)



Above: Taylor at Sanitas eating her ice cream…strawberry of course!

Below: Taylor opening her package from Grammy and Grandad while Grammy watched via skype.



Love my cute kids!



Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Bradyn 9 months

This post may only be interesting for family as we wanted them to see how much Bradyn is changing. Bradyn is nearly 9 months old and seems to be growing up so quickly. On July 4 it was his first time crawling. I’ve put some videos below of his first moments crawling and he also has learned to pull himself up and stand. He’s a bit wobbly when standing but insists on doing it all the time. He is 21 lbs and loves to eat. He still is not sleeping all the way through the night, but we are getting there…one day! He started saying “da da” on June 11 and likes to say it ALL the time. Today, July 5, he has finally started saying “ma ma”, so now we are just waiting on “tay tay” to start coming out. He is such a loving boy and he is for the most part very happy and smiles all the time. What fun he has added to our family.