Each member of our family is so different, like individual components of a symphony. But, like a symphony, each part is important to the overall structure and sound of the piece. We all work together to make a beautiful sound...our family. Just as the Lord knit us together in the womb, He is now knitting us together as a family, for His glory, outside the womb.

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Cadence filled her chore marble jar for the first time and got a prize...her very own tinkerbell music box! Just like her cousin Sophie's! She was so excited! Ever since we visited Sophie, Clara, Jenny, Sam and MomPom a couple weeks ago this is all she's been talking about. She actually wanted to get it for dancing in her dance recital, like Sophie did, but since that time has already come and gone, she settled for doing her chores and filling her marble jar. Now, the marble jar is empty and she gets to start filling it again for another prize! Poor Finn wanted a prize too, but he isn't quite old enough to understand the chore/marble jar system. His birthday is coming up, though, so he will get some fun toys. Mostly cars, trains, and a little Handy Manny, I think.:)

I was going to wait until Cadence's birthday to get her a bike, but I found this pretty princess one at the second hand shop, so I had to get it. I can't pass up a deal! Unfortunately, the training wheels weren't the right size, so we had to go to the bike shop and get the right ones. We also got a pink bike bell. No bike's complete without one! So, that ended up costing about as much as the bike did, but that's okay. If I had waited until her birthday she wouldn't have been able to ride it because it would be too cold, so I'm glad I got it now. Finn got to take over the tricycle! We went for a bike ride while my mom was here. They enjoyed it for a little while, but ended up walking home while my mom and I pushed the bikes because they got tired of riding. Fickle kids. Before we got the correct training wheels on, Brad helped Cadence ride her bike so she wouldn't tip over. Poor Brad, he was bent over the whole time holding her up. His back was a little sore after that.

Finn likes to do everything Cadence does. If only she realized how much power she has over him. Then again, maybe she does. Lately, Finn has been hitting, but now I'm thinking that she might provoke him sometimes just so he'll get in trouble. Oh, the craftiness of a woman. Despite all that, they seem to really love each other and enjoy playing together. They also like to look out for baby sister Aria. Sweet kids.


  1. Oh yes, they are! (sweet kids, I mean!)
    The music box is lovely! Way to go, CB!

  2. Fantastic fun! I love seen the sweet girl on her bike, and Finn is so passionate about the trike it's just amazing!