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February 01, 2006


still doing construction. Still happy children. Not much else to say really. NOT!! Teresa took her first steps on Monday! She walked from Billy to me and then from me to Billy. And then she gave us this big sneaky smile, like she knew she could do that for a while. She's cool like that. There is nothing in this world like seeing your little baby walk without holding on to ANYTHING. It's so strange and bends the mind in a new way. Oh! This is a person that can walk. On her own two feet. Straight and strong. It's quite amazing. So there's that, and then we're planning a vacation with the fabulous Allmarts. And that's just happy happy joy joy.

And then the weather's been sooo good. I've got like a sun buzz right now or something from being outside all afternoon in the sun and wind.

Here are some pictures of our construction project:

I'm having trouble accessing my 'before' pictures [note from Billy: got the 'before' picture to work], and there is no 'after' yet, but here's the middle!


Here it was in the middle of putting up drywall.

This is me wielding a bright light and a funny mask. I mean sanding drywall. [Another note from Billy: Bahiyyih's been a drywall-mudding-and-sanding monster lately, and not just because of that crazy mask she wears while sanding, which Teresa was a little bit skeptical of at first. The bathroom is really shaping up.]

Posted by Bahiyyih at February 1, 2006 05:47 PM

Hooray Teresa! Neat pictures!

Posted by: Layli at February 2, 2006 11:34 AM

Dear Guys;

Im going to be a great grandmother again this year. Mary is just pregnant . Im excited about ir

Id love to see Teresa walk. Whar a joy. Kids are a wonderful invention. Makes you know that God is still in His heaven.

Grandma Patty

Posted by: Patty at February 5, 2006 04:45 PM

First steps - always special! Babies are SOOO happy when they learn a new trick; even they are surprised. I look forward to seeing Teresa and all of her sisters and cousins this coming weekend. Six weeks away is a bit long, but this winter stretch is super busy at school.

We had a 3-year-old Somalian boy at Hibbard who won the office staff members' hearts. (He recently left us for a full-day program in the community, bu the will be back next year.) He is the cutest, most beguiling child. He sat and just talked away in the office while waiting for his father to pick him up after Pre-Kinder class.

Ah, children. I plan to post the "accustom them to hardship" quote on my office door tomorrow -- unless I think better of it when i get to school. I've waited a long time to do this. We want all of the children to do well. Thank goodness there is no limit on the number of children (and adults) who can excel!

Posted by: Amy Felty at February 5, 2006 10:18 PM