Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Father Abraham


This past weekend Bethany had the privledge of spending some time at Grammy and Papa's house. Now, it's not that we aren't there often (3 days a week at least for work) but this was different. She got to have a sleepover with Grammy, Papa, Great Grammie, and Great Pa, while Mommy and Daddy had an evening out for a good friends birthday party.


Bethany loves this time and as she grows older will cherish it very much. There is a bond between Bethany and my Mom that so resembles the bond I have with my Grammie, it sometimes tugs at my heartstrings. She looks at my Dad with an adoration that mimics how I feel about him. ( I forced myself to drink Coke when I was young and watch hockey so that I could be like my Daddy - look what that started, two of my biggest addictions haha). It's a blessing for us that we have them close, I don't post about it often because we have an equally difficult time with the fact that the other Grandparents are in different towns. We miss them, and when Bethany is around them her bond with them is growing and changing too. We just don't ever want any one set of Grandparents to feel left out - each relationship is unique, special and will grow into exactly what God has intended for it to be.


However, there are times we want to aknowledge Mom and Dad's amazing willingness to help out, babysit when they can and love Bethany like they did me (and my brother) and they do Corey. On this very special weekend my folks taught Bethany a song that I used to listen to in Sunday School on almost a weekly basis - Father Abraham. My Mom played her guitar and my Dad, like a loving, dotting Papa, hoped to his feet to teach Bethany the actions. Corey and I came home with our girlie sunday night and they'd gotten the song stuck in my head. After humming a few bars and seeing Beth dance around the kitchen, we decided to buy the song and video her shear dancing genius!




See the moves her Papa taught her? Did you catch Daddy dancing in the background? How smart am I for holding the video camera and avoiding that kinda of footage? Haha, next we'll have to get a performace from Papa, Daddy and Bethany!


Now, we aren't really sure if Bethany is dancing because she likes the song or because we found this laying in our bathroom



I know Corey and I were sure dancing. Especially when we realized it was mine! ;)


16 comments:

Amanda said...

Wahoo! Congrats on the conception of a new Pebble! We are so happy for you and will be thinking of you guys. :)

Kami said...

Congratulations! How very exciting.

But you do realize you must have peed on the stick at some point right?

;-)

Ashley said...

Haha, yup Kami I do remember, I peed on 7 sticks in fact....I'm kinda crazy like that. I knew I was and they weren't giving me the right answer...add to that, that it's kinda fun to pee on sticks and there ya go. :)

Kristina said...

Wow!!! Congrats on baby #2 :)
7 sticks to pee on, yikes! How many glasses of water did you drink :P

Loved Bethany's video, nothing better then a child dancing and smiling!

Congrats again :)

christy said...

Woo HOO!
Congratulations you three!

Lisa said...

Awwww, Congratulations!!!

How exciting!!!

Niki said...

Yippeeeeeeee! How exciting! A bro or sister for that cute little piggy-tailed dancing girl! Oh the fun they will have dancing together!

Peeing on sticks is fun, isn't it? I often got quite into it! :P

Melissa said...

Hey, congratulations! (I found your blog through Niki's a couple months ago and have been "creeping" ever since.) Such wonderful news that deserves much celebrating and dancing!

Anonymous said...

Grammy and Papa are doing a dance that a new little Stone is on his or her way. New babies grammy nickname is Rosebud...that wasy if this dear one is a wee boy I can shorten it to Bud. A Rosebud for a little Sweet Pea to dance with. We are excited for you all!!!
Love ya

Anonymous said...

Bethany has all the right moves.....what a cuttie pie...

Again, congrats...we are soooo excited for you...I guess if the dancing caused it...we will just have to call him Abraham (for now anyway....our money is on a Boy) anyone for a Lotto ticket????

Because our family is sooo large and seriously into babies (3 new ones in 12 months) we (by tradition of over 40 years now) have a Baby pool (not the swimming kind)....Pick a date and a boy/girl, Or weight (for those that already know the answer to the later..) and the closest gets the loot...to buy BIGGER pressy's with...

Love ya..Misses ya....hug and more hugs....Grandpa and Nan

Chelsea Stone said...

Oh Corey and Ash we are just so excited to go through this experience with you guys. To have our kids so close together will be so amazing. One day they will all be dancing together, following their big sibling/cousin around. I hope you have an amazing pregnancy.
Give my beautiful niece tons of hugs and kisses for me.
love you

Tianna said...

Yay! that's so exciting! Can't wait to meet it already.

rachel joy said...

woo hoo! Seven of those expensive sticks?! I totally know your excitement. How far along are you?

Stephanie and Brad said...

congratulations ashley. that's really exciting. I was thinking about you guys a little while ago, wondering if you were going to have another one- and there's my answer! all the best to you.

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you guys and for us as grandparents, I just love you guys and the children you are being blessed with. I am so greatfull that you have your parents so close to you and that they can help when needed. I do miss seeing Bethany, but do know that I can see the video and watch her grow that way and don't have to miss seeing her grow. Thanks for keeping us updated so often, I love it so much. congrats on the new little on growing between you all, it is such a blessing. God bless, Love Mom and John

Jen said...

CONGRATS!