Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Samuel's evolutionary commentary

Watch out, Charles Darwin, here comes Samuel Proctor! Today, he decided to reinvent his very own model of Darwin's evolutionary process: Noah, gorilla, park ranger, gorilla. What exactly is he trying to say? Well, maybe that he isn't planning an illustrious career in the science field. :)

In other news, Caleb is starting to actually eat (not just spit out) the cereal as of day 2 of solid food. Today he even sat up at the table in the high chair. We had our first family prayer around the table with all 4 of us holding hands. Very exciting!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cereal all around

Caleb starting on rice cereal this morning, one week before his six month birthday. He has been waking up in the night, so we figured it was about time to try some "real" food! So now we can ALL have cereal for breakfast!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pics from the Proctors

Samuel got himself all dressed up in this get-up and informed me that he was going to work! Also, Caleb is thinking seriously about sitting up, here with the help of the boppy.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Quote of the Day: William Law

William Law in his Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life writes:

"When a man proposes to be happy in ways of ambition, by raising himself to some imaginary heights above other people; this is truly an invention of happiness which has not foundation in nature [that is God's created order], but is as mere a cheat of our own making as if a man should intend to make himself happy by climbing up a ladder."

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Sermon Available: "The Yoke of Rest"

Anyone tired? Disappointed with their direction in life? Racked with sin and guilt? Well, then maybe you might be encouraged to hear Jesus' words to us as recorded in Matthew 11:28-30.

I preached on these verses January 10, 2010 at Hillcrest Reformed Church in Denver, CO. Feel free to download and listen to this message. As always, comments, questions, and critiques are welcomed.

Download by clicking here: "The Yoke of Rest" Mt. 11:28-30

Monday, January 18, 2010

Last Semester of Denver Seminary - 3 classes to go

Old Testament 511: Israel's Early History and Poetry (I should have taken this earlier in my sequence, but it just didn't fit my schedules so here I am last semester taking the first class on the Old Testament)

Old Testament 745: Advanced Old Testament Exegesis (more Hebrew baby)

Philosophy of Religion 601: Christian Ethics and Modern Culture

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

FREEDOM CRY - Buy a book; serve a friend

A recent graduate of Denver SeminaryFreedom Cry, Matthew Burden, has a new fiction book available. His publisher has it as the featured title at present (click here). I recommend the book for several reasons:

1) Fiction helps you think and reason better
2) Matt Burden loves Jesus and cares about quality work
3) I like the title

I'm buying my copy soon. So if you want to join a reading group, I'm in.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Happy Birthday, Grandpa Steve!!

In honor of Grandpa Steve's birthday, Samuel sings a little song and does a little dance. Enjoy, Daddy-o! We love you!

Friday, January 08, 2010

Brit Hume follows up his thoughts on Tiger

Bill O'Reilly asks some questions of Brit Hume on why Brit would dare to challenge Tiger Woods to embrace the Christian faith.

Setting a blogging record...

Three days in a row - almost unheard of for this mommy! But I snapped a few more cute ones of the boys in their robot shirts from Uncle Jase and Aunt Heather and I just had to share them! The top left captures the latest development in our house - the boys giggling together over an inside joke. Love it!

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Happy Thursday!

Today, Samuel and Caleb and I were reading together. Then Samuel was reading to Caleb. They were so darn cute that I had to snap a picture. Matching Iowa State sweatshirts courtesy of Grandpa Steve and Grandma Mary.

Also, Samuel had an adorable moment the other day. He was sitting at the table, eating his snack, while I was picking up around the house. Totally out of the blue I hear him start to recite the commandments that we have learned so far (we haven't quite gotten all ten down yet). "One swearing...take rest....honor mommy and daddy..." Way to melt mommy's heart, little buddy!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Little bit of this, little bit of that

Not sure why Caleb is upside down in the first pic, but no matter. He is smiling, which is all that counts. This was taken today to send to daddy, who is at a week long retreat. Then there's our big boy sitting up in the bumbo, with his little ducky. Pretty much the cutest little chunk you ever did see. :) Bottom left are my little sister and brother in their lovely Goodwill Christmas gifts. We're trying to dress them in style. Then below is Samuel at Christmas with Nick and Kate, dear friends of ours from our last church. Happy New Year from the Proctors!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

A theme emerges...

So this video needs a little explanation. The first segment, in case the audio is not very clear, is of Samuel playing the kitchen saying, "More poop, more poop." In the background you'll hear mommy and daddy trying to suppress laughter as we are taping him without his knowledge. The second segment is just a day in the life of the Proctor family. :) The third is of our giggly baby and the fourth is at family Christmas in IA. When Samuel stops and squats, he toots, then begins to laugh. A few seconds later, he yells, "I pooped!" This, of course, was a show stopper at our family Christmas. :)

A good message for Tiger Woods and Us - Thanks Brit Hume

This is good advice, from Fox News Sunday on January 3, 2010.