Thursday, October 28, 2010

What does 'multicultural' mean to you?

I was invited to go to a celebration of Posada in December.  One sentence really stood out to me and I've been pondering ever since.  It said something about how, since we are in a multicultural city, there will be no religious focus, just the Mexican food and dancing and singing. 
Interesting.  Posada originates in the Nativity Story.  That's what it is about.  But they aren't going to have any part of it.  So how is this a Posada celebration exactly?
Since when does being multicultural mean no Christian focus at all?  Because let's face it, Diwali would still be a Hindi festival with religious content.  The recent Chinese Moon Festival had religious content too.  But that's okay right?  Because that's multicultural.  I'm sure the Vegetarian food festival earlier this summer hosted by the Hari Krishna's had religious context too.  I guess multicultural means everything is okay as long as it isn't Christian in any way.  Makes me wonder what they are so scared of?  The gospel is pretty powerful.  It's true after all.

Monday, October 25, 2010

My messy, busy girl

Yep, it's happened, Olivia is in the very, very busy stage of babyhood. She wants to go everywhere, see everything, put everything in her mouth and just doesn't have time to sit and cuddle unless she's really tired. Even then, she fights it. She's into self-feeding, which means daily bathing to get the applesauce/beef stew/banana/cheerio much out of her hair. I still do feed her to get the food into her mouth, I just give her her own spoon too, it's easier that way. And she loves yogurt! Oh my goodness, I can't even show her the yogurt until everything else is done or she won't eat anything else. Still no teeth, though she's working on it. And usually a good sleep schedule. Two naps a day and down for the night at 7:30/8ish. She doesn't sleep through of course (I have yet to have a baby that does), but when she's up it's just to nurse and she's back down pretty quickly. She wants to crawl everywhere, so much so that she wouldn't sit still for her 9 month pictures, so we got a belly shot instead. Oh and she's our first child to traditionally crawl. I've heard about these babies, but I didn't believe I'd ever have one. (The boys bum scooted).  She loves to 'talk' and make spit bubbles (attractive I know).  She's perfectly loveable and sociable and just a doll. Very happy, lovely, little girl!

Phone Number

Elijah's learning his phone number. He had it perfect when we lived in New Brunswick. Here it's not going as well, maybe it's having to remember the area code too? Funny enough when he says his phone number he gets the 416 part right, he then launches into 870-0973. That's not our number, it's the radio station. So yes, he knows how to call Boom 97.3, but not home. There's power in advertising.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

30 Day Challenge: Day 30 — A motto or philosophy

There are a lot of quotes I like that work with this theme. One is you do the best you can with what you know and when you learn better you apply it. Another is preach the gospel at all times use words if necessary. So I guess that's me. Doing the best I can with what life has to offer and offering myself and life up to the Lord.

30 Day Challenge: Day 29 — Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days

So my 30 Day Challenge is a little bit off as I got distracted with all sorts of company arriving at my home. Here's my catch up blogging.

My hopes, dreams and plans are not my own but for my family. I'd like to see Jonathan get as much of his degree done as possible. I'd like to see us settled somewhere and move onto the next stage. The weight of what to do with this and how to move forward is driving me nuts!

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