Monday, January 8, 2018

6 Years Old!

 6 years old!

5 years old

4 years old

3 years old

2 years old

18 months

One year old

11 months

10 months

9 months
8 months

7 months

6 months

5 months old

4 months old
3 months old

2 months old

1 month old

2 weeks old

(Letter to come)

Interview with Victor at 6 years old (1.8.18)

1.      What is your favorite color? Bright colors
2.      What is your favorite toy? Uno
3.      What is your favorite fruit? Pears and strawberries
4.      What is your favorite video to watch? Edd and Eppa; Shaun the Sheep
5.      What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Pepperoni pizza
6.      What is your favorite thing to wear? T-shirts
7.      What is your favorite game? Uno
8.      What is your favorite snack? Graham crackers
9.      What is your favorite animal? Dragon
10.   What is your favorite song? Angels We Have Heard on High
11.   What is your favorite verse? Psalm 56:3-4
12.   What is your favorite book? Tin-Tin
13.   Who is your best friend? Elliot
14.   What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play tag
15.   What is your favorite drink? Chocolate milk
16.   What do you like to sleep with at night? Ducky
17.   What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Cereal
18.   What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Spaghetti and meatballs
19.   What do you want to be when you grow up? Pilot
20.   What was one of your favorite things that you did this year? Go to see Grammy and Grandad
21.   What is your favorite place to go? McDonalds

Saturday, December 23, 2017

House Tour

Well, I took these photos before Thanksgiving so that our out-of-town family could get a glimpse of our house, now that we've lived here almost a year...

So, now that it's almost Christmas, here you go.
Note: Rooms are never this clean in real life.

View from front door to left

View from front door straight ahead (toward bathroom)

Living room

Loft area above living room

Victor and Josiah's room


Elliot's room (to the right of bathroom)

Master bedroom (across from Elliot's)

Yes, actually we do have a kitchen/dining as well and an attached garage we use as a family room. But those were not in public-viewing condition at the time of these photos (nor have they been very frequently since then). We'll leave the mystery alive so you still want to come visit us.

It's been a sweet home, now for almost a year! Kindness of the Lord.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Very Thankful to Announce...

... a new little Katterson on the way! (ETA June 2018)

One of many reasons for joyful thanks to God on this special Thanksgiving Day.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

18 Months Old!

18 months old!

1 year old

11 months old

10 months old

9 months old

8 months old

7 months old

6 months old

5 months

 4 months

3 months

2 months

 1 month

 2 weeks old

Dear Elliot,

Baby boy! How did you become such a big man already!

The past 6 months have been full of learning and growing.

- You are now, of course, marching around with the best of them. You still sometimes get a little kamikaze in your walking and end up careening into something, but it's pretty great that you are motoring your own way around so much!

- You are up to a grand 7 teeth now, still all in the front (but I'm thinking a few of those back ones might be getting close). These teeth are working pretty good on crackers, pb&j, macaroni and cheese, pizza, apples, bananas (which you love), toast, scrambled eggs, cooked carrots, cheese, cookies, and so forth. Meat still poses a bit of a problem, but your love of yogurt balances that out.

- You are a talkative fellow, although it's not always the easiest to discern your words. You definitely say apple, banana, ball, book, bug, dog, woof, meow, I love you, Dad, Mom, Victor (dee-der), Josiah (eye-ah), thank you, truck, night-night, Bible, and bye-bye.

- You love to play catch and read books. You are fascinated by the animal books with little swatches of fur or fuzz to pet and can read them over and over endlessly. You love to sit on the bottom step next to me and read books. It's real precious.

- You love to wash your hands. You'll climb up on the stool in the bathroom and holler for help until someone comes in to assist you in that important exercise. You also rub your wet hands through your hair (where did you get that?).

- When things get quiet, I know I need to check on you. You basically know when you are doing something forbidden, so you sit very, very still...

- You are deeply opinionated and stubborn at times. We have had several mealtime battles-of-the-will over quite small matters, but you are growing to understand what it means to obey and I love to see those little evidences of grace!

- You are just a cheerful, busy, inquisitive, alert little guy, and you delight us all!

I have been in a Bible study on the Minor Prophets this fall, and so these words from Zechariah 13:9 seem especially significant:
And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.

God is faithful to preserve His special chosen people, and there is nothing that can snatch one out of His hands. How we pray that you will belong to Him forever!

I love you , my sweet big boy!


Friday, September 29, 2017


 3 1/2 years old!

3 years old

2 1/2 years old

2 years old

18 months old

1 year old

11 months old

10 months old

9 months old

 8 months old

7 months old

6 months old

5 months old

4 months old

3 months old

2 months old

1 month old

2 weeks old

Dear Josiah,

It has been a wonderful 6 months since you turned 3! You have hit some big milestones.

- Potty training success! It may have been a meandering road, but you are doing a great job now, and I'm so proud of how you are taking God's help to use the potty.

- You are showing a more peaceful heart and less complaining. I'm so thankful for how you have grown lately!

- We are having a great time in our "preschool" mornings. I love having you sit on my lap to read our special book together every day (Before Five in a Row), and you are learning along with Victor many other things as well. Thank you for being a good pupil!

- You enjoy your preschool class at church too, Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. It's so sweet to pick you up after class and see your big smile and watch you interacting with new friends.

You are still my bouncing, busy big boy, and I love you so much. I love to see your heart tender toward Jesus, and I pray that the verse we've been learning this week will become a life practice for you:
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will make your path straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6).
I love you, sweet boy!