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“Greta the Great”

Here are some photos of Greta after her baptism. Greta's Nana (Conor's Mom), made Greta a really beautiful dress to wear afterwards. Greta loved it and it looked really sweet on her. To celebrate, my parents hosted a BBQ and it was a perfect day!

Greta was baptized on May 25th. It was an exciting day! In total, her baptism was postponed 3 times!! What a patient gal my Greta can be! In the end, we chose to go to Calgary to baptize her so that all our core people could be there. It was pretty special. I'm really glad that Greta has chosen to be a follower of Jesus Christ. By being baptized, she's declared herself a disciple of Jesus Christ and in my opinion, that's about the most important thing a person can do!

Greta wore the same dress Holly wore for her baptism. It's so special to have that sister bond!

Earlier this month, Greta finished her soccer season. She had so much playing with her team! 

On February 7th, my wee little baby turned 8 years old! It's crazy how fast time goes by and I constantly wish I had stronger memories of Holly and Greta as babies. Greta has always been a very loving child and I do recall that from a very young age, I could understand what she needed and wanted even before she communicated it. As a toddler, she was very demanding as she developed emotionally. And now she is an intuitive and complex little girl who asks for hugs frequently and is a Daddy's girl through and through. She's goofy and likes to make us all laugh, but can't stand feeling embarrassed. She's an avid reader and almost constantly has a nose in a book. She can express herself very well and is very in touch with how she feels and what's fair or not fair. Greta is brave and outgoing, but also needs alone time to recharge. She loves fiercely and wants to be loved in the same way. She's a passionate child. She feels life deeply and experiences life to the fullest. I love her dearly. She's so very different from me in many ways and I often wonder how I created such a beautiful child. She's dear to my heart and I love her!

I feel very fortunate to have made some dear friends in Oaxaca. And those friends came to celebrate Greta with us. My friend, Claudia, made a beautiful and decadent chocolate cake with strawberries! We broke a couple piñatas and had a grand time!

We found a great bakery that we walk by at least twice a day most days. Baked goods are very affordable (read: cheap) here. Here's a photo of Greta with her choice of the day! Greta's in a phase of making some really funny faces every time I pull out this camera. She's a goofy kid and a bit of a class clown! This smile is so sincere, I had to share it! 

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