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Caleb’s first film gig

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

So Caleb will be 6 weeks old in two days. Wow. His newborn days are almost over and he’s turning into a real, live baby boy. (Ok, he’s been that for a while.) Kirsten and I continue to be amazed by the the experience of parenthood–he’s like a new moon creating powerful tides that pull our hearts in quite a delightful way. What a miracle human life is.

I’m two weeks into rehearsals for the Passion Play–another huge experience. To be working out in space and text on a 4 acre outdoor stage what was going through Jesus’ mind and heart is so good. What an opportunity. We’re playing with the idea that, as a part of emptying himself of his full powers as God, Jesus didn’t really plan ahead or even know very much more than any other person in 1st century Palestine, but improvised his life in fellowship with the Father. As Leslie Newbigin wrote, he had no personal agenda, planned no career or image, but “simply responded in loving obedience to the will of his Father as it was presented to him in all the accidents, contingencies, and interruptions of daily life.” So it’s all about relationship with his Abba, through the power of the Spirit, as he said, he was only doing and saying what he saw and heard his Abba doing and saying. Even the healings then aren’t from Jesus himself, but they come as he prays for his Abba to intervene, and then he thanks his Father for hearing him. It’s thrilling to work on as an actor.

Now, what you’ve all been waiting for (maybe). We’ve got a very basic video camera function on our digital camera and I’ve finally gotten time to learn how to edit and produce web-ready videos. So here’s the first:

Caleb awakes!

[quicktime width="400" height="320"]http://waldschmidt.ca/multimedia/Caleb-waking-up.mov[/quicktime]

If you have trouble playing this movie,
click here for QuickTime trouble-shooting… 

Caleb’s first month!

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

So yesterday Caleb turned 4 weeks old, and tomorrow will be his one month birthday. We still love him like crazy. Things have been full with Steve getting back to work on some graphic and set design projects, and now he’s two days into rehearsals for the Passion Play (get your tickets here before they sell out!), and so the posts have been a bit slow. But the nursing and sleeping seem to be going well. Caleb weighs a whopping 10 pounds as of a couple days ago, so he’s healthy. Life is good.

Now here’s a bunch of photos from the last couple weeks to keep you going…

Caleb having a snooze with his mom:

Snoozing with mom

 

Roses for the new mommy:

K's favourite colour, too!

 

Life is beautiful.

smooch from mommy

 

Caleb meeting our friend Corinne:

yay, Corinne!

 

Caleb having a little relaxation time:

he's chillin'

 

In daddy’s arms, same set-up as a photo of Kirsten as a newborn in her daddy’s arms:

in daddy's arms

 

Our life group (group of friends in our church) came over for a little party and brought dessert! (sorry you missed it, Pat, Del and Kip)

party on!

not making strange

Arianna did not like her mum holding him!

Jacinda's got the touch

cuddling

Hugh getting sleepy

 

Lounging with dad:

one of my favourite pics

 

Looking smart:

yes, professor?

 

Snoozing in the moby wrap after a walk:

all wrapped up

 

Callouses on Caleb’s lip peel off every week or so and give him temporary buckteeth. Hilarious!

Why's everybody always picking on me?

 

Caleb spent some good quality time with his Gramma Pam who came to visit. Thank you for making the trip, Mom!

meeting Gramma

gramma love

so good together!

so happy together...

 

Caleb’s first book!

reading at a grade 3 level already?

 

Caleb’s first bath with rubber ducky (thanks Gramma)!

I'd like a whole pond of...

 

Wrapped up in his brand new froggy hooded towel (thanks Pacific Theatre)!

so cozy

 

So that’s all for now. We’ll get some photos from our recent photo-shoot uploaded soon as we can. Thank you again for praying for us and all the support and gifts. It’s been amazing, and we feel very cared for and not alone. Shalom.

Steve & Kirsten