Friday, April 28, 2017

Smiles from Henry

For those who expressed concern over the somber picture we shared of 11-week-old Henry Seewald on Monday, this video should assure you that he does engage with those around him. And his little smiles are absolutely adorable!

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Duggars in Big Sandy, 2017

The Duggars are spending the week in Big Sandy, Texas, at the annual family homeschool conference. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 children have attended this event for many years, and they always love catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. The conference features age-appropriate activities and inspiring messages for both children and adults.

Below are a few snapshots from this week. (Click here to see photos from the 2014 conference.)

 Duggar and Bates boys work the grill

 The Duggar bus parked at the campground

 Jackson Duggar and Tyler prepare for rappelling 

 Jana Duggar and Meredith Duggar

 Jason Duggar (what do you think of his shirt?)

Justin Duggar and Meredith Duggar

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Grandma Duggar's 'New' House

Those who have been asking for new Counting On footage will enjoy this video. As a child, Jim Bob Duggar lived in a log cabin style home with his parents and sister Deanna Duggar. Grandma Duggar recently sold the property that it sat on, so her son and grandsons moved it to their property and are fixing it up as her residence.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Henry Seewald's 11-Week Milestone

Henry Seewald is eleven weeks old today, and he weighs nearly 16 lbs, which means he has almost doubled his birth weight of 8 lbs, 11 oz. Today, Henry sat up in the Seewalds' Bumbo seat for the first time.

Henry Wilberforce Seewald

For comparison, here is a snapshot of big brother Spurgeon Seewald at around the same age. 

Jordyn Duggar and Spurgeon Seewald, January 2016

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Last week, I was invited to breakfast with our pastor's wife and daughter. We had a great time chatting, and just before I left, they showed me the latest additions to their family: five baby ducks! They were simply adorable. They have raised ducks before, and they plan to keep them until they are full-grown and then hand them over to a farm.

The pastor's wife told me about the ducks she raised when she lived in a different state. When they had grown big enough, they would follow her down to the creek to go for a swim and then follow her back home again. She ended up having to let the ducks go, but several years later, while she was canoeing, a duck came right up to her and followed her the entire time. She thinks it had to be one of her ducks! If we ever own a house with a bit of land, I think I'm going to have to raise ducks. They're just so darling.