Jesus Creed

Jesus Creed


posted by xscot mcknight

This weekend Kris and I flew out to see Lukas, Annika and our new grandson, Aksel. We always enjoy their quaint village, filled as it is with unique Victorian homes and the aroma of Concord grapes hanging in the air. It was also good to see Annika’s mom and dad, Gordie and Marleen Nelson, and to see two of our former NPU students, Jay and Betsy Baehr, and their son, Mathis. Here are two pictures of Aksel:
aks.jpg akscot.jpg
Kris was with them last weekend but Aksel has changed so much. Infants primary preoccupation, other than eating and sleeping, seems to be filtering the barrage of information from this world and making sense of it. Kris reads to him every morning, and I taught him the Jesus Creed in Hebrew. He’s a cute little guy and we had a wonderful time with him (and them).
The “Main Diner” — a little restaurant downtown.

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posted October 27, 2008 at 1:23 am

LOL, Scot…the Jesus Creed in Hebrew, indeed! You sound like my father-in-law, a computer scientist, whose first words to each of our three sons was: can you say “heuristic inference algorithm.” Hehehe….
Congratulations, all. They certainly do grow fast!

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posted October 27, 2008 at 3:28 am

Great pictures

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Brad Boydston

posted October 27, 2008 at 4:34 am

You taught him the Jesus Creed in Hebrew? With a name like Aksel you should probably be working on a Scandinavian rendition. It looks like you might have a real Viking in training — a charmer, too.

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Georges Boujakly

posted October 27, 2008 at 6:04 am

Thanks for grand-parenting wisdom a la Jesus Creed. I knew a boy of 3 who spoke three languages simultaneously just as his parents taught him.

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Lukas McKnight

posted October 27, 2008 at 6:41 am

Thanks for coming! We loved having you guys- and I speak for Slater and Meriam as well!

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posted October 27, 2008 at 6:57 am

I love getting to see the pictures, Scot. I think little Askel takes after you; there is a definite likes – don’t you all think so?

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posted October 27, 2008 at 6:57 am


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posted October 27, 2008 at 7:15 am

Lukas (#5) – You are the one who really deserves the congratulations (and Annika of course). Great pictures. Does the picture give a false impression, or was he really that uncomfortable holding Aksel?

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Lukas McKnight

posted October 27, 2008 at 7:19 am

No, no, he did well, though I think he’s looking forward to having him be a bit more active. He did state that he’s hoping to be able to play catch with Aksel by the start of the new year, and then to add him as a golfing buddy next summer. We have high hopes, but that might be a tad optimistic!

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John and Julie Frye

posted October 27, 2008 at 8:24 am

Great pictures of Grandpa Scot and Grandmother Kris and of course little Aksel. The “Main Diner” looks cool.
Do we see Scot wearing BLUE JEANS(!) in the picture of him and Aksel??

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My 2 Cents

posted October 27, 2008 at 11:27 am

Awesome! Just so he learns how to lay down a terrific bunt as soon as possible.

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posted October 27, 2008 at 12:29 pm

Congrats to the family! Beautiful boy.

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posted October 27, 2008 at 6:25 pm

Wow!This chap looks like he ought to suit up for the Cubs already. So what’s it going to be Scot? Paps? Papa? Grandpa? Gramps? Coach?
Did you teach him that in Hebrew too?

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Scot McKnight

posted October 27, 2008 at 6:54 pm

I taught him if he hurries up and goes to North Park he can call me “Moreh” — “teacher”.

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Dianne P

posted October 27, 2008 at 7:50 pm

Great looking kid!!! Have you explained the infield fly rule yet? Don’t underestimate the importance of early exposure. But I do think we need a picture of Aksel in full Cubbies gear.

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Celucien Joseph

posted October 27, 2008 at 8:26 pm

Handsome little boy. He sure looks like his grandpa

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Ted M. Gossard

posted October 27, 2008 at 9:24 pm

Yes, he is beautiful. Looks quite content there, as you hold him, Scot.
And he does remind me of our little granddaughter, Morgan. She’s a beauty, as well. What a blessing these little ones are.

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posted October 28, 2008 at 6:42 am

Looks and sounds like you had a great visit. He’s a cutie!

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posted October 28, 2008 at 8:56 am

Great pictures. Congratulations to all of you!

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Linda Gilmore

posted October 28, 2008 at 11:20 am

Wow! Congratulations. Being a grandparent is the best thing ever. It is a wondrous thing to see your kids become parents, and see your grandchild grow into a unique little person. Enjoy all your precious times with little Aksel.

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