Thursday, April 30, 2009
In defense, Kid #1 rebuked him saying "Mom, I was trying to tell him that they are not waterproof! He had them all in just water."
Isn't that so funny!?!? The things boys think of, do and say!
I love it! ha ha!!!
I want to remember this special day. To soak it all in. To make the most of one of the most important days of my son's life. Instead, I am stuck in the to do list for this day. Not to forget to mention that I cannot find his nice Sunday dress pants anywhere!!! St. Anthony, pray for us-help us find those pants!
As for my boy, he is so very ready. So very excited! His joy is contagious!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
- It reads 90* outside and it feels 110* inside?
- There is no chicken and no beef in the freezer to make dinner with tonight?
- There are no "already made, frozen meals that just need to be reheated" meals?
- The kids are watching the PBS channel on TV way past the normal amount?
- The sink has been overflowing and still is....ugh, overflowing?
- That laundry you put on at 8:30am is still in the machine creating a nice smell?
- You just ate too many brownies too fast and can't move?
Yeah, me too.
And did she "Run home!"
She ran right into her little play house (kinda like this one), closed the door behind her and yelled "I'm home!"
I guess it was one of those times that you just had to see it. As for hubby and I, we were laughing hysterically!!! It was so cute, so darling!
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
These past few days have been quite a trial for me. I know, I feel deeply and I believe that God is teaching me about suffering and how it brings Him Glory, if only I allow it to. The second song, Bring the Rain, is so amazing...I can relate to just about every word of it. I could have written that song!!!
At mass this morning, once again God spoke through to me at the homily about how suffering makes one beautiful. Just as a blob of clay has to be through extreme heat conditions to become something so much more, I am feeling the heat and in hopes to see the beauty someday.
Lord, You are Holy. I am in great need of you. You are the Lord God Almighty who can do wondrous things with me. Help me to keep turning my life over to you everyday and hold nothing back from You. You alone make me beautiful. Amen.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Happy feast day of St. Mark!
“For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul?” ~ Mark 8:36
I am finding it hard to keep up with all these awesome Saints these days!
Have I told you lately how great my husband is? So far today (mind you, it's only 2pm!) I went to morning mass, made a Holy Hour, bought 2 coffee's-1 for me, 1 for hubby, went to 5 tag sales and now I am going to take a nap. Pretty good, huh?! My hubby is the best! I love you honey!!!Thank you for giving me some time for myself!!! (I still nurse my baby so midway through, I did make a pit stop home to nurse then off I went again :))
As far as tag sales go, you will soon find out through my posts, that I am not only a die hard blogger who takes lots of pics, but I LOVE TAG SALES! For those of you down South, that means: Garage Sales!
SCORE! Tag sale update: Today, I got 2 huge amounts of big Lego blocks and mega blocks, some Boxcar Children books and a Rescue Hero movie - it was ONLY 25 cents and my kids are watching now :)). All that for a bunch of change equalling, oh....about 8 or 9 dollars. Yay for me!
Now, about that nap I was talking about....
Friday, April 24, 2009
There are not many things better in my life than a really REALLY good cup of coffee.
I took a leap away from my normal coffee brand to buy a new one that just came into my grocery store. I have never heard of it before but ooooohhhh--eeeee. YUM! YUM!
I am very pleased with taking my chances.
Did I mention YUM? :)
Here's hoping you'll have a great day too! :)
Thursday, April 23, 2009
This is surely all of my son's all time favorite Saints- St. George.
Then again, any saint that carries a sword and shield is most loved in this home!
So for today we have:
colored printable pages of this and this. (thank you Jessica!)
We were intending to have some dress up and sword fighting (like any other day in a home of boys!)but...talk about God's Divine Intervention...we could not find the dress up clothes of a knight's armor. Of course, no shock in this house...we've been through a few sets of those already. All in all, it was still a bit disappointing b/c of this feast day and my boys really wanted to play. Then after we were out doing our normal Thursday errands, we stopped by a friends house to say hello and it just so happened that they had some left over tag sale items she asked if we wanted. And in that pile was a knight armor dress up set!!! How cool!!! Thanks God!
So, here is a picture of kid #3 thoroughly enjoying his new set:
My friend apologized for not having a sword to go with it. I told her she need not be sorry. Boys can make ANYTHING into a sword! Ha ha!!!
Happy Feast day! We will hopefully be reading this tonight too.
— St. Teresa of Avila
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
And another shot for fun:
Here's hoping you have a fun filled day too!
Poetry time...we LOVE this cute poem saying it with hand gestures and all. Aren't those turtles darling?
Science time tied in with art too...do you see the amoeba in Kid #1's painting?
Enjoy your day!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The sweetest sight I ever did see
Was my child praying on bended knee.
He held his prayer book and was so silent
Asking for wisdom, praying for guidance.
I still can see the baby when it was only he
Climbing, strolling, and everywhere following me.
He is starting to go explore on his own
Into this crazy world, a world of the unknown.
Now it is my turn, it is now me
Here I am Lord, praying on bended knee.
Holding my prayer book in this house of not so silent
But still asking for wisdom and praying for guidance.
Did you know that:
- Paper was invented in the year 105.
- Piano was invented in the year 1709.
- A Modern pencil was invented in the year 1795.
- A dishwasher was invented in 1886.
- A telephone was invented in the 1870's.
- An escalator was invented in 1891.
- An x-ray was invented in 1895.
- Space Shuttle-1977
The ones I found quite funny are:
- A Walkman was invented in 1979.
- Robot vacuum-2002
- Post-it's- 1980
- DVD-1995---I thought that was much later! wow!
- Food Processor- 1971
- CD- 1972
Then kid #1 says "CAT scanner was invented in 1973."
and kid #2 says "Does it scan cats?"
"No," says Kid #1, "it does not scan cats! Its something for the computer or something."
Heee heee!!! Gotta love em'!
Have a nice day!
Monday, April 20, 2009
We also were delighted to find a stream/hiking area very close to our house so we went there to enjoy it-doing it the warmer weather style! Here are just a few of the 124 pictures (yikes!) I took. I love to see nature through the eyes of a lens...
We thoroughly enjoyed it too. I find the rushing of the water and the birds chirping so calming. If we had a stream in our backyard, my hubby and I agree we would probably never need a babysitter again! ha ha.
Remember the game of "Pooh Sticks" from the Winnie the Pooh movies? My 2 little ones loved playing the pooh sticks game!
"I go bye bye."
I look at him a bit peculiarly and ask "You go bye bye and you drive?" Ya know, just to confirm this step into adulthood at such an early age.
His reply was very much with an Amish accent "Oh, Yaaaaaaaaaah."
This boy drives alright, drives me crazy!
"This is so embarassing!" Kid #3 says to Kid #1.
"That's b/c you are saying it wrong!" Kid #1 says .
"But that's okay!" Kid #3 says.
"You've just said that letter 3 times already!" Kid 1 says.
"Oh, so you do it then!" Kid #3 says.
"You do it! Just try it!" Kid #1 says.
Gotta love the charity, folks.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Thank you dear Lord for this gift of Your mercy.
May all people find You and place their trust in You!
According to St. Faustina's visions, written in her diary, the chaplet's prayers for mercy are threefold: to obtain mercy, to trust in Christ's mercy, and to show mercy to others.
Jesus, I Trust in You!
Here is a link to the shrine of the Divine Mercy- full of awesome info about Divine Mercy Sunday, St. Faustina, chaplet, prayers etc... We have visited the shrine a few times and it was absolutely gorgeous and transforming each time we went. I encourage anyone that can to go there, it is worth all the effort.
My goal today is to say this with my family- probably in the van since that is one place they cannot get up and move!
I am also going to print up some of these for them to color today. And this one came out great too, so I'll print that out too.
God willing, I will be making a cake and put red food coloring in it, and put the colors of red and white food coloring icing representing the rays (and why not...I'll put some red sugar sprinkles too!) on top...I may post a pic of it if it comes out okay!!! My kids will be so thrilled to see it and then eat it up! Hopefully I'll get the picture of it BEFORE they eat it all up! :)
Look at this picture above that I posted... Jesus stands with one hand outstretched in blessing, the other clutching the side wounded by the spear, from which proceed beams of falling light, red and white in color. An explanation of these colors was given to St. Faustina by Jesus himself saying, "The two rays represent blood and water." This has been attributed to the "blood and water" referenced in John 19:34.
Hope your day is filled with many blessings, especially of Jesus' Great Mercy!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
After I threw out the idea of cleaning out the cupboards...I came around the kitchen corner to find this:
And this was the other day:
They claim that this is their house on a swamp.
Uhm...okay, yeah. Whatever you say, my loves.
At least it kept them busy!
"God is in the pots and pans." - St. Theresa of Avila
Check out this link to a great homily precisely about what St. Theresa said!
God bless you among your pots and pans,
Thursday, April 16, 2009
You know it might be a rough day when your oldest child says "I'll go stop that fight."
You know it might be a rough day when you are behind the computer to type this post, drinking your coffee in hopes it will take effect very soon, and there is quite the messy house in the background.
You know it might be one of those days.
But you also know it's God's Will.
And that God's Will is most important ANYWAY.
And you know there is great peace in knowing and remembering this.
And you know you can depend on Him.
And you know you can get through it, even if it is ONE HOUR AT A TIME.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
You have to admit, this is amazing for young kids do, huh?! They are very focused, very intrigued to be digging to get somewhere that they don't have the faintest idea where!
If you know what I am talking about- ha! you are as crazy as us!
If not, you don't know what you are missing!!!
So, go ahead and try it-you're guaranteed to laugh your socks off :)
Monday, April 13, 2009
How about a hard boiled egg?
What to eat for lunch today?
How about egg salad?
What to eat for dinner?
How about deviled eggs? or ham deviled eggs?
So, what's on your menu this week?! :)
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
One of my absolute favorite pics! Those cute little toes of my darling baby boy of 6 1/2 months! Those little toes are so precious! (oh, don't mind the dirty water-it's been a long few days with lots of rain!)