Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Gingerbread House

Our first Gingerbread House

Little hands get in the way of picture taking.
Doesn't he know I am photographing a masterpiece!

Eye Candy - literally!

They made them at preschool today.
I am just happy they did it "there" and not "here".
Although, our house looks as if we have been making Gingerbread houses...ugh...

We are looking forward to our Christmas break.
We are making cookies tomorrow, Lord grant me patience!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Saint Nicholas Feast Day a New Tradition in our Home

We are starting a new tradition in our home.  In an effort to teach our children the real Saint Nick we are celebrating his feast day!  This man of faith was very generous and loved children.  Indeed he is the real deal.
(verses the jolly old elf guy!)

Saint Nicholas has stopped by our home this evening,
filling our shoes with Christ's love!
(which of course includes candy & treats)
Note the pair of sandals Lydia chose to leave out...that girl cannot get it through her head summer is OVER!!!  And since Aliza is only 6 mos. we borrowed a pair of Lydia's shoes.

Some more Holy items have been included

Like prayer cards

They are so pretty

I gave them each a different one.

And ornaments
these are Wally World specials...ugh
I think next year I will find a bit more special ornaments.
I think it would be nice to find angels for the girls every year and crosses for the boys.

Hopefully as the years go by our kids will think of the real Saint Nick.  We will still have Santa stop in of course on Jesus Birthday, but I am excited for our kids to really learn about the true meaning of Christmas in which our secular society so easily forgets.

I saw this statement from SaintNicholasCenter.org
"When we honor saint Nicholas, following his example of selfless giving, we honor the Christ Child who selflessly gave the greatest gift of all—himself."

Monday, November 22, 2010

Finger Chewing Because it is Fun

I have been slacking on my blog again...
This Baby is growing.
And chewing on her finger

She will not take a pacifer

She just really likes her hand

A lot!

But we think she is sweet from head to toe!

This one is my favorite

Black & White may be even better!

Monday, November 1, 2010

May the force be with you

This was a few days ago
(hence the shirt)
This 2 1/2 year old boy in my living room -
Fighting the force

These are all his moves

He was rolling & fighting someone
not really sure who...

I think he won
This face looks like it anyway!

Hmm, not sure what this is...

And I am really sure I do not know what he is doing, maybe praying!  Good for him - my sweet boy!  He is quite the entertainer around here!

Monday, October 25, 2010

My First Rose from St. Therese Child of Jesus

I began my 1st EVER Novena to St Therese, of the child Jesus.  She has kept her promise for as a sign of her intercession she has sent me a rose, actually she has showered me with roses! 

It is such an amazing feeling to know she is in heaven listening to ME, pleading my cause before our Lord!
  Thank you St. Therese in "your little" way you are a Huge comfort! 

If anyone actually reads this (besides my loving husband!) if you are curious I will tell you one of the roses I recieved was on day 4 of my novena.  Which is today.  My husband is a coin dealer and buys scrap gold/silver as well.  Every once in awhile he will ask me if I want something he buys in the shop.  In the past he has brought home some saint metals.  Today, my husband asked me if I wanted a rose necklace a lady had brought in.  In ALL the jewelry he has bought, he has never bought a rose pendant until today, of course!!! 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Simple Thoughts

Here I am.
I have been enjoying baby wearing.
I have had this sling since baby 1
but use it most with baby 4.
She likes it and I like it. 
It is the Maya Wrap - simple & light make it quite handy dandy!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Simple Thoughts

Why oh why
must you come
& go so quickly?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Evan!

It was not too long ago
when this guy was our babe ~
our only babe infact!
But time goes on, as God intended
and they grow...
Into Silly Kiddos
And Sweet boys

Cute boy!

(with a t-shirt)
Well tonight,
he has been waiting
very patiently
for his gift
What could it be?
Actually this gift he knew!
But this one,
What could the surprise be?
Underwear!  Of course!
And now -

May the force be with you!

Happy 6th Birthday Evan!