Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Things you probably know

It has been over a month since my last post.  My bad.  There is so many things that I have wanted to type out in more words than a Facebook status.  I guess we will do a quick little update list and maybe I will be able to post a little more often.

He's awesome.  Adorable.  Sweet.  Pretty...I mean handsome.  And so FAT.  Seven weeks old and Fitting very nicely into six month clothing.

Very nicely, indeed.
So far he is a very easy baby.  His belly bothers him from time to time, but it's manageable.   Especially if I lay off the pizza.  I just love him to pieces.

I'm still having a hard time finding a groove that works for us.  The layout of a "normal" day for us does not look like it did in August.  The biggest upset is that Simon no longer naps.  We have done some work here and there, but we don't have the weekly groove we had when we started.  I'm sure we are fine.  I try to read to them throughout the day and incorporate learning within our day.  I'm just not as good at that as other mothers are.  I am using

This book to plan out Advent, the feast day of St. Nicholas, Christmas, and the Epiphany.  It has a wonderful book list and sort of lesson plans with vocabulary, discussion questions, activities, crafts, and some recipes for featured titles.  There is so much in this book, I can easily us it for several years.  I am also going to attempt a Jesse Tree.  Anyway, if there is a groove to be had I probably won't see it until January.

North Carolina
We will be heading there next week for Thanksgiving.  We have been very fortunate because this will be our third year home for Thanksgiving.  I will get to see my brother, who I haven't seen in over two years.  This is the first time in four years since we have all been together at one time.  And this time we get to add Duncan, Simon, Becket and my brother's fiance Laura!  The new additions are awesome!  And a WEDDING!!!  Super fun!

Saint swap.
Ok, you probably saw the saint swap pictures on IG or FB.  It's like a cookie swap.  Everyone chooses a saint to paint.  Then we come together and everyone goes home with one of each saint.  My friends did awesome!!!

Since the swap I have made six more saints for the kids.

They are so much fun to make!!!  I joined a swap online where I am going to paint 30 St. Leo the Greats.  He's the last image next to St Elizabeth of Hungary.  Plus there is talk of my friends doing another one at some point.  I may do a whole blog post about this one day.  Seriously, they are so much fun and my kids love them!  I'm so glad they will get to be in my home for years to come.

I'm selling Avon.  I'm not really a sale person, but I love having access to their catalogs and product. So if you're local and want a catalog, let me know.  Just because you take a catalog don't feel like you have to buy anything.  If you're not local you can shop online HERE.  No pressure really.  I really like their stuff, and I think their prices are great.  Basically, I don't want to annoy anyone more than I already do.  So there ya go.

Flight School
We were told yesterday that Chris's school dates have been pushed forward three month.  I have mixed emotions about it all that I could go on and on about, but I will spare you.  Basically, now we have change our plans.  Not a big deal.  We still have six months.  But I have to make choices about Amelia's dance recital, Evelyn's (our niece and goddaughter) First Holy Communion, where the kids and I will be while he's at WOCS since we PCS after graduation, and our summer.  Overall we are very excited.  The sooner Chris is doing what he really wants to do the better I guess.  I guess there is still a chance that his dates could get moved again and if they do we will just make new choices, right?

The older ones are great.  I am thinking Simon needs to go back into his crib.  I really though letting him sleep in a big bed would make bedtime better.  And for a few nights it did, but the last few weeks have been terrible.  He's the last one asleep.  Wakes up in the middle of the night.  He's the first one up.  And he no longer naps.  That does not make a pleasant two year old.

Amelia and Owen are big helpers most of the time.  Owen really wants "chores" because he wants to earn money.  I guess we will figure something out for him.  I guess that is all for now.

St Juan Diego, St Cecilia, and St. Padre Pio minus the beard.


  1. Such beautiful pictures. I love the peg saints! You are going to love mosaic book for years to come; one of the best gifts I got when I had Leo.

    1. The mosaic book is wonderful. I bought a used Catholic Mosaic book also. I can't wait to jump in to that one too :)