Archive | September, 2011

Quick Takes

1. I’ve been trying to get this posted all day, but life has been crazy. I dropped Dom off at the airport last night. He’s heading to Kansas City for the Catholic New Media Conference. I wish I was going with him. Instead I drove home with Anthony screaming in the back seat for an […]

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Bella the Missionary

This afternoon Bella and I were sitting outside. I was chatting on the phone with my mom and Bella announced that she was bored. She didn’t want to watch anymore football. I suggested a few ideas and she decided she wanted to do some art. Immediately she had a plan: “I want you to cut […]

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{pretty, happy, funny, real}

pretty I don’t know what these flowers are that I’m seeing all over our neighborhood; but they sure are lovely.   happy My boys loving on each other. What could be happier? Ben loves to kiss and cuddle with Anthony and Anthony adores any attention from his big brother and sisters. funny One day I […]

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Summer Reading

I only finished two books this summer but I started quite a few more and I thought I’d do a quick rundown of what I’ve been dabbling at. (Hush! Yes, I know we’re almost done with September and I’m only now getting around to posting my summer reading roundup. I’ve been… preoccupied. Or something.) Books […]

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A Little Way of Gentleness

In my post about “A” Week I mentioned that I was reading A Little Way of Homeschooling. I’ve almost finished the book now and am finding myself slowing down to savor the last few pages. The last chapter is a protracted meditation on gentleness, which Suzie Andres calls “The Way of the Saints”. This chapter […]

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Last Saturday we went to visit Dom’s mother and sister in Maine. I forgot to post the pictures this week. Or was too busy or distracted or something. Somehow even though we haven’t accomplished much it’s felt like a crazy week. Maybe because we were gone all last Saturday and it’s taken my brain all […]

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7 Quick Takes—a day late

1. Anthony’s 6 month checkup was Monday. He weighed in at 25 pounds, 4 oz and is now 27 inches long. Not a small child! Again he was stoic baby. The first shot in his fat thigh didn’t elicit a reaction at all. He cried for a couple of seconds with the second shot, stopping […]

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Our Lady of Sorrows

I woke at around five or so. Anthony was hungry, squirmy, fussy. After he finished nursing I couldn’t get back to sleep. I went to the bathroom and when I came out Ben was standing in his doorway, blankets in his arms, whimpering. I sat and cuddled with him for a while but he couldn’t […]

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Practical Life Lessons

I was chopping ham for soup when Ben came into the kitchen asking for a glass of milk. I told him I’d get it for him as soon as I was done with the ham. He decided not to wait and instead pulled the step stool over to the refrigerator. I thought he was going […]

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