Homeschooling has kind of stalled out for us since before Christmas. It’s not that Bella isn’t learning, I’m sure; but formal lessons of any kind have fallen by the wayside as I’ve not had much energy for gathering myself into a purposefulness. So today it was a wonderful surprise to find ourselves stumbling into a […]
So here are a few of my favorite people celebrating in their own inimitable ways. Bella sings the Twelve Days of Christmas to Sophie. Sophie sings with the pretend pencil people: “… day our earth sets down in the wind… Now, they said, we’re going to sing a different song… Baby Jesus is born […]
It seems like it’s been forever since I’ve done a quick takes post. 1. This week in the stable: The angel, St Joseph, and the donkey are going for a ride in the school bus while Mary changes Baby Jesus’ poopy diaper. 2. I’m sewing again. A bit. I’ve decided a realistic goal is to […]
Well last night we we survived Midnight Mass with four children with not a single child fall asleep or needed to be taken out. In fact no one fussed at all. Or at least not what anyone but me would have called fussing. Ben did whine and complain in a loud toddler not-whisper but I […]
7 pounds 9 ounces (exact same weight as Bella.) Practically perfect in every way. Looks just like his daddy. see Dom for details Truly sons are a gift from the Lord, a blessing, the fruit of the womb. Indeed the sons of youth are like arrows in the hand of a warrior.
We’ve lived in this house for a year now and yet Bella had never been down to the basement before today. Our basement is dark and dank and dusty. I hate going down there; but go I must for it’s where the washer and dryer reside. There’s a puddle at the bottom of the stairs […]
Why is it that toddlers love to run around naked? As soon as Isabella’s clothes come off for her evening bath she takes off, dashing around the apartment, shrieking with glee.
Bella’s naptime reading choice today: a novena to Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. The Missionaries of Charity sent me the pamphlet and some holy cards last year when my sister-in-law asked them to pray for me following my miscarriage and cancer diagnosis. Bella has been playing with all my holy cards during morning prayer time […]
I woke up at five this morning from a very restless sleep and an anxiety dream about waking up more than an hour after the time we were supposed to be at the hospital. Tossed and turned until the alarm went off at 5:30. Dom went and woke up Bella—we really hated waking up a […]
I had a miscarriage yesterday. If you don’t want to read about it, then don’t. But I need to write about it. Spotting began Saturday night. I noticed it right before we left to go out to dinner for my sister-in-law’s birthday. I didn’t mention it to the family at dinner because it might be […]