Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Name That Baby...

Let's play a fun game of Name That Baby.   Identify if each baby below is Dominic or Vincent.  Good luck!

Baby A
Baby B
Baby C

Baby D
Baby E

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Potty Mouth

Yesterday Dominic decided he wanted to wear underwear, and so potty training began.  I won't bore you with all the details of the training, but he is doing great!  However, a little incident today is just too good not to share...

Let me paint the picture for you.

I have just taken Dominic to the toilet, and the the two big kids (Dominic and Clare) decide they want to play outside.  GREAT!!!  :)  Vincent is asleep, so I decide this is the perfect time to catch a five minute shower.  All of sudden, Dominic comes racing into my bathroom, where I am showering, announcing he has to go potty.  Sigh...I literally just took him three minutes earlier. So from the shower I tell him to hop on my toilet and do his business.  So, he hops, cross legged onto the toilet.  Becuase you know he simply cannot hold it and his bladder may just explode.  I tell him to sit there, point down, and wait until it all comes out.  I then decided that now would be a good time for me to rinse the shampoo out of my hair, since that was what I was doing before being interrupted.  That is when I hear Dominic yelling, "Uh-OH!" over and over again.  I peak around the corner only to see what looks like a stream of water coming from a water fountain being depostited into Dominic's mouth, all over his face and my bathroom.  Only what I was seeing was not water.
Fantastic Son, you just coined an entire  new meaning to the phrase "Potty Mouth!"

Friday, May 17, 2013

Pea Popsicles

I will let you know how they go with the kids!!

Thursday, May 16, 2013


Vincent will be six months on Sunday.  I cannot believe it.  I have been postponing it for a couple weeks, but this morning it was time to give him cereal for the first time.  He has been showing all the classic signs of being ready for some food...supported sitting, reaching for food and drink, etc....I was just not ready.   He took it like a champ though, and is already ready for more.  Such a Big Boy!!!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

These are my people...and I love them!

I had a wonderful Mother's Day spending time with my beautiful family and doing the activities I enjoy most!!  God is good, and I am blessed! 

Pictures before Mass

Mass was followed by a delicious egg and blueberry pancake brunch prepared by my Husband!

Family Hike at Burns Park

After the hike, I was sent off to Panera for some alone time and a good book, and then returned home to the fantasitc dinner below: Carbonara, salad, bread and wine!  Did I mention the kids were in bed, too?!  A quiet dinner...AMAZING!!

And as if all of the above were not enough, my sweet husband did shadow silhouettes of all my children. (He is very artistic!) AND he bought me a gift certificate for a spa pedicure!  SO BLESSED!!!

“We would like to pay homage to all brave mothers who dedicate themselves to their own family without reserve, who suffer in giving birth to their children and who are ready to make any effort, to face any sacrifice, in order to pass on to them the best of themselves ... How hard they have to fight against difficulties and dangers! How frequently they are called to face genuine ‘wolves’ determined to snatch and scatter the flock! And these heroic mothers do not always find support in their surroundings. On the contrary, the cultural models frequently promoted and broadcast by the media do not encourage motherhood. In the name of progress and modernity, the values of fidelity, chastity, sacrifice, in which a host of Christian wives and mothers have distinguished and continue to distinguish themselves, are presented as obsolete. As a result, a woman who is determined to be consistent with her principles often feels deeply alone, alone in her love which she cannot betray, and to which she must remain faithful. Her guiding principle is Christ, who has revealed the love which the Father bestows on us. A woman who believes in Christ finds a powerful support precisely in this love that bears everything. It is a love that enables her to believe that all she does for a child conceived, born, adolescent or adult, she does at the same time for a child of God. As Saint John states in today’s reading: ‘We are called children of God, and that is what we are’ (1 John 3:1).”  Blessed John Paul II

A Tribute

To those women who have been mothers in my life....I love you and I thank you!