Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Belated First Communion Pics

On the Feast of Corpus Christi, E made her first communion.  She was lovely in her white dress, white shoes and my wedding veil.  Thank God for Very-Low-Gluten Communion hosts, because even though my little princess has Celiac Disease, and can't tolerate the regular wheat hosts, she can still have communion!!

Isn't she pretty?




Monday, July 14, 2008

He wants to know everything about everything.

Conversing with my five year old boy:


"mom, where would we live if our house burned down?"

umm... I guess the insurance would give us money and we would buy a new one

"mom, where would we get a new house?"

well, a Real Estate Agent would help us

"like our neighbor? "  thoughtful pause... "where does he keep all those houses that he sells?"

(hiding a laugh) well Z, he doesn't acutally -have- them.  He just helps people sell theirs.

"oh! like in a garage sale. I get it"  and he walks away with a complete sense of understanding....  
he's so sweet at this age. He wants to know everything about everything and somehow his mind thinks that he almost does!!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Suprise! I'm alive!

Oh my poor poor neglected blog... you sad little thing.  How you must have waited for me for days and days to return, looking sadly into the distance hoping I would come back one day.  Don't despair, dear blog. I have returned.  I still love you!  I had to take a break because the babies were destroying my house while I happily typed along.  Although they made great blogging subjects, I couldn't justify the chaos that was created.


Even now as I sit here with you, one baby is trying to spill water on the keyboard, delete the whole page in one fell swoop, and pull all of my papers and pencils on the floor.  The other one is still asleep, so I just knew it was time to chance a venture your way again.  

Life... life with twin toddler boys.   With 5 kids under eight.. it's a joy.  It's a very very full joy. And messy too... and now that I think about it, noisy. very noisy.

But oh the fun we have, and the adventures they get into.

Lets see what have we done?

Camping... we're crazy, but we went camping with all of them to a Family Conference.  A great time of marshmallows, dirt, running, laughing and friends.  (oh, and screaming, overheating during the day and freezing at night).

Vacation Bible School... I've taken on the role as director this year to save it from being cancelled...  lots of work. Lots of helpers, lots of fun.  

Grade 2: We're done!  sort of.  But I'm satisfied anyways.  multiple digit addition, multiple digit subtraction, ancient egypt, biology, spelling, grammar, the western hemisphere... There's always next year to move on... 

Reading: we've conquered that mountain and now E has sprinted on ahead of me, reading hours a day, just about to begin reading the Narnia series.


allright the baby has declared me to be done.
blessings to you all!