April 25, 2008
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April 22, 2008
Here is James cooperating. Laghes, smiles, grins then starting to fuss. He was tired of entertaining mama!!
April 21, 2008
I order a clam plate (must have clams on Friday). Well any fish but at Kelly's Roast Beef I had to have the full belly clams. Heather ordered a Jr. Roast Beef with sauce and mayo, that is what I would have order if it wasn't Friday. Yummy!!!!
Heather's son Evan is 10 months now. It is hard to believe. They grow so fast. He was really testing her that day. It actually started the night before when he didn't want to sleep and only finally fell asleep in the swing. Boy don't all of us mothers know and dislike this phases. Then at the restaurant he didn't want to eat his lunch. It turned out he didn't like the new Earth's Best summer veggies she was trying to feed him. He ate the yogurt and snack food just fine. I'm still on easy street with James, he just slept through lunch.
Kimberely's talk was great. It was on being humble. I really needed to hear alot of what she said. I also had a great confession. The priest also said what I needed to hear, thanks Fr. Michael. The drive home was much less dramatic it took us the usually 30 minute drive. Once the Dooley/Rzasa Family was dropped I drove home to Clinton. Finally the long funfilled day was over.
We went to our usually Mass at the Abbey. I stayed for a short visit after mass then James and I went to my friend Lindsey's Blessing Way. What is a Blessing way you ask? A Blessing Way is a celebration of motherhood and new life. Celebrating motherhood instead of the traditional baby shower. We decorated a birthing t-shirt, brought beads to make a birthing necklace, and made a positive birth eperience collage with pictures from our births. She also requested images of the Madonna and Child, St. Anne (patroness of pregnant and nursing mothers) or St. Monica (patroness of mothers) to be added to her college.
After the Blessing Way I rushed home to finish the dinner I had put in the croco pot for our friends the Dooley's. I got home to daddy and Adriana in bed because they forgot the Dooley's were coming. No big deal they got up and about thirty or so minutes later the Dooley's were here. We had a great visit. Green chilli and turkey soup for dinner. For deesert Mr. Niall made chocolate cookies and we had ice cream sandwhiches, yummy!! The children played outside while we cleaned up and enjoyed each other's company.
Eion was so cute, he wanted to hold James really badly. He did a great job. I'm sure he can't wait for his new little brother.
Daddy decided to give James a ride on his shoulders.
April 20, 2008
April 17, 2008
As we started our walk we looked out at how far we had to walk to get to the Grotto. The little house you see in the picture it the Grotto. It looks really far.
Isn't the scene picturesque?
April 16, 2008
Renewal and hope for the Church in the US is my prayer for the day. GOD BLESS
April 15, 2008
In our house mama cookies about 85 - 90 % of the dinners. I dare say she is a good cook. While mama cooks she does not bake unless it comes out of a box. Daddy is the baker especially if he wants chocolate chip cookies. In the past few months Daddy has been baking cookies at least once a week. He was become quite good at baking cookies. He will have to teach his daughter. She helped daddy bake with her new baking kit Auntie Jacci, Uncle P.J., Brendan, and Averi gave her for Easter. She totally enjoyed helping daddy, licking the mixer, and of course eating a cookie.