Thursday, May 26, 2011

{pretty,happy,funny,real} First Holy Communion Edition

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Reaching back a few years ago for my {pretty} post. Grace on her FHC morning.

Ben's FHC. Jack was sitting at just the right angle. I, of course, was in the cry room with Tristan and Max. Christopher, sadly, was away on business so it was a one-parent morning.

It may be FHC, it may be one of the most important days of a young Catholic's life, the entire parish may be taking pictures....but Ben is still 7 and is still Ben :D


I'm sure they were discussing what they were discussing who they were offering their FHC's for, or finding the right place in the missal.....right?


Thursday, May 19, 2011


I would usually never put a picture of myself under the {pretty} heading but cutting off over 12 inches of hair just about requires a picture on the blog. So, me with short hair.

Maybe this pic should go under funny but Max making his fish lips face makes me { happy} 'cause it is just so darn cute.[sarcasm] If he was throwing up a peace sign it could be his Facebook profile pic.[/sarcasm] How did making fish lips become 'attractive' or cool anyway. And I get teased about my spiral perm from my misdirected youth? I know I looked like Ronald McDonald but at least I didn't look something you see at Sea World!
{funny} Jack gets a little excited at birthdays...even someone else's.... :D

{real} the off-key, loud, dissonant singing of "Happy Birthday" at our house. This is just our 'little family' plus my spare (Grace's bff who eats with us more than she doesn't :D )

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Shout out to Catholic Icing

In my sidebar you will see a link to a blog called Catholic Icing. Lacy is one of those women who can look at everyday objects and come up with amazing and creative ideas. (She should have been in Odyssey of the Mind). I mean, really.....who can sees a pool noodle and thinks, "Hey we can make a Monstrance out of that!!" Pool noodles have three uses around floaties, as weapons and as dog chew toys.
She had a cute little project the other week for the letter W. He's got the whole world in His hands

Now along with not being very creative I am not a 'circle time,letter of the week' kinda homeschooling mom anymore but I still thought the craft was super cool so I worked it Nine Texans style which is "here kids, color these coffee filters and then look what happens when we sprinkle water on them!!" They love it-well my artsy ones did. The 12,10,7 and 5 year old would have gone through a pack of a 100 filters if I let them. I make myself feel better and call it a lesson in abstract art :D We hung them up in our kitchen.I know Martha Stewart would be cringing but my kitchen is pretty bright and 'tacky' already, what's a little more color :D

My curtains, yes, that is Texas themed toile.

Two of my crosses. The handpainted one on top even has momma's with babies in slings and the bottom one is dyed straw.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Two down, Three to go

Birthdays that is. May-June is our birthday marathon beginning with Tristan on May 2 and ending with Max on June 11. Lucy, Chris and Katie are in the middle. Here is Tristan's big day. I love 3rd birthdays as it is the first birthday that they really understand what is happening and anticipate it and boy, oh boy did he understand what was coming.

You never open presents without siblings hovering....we have video of Katie 'helping' Jack on his 3rd birthday.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Any port in a storm..

My little ones play musical beds. Where they start out at bedtime is frequently not where they are found in the morning. One night Lucy came to me because she had a nightmare. Soon after Max woke up and she left because she knows I can't have her next to me and nurse Max. This is what I found on the couch in the morning.
When Momma isn't available even a little brother can be comforting.