Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Spring at the New House!!!


We are still mastering names in the house.  We can't do "William" but "Mario" is pretty clear!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Happy Monday!

  • Wishing I had some snazzy linky thing to link my random postings to, but I think those are supposed to come on Friday.  That's me.  Either I am very late, or really early.  LOL
  • The other morning, I asked Patrick to get William breakfast, reminding him to be sweet, as well as William to be sweet.  I came down the stairs, and William came to me, put his hands on his hips, and says, "Patrick gave me Doritos for breakfast!" Me: "Did you eat them?" "NO!  That is NOT breakfast!  He said I had to eat them because I found the golden egg."  Apparently, that was deemed a great honor to Patrick.  
  • Do you remember this?  Well, he has totally mastered all names in this house, except William, and will now call my name like no other child.  I keep trying to catch THAT on film, but it's so funny.  It's "Mommy?  Mommy?  Mooo-mmmmy!  Mooooo-mmmmmy!"  Over and over and over again.  Even when I answer him.  He does it like a doorbell, and does that with everyone's names.  He sure knows he has to make the most noise in a house full of people.
  • We are totally loving our new house still, and I am so excited to see all the beautiful things growing around it for spring.  We have the most GORGEOUS tree in our front yard, and I can.not.wait until it is totally bloomed!  Do you know what it is?  I will do a photo when the whole tree is like this.  We are almost there!!!
  • The 3rd quarter is finished, and my children are showing me how smart they are!  Patrick had 2nd honors (only 1 "B" and that was a 91!) and Emma has her awesomeness in every subject where she is just doing amazing.  She is ready to have number grades and be on the honor roll.  :)
  • This week, may I ask for some prayers for my sweet Mother-in-law?  She is to have open heart surgery on Wednesday to repair or replace the mitral valve.  She had a beautful annointing on Sunday with Father Bob, and we were all able to be with her to share in it.  We love her dearly and know this is a stressful time.  Thanks so much!
  • My brother and his wife had their 5th girl right after Easter!  He has some sweet little girls and we can't wait to meet her.  My mother is going to visit and spend time with them and I am so jealous.  Wish I could stow away in the suitcase!
  • Your dose of cutness for today!  My sweet boys.
    • Tommy went to the practice rounds for the Masters last week.  I have all his pictures to show you, from all the holes and the fun stuff like the Tiger Woods skipping a ball over the water.  He took the kid's camera with a front LCD screen, so he was able to take really cute self portraits. 
    • We are counting down the weeks until Emma's first Communion!  We actually picked a day months ago, and it turns out to be Pentecost!  How cool is that?  Now, to finalize the dress, veil, shoes, hairdo....
    • William has to do his Kindergarten screening next month (he got accepted into the school!) and I am starting to realize I will have 3 kids at school during the day!  Um, excuse me?  How is it possible that I have kids that old?!?
    • My Dad has been struggling with some hip and back pain lately, and, since we work our way through life with humor, we are all very quick to tell him that he is walking a bit like Groucho Marx.  We saw him a couple times this weekend, and he had a new permit hanging from his rear-view mirror.  My Emma's take on it?  "Daddy, Papa is handicapped!"  She announced it like it was breaking news and to be sure that Tommy knew.  I guess you had to be there, but it totally tickled me.
    • I am totally going to brag for a minute, but I had a REALLY productive day this weekend.  Now, it's nothing compared to some of the supermoms I know who never stop moving, but considering I sit on my tushie most days, the moving of furniture and fun that I had with my boys was so great.  Getting the kids' rooms right with where everything goes is tough, and we are almost there!  Now to tackle our room.  :)

    Thursday, April 4, 2013

    Easter Day with the Families

    Alleluia! He is Risen!

     My family has risen as well, very early in the morning, and let me attempt some photos.  Can you see it's still dark out?  It was a cloudy morning for our 7:30 AM Mass, so it wasn't ideal for our photos.  It turned rainy later on, so we didn't do many outdoor photos in our nice clothes.

    Wednesday, April 3, 2013