Friday, January 27, 2012

7 Quick Takes Friday

1) Tomorrow is my Blogiversary!  I can't believe I've been writing about things nobody else cares about blogging for four years!  Here was my very first post!  Maggie was just a newborn when I started, and now she's four going on fourteen.  My how time flies.

2) And speaking of kid's ages....
My baby turned 6 months old yesterday.
  Mom, stop bothering me while I'm spinning the wheel.

How can it seem like he was just born, yet also like we've had him around forever?

3) We had the first snowstorm of the winter last weekend. 
(view from the porch)

our neighbor's car:
The kids loved playing in it and Phil even took the older four sledding on Sunday, while I cleaned and Xander did this:

4) We spent the morning indoors while the snow fell, and the kids actually played quite nicely together (and separately).  These small occasions fill my heart with hope that one day they will be the best of friends:

5)  This little whippersnapper got in trouble at school for putting up his middle finger. 
He has no clue what it means (thank God!) and for some reason tends to point with that finger.  His cousin (also in his preschool class) told him to stop doing it because it was bad, and then the teacher saw him and he got sent to the principal, who explained that it's not a nice thing to do.  Poor guy, he was crying so hard when he told me what happened.  The teacher (whom we love) had already called me to explain the situation, and said she brought him to the chapel and Eamon said sorry to Jesus.  Needless to say, I don't think he'll ever use that finger again!

6) And speaking of getting in trouble at school...
John-Paul  has gotten two detentions (his first ones ever!) within the past two weeks.  One was for constantly talking with the pretty girl who sits next to him, and the other was for accidentally hitting a girl while learning a dance/song in music class.  At least he says it was an accident, but then the girl hit him back, and they both got detentions for hitting.   We took away his snack money and made him write an apology note.

The good news is that he asked his teacher to please move his desk away from the girls he gets into trouble with because they "tempt him".  Ha!  I guess he understands the whole "occasion of sin" teaching in the Catholic church.  The other good news is that my little bookworm talks to girls :)  

And from the "I'm Obviously a Girl with Four Brothers" Files:

Maggie told me yesterday that her wiener hurt.

Have a great weekend everybody!


  1. Happy, happy Blogiversary!! I'm so glad that we've met here. I don't know what I'd do without my doses of Martin Family Moments :)

    How is it that Xander is 6 months old??!! He's growing up way too fast.

    I enjoy the kids' school stories. Funny moments that make me chuckle every time. It's good that John-Paul can already recognize that girls are a temptation and the best way around them is to remove the temptation. lol. He's your priest for sure!

    Happy weekend!

  2. what a week! Maggie is so funny!

  3. Happy Blogaverary!! Time just flies:)
    Oh and your baby girl saying her weiner hurt. lol Thanks for the morning giggle!

  4. I love that your son asked to be moved away from the chatty girls! My son gets moved frequently but he never asks for it. ahem

  5. Happy blogiversary! I'm glad you blog.

    I'm still laughing about the last quote from Maggie, what a great way to end your seven takes!

  6. I love the baby photos~ he's a real cutie! Just stopping by from Conversion Diary.

  7. Happy Blogaversary!!

  8. LOL LOL LOL...Maggies weiner hurts....that is so funny!!!! thanks for a big laugh for my Friday! Hilarious.

  9. I hate it when my wiener hurts!
    Poor Eamon!!!!! Oh, that finger gets a lot of people in trouble. Boys and girls should always be separated in school...and in the case of my girls, I wish all the boys were sent to another country to get their education. :)


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