Friday, October 29, 2021
7QT: Hosting Teenagers, Santa Lists with Little Boys, and God Really Loves Me
Friday, October 15, 2021
7QT: Riding a Bike, a Fr. Mike Schmitz Sighting, and A Fake Yeti
Happy Friday in October that still feels like summer, but I'm not complaining! Linking up with Kelly for Seven Quick Takes :)
I keep forgetting to write about Brendan's big milestone - he can ride a bike! Right after he turned five, Phil decided to teach him and it took a few days of practice (honestly he was so shaky in the beginning that I thought he was too young) before he could do it on his own.
Then each day was something new - he learned to brake, he learned how to start pedaling on his own without a push, he rode in circles, etc. Now he is a crazy daredevil who likes to ride on ramps and perform tricks like lifting up his feet as he goes flying by or putting his feet up on the handlebars.
Being a boy mom means walking a fine line between forbidding all the potentially dangerous things and letting them live and learn, growing confident and independent. Yikes! This is why I have gray hairs!!
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Phil, This Week's Birthday Guy
Friday, October 8, 2021
7QT: A Wheelbarrow, E. Coli, and A New Saint
Happy Friday of a looooong weekend! Linking up with Kelly and friends for a look back at the week...
I did something crafty! I was picking up the million balls in our backyard and saw our rusty old wheelbarrow out of the corner of my eye. It was tipped over in the back of our yard, behind the swingset. I went over to move it somehere more hidden, and it was filled with cobwebs and dirt, so I decided to hose it off first. Once it was cleaned, I thought "This would look cute with a fall display in it!" and texted Phil to pick up some mums on his way home from piano with Xander. A few minutes later and voila!
If any of you have college students, just a reminder that the FAFSA is now available.
It's a lot easier to complete the second time around, only took me about 20 minutes and a lot of that time was spent figuring out passwords ;)
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Andrew, This Week's Birthday Boy
Friday, October 1, 2021
7QT: October, St. Therese, Pajamas, Soccer and the Rosary
It's Friday and I actually posted two other times this week. An Autumn Miracle! Linking up with Kelly and away we go...
It's October 1st! Wow!
Today is the feast day of one of my favorite saints, St. Therese "the little flower" who has been known to send a rose or the scent of roses to someone praying to her for an intercession. When I heard this as a young child, I told St. Therese that I wanted the man I was supposed to marry to bring me one white rose. I was a romantic girl with dreams of marriage and lots of babies (dreams come true!) and I continued to pray for that "sign" until the day I finally had it answered. Phil left a white rose and a teddy bear for me to find one day with a note that said it was just because he loved me. Thanks be to God, because I already loved Phil so much that I was questioning holding out for that white rose! So thank you St. Therese for answering that little girl's prayer and sending her a saint of a husband. And a daughter with Rose in her name.
I need to put away my beloved summer pajamas and find a new pair to wear for the fall. I have some great winter pajamas, but I need an in-between pair. If they could help me stay asleep for the whole night, then I don't care what they cost :) Any suggestions? These look cute and have a lot of good reviews...