Just look at these little angels. You’d never guess that Lucy would decide to bite Baby Gwen’s finger in the middle of the Gospel reading at morning Mass yesterday or that Benjamin would be the one to give another kid a bloody nose at our first Catholic homeschoolers group playdate afterwards…(He obviously didn’t mean to, collisions just happen but OH DEAR. Not sure how intentional the finger-biting was.) Color me mortified. Great first impression, folks!
Whew. Moving on.
Showing off a fancy breakfast compliments of Daddy.
The Quotable Benjamin (age 5):
“I should probably never move out of this house because you’re gonna be old real soon and then you won’t know WHAT to do and you’ll really need me to boss you around.” Good point, son.
“Mom, if your teeth fall out, something not fun happens: you have to get teeth glued in called dent-ers. And then you can’t eat ribs.”
The Quotable Lucy (age 2):
“Daddy has a brown beard and he’s Dad. And Jesus has a brown beard but he’s God.” I’m glad we’re getting this sorted out. Beards are tricky.
The Quotable Gwen (10 months):
Gwen: “I like waking up at 4am, EVERYDAY!” *tyrannical giggle* *adorable dimply grin*
Me: “HAVE MERCY! MEEEERRRRRRCCCCYYY!“
I didn’t know how much I needed a little break until I was waiting for a filling thinking, “I love going to the dentist….it’s so QUIET…you can just kick back and relax.” #momlife #amirite?
I’m bogged down in a pretty dense historical part of Les Miserables. At page 300 out of 1200, I wouldn’t say I’m exactly on schedule with this one but…..I WILL CONQUER YOU, HUGO. I also started True Devotion to Mary by St. Louis de Montford which is wonderful, but also quite dense. So I’m reading some ebooks on the side that I’ll share in a post next week. And be sure to check out the Motherhood and Jane Austen Book Club FB group! It has been such a fun place to discuss Jane and you can find all about joining us for a live chat next Wednesday night and hear me blather on about how much I love Mansfield Park.
I love Daniel’s art so much. There is nothing better than getting love notes from my guy.
Why I’m Letting My Hair Go Gray: Catholic All Year
Dadfit: Building the Fittest Dads on the Planet: Daniel Bearman: Acts of Idiot Praise
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