Whew. What a week! A runny nose for our little asthmatic Benjamin turned into a relentless cough and a high fever sending him on a couple visits to the pediatrician and many, many breathing treatments at home. And I don’t know if you’re aware of that fun cough-induced vomiting trick some kids do, but if it was an Olympic sport, Benjamin would win a gold medal. Not to be outdone by big brother, Lucy decided to wake almost every hour three nights in a row. So we’re worn out over here.
It truly breaks my heart when my kids are sick. So many days I wish Benjamin could just sit still for one second, stop talking for one minute, and not ask for snacks constantly. But, when he’s a little pathetic lethargic lump of toddler sitting quietly and feverishly on the couch refusing to eat, all I want is my wild, crazy, hungry boy back. Except for a little congestion and cough he seems back to normal and we’re so glad!
Coming Up in the Liturgical Year: Next week are the feast days of two of my favorite saints: St. Augustine and St. Monica! Last week we feasted and celebrated the Queenship of Our Lady.
Daniel outdid himself with a feast fit for a queen: Rosemary Sage Pork Tenderloin, Baked Potatoes, and my favorite side dish of all time: Whiskey-Glazed Carrots!
It was also St. Rose of Lima’s day yesterday. Did you do anything to celebrate Our Lady or St. Rose last week?
In the Garden: Okra, Green Peppers, Banana Peppers! Check out this fried okra alongside a southern feast compliments of Daniel including local sausage, onions, and swiss chard over grits. Mmmmm!:
The weeds are OUT OF CONTROL and we’ve started pulling things out to prep for our Fall garden. What’s growing in your garden?
The Most Important Post Partum Skill: Nursing Lying Down: Mama and Baby Love (This is so true! I didn’t get the hang of this with Benjamin but I loved nursing lying down with Lucy and nursed in this position whenever we were at home for the first 5 or 6 months because it was most comfortable for both of us.)
A Reading List for Fifth Grade: Rockin’ Granola (I love a good reading list no matter the age group!)
How to Get Your Kids to Drink Water (in style): Simple Design (Benjamin would love the LEGO waterbottles)
Quick Back-to-School Lunches for Traditional Cooks: Life Your Way
The Secret to a Perfect Home: Simple Mom
The Wonders of Raw Honey: Simple Homemade
How to Take Great Pictures of Kids: SlowMama (I wish I could take a photography class, but in the meantime these are some good tips.)
The Quotable Benjamin:
“I’m talking to Daddy on Gchat. He says, ‘I’m just eatin’ up my work snacks and pushing lots of computer buttons and I’ll be right home! And we’ll eat dinner and have a family movie night and take a bath and read books and go to bed!‘” – Benjamin
I love imagining what he thinks Daddy does at work.
“Is Jesus like a magical man?!” – Benjamin (apparently my three-year-old’s Christology isn’t as great as I thought it was)
Instagrams Worth Sharing: (I’m haleyweasley if you want to follow me)
Before and After I gave Benjamin a haircut. Sweet boy.
What is it, you ask? Why, Benjamin’s “lizard house” of course.
This girl. I can’t get enough of her. She’s doing a lot of standing by herself so we know that first step is just around the corner. And in less than 8 weeks we’ll be celebrating our Bright Star’s first birthday (on the Feast of Bl. John Paul II!). If she would just decide to sleep through the night, she would be the world’s most perfect baby.
Some weeding, some reading, and some sleeping and recovering is what’s on the menu for us this weekend. What’re your weekend plans?