Thursday, February 4, 2016

Happy Baptism Day, Anastasia!

She had a very blessed day! We had our CGS atrium this morning, where we talked about baptism a little bit at the prayer corner and did the Presentation in the Temple infancy narrative since the feast day was just on Tuesday. Her big sister baked several desserts to help us celebrate. She had two masses offered for her today, one from us and one from her Godparents. And we had dessert together after dinner and lit her candle, which she has been looking forward to for months now!

 What a blessed girl she is!

Sebastian cuteness

Pawpaw and Manah treated us to dinner out. The kids always love this big fish tank at the restaurant, but this time Sebastian was totally enamored!

He looooves music. The other night after dinner we were playing music, and he really got into dancing. He has some pretty good moves!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

A week

A whole week went by since my last post. Wow! It was quite a week of nursing sick people back to health and then jumping back into activities that had been rescheduled from sick days. We did take it easy and skip a few things that we had scheduled because we all needed to recoup, even myself who never actually caught the illness, thankfully!

I took the well ones for a much needed outing to the park even though it was super cold. They were just tired of being cooped up, and I really needed some fresh air too!

Then some warmer weather came, and we discovered that the cats had started using our sandbox as a litter box. EEEWWWW. I knew that was coming because the cover has been broken. But I had to empty it and clean it out on my own since Daddy was sick in bed! Good thing I have been strength training with weights...that thing is heavy!

 Speaking of weights, I found this shirt on clearance and couldn't resist. He looooves watching Daddy work out and pretending to join in.
 What a guy with so many sisters has to put up with...actually he kind of likes all the extra attention!
 Little bath buddies

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Petting Zoo

We went to a petting zoo held by FFA. The kids had a great time! And it was nice to have something to get us out of the house because Daddy came down sick yesterday morning! :/
Holding chicks is always a favorite....

This guy looooved the rabbits. He just kept petting them and really didn't want to leave.

 Pretending to drive the big tractor
 And they really got a kick out of this thing and had me take waaay too many pictures. I just included a few here.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Outdoor fun

I really enjoyed relaxing on the back porch after lunch and watching all the children (minus Allia) having fun outside together. It was great timing, too because we got a really strong cold front not too long after this photo!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Happy Baptism Day, Gloria!

Tuesdays are busy, but we squeezed in the vigil mass the night before (since Daddy was off work!), a breakfast date with Daddy, dessert after dinner and a family rosary.
That ice cream cone she is holding is from a Christmas gift from Lito and Lita. We have been making our own ice cream, and that vanilla is fabulous. It tasted like DQ soft serve, which I grew up on and really enjoy, except creamier. Yum! It was almost hard for me to share. ;)
I pray that this year will be one in which our Gloria furthers the call of her Baptism. She will be receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation in about a month and First Holy Communion in April. Exciting!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Gloria's birthday party

We had Gloria's party yesterday. She chose an Aggie theme and just had a few friends. So it was refreshingly low key! I think I am just about partied out for a while!

We played musical chairs and hot potato with Stephen's Aggie football, then they were begging for more games...
 So we did the all-favorite freeze dance
 "Happy Birthday"
 The kids were all so sweet, and Gloria had a great time. She was so sweet and thankful for everything I did to make the party a fun one. That's my affirming girl!

And so our 2nd big birthday season comes to a close, and Mommy is off the hook for a while! Whew! ;)