Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Big helpers! They made the cranberries with Manah and marshmellowed the top of the sweet potatoes, which Gloria especially enjoyed! Then the two big girls did the dishes after dinner. Mommy was very thankful.

And of course we watched a little Aggie football...Let's just say they decided to focus more on family and thankfulness this year. ;-) Maybe next year, Ags!

So much to be thankful for. Hope your celebration was wonderful!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Prayers please

Please offer any prayers you can for our friends who lost their newborn baby yesterday in surgery.

Our Lady of Sorrows pray for them.
St. Catherine pray for them.
St. Elizabeth pray for them.

May baby Catherine's soul rest in peace.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Little funnies

While shopping with Daddy at Lowe's for some things to finish up house projects over Thanksgiving...
Allia: Mommy, this is a store for BOYS.

While on the potty, looking back to inspect her progress...
Gloria: Ewwww gross, Mommy.

Mommy: It is just poopy, it is good for it to go in the potty (afraid if she thinks it is gross she will stop going on the potty!).

a few moments later, looking again...
Gloria: It's ice cream

Mommy: No, just poopy

Gloria: Look, a snake!

Mommy: Just poopy, sweetheart. Are you finished? (I think she enjoys having my undivided attention...and admittedly I don't really enjoy sitting in front of the potty for 5-10 minutes!!!)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Gloria jokes

Gloria really enjoys saying phrases with the the word "jumped" in them and puts extra emphasis on the word. So much so that she has been making up little things to say lately. It started with the dogs that live behind us and jump up on the fence when the kids are near. The other day when the weather was cool, she started saying, "Doggies jumped in my jacket." The older girls thought this was hilarious. So now they tell her to say a joke and she makes up some phrase. Allia's favorite is still the doggy one. Others from today include, "Lizard jumped on the turtle" and "Lizard jumped on Brenna and Brock (some of her little friends). She is quite a character and is constantly giving us little laughs!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Last day of soccer!

And what a day it was...beautiful sunshine but chilly with lots of wind! They had a great time...Gloria even played a little which made her one happy girl!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy Baptism Day, Mariana!

We started the day with a trip to the doughnut shop and finished off with a trip to the carnival this evening.

Allia was so excited and proud to go on these swings. They went really high!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Brutally honest

The girls and I were taking a quick group bath this afternoon as we prepared to go to daily mass and out to eat afterwards. Allia was first in the big tub, and then I joined her...

Allia: Mommy, you look like a big fat rock.

Mommy (laughing a surprised laugh): Well, thanks Allia.

Allia (realizing that maybe she should have said that differently and trying to quickly make amends): Well, one with a big heater inside. (I keep calling the baby my heater because I am always hot these days.)

Mommy: Oh, I see.

Funny girl! At least she is honest. And at least she said rock, not blob. So I still have some integrity right? :-)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Big accomplishment

Gloria has done all of her "business" on the potty for the last two days except for during the night, so I bought her a package of pull-ups today! (mostly for my own convenience...not brave enough for panties yet but sick of on and off diapers all day) Yay, Gloria!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

All Saints Day

And Happy Baptism Day, Allia!
We had a fun celebration yesterday evening. Here are the girls getting ready...

Austin's St. Benedict presentation...He did a great job!