Well, m’dears, since last week I was swept away to St. Augustine and didn’t have a chance to write a This Week’s Miscellany, it’s high time for your weekly dose of pictures, links, and weird saying from my three-year-old. (Speaking of our trip to St. Augustine to the Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche, here’s a great post with some beautiful prayers.)
Coming Up in the Liturgical Year: The Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist on Sunday.
Quote: Thanks, Katherine for reminding me about this one: “How can it be a large career to tell other people about the Rule of Three, and a small career to tell one’s own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone and narrow to be everything to someone? No, a woman’s function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is
minute.” G.K. Chesterton (p.s. I love the ‘G.K. of the Day’ posts from Christy over at Fountains of Home)
In the Garden: Tomatoes (and more tomatoes! so many varieties of tomatoes!), green onions, sweet peppers, green beans, jalapenos, summer squash, basil, and even a huge green cushaw pumpkin the size of Lucy.
Links: In case you missed it, you can read my first post as Gardening Editor over at Mama and Baby Love about Kids in the Garden: Creating a Space for Learning. And I may have struck a chord (and ruffled some feathers) when I wrote about how Twilight is a dreadful book for preteen girls (and boys) to read in:
Music for Catholic Families: Catholic Mothers Online (Love this, I always am looking for sacred music I don’t have and there’s some great suggestions. I have a serious aversion to “kid’s music,” and try to avoid it at all costs, so I can’t vouch for any of the ones suggested. What sacred music do you like to listen to and do your kids enjoy? And if you’re a cool parent whose willing to suffer through kid’s tunes, what do you recommend…maybe I should be more self-sacrificing.)
The Quotable Benjamin:
“If you’re watching a movie instead of playing with your friends when they come over, is that VERY dishonorable?”
Benjamin: What should we name this worm?
Daniel: What do you think?
Benjamin: Well. Umm. What’s a good name for a meerkat?
Daniel: I don’t know. The only meerkat name I know is Timon.
Benjamin: OK. Let’s name the worm Timon.
We told Benjamin that if his table manners didn’t improve and he continued to act like a barbarian, he would have to eat in his room while we enjoyed dinner at the table. The next day when his table etiquette was wanting he asked, “Am I going to have to go eat in my room like a librarian?”
“Maybe you could just work long enough to make ONE piece of money.” – Benjamin brainstorming ways for Daniel to spend more time at home
Pictures Worth Sharing:
Baby Girl learned how to wave! It’s adorbs. She’s very pleased with herself.
This is B’s favorite outfit: nightshirt, froggy rainboots. Who can blame him?
My kids are obsessed with nutcrackers. I teach ballet, they can’t help themselves, poor dears.
Precious teething droolmonster.
And say a little prayer and light a candle for my bloggy friend Dwija at House Unseen. She’s in labor with her sweet baby girl! Have a loverly weekend and stay tuned for a giveaway next week!