It’s still hot in N. Florida, but in the early morning you can barely feel the first hints of fall. I just love fall and I’ve been making meals with butternut squash and dressing like fall is here in an attempt to make the crisp, cool autumn days come sooner.
In the Liturgical Year: Today is the the Feast of St. Raymond Nonnatus, the patron saint of expectant mothers, midwives, and newborns. Pray for us, St. Raymond Nonnatus! And next Saturday is the Birthday of Our Lady (and my birthday, too!)
In the Garden: We’re pulling up weeds and Benjamin and Daniel have started some fall planting. On Saturday we took Lucy on her first trip to the local feed store to get more chicken feed and seeds and seedlings for the garden.
Have you started your fall garden? What are you planting?
8 Reasons Why Fairy Tales Are Essential to Childhood: Imagination Soup (I just loved this post!)
The Secret Garden’s Perennial Wisdom…for Parents: The Horn Book (Already shared this one on the Carrots FB pagebut it’s so good that I want to share it here, too.)
5 Playful Ways to Practice Scissor Skills: Simple Kids (We just bought Benjamin his first pair of scissors the other day and he is loving practicing this new skill)
Walking the Alphabet: A Circle Time Song: Rockin’ Granola (I really liked this idea, but can you do circle time with only one child old enough to sing? I guess Baby Lucy might want to participate with her awesome dancing? Thoughts?)
The Quotable Benjamin:
(After receiving a Spongebob bandaid):
“Oh, it’s SpongeBOB?! I thought he was called Spongebudlet or something. Huh.”
“When you drink the wine that’s Jesus’s blood and eat the bread that’s Jesus’s body, does it still come out your body as poop?” – (The finer points of Eucharistic theology with a three-year-old)
Benjamin: “Why do you still have a Daddy when you’re four?”
Me: “Do you think you’ll still need a Mama when you’re four?”
Me: “What exactly do you think happens when you turn four?”
Benjamin: “You get to be a big man!”
“Does Jesus love us no matter what size we are when we grow up?”
(Answering a question about Star Wars): Me: “They help the Rebel Alliance.”
Benjamin: “What kind of lions?”
Instagrams Worth Sharing: (If you want to follow me during the week, I’m haleyweasley on IG)
“I wanna make a wizard hat! Let’s put it on Lucy!”
This week this little gal took her first step and her language skills just took off. She is suddenly losing her “babyness” and becoming a little girl. And she and Benjamin are becoming little friends more each day. Hoping for fewer night wakings when her two front teeth cut…
Y’all, I am so behind in answering comments. Forgive me! In the past I have tried to answer every single comment and I’m still going to try because I love interacting with my readers. Maybe this weekend I can get caught up! If you have a blog, do you respond to every comment? How do you balance that with the time you need to write new material and other bloggy related things?