All of the sudden, our Gwen Stellamaris is displaying so much personality. It’s so strange when the baby who wakes up in the morning seems like a completely different baby from the one I knew last week. She’s changing so quickly that I don’t feel like I can keep up. And she’s just…..gah! The most adorable thing ever!
See what I mean? Can you even?! She’s still waking up at the crack of dawn, but now she’s miserable until her big brother and sister are up and at ’em, too. I guess the sort of baby that starts walking at 7 months is the sort of baby that’s dying to be smack dab in the middle of everything her older siblings are doing. But the 5am wake up thing…….let’s stop torturing mom and dad, ok? *gulps third cup of coffee*
Coming Up in the Liturgical Year: LENT! I am getting all geared up for Lent. If you’d like to know what I’m giving up, sign up for my newsletter on the right sidebar because that’s what I plan on chatting about when I send out my next one early next week. Like it seems to do every year, Lent is sneaking up on me! That’s the way it always seems to be.
Schoolin’: It’s funny how homeschooling these days can feel like a fail some weeks and then like total win the following week. I can’t find any rhyme or reason to it. This week was a win, though. We had a really fun “field trip” to marine lab of sea creatures from the Gulf with lots of touch tanks the kids could explore. And Benjamin is taking off with his reading and watching his excitement is so fun!
Checking out some crabs!
The Quotable Benjamin (age 5):
Benjamin: “Are you the prettiest lady in the world?”
Me: “Well….*smiling* what do YOU think?”
Benjamin: “Dad said you are but…..that’s probably just an expression. You’re not actually the prettiest in the world. It’s a nice thing to say, though.”
She was quite happy just looking at the horseshoe crabs, thank you very much.
The Quotable Lucy (age 2):
Daniel: “Close up the art cabinet, Lucy, and finish your breakfast.”
Lucy: “It’s ok. I’m just coloring.”
Daniel: “You still need to sit down and finish your breakfast.”
Lucy: *closes cabinet* “I think I’m just gonna go outside.”
Daniel: “Not until after breakfast.”
Lucy: *opens back door* “Hey! It’s not too bad!”
(These days no matter what the weather is like, according to Lucy, it’s “not too bad!”)
I added Bonnie’s newest Knot Bad vlog about getting ready for Lent to my Liturgical Living at a Glance (March) post. Keep ’em coming, Bonnie!
I wish Kelly’s parody lifestyle “magazine” was available in print.
This is an interesting web site for Catholic women: Conversation with Women
There’s only five hours to enter Kate’s Giveaway and Fundraiser so that she can get Creighton certified as an instructor!
And don’t forget about the two giveaways I’ve got going this week! The short story collection and ebook of Feast! giveaway ends tonight at midnight EST and the A Little Book About Confession for Children and ebook of Feast! giveaway ends Monday at midnight EST.
I’m joining Jen for the 7 posts in 7 days challenge. Are you sick of me yet? Only two days to go!
I know I have NO ROOM to complain because we live in Florida, but we had another cold snap and I am READY for Spring. Here’s to warmer weather coming soon!
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