It’s teething central over here. Poor Baby Gwen is getting at least three in at once and she is NOT THRILLED about it. But she IS THRILLED about discovering the tupperware cabinet:
And thrilled with playing with/eating sand at the new beautiful city park:
Now, at risk of losing all of my readers who live above the Mason-Dixon line, here’s a picture of the kiddos enjoying the Florida springtime:
What can I say, folks? They didn’t run out of houses down here. In fact, there’s a few for sale in my neighborhood…..in the land of bathing suits…..JUST SAYIN’.
Look at these freckles after only an hour in the sun! Imagine how much of my life is spent applying sunscreen! Now do you feel better? No, you’re right. You should just move from that frigid wasteland 😉 And if you’re wondering whether my sunglasses survived 8 minutes with Lucy on the drive home, no. No, they did not survive.
The Quotable Lucy:
Speaking of Lucy, most of this week a little tiger has taken her place in our household.
Lucy Tigers get very upset when big brother’s pull on their earsies. And I have spent at least 3 hours of the week snapping that hood back onto the costume. Whoever designed this thing did NOT have a 2-year-old who unsnaps it and then sobs because her ears fell off.
My Mom: “Lucy, you have an eye for beauty.”
Lucy: *looks around* “Where IS my eye for beauty?”
In the Liturgical Year: The Feast of the Annunciation! I gave up sweets for Lent, so you can BET I made cookies to celebrate this feast. And Daniel made an amazing Italian sausage and winterbor kale in cream sauce to make things fancy. I MAY have eaten the leftovers for breakfast the next day. I loved reading about how Kendra’s family always makes waffles for the feast and I loved these 12 great ideas from Mary about celebrating.
I finished Mansfield Park by Jane Austen and A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz. You know I love me some Fanny Price, and I did enjoyed A JA Education. Partly because it’s so satisfying to hear someone share about how they came to love Jane. But I didn’t agree with the Mansfield Park chapter and don’t get me started on the Sense and Sensibility chapter! I’m also still slogging through Les Mis. Not that I’m not enjoying it, but it’s a beast. If you’re curious, you can see my reading list for this year.
I made a book list for children of stories about Pirates and Fairies and imagination #PirateFairy #BH #ad
In Defense of the Hipster (Didn’t know that St. John the Baptist was a hipster? Read all about it.) And What are we supposed to do with kids? Besides dress them in funny clothes?: Daniel Bearman
An Open Letter to the Bishops: I signed it. If you support Church teaching on natural family planning and openness to life, please show your support by signing!
And with this news now I’m even more excited about pre-ordering Jen Fulwiler’s book!
It’s Not Like a Box of Chocolates: House Unseen, Life Unscripted
How We Stopped Throwing Away Food: Catholic All Year (Yes! This matters, folks!)
You Were Caught LENT HANDED: A Knotted Life (hilarious)
Let’s Be Done: Mama Needs Coffee (If you read nothing else this week, read this one.)
Oh, and Melissa and Doug toys are on sale at zulily today. Holla!
And don’t forget that through March 31st you can get 10% off at Toadily Handmade Beeswax Candles by using the discount code CARROTS. I’m trying to refrain from buying ALL THE CANDLES. I think the scent of beeswax is almost as good as the scent of coffee.
Question for you:
So I was reading Kendra’s post today about social media platforms, etc. and after feeling really fed up with Facebook for not showing the Carrots FB updates to most of you who follow me there, I’m thinking I might spend more time on Twitter. I just feel so lost over there! So help me out, where do you hang out on social media and where would you like to see Carrots stuff? Is anybody still seeing updates on FB? Do you read in a feedreader like Feedly or Bloglovin’? Fill me in and advise me, oh Wise Ones. 😉