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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Now I Know Why I've Been Feeling So Ancient Lately!

The Archangel was just keeping The Saint occupied while I was washing dishes. He was talking to him, telling him how old all of us are.

The Archangel: "Mom, how years old are you?"

Me: "Thirty-xx."

The Archangel to The Saint: "And Mommy is thirty-xx. She's really old."

Sunday, September 21, 2008

I Love That My Children Are Reading, but...

Last night we pulled into Blockbuster to return our DVD's. Casinodad parked right in front of the window displaying a poster for the movie "Sex in the City" w/ the four women on it. The Prophet read the title, but didn't pronouce the first & last words correctly. I corrected the last word, but overlooked the first one for obvious reasons. I kept waiting for him to pronouce it & then ask what it was, but thankfully he didn't (I'm just not ready for that talk yet!) He was puzzled by the title though. He asked why there were only four women in the picture if it was "Six in the City."

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Saint's Baptism

UPDATED 9/18 to add family photo w/ my Dad (I got his permission)

A few weeks ago, my dad baptized The Saint during our 9am Mass. He has baptized all of our munchkins & as with the others, we chose full emersion. The baptism went very well, a beautiful ceremony to bring our little man into the Catholic Church. The picture below was taken right after he was baptized & was presented w/ the baptismal cloth. I have more photos which show his emersion, but there are other people in the photos & I don't think it's right to post their pictures on my blog w/out their permission.

The Godparents we chose for The Saint are a very faith-filled couple. We've known their family for years. He used to work w/ my dad & she joined the Catholic Church a few years ago. When we asked them to be his Godparents, she teared up. Both of them were honored to be chosen.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Mommy, Watch Your Mouth!

I guess now that I am homeschooling, I have to hold myself accountable for my own language. I guess I really didn't realize how often I said a certain word until The Archangel called me on it. He's been working through his Reader Rabbit readers & doing a great job. I kept correcting him on the pronunciation of the word "get" making sure that he didn't say "git." He's done quite well, in fact, he's done so well that he now corrects me! Apparently, I'm one of those people guilty of always saying "git" as in "Go git your school box, please." He keeps saying "You mean get, Mommy." Yes, I do! As adults, we get into lazy habits regarding our language usuage. Having children really keeps me on my toes!

And you thought this was going to be a post about naughty words...shame on you!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

One Month's Difference

My sister had her fifth boy on Aug. 27. He weighed in at 9 lbs. 5 oz, just 4 oz. less than The Saint weighed at his four week checkup! We got to see him when he was just a few days old & he is darling. She's calling him Baby Moon for now on her blog, http://www.celestialacademy.blogspot.com/. I'm sure that will change once he gets older & develops his own likes.

For those of you who know my sister, you know that she & I are definitely different when it comes to our sizes. I'm a lot bigger than she is & when I am pregnant, I am huge compared to her. We've both been pregnant at the same time for our past two pregnancies.

At the beginning of June of this year, I had about two months to go & she had about 2 1/2 months go go. We were at their house for my nephew's birthday party & one of their neighbors commented on my pregnancy, asking if I was due soon. He was shocked to hear that I still had two months to go. My sister only looked about five months along while I looked like a barge compared to her. So, it always comes as a shock to me that she gives birth to larger babies. I guess part of that is due to my high blood pressure & having them 2-3 weeks early while she goes very close to her due dates. And the fact that she only gains in her tummy, while I gain everywhere!

Anyway, here is a picture I took of the new cousins. Baby Moon (on the left) is four days old & The Saint is six weeks. Can you tell that they're just over one month apart? Nope, I can't either!

Congratulations Sis, on your fifth boy! He's very precious & a welcome addition to our ever-growing family!