|Markie - king of the mountain!|
Seven Tidbits from the Past Week
I've never participated in seven quick takes before. I thought I would now, as it makes blogging quite easy.
1. Mother Nature cannot seem to decide on a season. We've seen snow, sleet, rain, (oh lots of rain!) wind, and a bit of sunshine all in the past five days. This can make planning anything pretty tricky. We did manage to get a nice walk in this afternoon. (All pictures in this post were taken on that walk.)
2. Molly will be receiving Our Lord for the first time on Sunday. She has been preparing, praying, and she is very excited.
3. Cecilia had a follow up appointment with the plastic surgeon on Tuesday. Her toes have healed up very nicely though there is some concern with how rigid the scar tissue is. We are massaging her feet a few times per day and soon we will start her on physical therapy. My very sweet neighbor brought over some emu oil which is said to be very good for skin ailments. We will do everything we can to keep her from having to have surgery again.
|The children in the atrium|
4. Greta had her last day of the year in the atrium at St. Thomas the Apostle. She participated in a budding Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program. She really enjoyed the stories presented to her and the variety of work that she could choose from. This program was for three and four year olds.. Mark and Cecilia hope to join her in the fall when it will be open to three to six year old children.
5. My three oldest children, Nick, Abby, and Gabe, will be in a production of Shakespears "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Mother's Day weekend. If you are in the area - come and enjoy the show!
|Josie riding on mama's back during the afternoon walk.|
6. Josephine is on the verge of taking her first steps. She stands unsupported constantly, very proud of her skills. She really is the most joyful little baby I have ever met.
|Joyful Chaos Homestead coming into view as we return from our walk.|
7. I snuck out for a few hours one evening to enjoy a cup of coffee with two of my dearest friends. It was nice to sit and chat uninterrupted and undistracted. Josie and Cecilia were more than ready for mama to come home and snuggle them to sleep. I came home encouraged and fortified, eager to live my vocation as a wife and mother to the fullest.
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