Monday, April 25, 2011

Christ has Risen, Risen Indeed!

Happy Easter!!  What a great and joyful day it was!

We started by getting the kids into the spirit - our first egg dying EVER
Not exactly sure how to explain what, that's the first thing, then this - we'll just say we started with 10 eggs and ended with 3 - then Augie came outside and took care of the three survivors
The biggest thing of course is they had fun, if you measure fun via mess - then we can say they had TONS of fun
And they did it together, no fighting, no screaming, just laughing, crushing, and smashing!
I have to say on a side note, over the past month or so Abby and Stephen have become best friends!!  This melts my heart (except when Stephen sneaks into her room at nap time and climbs in her crib)
But for sure, their love for each other has brought immense joy in the moments of extreme chaos!
Easter Sunday arrived and we celebrated at Mass then headed to my families house (unfortunately there where some technical difficulties with the camera so the pictures of the kids in their sooo cute outfits didn't come out)
But we still had a blast!  The Easter bunny arrived at my parent's house before we did and decorated the back yard with tons of eggs - the kids faces were priceless as they got out of the van!  It was truly an amazing day!  Thank you Jesus!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter is just around the corner, let's celebrate some Sacraments!

Br. Kevin explaining his habit to Stephen
 I know it's one of those things that you just don't have to mention to people, they just know - but  Easter is right around the corner!  As Holy week comes to an end my heart has had and exceptional opportunity to really reflect on the beauty of Easter and what it all means.
My boys with my dear friend!
I mean what more that the celebration of Sacraments could open your mind to Easter!  Last Sunday not only did we have an amazing witness of our faith in our home (Br. Kevin) but we also celebrated the baptism of Cecilia and Jude! 
 It was such a glorious moment, a time to come together with our family and friends to welcome these amazing children into the Church - watch them become children of God!  How amazing, how miraculous!
Welcome to the Church Cecilia and Jude!
To top it all off, today we will head to one of our dear friends first communion! 

Sweet Molly is on the right, this picture is over two years old! 
Molly Melnick (who's mom writes this blog) will receive her First Holy Communion at the Holy Thursday Mass!! So exciting, as we prepare our hearts for the coming of our Lord we get to witness these young members of the Church receive him for the first time!! What a gift! Please pray for all those receiving their First Communion, that their hearts will always approach his Holy Banquet with as much joy and anticipation as they will tonight!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

It's been awhile

 It's been awhile since I sat down to inform you all of my inner deep thoughts......well, today I have no deep thoughts so you will have to deal with random rambling while checking out some super cute pictures!
Six of the 15 book club kids :)  Fun times!
   People keep asking me "how do you do it?" well my answer is the same every time - I just do it! 
 I don't do it well, we have good days, bad days, and cartoon days (the kids might call those the good days)
But we do it.  As you know, we have two amazing, very active toddlers!  They don't like to sit around all day watching me nurse, so we have to get up and go
 Even if it's just heading out to the front street to watch this all-star ride his bike!! (ps, I am a very proud mama that he has learned to really ride since the twins where born)
 Or we meet up with friends at the park (usually with a bike ride included) 

picture by Mary B Photography
But over the past few weeks, we've been working harder and harder on getting up and going.  I do tell people that if the twins where my only children I would stay home 90% of the time; but since I have been graced with two older children we're off and running. 

Ok, gotta go - both babies crying :)