Wednesday, May 27, 2009

last days of may [thank goodness]

Oy, what a month May is. The weather is mostly perfect with some more perfect. But oh, this was a fantastically busy month. On top of our car issues here is a list of the happenings that happened to have happened this May:
a couple of handfuls of family and friend's birthdays
james turned two
uncle jeff turned 22
phillip got baptised
our priest's daughter got baptised
finished two books, the latest was this - i loved it and recommend it highly.
hannah earned a bowl full of fish for good behaviour
jason re tiled our one and only shower - that was interesting as the project got started, then postponed for a week.
jason and i celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary...woohoo!
baby showers
new babies born to friends....hurrah!
phillip suddenly got huge and is dipping into his bro's diaper stash
and more and more life

Overall, May was a beautiful month, just a little more busy than the S Family prefers. You know, we have introvert tendencies!

Today we're getting ready for the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord. Joyous Feast!

see? he's enormous.the girl did this on memorial day, which turned out to be a nice day after all despite her having not looked forward to it. on sunday night we informed that "tomorrow is a holiday! daddy will be home!" she asked with suspicion, "what holiday?" jason said "memorial day." Her response was, "OH NO! NOT DIMMORIAL DAY!"

but it turned out that bbq chicken, corn on the cob, a filled up kiddie pool, riding a bike she finally grew into (a year later) and a visit from grandparents made the day tolerable after all.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Simple Woman

Daybook FOR TODAY (Thursday - May 21)

Outside my window...a sunny, hot day; a morning glory vine has taken over much of the patio (I don't mind)

I am thinking...about this film. I want to see it.

I am thankful for...a really great family. They are so kind and generous.

From the learning rooms...learning about the months and seasons of the year. Hannah is making a little calendar and drawing pictures for each month. For instance, she drew a picture of James for the month of May, since that is his birthday month.

From the kitchen...easy crispy chicken sandwiches, asparagus and salad for dinner tonight. And I do believe a little mint chip ice cream for dessert will do.

I am wearing...a jean skirt and a green t-shirt. Hannah did my hair this morning so I have a little orange flower barrette in my hair.

I am, this blog post. :P

I am Mr. Clark's darling wife's baby shower on Saturday. Yay!

I am reading...Jane Eyre. I'm almost done with it and am relishing the last few chapters. Another great classic that I missed in high school because I was too busy not doing my homework and rotting my brain watching MTV.

I am hoping...we have no more car troubles for a while. I won't get into it and give you a list, but it's seriously been one thing after another. Sheesh!

I am hearing...The hum of a fan, Hannah's loud footsteps as she hops about the living room in
her socks, and cute little baby sounds as Phillip goes to sleep nursing. It's more quiet than normal due to the sleeping James.

Around the house...vacuumed floors, laundry to be folded, an (almost) tidy children's room, but a messy kitchen about to get my attention.

One of my favorite things...Hannah when she gets excited. She's looking forward to spending the night with her grandparents on Friday night. Never do I see a sweeter smile than when she has something to look forward too. She just said, "I totally forgot I am going to spend the night tomorrow!"

A few plans for the rest of the week...a little shopping, baby shower.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...

Doesn't that look fun? Oh to be a kid on warm spring day!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Children are the best Christians

Last week our little commuter car was stolen in front of our house. We got it back (though it was roughed up a bit and some things were stolen) but while we were dealing with the police and insurance I told Hannah what had happened. She was rightly upset by the incident and said "that wasn't very nice of those people to take our car!" I agreed and told her it was pretty awful and I was feeling rather put out about it at the time. But then she said this: "We should pray for them to be good." I felt a lump in my throat and told her shewas right. For a moment I shifted my thinking, and I could see the thief's soul, perhaps tormented and tempted by demons, or full of addictions, so oppressed by his own sins. Just like me. We've been trying to remember our "thief" or "thieves" in our prayers. I hope they are ok.

Thank God for our little girl who we teach many things to, but mostly she teaches us.

"But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you..." St. Matthew 5:44

Friday, May 08, 2009

kids in the cabbage patch; not cabbage patch kids

a morning-time chore. i tell her it's part of school so she'll do it.this one will accept any task if he can play with water:
getting them to do my work: not bad on an 80 degree morning.
cabbage! the late-bloomer of our winter garden.
this one likes to dream away the morning: