Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hot or cold??

Last weekend, it was clear that with the snow that hit, we changed seasons - fall became winter very quickly.  So, this week, I had to put away all the bonnets and ball caps and get out the hats and mittens.  We also have winter coats now hung where sweatshirts hung not too long ago.

One day this past week, I changed sweet Rose's diaper, took off her jammies and went to her room to pick out clothes for her to wear that day.  Well, like almost any mom, distractions can take over and you can soon forget what you were doing.  I think I at least picked out Rose's clothes, but something made me forget what I was going to be doing next (to put them on her!).  So a little while later (or maybe a long while - lol!), Mario came up from the basement giggling, asking me why Rose is only in her diaper.  Ah ha!!  That was it -I was going to get her dressed - wake up, Momma!!  So, she wanders upstairs and Max comes up from the basement as well.  Sweet little Rose is still only in her nice fresh diaper and Max is in pants, shirt, socks, sweatshirt, and gloves - doh!!  Man, if I didn't feel like a terrible mom....   poor girl had to be freezing downstairs running around and playing if Max had to be dressed that warm to be comfortable.  Ah, the life of a busy mom....

Sunday, November 16, 2014

More "Funny Boys"

These kids....  

Are ya laughing yet???

I am so happy that they love to do this with each other and how they surprise even me with their humor and talent!!

++Thank you, God, for these funny boys and the JOY and laughs they bring to our family!!++

Friday, November 14, 2014

Who are these boys????

Whoever they are, these boys make me laugh!!!!    ;-)

You have to watch these two videos - they will give you a good laugh (or 2 or 3 or more!)!  

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Guess who's 2??????

Rose is, 
that's who!!!

This girl has brought such JOY to our house.  She's beautiful and silly and so much fun to be around!!

Here is a look at this past year with her...

Walking for the first time (for a babysitter, no doubt, while Neil and I were out on a date!)

She LOVES to sing!

Meeting Yoda for the first time

Loving God, you created all the people of the world and you know each of us by name. We thank you for "Rose", who just celebrated her birthday. Bless her with your love and friendship that she may grow in wisdom, knowledge, and grace. May she love her family always and be faithful to her friends. Amen.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

One month old

Our newest young one turned one month old today!  He is such a doll and we are all "head over heels" for him.  All the big kids beg to hold him still throughout the day - baby hot potato is the favorite game to play around here.  He's gained over 2 pounds this past month, and although he is teeny and petite, he is getting so chubby and squishy!  We love squishy babies at our house!

He hasn't had a blog name until now, but one of the names that was suggested and being bounced around was confirmed tonight.... so on Raising Young Ones, we will call him "Yoda".

Happy one month birthday, Yoda!  
We love you and thank God for the gift you are to our family!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Halloween 2014

Last Thursday, all ten of us left the house and headed on over to the nursing home for Fulton's first grandma visit ever and trick-or-treating up and down the halls to the residents.  This was the highlight of our Halloween this year - no carving pumpkins, no baking pumpkin seeds, no All Saints day party or costumes or liturgical meal/tea.  We have a sweet baby boy who is keeping us busy with his feedings and anything else we can work in is an extra blessing!  Thankfully, the kids have been so sweet and understanding and see the value of welcoming a beautiful blessing from God instead of carrying out all our other regular traditions this time of year.  So, on the top of our list was going to see grandma - my only living grandparent right now and it makes her night (or week!) when she gets visitors.  Not to mention the joy we are filled with visiting her and seeing that beautiful smile on her face.  And, how blessed she was to have 5 granddaughters and 16 great-grandchildren there that night!!  

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