First, thank you all so much for your kind words and prayers for my sister in law and her family yesterday. We appreciate every single one!
If you are still accepting prayer requests, please hop over to my mom's blog and say a little prayer for my family's business that was plagued with a fire as a result of someone flicking their lighted ciggarette into the mulch near our auto repair shop. Luckily the damage is replacable and no one was hurt, but it is still a very unfortunate situation and uplighting prayers would be helpful!
This week has been an interesting one. Kev is back at work, Cullen is home on spring break, my father in law comes in town today and there is a lot of excitement in the air about Easter. The boys and I have spent most of our time at home, just trying to get back on schedule after a busy week last week.
There has been some hide and seek under the table.
Bennett has started trying to imitate everything Cullen does, it warms my heart, and makes a mess. Two seconds after this picture, the tablecloth and everything on the table was on the floor. Whoops.
I tried my hand at being super crafty and awesome like my mom was when we were growing up and made these bird's nests with my boys. My mom made these every year when we were little, long before Pinterest. Aren't they adorable?
|Melt chocolate chips, stir in chow mein noodles, plop on wax paper to set, add jelly beans. ta-da!|
Cullen's new favorite part of the library is the science section. This week's favorite books: Everything You Need to Know About Frogs, The Wonders of Monterey Bay and Animals Nobody Loves. He is so interested in bugs and snakes and lizards right now. His favorite question is "What does he eat?"
I am really hoping to turn out a fancy Easter Brunch this year. I love Easter and setting my table with my china and pretty flowers. I have been spending lots of time perusing magazines in search of the perfect inspiration.
We went to Mass on Sunday an unfortunately two fidgetty children standing in the back of a very crowded church did not allow us to make it through the entire service, but we did get our palms blessed, then headed down to the beach to tell Cullen the story of Easter and why our palms were important. When he were done, he had a few questions:
Is Jesus in charge of the seagulls, and waves, and rocks?
Is he up in the sky?
Is he kinda like Santa?
I'm loving my new tray for the coffee table, $2 at Goodwill.
I've kept these hydrangeas alive for 2 weeks. Go me.
We've been playing a lot of 'store' lately and I even made Cullen money so he can buy things.
Cullen asked me for a wallet for his 'monies', so I went and found an old one of mine that I hadn't used in forever. He started pulling of the contents and was particularly intrigued with this card:
He asked what it was for and I had to prompt some of my Auburn friends for the answer. My girlfriend Laura's response was the best: the card with the birds on it gains you access to a magical place that stays open far too late, has a bus solely for shots and where no one judges you for being front and center on the dance floor for a band you've already seen 13 times.
Annnnd finally, if you are still with me, this is what happens while you are engrossed in a book and your little one is playing outside behind you.
Happy Thursday, dear friends.