Earlier this week, Mary got in "trouble" for the very first time. Little Miss Thang (18 months old) acquired herself a crayon, see, and designed for us a we bit of wall art. Totally age appropriate, fo sho. But since I caught her in the act (suweeeeeeeeeeet), I was able to grab her hand, kneel down to her level and say "NO." Firmly. You know, the thing that mom's gotta do sometimes?
Well. WELL. WELL! Mr. Paul B. was not pleased. No sir. Not pleased at all. Big Brother of the Year immediately burst into tears, stomped his feet and shrieked "You are being so MEAN to your baby! You can't talk to her like that!!!!!"
Preshy preshy precious. Oh that boy. What a sweet heart he has.
Here's Ceci, modeling a cat mask sample that we made for co-op today. Except co-op was cancelled so we had friends over to the house instead and made only two new masks instead of ten and there was great rejoicing in the heavens. Sorry. Tangent.
So I'm gluing on the orange ears and she goes "Hey! It's like an Irish flag cat!" Close. So close, sweetie. #greennosenextime
Sarah at Amongst Lovely Things posted this great quote from G.K. Chesterton earlier this week:
"Just now there is a tendency to forget that school is only a preparation for the home, and not the home a mere jumping off place for the school."
Chew on that bit of greatness for a while, my friends.
Okay, no. Like, maybe two people asked. But for all two of you who wondered, here's the link to the recipe. But a word to the wise: don't call it ice cream. The purists among your family members will balk and perhaps mutiny. Instead call it Snow-puccino or SnowKiddingThisisGreat or OhSnowYouDidn't or, you know, something equally awesome and not at all dorky.
Do you know Marie from Joy Beyond the Cross? She made a wonderful, amazing, fantastic announcement this week! But y'all, she could also use your prayers. Can you pray for her? Pray for her and all expectant mamas who are anxious to meet those babies here on Earth? Thank you so very much.
Hey, wanna stalk us tomorrow? We'll be at the Kzoo Air Zoo for something called The Girls' Engineering Challenge. Basically I'm envisioning some of my kids riding indoor rides while the older ones fight about whose idea is better and then both of them being superdy duper angry if their team doesn't win. Sounds awesomely fun, doesn't it?!?!?
And for those of you on torso watch, it's been two weeks since my last bit of baby photographic evidence, so let's do it:
In two weeks or so we'll find out the gender at our very first, and hopefully only, ultrasound. What do you think? I'm pretty sure it's a......well, I don't want to taint your guesses, now do I?
Hop over to Jen for more lists of unrelated things hastily thrown together!