Wednesday, October 21, 2009

From my View

I went for a jog the other day, and looked down to find Rose Marie's arm around Samuel...they stayed snuggled like this the whole time. I am so glad for the sibling love that is shown in these random moments.

Monday, October 12, 2009


I thought this might be an interesting point of discussion. We have not yet done the "Trick-or Treat" thing with Rose Marie, but we are revisiting the topic this year. We are still in the process of discovering what our family will do during these holy days of All Saints and All Souls. What are your thoughts on Halloween? Do you participate? What traditions do you have for these Feast Days?

Here is an interesting link that I thought I would share:

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Today was one of those wonderful, productive kinds of days. Sam and Rose Marie were both introduced to new works today, and they LOVE them! Both are simple, but I think for their ages, they were introduced at a time when they could be enjoyed to the fullest. Hopefully, later this week I will put up a few pictures of some of the other works that have been keeping us busy, but these are the two newest:

1) Rose Marie was given the "open and close" work today. I was afraid that it would be boring to her, but instead I was given hugs and kisses with exclamations of, "Mommy, I love this work so much!" I think she had so much fun trying all of the different closures. She went back to it several times throughout the day. I think the key was that each top is different: magnets, buttons, zips, screw tops, ones that pop off and two that you pinch to open. Some were fairly challenging, so she was very proud of herself for eventually getting the hang of it. I am so grateful that she loves it as much as she does!

2) Sam was introduced to his very first "work," today and I was literally amazed. This was an old one of Rose's that had been given to me by my Mom. Sam transfers the wooden blocks from the glass bowl into the wooden box. He repeated this work for a solid half hour! He was so proud of himself for getting them all in the box! I thought it was fascinating that when he would misplace a block, or drop one, he would first return it to the glass bowl and then to the wooden box. It was very important to him that the blocks went straight from the glass bowl into the box. I think I was also amazed at his ability to grasp what the object of the work was, after I had presented it to him. I am excited to see what he will be drawn to next!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


I realize this one is going around, but it really touched me and I wanted to share. Enjoy!

Feast of St. Therese!

Rose Marie was so excited to go choose flowers for St. Therese! She picked one color for each member of the family. For our afternoon treat we will have tea and petits fours (our line of thinking was: little cakes with flowers on top remind us of St. Therese and her little way) :) Happy Feast Day!