Monday, October 31, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Since Paul was born, I have been trying to be more prayerful. The first week we had Paul at home, I prayed a Rosary almost every day. In the mornings when Mary and Paul were ready to get up, I would take Paul and pace around the house praying. Sean would follow me around sometimes with his Rosary in hand. The past two weeks I haven't been as good at saying a daily Rosary, but I would get one in here and there.
Today, after lunch Paul was kind of upset and didn't want to nurse. Mary asked me to walk him a little. As soon as I started walking with him, Sean says "Daddy, need your Rosary." It wasn't a question. He went and got my Rosary from my room and gave it to me. I have to admit that I really wasn't feeling like praying a Rosary right at that moment, but I did, and I feel better somehow. I wasn't feeling bad beforehand, but I do feel better.
It is amazing the power of prayer, and even more so are the ways that God reminds us. I never would have imagined my two year old being the one to remind me of the power of prayer!
Monday, August 1, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
So Sean and I have been taking some short walks lately. He really likes to be outside and I need the exercise. On Wednesday we walked (or rather I walked and he rode in a stroller) to the nearby speedway for a treat. Round trip was about 2 miles (we took a scenic route) and took us an hour.
This morning Sean says he wants to go for another walk. I am thinking ok, this will be good, but I don't want to go to speedway again. We had some library books due soon, and we live in town, or the edge of town anyway, so I think a little walk to the library will be nothing. It never takes very long in the car, how far can it really be?
2.5 hours and just over 5 miles later we got back home. It was a long walk. I got the distance from Google maps, I think I should start checking the maps and distance before I leave. Then again I may start talking myself out of walks because of the distance. What's that old saying - ignorance is bliss. In today's case though, ignorance is blisters - on my feet.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
So as with most things, everything tends to happen all at once. We had Paul and shortly there after I was given two new refinishing projects. An old library table and a china cabinet.
I enjoy the hands on projects and it gave me something to do while everyone was napping in the afternoons. I started with the table because it just needed to have a veneer removed, then sand, then finish. The china cabinet has several layers of high quality, most likely lead based paint and is going to take a bit more work.
Anyway. I have finished the table. The veneer took almost three days to get off - due to the quality old fashioned construction. It took another two days to sand, what with all of the corners and various edges and the different levels of sandpaper I used. One day to stain it, a beautiful dark kona wood. Then three coats of polyurethane done throughout the course of a single day - early morning, late evening, and 10 o'clock at night (that was last night.)
The polyurethane has dried, but it needs a few more days to cure. I have moved it inside to help it out. There is much less humidity in the AC. Here are some pictures from the project ad well as a shot of the china cabinet. Just thought I would share.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Sean and I had a great morning. I rode my bike with him over to a park about 3/4 a mile away. We played on the slides and monkeyed around for a while. Sean really liked the swings, but when I tried to swing he kept saying I was too big :( oh well! We still had a good time.
We rode back, and then Sean rode his bike to the end of the street and back. He does a great job even though he could barely reach the pedals on the downturn.
We cooled off inside for a while then got Mary and my room ready for the baby (due in just THREE more weeks!) Dropped the bed to the floor so it is easier to get into for Mary and got the crib set up next to the bed so Mary can reach the baby in the middle of the night.
I think this may be the longest post I have had yet! I guess there is just a lot going on. More soon.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
So yesterday we started to potty train Sean. We may be a little behind the curve on this, but it needed to be done sometime.
We had a good number of accidents yesterday morning but he made it through his nap dry. We did have one more accident right after his nap, then we were dry the rest of the day. He is such a big boy and is doing really well with everything.
So far today, NO accidents! We are having a lot of fun too. We built a big fort in the living room which we are playing in a lot.
The "method" we are using claims a perfectly potty trained child in just three days, so just one day to go after this one. I think Sean is doing great, but I am not sure he will be completely trained by the end of the day tomorrow. We shall see.
Hope everyone out there is doing great and enjoying the excellent weather we are having right now. I will post again soon. ;)
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
I am not really the blogging type, but I am trying and slowly learning the ins and outs. Mostly I guess I am not always sure about WHAT to post. Anyway, as the summer goes on I will probably start posting less and less pictures of Sean in a pool, but for now I think it is not only a great way to pass the time, but a good way to keep people satisfied with pictures of Sean (and come July, the new little guy - so exciting). So with out further ado, more pictures of Sean in a pool.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Finally, summertime is here. School is out, the weather is warm, and we got Sean a little pool to hang out in. Okay, so maybe I will hang out there too, but I have to be a good parent and supervise him. I don't want anything bad to happen.
What a little ham he is. ;)
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
What a wonderful day ... OK, work wasn't much fun, but the day started with Sean waking me up and Mary coaching him to tell me happy birthday. He did, and so very well. He even sang happy birthday while he ate his cheerios. We ended with dinner out with Mom and Dad, which Sean loves cause we don't usually see grandma and grandpa during the week. Here are Sean and I at the restaurant. Really, just being with family made the day spectacular.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
OK. So we haven't been blogging much lately. It is amazing what time and energy we put into so many other aspects of our lives. I just wanted to let everyone know they can start to expect more posts now and through the summer. And to start things off, here is a picture of Sean messing around one morning.