Monday, March 25, 2013

Everyday Happenings

**Moms (and Pops) and Tots had their annual Easter Party and Egg Hunt.  In years past, more often than not, the weather does not cooperate and we have to hold the hunt indoors.  I don't think the little ones mind at all.

There was a craft, a story, food, and friends.

**It is no secret that I want to learn to take better pictures.  I know I could make my fancy camera sing if I would just buckle down and read the instruction manual or take a class.  The manual is so boring and I haven't had the chance to take a class.  I did get this from the library and hopefully we'll start seeing improvement soon.

 Of course, I actually have to pick it up to learn from it, but I'm too busy reading....

**A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.  So far I like it.  It is book 3 on my list of 12 books in 12 months you see on my sidebar.  That was the goal I set at the beginning of the year.

I've also been reading aloud to all the kids at bedtime.  I've been borrowing from our parish library and so far we've read about St. Theresa of Lisieux and St. Catherine Laboure.  Right now we are reading about St. Thomas More.  The books are geared toward children.  I'm amazed that this has become something they ask for every night and they sit quietly most of the time.  Even Matthew, who at the start of this would say, "Ugh-not again!", now gets his pillow and stuffed animals and cuddles in with the rest of us.

It was Billy and Mary's turn to be on either side of me while I read. They say it's the best spot, but in reality they just like to pounce on me when I've read something incorrectly.  Meanie-heads.

**Found this on my pillow a few weeks back and had to take a picture of it.

click on picture to see it bigger

They make me laugh.

**I may or may not post the rest of the week.  A lot of my blogging friends are taking Holy Week off to be, umm - holy.   I may follow suit.

If you don't hear from me, Have a Happy Easter!! 


  1. Good Morning, Kathleen...I love your reading aloud to your children at bedtime...what a special memory you are creating! And that note! That is adorable...I love it...and I know now we are separated at birth because Peyton asks me to do a Katniss braid on her!!

    Have a blessed Holy Week, my friend!

  2. I love this...especially the note and reading at bedtime. I think it is great that Billy & MaryKate are participating too.

  3. Hiya Babe'
    Happy Easter and keep on reading. It makes the reading specialist in me smile!

  4. I love so much about this post. "Meanie-head"? So funny! I love it that you're reading to your kids about saints before bedtime. So sweet.