Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.
I was reminded of this verse last night at Mass. When we went up to receive communion, Fr. Rick gave Eden a blessing and she hopped with excitement and clapped her hands. Fr. Rick was cracking up. It was pretty darn cute. We really needed some comic relief because I think once again we are the only people that EVER bring their kids to Mass. We had to take Anna out three times and Eden had a little accident in the potty. After Mass, we were able to go the Country Fair and have a margarita while Eden decorated a pumpkin. Good times!
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
She is almost reciting our nightly prayers with us. If we forget one, she'll say, "I want Mary" or "I want Francis" for the Hail Mary and Prayer to St. Francis.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
He was about sixty and 110 pounds. He had a old military helmet on, a cargo vest and some kind of wrap-around pants. I was laughing so much which made it easier to deal with Eden. I'm sure someone wanted to take her picture for the worst tantrum at WalMart category, ha! I only thought these people existed on the internet.....
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Eden picked this book at total random today at the library. I tried to give her several choices and just as we were about to go she picked this one and sat at the little toddler table to read it. She named all the instruments except for the French Horn. In the big orchestra picture, she pointed out the cymbals. I had no idea she knew what an oboe and a bassoon were! It was very cute. Looks like she learned a lot a couple of weeks ago when we sent her to a music camp at her preschool. Or maybe she learned from her favorite show, Little Einsteins
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
But it seems a little slower this year. We were just commenting how Steve was crazily canning peaches and apricots about this time last year. But they are still growing on my Dad's tree and our tomatoes our still pretty green but Eden is finding the red ones.....
Thursday, July 1, 2010
We are so thankful for the work since we know so many are struggling.
Eden has been on break from school for a couple of weeks but she is finding other ways to be crafty and I'm getting a home school kit for her this week to keep her busy. She said the best thing the other night when I turned on the TV after dinner, "I wanna watch baseball!" She knows how to make Mommy happy!
Anna is still crawling around and she pulls up a lot and cruises a little. She is doing this cute little catcher's squat too.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Last week, Eden and Anna both saw the doctor for their well care checks.
Eden did really good. It was kind of hard to get her to stand on the scale and for her measurement but the nurse was still able to get them. She also had her blood pressure checked and when it was over she said "I did it!"
Anna is growing "perfect". He said she is a little anemic but that is normal for her rate of growth. She is going to start to eat more finger foods soon.
We were lucky that our Dr. was able to see both of them at the same time. Dr. Mellema is retiring this month. :(
He was my pediatrician growing up and he even saw Ross when he was a resident at Stanford. He worked in Los Gatos since 1971. Thanks for taking care our family the past 40 years Dr. M!
Monday, May 31, 2010
I was thinking about Sunday all day yesterday since it was well… Sunday!
Memories of Sunday as a child/teenager:
We would go to church every Sunday and my Dad taught a Bible Study at 9 a.m. then I would go to Sunday School filled with songs and fun. Later, I was an acolyte. I liked all those activities.
After church, we would usually make a snack plate of cheese, apples and salami and watch sports. I’m sure my Mom made a big dinner those days too but I remember the snack plate more. A big Sunday dinner was important to my Dad since he had that growing up.
Memories of Sunday as a college student:
Ack, I don’t actually remember a lot of them….. especially during football season. I think some were also spent watching the rugby team play.
But I do remember my last year living with Sarah, we did the exact same things every Sunday…. Mass, Huddle House, come home and watch Scottish Claymore football, clean up apartment and then study.
Memories of Sunday as a young adult in Florida:
Sundays were great in Florida! There was one summer when I would go to Mass with a t-shirt dress over my bikini and then head straight to the beach and listen to the radio. I remember distinctly listening to the draft when Eli was drafted. Also, when I had MLB Extra Innings, I spent several Sundays on the couch immersed in watching every baseball game. Good times. My friend Mary and I were really conscious of making Sunday a day of rest and not patronizing business and shopping.
We ended up doing a lot of household chores yesterday since we played at the Oakland Zoo on Saturday for Eden's third birthday. It seemed strange but I guess it is all about trade-off.
Monday, May 17, 2010
For a belated Mother's Day celebration (since the Giants were out of town for the actual Mother's Day) we were able to watch the Giants beat the Astros 4-3 yesterday. It was Anna's first game! I taught Eden all month to chant "Let's go Giants!" She did a great job and we were able to stay the whole game!
In other big news, on the way back from the game Eden told us she had to sit on the potty so we pulled over in a mad rush somewhere around Daly City and Steve rushed her into a Round Table pizza and she did it! Major progress!!
Monday, May 10, 2010
I drove by a huge pediatrician office today and was amazed that Eden has only been to visit hers for well checks in the past three years. Her Uncle Ross saw more doctors than any twelve year old should ever see. Thank you God for healthy babies, I'm beyond grateful.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
1. We had a great Easter. We got to Mass early, even before the one before let out. We were able to get good seats and the girls were good. It was really cold and rainy that day but my parents came over and Steve made a great dinner. Ham, twice-baked potatoes, asparagus, spinach salad and chocolate cream puffs. Yumm!
2. I prayed the Chaplet everyday but didn't always include each daily prayer. This prayer has brought so much unexpected peace in my life, so grateful for God's mercy and St. Faustina.
I ended up seeing this guy walking down Market St. Funny!!
6. Ugh, I got sick this week so I postponed the test until next week, still studying......
7. Woo-hoo, the Subaru is PAID!
join with me and earn great prizes.
9. With all the studying, I didn't get much time to ChaCha. I only earned $4.
10. I'm not sure how great I did on the meal planning but one meal that I would like to pass along is Trader Joe's Steamed Clams with linguine. It was yummy!
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
1. Celebrate the Risen Lord
2. Begin the Divine Mercy Chaplet on Good Friday, ending on Divine Mercy Sunday
3. Have fun while Maria is visiting
4. Anna's baptism
5. Study for the Series 66, including a two-day class in San Francisco
6. PASS the Series 66!!!!!!!!!!!!
7. Pay off Steve's Subaru
8. Earn 360 Swagbucks (starting amount: 976)
9. Earn $50 from ChaCha (starting amount: $53.99)
10. Meal plan for two meals a week
I said this was in no particular order but number six is VERY important. Please keep me in your prayers.....