Monday, May 31, 2010

Sunday thoughts

Sunday reflections

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.

Here are some zoo pics:

Monday, May 17, 2010

Let's Go Giants

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

Hoping the streak continues.....

I hope this doesn't jinx anything but......

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


Eden has been interacting a lot more with Anna lately. Maybe it is because Anna is on the move and getting into her stuff..
It is really sweet and Anna is LOVING the attention from her big sister!