I am listening to... the birds chirping outside the open school room window. The forecast keeps saying it is going to rain, but it hasn't started yet and we are enjoying the beautiful weather while it lasts. I am so ready for summer to arrive!
I am thinking... about blogging in general, and this post and this post in particular.
I am thankful for... the blessings I've received through blogging, despite the drawbacks and challenges.
I am hoping and praying... for my little niece who is still in the NICU. She has gained a few ounces and now weighs 3 pounds 10 ounces, but has had a couple other little complications. Please continue to keep her in your prayers!
From the kitchen... I have a "Fairy House" cake to bake for a little girl who will be turning 5 tomorrow. Wish me luck!
From the learning rooms... a little case of BURNOUT, if you haven't noticed by my lack of posting! ;)
Living the Liturgical Year at Home... We are still celebrating Easter! Our 2nd Garden Party was a hit and my children are looking forward to the next one. We will also be celebrate the feast of St. George with our third Dragon Cake on Friday. (Thank you Charlotte for inspiring this tradition!) If any of our local friends would like to help devour our dragon, meet us at the park and bring swords!
I am creating... the plans for the fifth Good Shepherd Garden Party with Charlotte. They should be posted tomorrow, so check back then!
I am wearing... sunglasses whenever I leave the house! I burst a blood vessel in my eye on Sunday morning and, if I look down, I look pretty scary.
I am reading... Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids. I'm on the third chapter "Environment," which has been my favorite so far. I am so ready to go and create a "toy library" and simplify our home (and schedule) even more!
On my iTouch... a low battery warning... That reminds me, do any of you have a favorite iPod/iTouch dock with speakers to recommend?
Pondering these words...
"So often people say that we should look to the elderly, learn from their wisdom, their many years. I disagree, I say we should look to the young: untarnished, without stereotypes implanted in their minds, no poison, no hatred in their hearts. When we learn to see life through the eyes of a child, that is when we become truly wise." ~ Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Our little Rose... is just about the sweetest thing EVER! Here is one more picture I took of her last week, with her little dolly from my friend Aimee!
Noticing that... I am seriously behind with emails once again. I never was able to "catch up" during Lent as I had hoped. Sorry!
Around the house... there is
One of my favorite things.. the smiles on my children's faces when they receive a letter or package in the mail. Twinkle Toes was blessed with a letter from her Godmother on Friday, a package containing some Fairy Crowns and a letter from her very first pen-pal, and yet another letter today from another new pen-pal who is also one of my Goddaughters! She has been SO excited! (See the pictures below.) It is so cute to see her concentrating on re-reading the letters herself!
A few plans for the rest of the week:
- Tuesday: A Birthday Celebration for Chiquita
- Wednesday: Hockey Lessons
- Thursday: Blue Knights
- Friday: Morning Mass & St. George's Day Party at the Park
- Saturday: My brother's birthday (Could you all please say a quick prayer for him?)
A Picture thought I am sharing: