March 13th, 2008

Happy Birthday Kateri!

It’s official. There’s a teenager in the house.

I know we are standing at the precipice of a whole new world as our older children mature, and yet somehow it does not feel as daunting to me as it did 13 years ago today when we first looked at this little bundle … and trembled.

But darling Kateri, colic and all, was exactly what this nervous parental unit needed.

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January 28th, 2008

Lessons Learned

1. If you are a boy and your mother tells you on Sunday morning that the pants you have on are dirty and you cannot wear them to Mass, you will have to change. But if she neglects to tell you specifically that you must put them in the laundry, anything is fair game. You can totally take them off, kick them under your dresser, and leave them there until

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November 23rd, 2007

Happy Birthday Juliette!

Pretty smart, pretty helpful, pretty sweet, pretty girl! Eight is great. We love you more and more each day. God bless on your birthday and always! Carrot cake recipe here. (The birthday girl grated all her own carrots.)

September 27th, 2007

What I’m Up Against

With our Oktoberfest just a couple of days away, this morning found me mixing up a triple batch of beer rolls. I needed an extra large bowl for the dough’s first rise, so I went looking for my large pasta pot. And looking. And looking. How could I lose a giant pasta pot?

In desperation, I finally called out, “Does anyone know where my pasta pot is?”

“Um, it’s up

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September 20th, 2007

Recipe

7-year-old + cake mix + frosting + colored jimmies = sweet success

July 20th, 2007

Happy Birthday Eamon!

Thank you God for Eamon.

11 years of his helpful big-brotherly-ness.

11 years of his easy, charming smile.

11 years of his gentle, generous spirit.

11 years of LOVE.

God bless you, Eamon! We love you!

May 17th, 2007

Boy’s World

Yesterday, I was happy to learn that Eamon had taken some pictures of his own during the boys’ recent fishing trip. I hurried to get them onto the computer as I thought his photos might give me a little different perspective on the whole trip. They did do that, but it wasn’t exactly what I was looking for.

Let’s see … For starters there were 6 pictures of the en

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May 3rd, 2007

Mama Done Good

If you teach a boy to make cornbread, he will make cornbread. And he will bring some to you, wrapped in a napkin, still warm from the oven. Free of charge.

(recipe here)