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7 QT – Christmas Week

Fri Dec 19

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– beautiful rosary insights
*- 2 trusting kids under winter hats, blind tasting food for science
-Day 20, looks like the wisemen found the food stuff in the fridge πŸ˜‰

*-we are giving this year instead of just receiving πŸ™‚ ( and the green Christmas sale, made it even easier for the kids to give )
*- this lovely yard display has captured my heart since the beginning of the month ( and before they added the inflatables)

– surprise! Look who’s home early
– 3 pm snow flurries
*- beautiful SUM gif

*- a special prayer cross
*- kids wanted bring baby in their bed this evening

Sat Dec 20

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– lazy morning
*- mmm leftovers, and best of all this soup is so hearty it filled me

– blessings in the freezer πŸ™‚ this woman has been an angel to my family and to me

*- just enjoying each other’s company even as we do separate things
– “I love the Frame shift in this game, I’m doing 4 light years in a 10 seconds… ” me: Can we apply that to my Christmas cards!?

– tiny baby wriggling on the bed

*- reflecting on Mary’s spirit role w God
– the Holy Spirit is THE BEST for writing Christmas cards! He always knows just what to say!
*- beautiful Christmas image

Sun Dec 21

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*- day 22 the wisemen were in the kitchen making breakfast this morning
– wonder at the possibilities, w God for our lives in the future

*- little nephew at the Christmas tree
– baby penguin
*-cranberry cookies and The perfect holiday tea. Does anyone know another tea that tastes just like this one? ( pretty sure heaven smells just like this tea, and fresh dill)
-Lego play time w grandma
*-Neatly stacked presents, all color coded πŸ™‚
-the big kids helped wrap their gifts for others

– DH got me two more of those great tank tops
– a starry night car, my toddler just loved it!
– my purple leggings! At last! They sure are fuzzy and warm
– ta daa! archway!
– sweet and sour meatballs , dinner from the freezer!

Mon Dec 22

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– gooey marshmallow like Spider-Man webbing
*-The kids and I got crafty today πŸ™‚ – rice crispie light sabre and a storm trooper #TreatsForToys
*- they made some of their own creations too
– meanwhile daddy played Sim City 2000

-Playtime w the best gift ever
*- Day 23 we found the wisemen climbing around baby’s play mat
*- this wiggly little chubby baby, precious, just like the Christ child
– card writing marathon ( soft of)
*- my toddler kept dumping the little nativity people on baby. He kept looking up at me, wanting my take on the situation

Tues Dec 23

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*- the front closet all organized and tidy
– I tidied up my whole side of the room, everything in it’s place
*- little baby in white, so blessed once more to be able to hold the gift of God at Christmas
– Christ child: oh little town of Bethlehem lyrics: or while sleeping
*- oh, and in my crazy clean up of my room the kinect turned up today too πŸ˜‰

– Advent reflection, sometimes it is only a sufficiently inflamed heart that can take in what God intends to give. how badly do you want Christ this advent?
– a beautiful, slow, longing rosary; the 5th sorrowful mystery, The crucifixion and death of GOD on the cross.
*- twilight car on the top bunk
*-star wars finale! God has taught me so much through these movies

Wed Dec 24

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*- wonder, at what it would have been like to be a shepherd, journeying to the stable that night
– a map of the holy land
*-Stick Santas kneeling before baby Jesus
*- at last, Darth Vader, and his fireplace

*- all the boys decorating the tree together
*- I’d rather Jesus at the top of the tree than that πŸ™‚

*- beautiful twilight and candles all around the manger scene outside before the Christmas mass
*- the parking lot was crazy so my big kid and I went to the other church, very early. It was all decked out for Christmas too. I was happy, just to be there.
*- Father called all the kids forward to talk w them for the homily

*- the Light of the world
– the tenderness of the wise men before God
– wreaths in between the stations

– meatball party
– Christmas cling-on πŸ˜‰
*- He came to do it all

*- Christmas sookie
*- there’s been so little snow I guess DH wanted to build a fort w the presents
*- Merry Christmas, our God is with us!

Thurs Dec 25

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-boys were excited to find baby Jesus this morning
*- my toddler w baby Jesus tucked under his arm, discovering baby Jesus in the manger scene
– stocking surprises
*- Mr Potato head transformers
*- delicious simple Christmas morning breakfast, waffles with fruit πŸ™‚
*- and the kids refused to use the fancy cups I had put on the table, requesting their new coloured cups right away for breakfast

*-Christmas morning πŸ™‚
*- a battery organizer! Just what we needed!
– alphabet train puzzle
*- snap circuits, such a neat kit
*- and the perfect gift for our super active toddler: a trampoline πŸ˜€
– and my sweet hubby got me a brand new tripod πŸ™‚

*- the cutest joke in my Christmas cracker
*- happy little penguin baby surrounded by his gifts
– and we shared Christmas w DH’s sister in Alberta over skype

*- another special bead cross, made w love and the gifts of others ( DFIL provided the coated wire in place of a pipe cleaner and the glue for the tag)
– kids gave nanny their presents

*- lights through the rain
– *mom’s beautiful tree twinkling and dwarfing the room as always
*- Christmas doesn’t feel like Christmas without her musical Christmas archway
– last minute wrapping, the iPhone was the perfect wrapping paper weight while I got the tape
*- Lamborghini driving/cruisin through the presents
*-perfect penguin
*- Christmas feast, complete w Brussels sprouts my older boys loved!
*- sweet wooden train
– coolest little bike
*- little nephew looking w wonder at the photos in the frame, probably especially himself!
*- mom loved the gift from J

– back home my toddler built ramps w the presents left for later
*- giggly penguin!
*brothers playing on the top bunk

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Fri Dec 12

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-“I lost my treat bag! Can’t find it! That’s my problems!”- my toddler this morning
– echoing rend collective, my toddler
‘Church on Fi-yurr!’
– today there were Christmas trees at the school.

– feast day πŸ™‚
– craisin tilmas
– surprises from Mexico
– and unsure what to do with stickers, I got paper and drew done appropriate scenes for the kids to decorate
– the kids thought the tortilla scoops looked like turtles πŸ™‚
– and high on the school cupboard, watching over our Mexican celebration, her lady of Guadalupe

– the special box, a concrete symbol from gifts received during fast week, to open later- suddenly up on tip of my dresser ( and there’s a fleur de lis no less!)

– the Lego-brings such a change from the rowdy bouncing off the walls!
– top gear does Italy. Again!

Sat Dec 13

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– psalm 1
– our manger scene this morning, Jesus is the lamb of God πŸ™‚
– my little kids are taking care of babies this morning πŸ™‚

– we’re tackling the playroom today, the kids and I, together
– Day 14, wisemen are on the shelf by the front door today
– ta daa, looks way better now

– a first look at her new house!
– board games, old and new
– an evening spent w DH and 2 of his friends
– headlight beacons in the fog

Sun Dec 14

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-after communion, Jesus come to meet me in my struggles
– mmm sunday brunch: a fresh and holesome soup, warm salad and bread w cheese dip

– my toddler twirled his mittens into baby’s carseat, and left them there dangling like a toy

– we found Yoda!
– little boys bowling
– my toddler would jump and clap whenever he saw the ball hit something πŸ™‚
– little elf w Santa
– one special giant present
– they all picked a favourite without any fights
– wiggly Christmas baby, glowing blue
– my toddler walking to the car, dragging darth vader along

– mass tonight had a sparkly surprise
– and a full size version of my favourite image of Our Lady
– baby Matthew, meet Star Wars!

Mon Dec 15

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– smiley baby in the middle of the bed
– very blue sky this morning
– tuque hockey in the living room for his bday
-the angel Gabriel speaking through Darth Vader
– a zamboni is a machiney that cleans the icey!

– baby loves the mat now
– trying out a new babysitter

– Day I don’t even know right now ( oh yeah 16 in theory) the wisemen take a break to play some hockey with the locals. Now, who let that camel onto the ice?! #wisemenadventures

– coolest stop motion shots

-the angry birds telepods raided the Tuscan raider
– Cheerio hockey
– and the kids finally found the wisemen! They couldn’t wait to play too
– goal!
– air hockey w my birthday boy

– all of us, even vader, playing w the magic moves mic
– breakfast for supper, by request
– delicious birthday ice cream pizza!
– a new yoda chronicles, awesome
-wise words: ‘ Tranquility and joy, through All manor of temptations and afflictions’ … got a ways to go yet…
– sum posts, and the comments! πŸ™‚

Tues Dec 16

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– fresh insight into true humility
– sweet little baby snuggled next to me

– he’s starting to gain confidence in his reading abilities. Today he read through a baby book
– wooden trains on the floor πŸ™‚ happy memories
– a cuuute outfit on my FB modest fashion group
-A little boy and his train track

– inspired by the word among us reflection, my big kid sat and made a list of the ways he has said no to God, w a little help

– grace, hard to hear but due correction.
– now the book is getting somewhere! Daniel?
– profound insight straight from God right as I was falling asleep

Wed Dec 17

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Wed Dec 17

– there’s a cross on my duvet this morning
– one of the other homeschool kids at our church brought a Lego Star Wars ship for my big kid to borrow for a week
-Day 18. The wisemen scale our bookcase. Come on up here, I think I found something!
– humility broadcast, at last, and so much good stuff!

– the school had lots of leftover items from their green Christmas sale, so we got to go thrift shopping
– in particular there was a plastic statue of Mary, w a little drawer and a rosary inside. I didn’t get it because some of the other girls that came in were interested in it, but it made me smile
– w a bit of coaxing each of the big kids w their own money picked up a few presents to give ( beginning w each other!)
– someone had made a Christmas tree out of books in the library πŸ™‚
– and I picked up my 3 yr old’s book present and presented it to him, ‘for me? Really?!’ So cute!

– finally opening the special box from God I’d had waiting since January
– someone tucked the baby doll in next to baby, way. too. cute!
– a lovely evening walk back over to dollarama w my Jesus, much nicer than fetching the car and parking 2 more times!
– this time the dollar store had beautiful images of Mary, all gilded in gold

Thurs Dec 18

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– Day 19: today we found the wisemen searching in the odd sock bag!
– nothing says you’re important to me in this day and age like a hand written Christmas card πŸ™‚ thankful I can make this act of kindness happen, and hopefully a little earlier than previous years!
– superman was cold so he put his legs through the bathrobe sleeves, haha
– play date w friends we hadn’t seen in a while

-finally made the slow cooker sausage and tortellini soup, made supper quick and easy
– explaining confession ( less sin, close to god, grace)
– possibly the most beautiful penance ever, thanking God even for the coming faith of my unbelieving spouse!
– advent purple, w a silhouette of the virgin w child
– mass w just by big kid

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Fri Dec 5

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– the stable is completely deserted this morning, where’d everybody go?
– Day 6, the wisemen were checking behind the shower curtain
– Sid all about textures- it would be like sleeping on a cloud πŸ™‚

– I got my first school notice today after gym πŸ™‚
– teaching the kids about St Nicholas over hot chocolate

– pillow attack, what a goofball!
– the kids and I putting together a French toast bake for our feast in the morning
– little shoes all in a line
– the boys all requested Christmas Jammie’s for the eve of St Nicholas
– and my toddler ran back and forth to the fireplace, ‘I am that HERO!’
-they all said bedtime prayers together
– surprises from St Nick!
– gifts and shoes in the shadows, ready for morning

Sat Dec 6

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– as an afterthought I added a cool new shirt for each big kid
– the kids came out one at a time to discover their treasures πŸ™‚
– they all put their new shirts on over their Christmas Jammie’s
-clone commander got some gold claws

– Looks like St Nicholas visited the neighbour’s clothesline!

– Day 7 the wisemen have set us a beautiful table, w the advent wreath and are keeping St Nicholas company
– a perfect festive table
– deep red, evergreen and gold coins
– Mmmm delicious red breakfast feast

– looks like someone brought some of the gold from St Nicholas to the stable for Jesus
– strawberry milk, ahh!
– our first St Nicholas day πŸ™‚

– Christmas toddler πŸ™‚
-The perfect gift πŸ™‚

– Canyon Ridge: a beautiful study on humility and the gift of God

– hunting for cardigans
– the perfect holiday dress, fancy, yet simple
– so nice to get dressed up and go out together
– radiating the joy of the culture of life
– pecan pie!
-English trifle
– a fun night doing something new w DH
– bringing glory to God while singing for casino chips

Sun dec 7

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– toddler missed his baby!
– look mom! I made general grievous!
– Day 8, the wisemen followed us all the way to Nanny’s house. Too bad Jesus wasn’t there either.
– handsome little man w his hand tucked in his pocket
– so nice to see the castle up again
– a beautiful haunting advent hymn

– the beauty of an ordinary Sunday
– my toddler drumming on the coaster w pencils
– purple for advent!

– a cross in the sun

– Mary prophecies w new eyes

Mon Dec 8

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– a full rosary prayed in great humility for the whole world

Tues Dec 9

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– my silly toddler running w a light sabre
– ok, everything makes sense again. Thankful for my catholic Facebook group

– superman drew baby!
– mega blocks robot

– proof once more, God is moving πŸ™‚
– now it all makes sense, thank you Mark Mallet
– spaghetti and meatball

– daddy and baby tucked up in the bed ❀

Wed Dec 10

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– WAU from yesterday, wow! In the desert, prepare a way for The Lord!
– baby blue bunny
– calendar, there’s enough for a really neat little scene now πŸ™‚

– the Wisemen are getting adventurous… #wisemenadventures

– toddler-baby couch cuddles
-toddler discovery, ‘Numbers! on here!’

-Big kid’s mega blocks creation

– unexpected Mary discussion, a catholic-protestant bible study w my Christian online family πŸ™‚
– such fresh hope- and the comfort of a basic understanding of what God is up to, in our world today
– mega blocks ALL around the bathroom!
– pieces of the puzzle

Thurs Dec 11

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– after passing through that dark and dangerous valley, new understanding and new ferver
– fresh joy, God will NOT abandon us!

– readings!
– Cheerios piled up like a wet sand tree
– my toddler out on his bib for breakfast
– Superman busting superman out of his chains, one word at a time
– wow, hello SPRING? In DECEMBER?!?

-A new, simpler structure, a new focus is emerging in my life.

– crazy super hero
– Lego creations

– grinning baby so proud of being able to rock the chair himself
– fb has now provided me w a Protestant-Catholic bible study group I love how God makes things happen πŸ™‚

-2 boys and a big plate of deep fried broccoli
– ice cream cake delicious

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Fri Nov 28

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– baby holding his little donkey
– cute ideas to recycle old jeans
– superman read the whole apples up on top book
– all about our ears: Sid the science kid kitchen concert, go grandma!

– at the school, my little fireman found a pole πŸ˜‰

– baby playing
– my little helpful fireman
– Noah’s ark
– re-organized the school cupboard- just in time for Advent lol

-a lovely modest white dress, for $12!
– kneeling there before my Lord, robed in splendour and majesty
– open tabernacle, God unleashed
– real food at the reception, good thing since I had forgotten about supper
– the moon in the clouds, crescent angled like a baby being rocked to sleep (http://astrobob.areavoices.com/2008/06/07/let-photons-rain-down-from-heaven/)

Sat Nov 29

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– my cupboard reordered w a basket so the spice bags don’t fall everywhere

– white icing rink waiting for hockey players
– hockey figures facing off at the centre of the icing rink

– so the coke cans are hockey themes right now, perfect since I forgot to buy drinks for the party!
– he was kind of wary for most of the party but he was happy when he saw his cake

– my active of my goodness toddler got a pogo stick!
– and a small air hockey table that doesn’t take up a lot of space πŸ™‚
– my little guy got to see his buddy we hadn’t seen in months!
– the birthday boy ( almost)
– and by the time we got the cake back to cut it both the players had fallen on their behinds lol
– her little girl w the tutu shirt having a lovely time w the play kitchen and oven mitts
– GOAL!

– little red bundle
– a friend scoured the mall w me for some simple stretchy tanks to make my tops more modest. It was fun to spend the time together and she was great for advice too

– baby’s playmate atop the bunk bed
– a bag full of old dresses from my best friend, and they’ve all got skirts to the knee
– too cute, big kid is reading to superman by nightlight, superman is laying close to listen

Sun Nov 30

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-Day 1: look who was back on our dining room table this morning πŸ™‚ The Wisemen are back! They thought they found a telescope so they tried to use it to see the star, too bad that one can only see a few ft! #wisemenADVENTures

– 4 boys on the couch, makes me smile every time
– little blue boy smiles

– candles and purple and across the church on the far wall, Mary with child. Welcome Advent.
-Silhouette Jesus on the cross

– ice water in my bottle today πŸ˜‰
– purple garlands!
– my big kid made a really neat decepticon
-Mmmm English breakfast for brunch
– someone’s a smiley muffin lol
– someone ELSE thought he should blow out the advent candle πŸ˜‰
– fireman riding Heat Wave
– oh yes, and hot cocoa and peppermint ice cream, perfect for the first Sunday of advent
– toys to greet me on the front step; Seems a few have escaped πŸ˜‰

– since I hadn’t gotten the nativity little people yet, Noah and his wife stepped in

– someone got a light sabre
-and then when he used the force on his brother it was just too perfect!

– kids read my Jesus Calling alarm : “no don’t turn it off, Jesus is with the Jedi!”
– and my toddler snatched the Wisemen off the dining room table
– perfect single scoop ice cream sundaes, they look like MasterChef πŸ˜‰

– surprises for tomorrow morning πŸ˜‰
– 2 boys reading together before bed
– bedtime prayers at the manger scene

Mon Dec 1

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– boys hunting for Wisemen in my cupboards
-Day 2: the Wisemen were trying to find Bethlehem on the globe this morning #Wisemenadventures

– Advent just got a whole lot more interesting this year! I’m as excited about this as the boys lol!
– our first tiny space ship
– the kids turned the space into a hide away garage
– a reading from the Gospel according to Matthew. Hi Matthew!
-waddling diaper penguin

– getting back to reading our Star Wars book
– the sense of touch: exploring without our eyes
– darth toddler on his darth bike
– the sound of children’s voices singing Christmas carols somewhere, a free concert

– prayer time, chance to read a devotional post at last

Tues Dec 2

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– Superman in red running w the fire truck away from his big brother
– Day 3: Christmas story characters on the windowsill
– we got a little man today πŸ™‚

– Christmas balls hanging outside, oh the baubles!
– an affordable holiday dress w sparkle
– golden lights twinkling in the rhododendrons

– after a very busy day, a quiet evening in

Wed Dec 3

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-Happy birthday my love , so thankful for the day God brought my dear hubby into the world
– two Noahs jumping!
– 3 days, 3 very different Legos πŸ™‚

– my sweet little boy brought the umbrella from the car to me at the door
– Christmas! You found it! ( radio song)

– Day 4: the Wisemen had gone adventuring in search of Balthazar, so they climbed up high. Then it was time to get down. Bungee anyone? Melchior is always goofing off πŸ˜‰
-toddler watching the nativity video w wonder ( not much actually gets him to stand still!)
– it’s my big kid’s favourite saint day
– look at this kid looking around πŸ™‚

– steak cooking for DH’s birthday
– and tempura as well as fries, for the feast of my son’s favourite saint, St Francis Xavier

– getting creative w my candles
– ice cream cake!
– the mega blocks are getting lots of use, so fun to peek in and see this

– door lit w Xmas lights
– a beautiful psalm response, I’ve never heard this one before
– a truly inspiring talk, that just makes everything fall into place
– and then receiving My Lord, and to top it off adoration as well
– and a moment of encounter
– wonderful night in His Presence
– rain just pouring down, torrents of grace for the world
– this book is opening up a whole new reality

Thurs Dec 4

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– toddler baby cuddles, I savour these mornings

– they’re getting the pattern w these fact families πŸ™‚
– surprise bath time this morning!
– shark baby

– for science this week we are exploring touch and textures
– light sabre battle on the back deck
– and after I’d run the experiment with them they couldn’t wait to have me guess objects!

-Sitting in the ottoman, contentedly playing Lego
– hard grace, and what to do: praise Him. For the solution.

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Fri Nov 21

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– morning sun on the front door window
– yum, happy consecration day and feast of the Presentation of Mary
– how sweet to our taste is Your promise
– the fruits of our obedience; the gift of commandments

-math today: subtraction w odd sock counters! ( 10-4, 10-6)
– meanwhile my toddler is sharing a book w baby
-He got the k’s!
– and today superman read his school book with his big brother helping instead of me!
– now that book is done too
– the beautiful story of the presentation

– we got to check out the book fair at the school today
– the kids each picked a book w their own money
– that superhero joke book, too perfect for my little goofball

– our very first Lego man
– dove stuffing
– sid, all about our eyes!
– little snow spheres in the cracks on the deck
– ninjago riding clone transformer Cody
– epic pancake stack w chocolate chips

– I opened up my dream list tonight. I left almost no space on the pages, and still, she wrote in it! Like a teacher marking a paper,tons of little notes throughout! ❀ I'm melting here! πŸ™‚

Sat Nov 22

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– we had to do a bottle test run so the kids got to try feeding baby

-Xmas photo win
– baby 3 arms
– Star Wars Xmas

– blue and red and white, wintry city scape
– a drive through Christmas town
– giant Star Wars figures
– DH and I are a great team

– while we were gone the kids got to play w Lego!
-Time is an herb!
-our car is a Jokemobile tonight
-Knock knock, nan-na

– he jumps on everything. He’s going to love that trampoline he’s getting for Xmas

Sun Nov 23

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– this morning my toddler was playing w the castle πŸ™‚
– superman obediently playing the action figures into the toy box
– volcano in the leaves

-little nephew playing up on the counter while his daddy is prepping lunch
– Greek feast
– there’s a full length mirror upstairs for Sunday selfies πŸ˜‰
– nephew riding in the wheel barrow
– angels overhead
– kid mouse trap contraption

– my toddler w a tortilla between his mittens
– root beer floats and Star Wars
– irreplacable, a beautiful exploration of the role of family

Mon Nov 24

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-Amazing suggestions for taming the kid chaos
– relating addition and subtraction facts
– iron man armoured submarine in my sink

– belated Halloween surprises
-Sweet new book for baby

– all the big kids w puzzle books
– a beautiful turn-around: Family project: What did you do today?
‘I imaged the likeness of God.’

Tues Nov 25

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– playgroup, because why not go while we can
– baby in a saucer
– trucks and a ball pit

– the weather was just too nice to be inside so we went to the playground instead
– baby’s first trip to the playground
– my toddler feeding the alligator
– a trip on triceratops

– Thank You for the gift of hearing. I would miss the sound of my children’s giggles, my husband’s voice and music
– hehe, the froggy looks like he’s in a space shuttle
– big blue kid w his plane
– fresh tiny leaf from out of nowhere
– 2 big kids puzzling
– cake groupon
– baby sound asleep in a flying pose

– ‘now let me do it, don’t help me’ and he was so proud at the end when he read it himself

Wed Nov 26

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– an uplifting psalm, bless The Lord my soul

– watching superman happily draw himself and the other kid for the study, without needing any help
– a morning at the psyc department, complete w stickers and a wheel of fortune

– toddler pushing baby in the stroller, I’ve never seen a kid so in love w his baby brother!

– singing raffi to my smiley baby πŸ™‚

– crockpot- without it I don’t think there would be dinner tonight!
– my kids put me in time out in my room for hugging daddy

Thurs Nov 27

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– wau encouragement
– science: seeing sound ( without magic glasses)
– number houses! I’d forgotten all about those!

-my hubby is just awesome, he went out of his way and saved the birthday party

– casserole take 2
– sleeping baby on top of me

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Fri Nov 14

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– my toddler brought a cup of ‘milk’ from my bedroom
– hilarious mom parodies
-Snow
– Spider-Man’s having a bath on a plane today
– and then I brought back the parent rap, and they were all happy

– neighbours who help a stranded mom out
– kids playing w the battery candles, all twinkling
– glowing tummy treasure
– superman put one in the angel holder πŸ™‚

– walkin’ in the rain
– the two littles having tea
– frozen!
– my big kid wanted to wear my mismatched socks this morning
– her little toddler in red Jammie’s and cozy green slippers, w a candle
– tiaras twinkling like stars on the shelf

– helping out- packing glasses
– door lock
– she gave us a bag of clothes w the cutest little yellow snowsuit for baby- perfect because it had become winter all of a sudden, w cold freezing rain and snow

– baby looking up in wonder at his hands
– an unexpected honour for an old high school presence
– google! Found a way to quickly get my throat under control so I could sleep πŸ™‚

Sat Nov 15

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– DH is watching an interesting movie this morning
– there is snow on the ground!

– ice structures on the windshield
– and a little snow drift wherever I go along the bottom of the passenger window

– a waffle feast
– a yellow truck that finally warmed my toddler up to his new surroundings
– CCo kids everywhere
– a chance to chat to a few other moms in a wonderfully relaxed setting
– a delicious cup of marble tea

-the prettiest display, deep green boughs, beautiful words, and twinkling white lights
– sand wonders
-my toddler found a car!
– a special gift just for baby

– lord, thank You for a day out, after this week it was very much what my spirit needed
– funny movie parody sketches

Sun Nov 16

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– homily blog post on talents and the gift of the mass
-” how many planets does it take to measure God?”

– gorgeous sky, I love when there is depth to the clouds
– snacky late lunch at mom’s
– baby ewok revisited

– cat eye
– dove tissue

Mon Nov 17

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– light and shadow like angel wings first joyful mystery
– the tiny dry patch on the deck under the overhang, to still get outside to spend a little time alone for prayer- Mary knows my struggles-
-my big kid still looks adorable when he’s asleep, like a sweet angel
– for morning hockey they put on toques πŸ˜‰

– my toddler w baby on the mat, looking in the mirror aww
– thank You God for hugs πŸ™‚
– go hot chocolate! I chiseled my way through my chili πŸ™‚

– magic eraser, it is just like magic!
– now my toddler can clean his scribbles off the wall

– showed superman how he can use some tricks to quickly answer all the easy math questions, look how much he did without the number line πŸ™‚
– and talked my big kid through several tricks to help do more problems in his head, including how finding the difference just means the steps between numbers

-muffins!
– Superman on the phone w Daddy
– ice cream reward! All week they have been working on not insisting on having their own way πŸ™‚

Tues Nov 18

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– a gift of light, smiling in my arms
– sweet mercy and the taste of my Lord on my tongue
– tremendous grace- kids acting out and how to handle calmly w grace

– school work cut-off! So we’re not still trying to finish work at 2 and 3 o’clock anymore!
– my view πŸ™‚

-icing party
-talking about when they grow up: ” I’m not sure who I want to be my honey ” -T
-a leaf w a barcode

– family fun retro gaming
– a train the length of couch mountain
-after calling out to Jesus for help, a sudden flood of peace in my anger

Thurs Nov 20

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-Watching our little friend and his dad walk past our house for school
– finally feeling better
– soft snow falling this morning, so peaceful
– quiet morning prayer time

– while we do school baby is playing Spider-Man w baby
– pupils and pupils
– baby Spider-Man sound asleep in the living room
-my big kid working on the lexicon

– droplets shimmering on the trees out the window
– a plethora of pants
– colouring therapy

-easiest supper! Nursing friendly, BBQ chicken pizza!
– shopping online for leggings!
– my toddler snuggling baby so close right in his carseat
– all the boys gathered for a story
– sleeping woody lightyear
– cupcakes just for mummy and daddy πŸ™‚

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7 QT – Letting Go to Love

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– new idea for ways to love hubby
– toddler snuggling baby, he’s up here w him first thing every morning
-we found scrubby! ( one day this week)
– today our sentence is all about Obi-wan and droidekas
– pattern block owl

– beautiful prayer
– batman at the bus stop
– the price of a mommy time-out, lol, oh well, I really needed it

-a Cheerio off the shoulder
– running from Daddy: “iron man save me, save dark vader!”
– swingin baby

Sat Nov 8

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– baby bath time this morning
– saturday morning candy party
– November

– job!!! And all of a sudden, he stopped fighting and found peace
-we found the winter box!
– red spider baby

– 3 o’clock prayer walk
– book time- to rediscover my focus
– moss on the neighbours shed roof
– apple in the sunlight
-growing in the yard, bells and a wedding band

– chips and chocolate for dinner? Apparently. lol
– mandatory tiny baby time in Daddy’s arms while he’s gaming
– toddler still all in his winter gear, sound asleep in the baby swing
– hockey night
– and this night there was a special ceremony
– family party in our bed

Sun Nov 9

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– baby all tucked up in my scarf
– Pope Francis behind the desk to welcome us inside the church
– mass as His bride

-mmm Tortilla soup
-my brother and nephew, looking through our School books
– all 3 kids at the magnets

– knowing ever deeper, the love He has for me
– sleeping baby

Mon Nov 10

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– hard grace, reflecting in the middle of the night ( woke congested and couldn’t sleep)
– not sleeping gave me time to catch up photos though
– babies in mugs!
– peanut m n ms for mummy! Guess today isn’t all bad
-an orange eye sucker for iron man
– happy school boys w their done school treat

– last leaves on the tree
– baby brother love
– 3 boys, about to go outside
– baby is kicking and rocking his chair a little bit
– beautiful afternoon for biking, in November!

– baby snuggles, they never get old
– meanwhile the boys played dual-screen portal w daddy

Tues Nov 11

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– my big kid holding up baby so he could watch tv too
– a trip the the Remembrance Day memorial down the road

– grace in remembering God’s way ( let go, accept and offer suffering)
– new growth in letting go of attachment

– sautΓ©ed greens
– hearty hamburger stew
– Star Wars wisdom

Wed Nov 12

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-How cute are these two! It’s just like when my two older ones were little
– big kid’s lullaby, ‘rock a bye, rock a bye, little little Matthew’
– “too much batteries on the baby!”
– my toddler made himself a mountain to play on

– sick today so we’re not going into the school. Got fresh air, lunch, a toddler w a snack, praise music on the radio and wifi πŸ™‚

– a quick experiment w a ramp and a lever
– singing kid songs w little Matthew like I used to when my oldest was a little baby
– then baby folded his little hands!
-Superman pulling his brother in for a forgiveness hug

– golden garlic biscuits fresh from the oven ( these were so easy!)

Thurs Nov 13

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– play catch mummy?
– baby all tucked up in the blankets after I tried to make the bed
-parenting win- he was happy for like 20 minutes, without water!

– look who’s back! I gave the kids a piece of string so they could play w him

– the gift of blessing people far away, just by sharing my photos
– white stuffing w water droplets that looked just like icy snow crystals!
– a great figure in the clouds, arms raised in praise and jumping for joy
– hot chocolate Cheerios
– big kid reading to us πŸ™‚
– God’s wise order- (obey your parents)
– my big kid helping superman read in my place
– spontaneous faith formation w my little guy

– a real prayer walk!
– look who met me at the top of the hill
– my burning bush at last

– hilarious article about what normal looks like in a house full of kids
– a praise song share just meant for me- Completely

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