Morning parkour sessions in the kitchen.
First I give you one of my newly favorit-ified quotes, and then onto the Capture:
"As the Family goes, so goes the Nation, and the Whole World in which we live."
Blessed John Paul II
Out of the Mouth of Dom
Only one quote that I've remembered to write down this past week. Today we were in Buy Buy Baby shopping for a gift, and we passed through the aisle featuring nursing bras and other paraphanalia. Out of my son's mouth came:
"This stuff is for the ladies. Mom, you're a lady. You should get some of this stuff."
He's walking! Still a hesitant little one, but he's getting there. He discovered slides at the park today and is quite the fan. Also, I fear we may have a formed attachment to Siri. He's obsessed with attempting to steal my phone and then forcing Siri to talk to him. And we also are in full fledged emptying stage. As in bookshelves, Easter baskets full of shredded paper grass, ALL the magnets from the fridge, all our toy food, etc, etc... you get the idea.
All that being said, I *love* this stage so much - so much curiosity, aannnnnnddd this mama has been getting so many extra kisses. It's delightful. He's attempting a fair amount of words and becoming much more communicative, and it's just so sweet.
For me, plugging through some that have been on the shelf for awhile whilst also doing some early morning reading of mysteries (a perfect side to my AM cup o coffee) including some Deborah Knott Mysteries by Margaret Maron and a few Constable Evans Mysteries by Rhys Bowen. Any other mystery lovers out there?
On the kiddos shelf,
A random guilty pleasure of mine happens to be Gilmore Girls, so I've been watching some random Season 3 episodes as I make my way through piles of laundry folding and going through ALL our little boy clothes to purge what we don't need. I don't even know where this random GP comes from? I definitely wasn't watching it when it was actually airing. I want to say college is where I picked up this one...
Links I've Thoroughly Enjoyed
Other People's Kids :: Patheos A beautifully written piece on how although children can be difficult to live with and deal with, how they bring joy and generosity to our lives. Here's one quote from the piece: "They are such amazing little creatures, not least because they pull us out of ourselves, completely unconsciously. Children live wholly outside themselves when they are small."
18 Reasons Why Doctors and Lawyers Homeschool Their Children :: Kathleen Berchelmann, MD The title pretty much explains it. A terrific list of reasons For homeschooling.
Woman Speak on NFP :: A series by various authors featured on Carrots for Michaelmas 3 of these posts from the series have been posted thus far, and I'm excited to learn more as women share their experiences with different methods.
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