Friday, June 7, 2013

Weekly Capture LII

And we're back with a TWO week Weekly Capture! Due to a week "off" visiting my family, the blog has been a little silent. Last week while we were away, we were busy enjoying my siblings before they scatter in many directions (summer programs, college, and the like), and attending a superb ballet recital, in which 4 of my siblings starred and one of my brothers debuted a choreographed piece. It was an all around good time, and with a houseful of people coming and going, it was a rousing good time all the time.

The rainy weather has been glooming up the past couple of days, but before that we did get some lovely sunshine. We have already begun to move forward with checking off from our Summer Bucket List though I haven't gotten a chance to make a visual version of our list like we did last year. I have some ideas though, so hopefully that will happen in the near future. It's always more fun to see all the options right out in the open.

Today is the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, and tomorrow of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. We don't have anything planned as I'm still reading up and learning about these two Feasts. I'd love to hear about what your family does to observe these days! Coming up is the Feast Day of the Apostle, St. Barnabas on Tuesday, June 11th, and the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua on Thursday, June 13th. Anything you're doing special for either of those Feasts?

Our summer is beginning to fill up so fast - we have at least one BIG trip planned and possibly a few mini ones. It's nearly time to join our library in their annual summer reading challenge - a favorite for Dom, and hopefully this year we'll get B excited about it, too. This weekend we're squeezing in a day trip *and* a picnic with friends to get this summer started right. How bout you? Any traveling or other big plans filling your summer days?

The Dom-ster
Uncle J (my 18 year old little brother): "Dom, what do you think of my haircut?"
D: "Oh. It's good."
Uncle J: "Do you think that I could get a girlfriend with this haircut?"
D: "NOOOO! That is NOT a girlfriend haircut!"

Wow, has my little boy grown up so much in the past couple of months! As he runs more and more, he's slimming out and losing any toddler rolls completely. His newest obsession is what he terms "real puzzles." As a toddler, he never really looked twice at the wooden puzzles, but he discovered a 60 piece Curious George puzzle, he's in heaven. From start to finish, he's can complete the puzzle in less than 10 minutes, so I guess it is time for me to invest in some new puzzles. On another note, can I just say how much I love Ravensburger puzzles? They hold up so terrifically and lead to so much less frustration since the pieces don't bend or tear.

Our B-boy
7th tooth made it out about 12 days ago. His back gums are over the top swollen, so perhaps some molars are in his future? His favorite item still is definitely his "night-night blankets," two well loved Aden + Anais swaddle blankets that he retrieves whenever he is tired or in need of a cuddle. Coming in at a close second is ANY button to be pushed, tiny item that needs inserting into something, and so on. He seems to be a very detail oriented fellow. I thought Dom was a fairly shy toddler, but B has him beat. If he is made the focus or center of anything, he demonstrates his bashfulness by dropping to the floor and covering his eyes. It's mostly cute, and I'm sure it'll develop into something less dramatic as the years wear on.


Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House by Libby Gleeson + illustrated by Freya Blackwood
Clancy and his family have moved to a new and bigger house in a different neighborhood, and despite his parents admiration for this new home, Clancy in unsure. He misses his old, cozy home.Outside he begins to play in the discarded boxes, and along comes a new friend. Beautiful art depicts the two children as they imagine the boxes into trains, houses, and more. By the end of the story, Clancy realizes it's love and who you're with that truly makes a home.

 Checked off our Summer Bucket List:

Run through the sprinkler

On a more somber note, please keep fellow blogger Dwija from House Unseen in your prayers. She and her sweet, tiny baby are in dire need of a miracle. Read more about her story here. Our prayers are with you, Dwija!

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