Wednesday, October 31, 2007

OK - here's a TON of pictures. I'm not going to say much, other than the past few days have been busy! We had a nice family birthday celebration for Maureen, Josephine and her were very excited all day! Maureen (and Josephine!) are enjoying her new toys. Maureen was saying "I'm two, I'm two!" and pretending to blow out birthday candles all day!

For Halloween, Josephine dressed up as the princess, Belle, Maureen dressed up as a ballerina (using one of Josephine's old ballet costumes) and Veronica dressed up as a leopard (Maureen's costume from last year). They had a blast tonight. They got tons of candy and were exhausted after all the walking!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Josephine dressed as St. Therese for the All Saints Party

Josephine drew the face on the pumpkin and Michael cut it out exactly how she drew it. The only thing Michael added were the eyebrows. She's so creative, just like her Daddy!

Finally, a picture of me where I don't look too sleep deprived! Ever since Josephine was born, I believe I look tired in all the pictures of myself.

Michael and the girls being silly and dancing to really loud music. They were all having a blast!

Tomorrow we'll be celebrating Maureen's 2nd birthday! We put up most of the decorations tonight before bed, so when we get back from Church we'll celebrate w/ cake and presents. I got her a couple Little People toys and a Snap n' Style baby doll and bath - I hope she likes them! Little People toys were Josephine's favorite toys at this age, and Maureen seems to be following suit (one of the few things they share in common. They're pretty different from each other in several aspects!).

Thursday, October 25, 2007

man. Veronica JUST fell asleep! She took a late nap while I was playing piano for my Church choir tonight. I brought the kids along while I played - tonight was my first night playing. I enjoyed it, it feels nice putting my skills to use!

Well, I don't have any pictures to take, but over the next few days I probably will. Josephine has an All Saints party to go to (done by the Catholic homeschool group we belong to) this sat., Maureen's birthday is on Sun. (I can't believe she will be 2 years old already!) and then, of course, Halloween on Wed.

Josephine is doing her quarter tests this week - so far she's made 'A's' on everything, and has two more tests to take tomorrow. Maureen is continuing to do well with her alphabet, numbers and shapes. We did a train alphabet puzzle yesterday. Maureen and Josephine had a blast doing it together! Veronica is growing like a weed - she's four months old now! She has been smiling for over a month now, she plays with and studies her fingers, toes and feet, and has laughed only a couple times (once because of Josephine). She can also roll over from her tummy to her back and push herself up partially when she's on her tummy. There, I think I've covered all the baby milestones that we Moms look forward to! I feel so blessed to have normal, healthy children! I'm addicted to "Discovery Health" channel, where I learn about so many abnormalities, sicknesses, ect. in children, it makes me feel more and more grateful to have healthy kids.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Poor Maureen! I don't even remember why she was fussing here... she was probably just wanting to get down from her booster seat.

Here is a before & after picture of our playroom. I have to admit I'm a little embarrassed to post the "after" photo. The clean "before" room got totally trashed in about 2 days of me not able to touch the playroom.

Josephine took this picture of herself. Every time I upload pictures onto the computer, I have about 4-6 of these! She needs a camera of her own!

Yeah! Finally, a smiling picture of Veronica, with her eyes open! AND she's in the tub - extra cute.

Veronica is my first pacifier baby. Josephine didn't suck her thumb or take a pacifier, Maureen is a avid thumb sucker, and Veronica sucked her thumb for a short while, then sort of forgot how to find it or something! So, out of desperation, I bought a couple pacifiers, and she takes them pretty good when she's fussy. She's a demanding baby - a lot like Josephine was!

I don't remember ever sharing this picture of Josephine... it was in June, just before her ballet recital. It's so fun dressing her up in ballet costumes and she looks so cute!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Happy 7th Anniversary to us! Michael and I have been married for 7 years now, amazing. We dated for 2 years before getting married, so technically, we've "been together" for 9, even more amazing! We didn't do anything to celebrate. We're more or less taking a rain check to celebrate for some other weekend. We don't have any "extra" money to buy each other gifts, either... we haven't done that in years, anyhow! I'd rather spend a nice evening over dinner and dessert with him! Michael has been super busy in reading books and writing papers for a big school project that is due this Wednesday. Say some prayers that he finishes on time! So far, he has 2 A's, one B+, and one that he will find out after he turns in his paper!

I have a couple pictures to post, but will have to wait until tomorrow - it's late, and Michael needs the computer back to write his paper.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Awww, I guess they really DO love each other!

I guess Josephine and Maureen miss being the baby??

Maureen actually let me put pigtails in her hair! They lasted a whole 30 minutes before she pulled the rubberbands out.


Josephine had her 2nd Little Flowers Girls' Club meeting today. Today, they talked about St. Therese, St. Catherine and the virtue of Faith. For those of you unfamiliar with the LFGC, it's essentially like a Catholic Girl Scouts. She has a blue sash and badges that she has to complete certain things to earn them. I'll try to remember to take a picture at the next meeting.

Since I'm new to "blogging," I have stayed up way too late messing around with all of this, and will consequently be tired tomorrow! oh well...