{pretty, happy, funny, real}

Pretty

Posey Pie–1 month old!

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Waiting to leave for Posey’s baptism.

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She did wear shoes at some part of the proceedings.

Sisters and their babies (godmothers and goddaughters as well)

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Happy

Our first First Communicant!

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Funny

A new book arrived at the Haus. This is how Dino refers to it:

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(Ominous:) “Mother, this is a DANGEROUS book…”
(Suddenly gleeful:) “…for BOYS!!”

Real
Our M&D princess castle recently broke into two pieces. This is not a judgment call on the quality; it is still a nice piece and favored toy. I defy any toy like that to survive being knocked off a table height repeatedly (Miss M and Sunshine both accidentally did this a few times trying to readjust the castle on the play table). The kids asked us NOT to glue it back because now the castle fit better on the table and they now could have two separate castles, in their opinion.

Yesterday Rascal took a clay St. Dominic that had been made for him by a friend at the Sister Servants of the Eternal Word, and made a “monastery” out of the smaller piece of the castle.

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There St. Dominic was able to park his Mini Cooper (!) and offer Mass for LEGOs.

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Pink roof notwithstanding, I was impressed with the mini monastery!

Snapshot of a huge weekend

We just had an amazingly super weekend here at the Haus. Unfortunately, I’m a little tired tonight, otherwise I’d try and string some coherent thought together to describe it. Seriously, there’s much that I am pondering over these events. Suffice tonight to say that Event #1 happened on Saturday, Event #2 on Sunday, and a lot of fun family visiting and all of us making merry in between. To sum up some of my thoughts, I’ll use one of my favorite lines from the baptismal rite, one that I have loved to hear ever since Trooper’s reception into the Church….

This is our faith.

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This is the faith of the Church.

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We are proud to profess it, in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Amen.