Hopping right in with all the Friday fun with 7 random Takes from the home front.
From the Gianna files:
"Are we going to get Margaret's potty train?"
"No, you can help me POTTY TRAIN her so she will go potty on the toilet and wear big girl undies like you."
Then, quizzically, "But when are we going to go get her potty train?"
So I guess the idea that the almost 3 yo toddler would help me with the almost 2 yo toddler potty training is just too confusing.
It's always exciting to have a new little family member, isn't it? I enjoy watching other women's bellies round and form little people as we all anticipate little one's arrival. I became auntie again for the 12th time yesterday. Miss Alice arrived yesterday, overdue by a week. I'm betting my little girls are gonna have a blast
traumatizing playing when she comes to visit!
While picking out the day's underwear she says to daddy,
" I have My Little Pony underwear, stars ones and picnic underwear!"
The 'picnic' underwear are a pink and white plaid pair. What original thinking, my dear.
Not to be outdone by the female population, Jonah has had some interesting things on his mind lately. Like the other night after bath.
"Will I ever get cancer?"
"Well, I can't say for sure, but most people don't. I hope not."
" Oh good. I don't think I would look very good bald."
"I'm sorry, but have you seen the men on your dad's side of the family? They are mostly lacking hair on their heads. Unless you got my amazing hair genes, that may be your future hair as well."
Downcast. "Well, is there some kind of spray or something that I can put on my hair to make sure I don't go bald?"
"Sure, but most men are stubborn and choose not to use it (like your dad)."
He moves on, still thinking.
"It's just that I don't think I'll be very attractive if I am bald."
Oh man, where does this stuff come from?
Lily and I decided to start a new hobby in 2014. After Patty posted about her daughter making a hat, I was impressed and inspired. Thanks to some guidance from Patty, I started searching knitting and loom knitting. It turns out loom knitting is like the bees knees and a bit easier to learn (mommy brain likes easy). I spent a little extra Christmas money on two round loom sets, a flower loom and yarn to get us started. It's so much fun! We finished the girls' hats first and then Lily worked on hers and finished in a day, just picking it up at leisure. I'm almost finished with one for baby Alice and then we have a couple requests for a couple more. A yarn shopping spree is in order for this weekend. Yeah, we're just a little addicted.
Here's a goodie from Pope Francis, you know, cuz that man has always got something good to say. I only wish I could remember 1/4 of what His Awesomeness says. I blame Mommy Brain.
Here's what he said on World Communication Day this week:
'In a world like this, media can help us to feel closer to one another, creating a sense of the unity of the human family which can in turn inspire solidarity and serious efforts to ensure a more dignified life for all. Good communication helps us to grow closer, to know one another better, and ultimately, to grow in unity.'
As someone who took a hiatus from blogging for a few months I can definitely attest to this solidarity of which he speaks. Modern communications can definitely be a very good thing when used for good and to build up and encourage the Body of Christ.
You've seen the Sheenazing Award nominees, right?
My goodness, there are some excellent blogs out there! There are a good number of my buddies to vote for and so many new friends to meet.
If you haven't already seen Bonnie's amazing list or voted, what are you waiting for?
Have a wonderful weekend, my friends! As for us, we are planning to head to my hometown for 'Winter Worship'-Mass with a ton of people, a couple of our favorite priests and our new Bishop! Along with a visit to my parents as well.
(What? I didn't tell you about our new Bishop and how I got to meet him? Well, I've got a pic or two to share. You'll have to wait until next week when I hope to do a catch up post for you all.)