Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Babies on the Brain

We've all had babies on our mind around here lately... hmmm, I wonder why. Even Eliana has been obsessed with babies. I wonder if she actually understands; it almost seems as though she does. She loves seeing other babies, pointing to my belly and exclaiming "baby!" and showing me where the new baby will do "nonny". Cecilia and Thomas are both so excited. Today we looked through their old baby pictures to post for the blog. First is Cecilia, then Thomas, then Eliana. I wonder what this new little one will look like! Anyone want to make some guesses?

Friday, September 11, 2009

Kiddos on the Couch

Here's a cute pictures of the kiddos on the couch. They were watching a Baby Einstein video. I realized a little while ago that I had not shown Eliana any videos and the older kids always loved the Baby Einstein videos and their music. We put one on and it was a hit (although Eliana still doesn't have a very long attention span). Thomas was lounging. I absolutely love watching the kids interact together. In this picture, I love that Eliana and Cecilia werelooking at each other during some part of the video they were excited about. They are all so loving towards each other; it's beautiful.

Monday, September 7, 2009

The Weekend

The weekend in Belmont was so much fun for so many reasons. The kids all had a blast and played really well together. They were able to run around the house playing games, play wiffle ball, swim in the lake, and enjoy s'mores by the fire. Fr. Hugh Vincent brought a big bag of meat and we went to the local farm stand a couple times. We ate very well all weekend :) Then, after the kids went to bed, the grown-ups got to visit and catch up (and watch the 80's radio channel on the tv). It was really one of the most relaxing, wonderful vacations I've ever had! Here are some pics.

Friday, September 4, 2009

The Godfather

Fr. Hugh Vincent is Cecilia and Thomas's godfather. They get to see him about once a year. This year, Father suggested that we meet up with the Kennedys up in Belmont. Matthew's parents were gracious enough to share the house with us for a long weekend. It was wonderfully relaxing and fun. Here are some pictures of the kids with Fr. Hugh Vincent.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

First Day of School

Here are the photos from our first day of school. I also included the pile of books we used on the first day (not the complete pile). Cecilia is now doing 1st grade school work, Thomas is doing some preschool work, and Eliana didn't want to be left out either. She was working on her scribbling :) We have officially finished our first week (4 day week) and all is going very well so far. Let's hope it continues this way! Both the big kids are very proud of the work they're doing, which is fun to see.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


I haven't posted in some time. I've been quite tired lately and school has started this week for us. Once we started school, I also started having a "quiet time" for everyone after lunch. Eliana is already napping then. Cecilia and Thomas take a quiet hour in bed. They can read or play quietly. (It's very helpful for a pregnant mama to have an hour to sit down after lunch.) I usually put the classical radio station on up in my bedroom for Cecilia while she's resting. Today she told me that, while she was listening to the radio, she heard that if I want a Toyota, I need to get it soon because it ends soon. I thanked her and then asked her if she knew what a Toyota was. She didn't. When I told her, she wanted to know when we were going to get a new car. :)