Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring 2011?

Sheesh, it's like I have a new baby and a sick husband and just got back from a big trip or something. I'm way behind.

So my Winter List was pretty unambitious (or realistic) and I did well.
1. Enjoy Christmas.
2. Have a baby.
3. Get sub plans done.
4. Move MJL office. It's not quite organized yet, but we're close. It was hard to get anything done during those weeks when he couldn't sit down.
5. Move Craft Room. Moved, yes, but it is a giant horrible mess.
6. Move Anna. Done and lovely, though I would like to make her a bulletin board. Impossible because my crafts are all in a pile. See above.
7. Set up Tummy's Room. Done! and before Katie's arrival even.
8. Make some things. Made Anna's quilt and pillow and an angel ornament.
9. Enjoy being home with baby. Yes. Much cuddling has been done.
10. Spend good time with Anna. I hope so, but this is hard. I definitely have not figured out the two kiddo thing yet.

For Spring, I think I'd better continue to aim low (or realistically).

1. Organize Craft Room (I never know what to call it-office? studio? sanctuary?)
2. Make Katie Christening Gown.
3. Make Anna Birthday Dress.
4. Start Swimming again.
5. Finish organizing MJL's office.
6. Plant a garden.
7. One small landscaping project.
8. Keep up with photos.
9. Do something Kansas Explorer-y with the girls.
10. Enjoy the three weddings, showers, prom, wedding shopping, two graduations, three birthdays and Easter. Remember that these times are special, and hectic just means there are lots of people to love.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Don't cry, Mama...

Just take a picture.
Katie's cord fell off before she was even two weeks old.

I feel like the growing up is harder on me this time around. It seems to go so much faster, time feels more slippery and precious than I remember with Anna.

We spend a lot of time cuddling, which is a good thing.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Snow Day!

We finally got some good wet snow,

and a snow day complete with reading good books,

and taking good naps.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ash Wednesday

Tonight was Katie's first Ash Wednesday Mass. Even the man distributing ashes couldn't help but smile when he told her to "Turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel".
Ash Wednesday is my favorite Mass--here's one of the great songs we sing.

My Lent this year: (Because if I say it, I won't be tempted later to pretend like these were not my goals)

No Craft Blogs.
Pray with Anna before school.
Pray on my own.
Fast from secular music. (Since a food fast is out-nursing baby = hungry mama) I think I'll miss my Spanish music the most.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Oscar Night

Sunday night we watched the Oscars. For the record, I thought James Franco was hilarious and Anne Hathaway was pretty and wore lots of dresses. What else do people want?

Matthew has a big post with lots of pictures about our weekend over at The Plowman's Folly.