Weekend Photos in Review

by Cate on May 14, 2012

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I am lion, hear me roar.

We ran into a local used book store and scored with these two ginormous wildlife volumes for the kids. Each page details a different animal, everything from their photos, habitats, and eating patterns to where they like to live. A buck a book. Easily kept the kids busy for two hours while I made dinner.

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This might be the first time I have ever thrown away a drink without finishing it. Iced coffee from Wendy’s. Ick.


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When he’s good, he’s really, really good. And when he’s bad…

Saturday night, we celebrated Mother’s Day here, with my parents, sister, brother-in-law, his mother, and my nieces. I kept it simple with salad, lasagna, roasted cauliflower, and an ice cream cake from our local dairy.



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Excuse the crappy picture. When Nick saw that I was awake yesterday morning, he went downstairs on his own and made all three of us breakfast in bed. Completely on his own. Without prompting or suggestion. Just when I think he has frazzled my last nerve, he pulls out a Hail Mary and reminds me what an awesome kid he is. Not that I ever had any doubt.

Of course breakfast in bed isn’t complete without two cats and a dog as well.

At church yesterday, Madeline asked a million questions as usual. All related to what was going on during mass. We watched as a 9-year-old boy sat in front of us and played his Nintendo DSI during the entire mass. Which frustrated me to no end. I’m all for bringing a toy or something small to entertain a toddler or a baby. But a 9-year-old? Completely ridiculous. What is the point in even going?


Mother’s Day presents from the kids.

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Jewelry box made by Nick at school.

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Joanne May 15, 2012 at 6:34 am

My aunt used to let my cousins either read or play game boy during mass for as long as I can remember and it always irritated me, even when I was little! it’s only one hour!

how cute is nick for making you breakfast in bed! Such a great kid.


Ramona May 15, 2012 at 9:33 am

You have 2 really sweet kids. A great mother’s day for you!


Paula Ann May 15, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Taking toys to mass wasn’t something we ever did (or do) with our son. Maybe we are just lucky to have a child who doesn’t mind sitting still for an hour. Allowing a child to play electronic games through mass is sending the wrong message to them. I know it can be boring, but at the age of 9 they should know the importance of attending mass and showing respect and reverence during the service.


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