Friday, October 31, 2008


Halloween! Choosing a costume was so tough for Jamie this year. At first, he wanted to be a knight. Clare was dead set on being a princess (she had decided this a while ago and told anyone who asked that she was going to be a princess for Halloween), so we thought it would be cute if Jamie was a knight, Clare a princess, and Simon a dragon. However, getting Simon to actually wear a dragon costume was another story. And then Jamie changed his mind every week what he wanted to be. We finally told him that he had to choose something he either owned, we could make, or borrow. So what he did do? He picked two costumes! One we made and one we borrowed. (We do two trick-or-treats - our city does one the Sunday afternoon before Halloween, then we head to friends in another town on Halloween night.)

Our local trick-or-treat - today Jamie decided to be Handy Manny and Clare stuck firm with a princess.

Halloween night - Princess Clare, Space Shuttle Commander Jamie, and Conductor Simon (normal clothes and no big animal head - just what Simon ordered!)

And, finally, All Saints Day. Jamie chose to be St. Joseph, Simon was St. Pio (complete with the stigmata in his hands, which he was fascinated by - don't worry, just red marker!), and, once again, Clare refused to be anything but a princess. This time, St. Margaret of Scotland (who was queen of Scotland in the 11th century).

Monday, October 20, 2008


A tribute to my sisters...

Not to be outdone by her big brother...

Even Simon needed a turn...

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Babies, Babies, Babies

I love this time in my life when I and all my friends are having babies. It's so wonderful! In my Bible study, four of the six of us are pregnant and due within weeks of each other. I have two other pregnant friends, and my sister Christina just found out yesterday that she is having a girl! I am so excited that her baby and my baby will be girl cousins only a month apart! Now if Christina and Tee Jay would only move closer....
Okay, there's my gushing baby rant for the month.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008