Nov 27, 2019

Life Lately {October, November}

At the tail end of September, Heidi turned five! Her birthday fell on a half day Friday so she was able to experience the birthday things at school and then my mom picked her and Evie up and took them out to lunch to celebrate their birthdays.

That Sunday we had a birthday brunch to celebrate with family.

How cute are those donut plates and napkins from Hobby Lobby?!

The next weekend we went apple picking and stopped to visit a monastery of Dominican Nuns on the way home. 

I don't have a photo from this but in October I volunteered in Audrey's classroom for a craft day they were having. I was never able to volunteer before as I hadn't taken the diocesan training and done the background check, but finally got all that completed. 
It was a hoot! Being around that many kids all the same age was too funny- seeing all the personalities, and fielding the questions ("Whose mom are you?" "What's your second name?" "What can I call you?"). 

Cora kept insisting the library book "Hocus Pocus, It's Fall!" was called:
Hopus Copus Fall


My SIL kindly invited me to join her for Jen Fulwiler's standup comedy show when she came to Maryland! It was such a great show, and I was excited to get a photo with Hallie Lord afterwards.


This year we carved our pumpkins for the first time ever with the girls. (Tim said our neighbor gave him a weird look when he mentioned it was the first time- haha, it's just lots of work for the adults and we don't always relish more work, okay?!)

Oh, and the pumpkins rotted out well before Halloween. Oops.

On Halloween we picked up pizza and headed over to trick-or-treat in my parent's neighborhood, like previous years. My oldest sister and her husband happened to be in town, and two of my other siblings we there, so it was a really fun night. 
We had some crazy weather- thankfully rain and thunderstorms held off; it was super balmy and I was so hot in my flip-flops and jeans!

Cora rejected all my costume ideas and happily wore her "American flag dress". Heidi was a '50s sock-hop girl, Evie went as a piece of coal (she told me she originally wanted to be a marshmallow but didn't have enough white clothes. Once she realized she had an all black outfit, a piece of coal was the logical choice.), and Audrey was Mary.

On All Saints' Day Evie dressed as St. Catherine of Alexandria for the 3rd grade parade of saints.

My oldest sister was in town as she was graduating from her master's program that weekend and thankfully the ceremony was being held in Maryland, so I was able to attend! We were so proud of her, as it was a strenuous program (cyber security) with a very difficult final test.

(Next two photos were taken by the event photographer.)

I took Evie, Audrey, and their cousin, and as you can see we especially enjoyed the reception.:)


And just like that we're about to celebrate Thanksgiving. Have a wonderful holiday!

Nov 23, 2019

So They Say {8}

On the way to their cousin's baptism-
Heidi: I'm Baptized!
Cora: NO HEIDI. *I'm* bath-tized!

Evie: I think addition is heavenly.

Checking my temperature-
Cora (holding out a stethoscope): I need to take your pentature.
Me: You got it?
Cora: Yeah, you're sick.

Eating the first of the fudge we bought at the beach-
Heidi quite frankly to me: If I was a mom, I would say, "How is the fudge?".

Heidi (seriously): When I find crab holes I cover them so the crabs won't get cold and wet.

Evie: I want a summer haircut. I don't want to catch scarlet fever at the beach.

Heidi: Mom, if I was a squirrel, I would want you, Evie, Cora, Dad, and Audrey to all keep me for a pet.

Me: Cora, you must be a thirsty turtle.
Cora: I'm not a firsty turtle. I'm a purple lady bug.

Evie: Playing doctor sure helps you with nursing.

Cora getting her coat off the hook:
I'll hang it down.

Evie: You can name a cat Bob, but that doesn't mean it's a bobcat.

Heidi explaining the characters of a book-
It's Marianne and Elinor because Sense and Sensibility are not names.

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