44/52: Nevada City + Almond Butter Sandwiches

Saturday, November 8, 2014



Last week we took family pictures. There were a few mishaps, that involved last minute clothing changes due to me not trying Riley's outfit on her until the day of the pictures and realizing that it was way too big! If there's a patron Saint of Family Pictures, then He/She helped me out because a run to Target an hour before the pictures saved the day. Then on the way there, Luke unexpectedly fell asleep, and if there's anyone you don't want to have to wake up, it's him! And sure enough when we got there, things were not pretty. Bribes of candy galore and ninja Turtle everything weren't even working but eventually, about 20 minutes into our pictures, he snapped out of it. We took our pictures up in Nevada City at Hirschman Trail (near the pond) and it was gorgeous! 

And since Luke wasn't exactly excited about taking pictures, I didn't take any of him in Nevada City, and instead, we have his most recent accomplishment: making almond butter and jelly sandwiches. 


43/52: Major Blog Slacker + Saints




My head has been operating at about 3 brain cells/hour lately and in my spare time, I've been powering through Gilmore Girls! So...the little blog has been on the back burner. Hoping to jump back in for November and post a little more frequently. 

We celebrated Halloween and All Saints Day on the same day (3 costume changes in one day was a little exhausting) so for this week, we have some Halloween Costumes. We've got Mary Poppins, A Ninja Turtle, and a Penguin (who is getting harder and harder to photograph). 

 And below, we have Saint Michael the Archangel, and Saint Elizabeth of Hungary. For Riley's Saint report this year, we read this book on Saint Elizabeth's life. I knew I would end up having to do a lot of the reading out loud, and I initially wasn't that excited about it. But!! The book ended up being SO good, and had me in tears at several parts as I read about this generous Princess who served Germany. Even though it's a chapter book for children, I thought it was an equally great read for adults. And her Feast Day is coming up on November 17th!     



The kids with their principle, Sr. Maria Rose, dressed up as Saint. Bernadette :)
 
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