Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Family Picture

Here are some of the photos from our most recent family picture session. It is getting nearly impossible to get a good picture of all the kids. This one is just going to have to do. Poor little D was not happy. However, we were able to get one really good one of him once the photographer took my advice.

Don't Drink the Holy Water!

I've been thinking about all the trouble and messes that E has gotten into recently. He hasn't gotten into any more glue bottles, thumb tacks, staples, or paint, only the usual markers and scissors. He seems to be calming down a little. Or at least I thought so, until this morning when I saw him drinking the Holy Water out of our prayer altar AGAIN!

"What am I going to do with this kid?" was my first thought. Then the thought occured to me, "What would he be like if he hadn't drank all that Holy Water over the past few months?" I guess when I call him a 'Holy Terror' it has more and more truth to it the more Holy Water he drinks!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

B Looses Her First Tooth

B lost her first tooth the other day. She was soooo very excited and just had to have a picture of it to documrnt this milestone.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Family Fun

Wow! What a busy weekend! After our usual Saturday morning cleaning of the house, we went to the local state park again for some fall fun. The park was having a harvest demonstration and many volunteers were dressed in pioneer costumes while doing all sorts of activities. We were able to watch them make apple butter and lye soap, press some sorgum, forge strikers at the black smith shop, make wooden containers at the cooper shop, throw axes, and weave rugs on a loom.

One of the volunteers showed the kids and I how to finger weave. The kids are now hooked and have even shared this skill with some of their friends.
The kids and Dear Hubby enjoyed carving two pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns.
After so much outdoor fun, you'd think we'd head home and relax for the evening, but not us! We went to the Celebrate Life Family Festival at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Dear hubby and I worked a booth which promoted NFP while the kids visited with their friends and had lots of fun at all the other booths.

The kids really enjoyed the animal balloons, face painting, wrapping up little babies, and decorating their own helium balloon. However, the best part of the night was the fireworks display. It was spectacular! They did a wonderful job of timing the explosions and colors to the music. The songs were all very pro-life, life affirming, or celebratory in nature. The kids are already talking about going again next year.