Saturday, March 16, 2013

Quick Takes: Volume 63

This morning was the First Eucharist parent retreat for our parish.  We're in the home stretch for Ellie's First Holy Communion.  We have a little over a month to go.

Since I was over at the church and the retreat let out just as confessions began, I got to go to confession this morning.  It was nice to see so many familiar faces in line, even if the line was pretty long.  Father was once again creative with the penance.  Have I mentioned how much I dislike creative penances?  This time I was tasked with promoting the adoration chapel that we have in the church basement.  So how many people do I need to tell?  Not sure.  Add to it that most of my friends from church already know about it and visit it.  Maybe I'll tell my students about it tomorrow and I'll see if I can also take them on a field trip to the one that was just created in the school building. Arrgh, these types of penances make me worry that I haven't sufficiently completed them.  It's funny, because I was just telling Bryan yesterday how much I dislike these types of penances.  Hey, does blogging about the adoration chapel count?  I know a few local friends read the blog.  

Katie is talking a bit more these days.  She has started saying a few more words in the past week.  Sometimes it sounds like she is trying to say different little phrases.  The other day she was playing in another room while I folded laundry in the living room and I called her.  She responded with what sounded like "Where you at?"  She got that from Daddy since I say "Where are you?"  My 6-8th grade grammar teacher would have called me a woodenhead for ending the question with a preposition.  Her teaching style left a lasting impression on me.

I think I decided on a book for Madeline's Easter basket.  I think she'll like Saints & Heroes far better than Radiate: More Stories of Daring Teen Saints.

I got this book for Katie's Easter basket.  It arrived earlier this week.  I can't wait to read it to her.  I love children's books that were originally printed many decades ago.  This one was originally printed in the late 30s.

I can't decide which book I want to put in Ellie's Easter basket.  I ordered this book which is like a comic book style retelling of the miracles of Jesus and similar to other books from this series that Ellie loves, and this saints book.  Ellie has been reading about saints a lot lately so I don't know which one to give her.

The other morning Katie wanted Madeline to read her a book before school.  Katie had gotten up around 6am that day which is incredibly early for her.  Madeline asked me to snap a picture of Kitty sitting with her.  I love how attached they are to each other.

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