Happiness is… (vol 26)

2016-05-03 17.23.04 - smallerBeing nearly-2 and loving looking at the world through a different perspective. This girl. She gets me every time.

We have been having a full sort of month here…

I’m very excited to announce that St. Patrick’s parish will be one of two parishes in the city to be opening a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program in the fall!! I received an official ‘Yes’ from our pastor last week and am so excited to be on this journey.

I’m also starting a book club for the book Divine Mercy for Moms by Michele Faehnle, and I’m super excited for this opportunity to get together with some other moms while the kids run fancy-free outside and we talk about our walk of faith with each other. Huzzah!

And I’m in the process of revamping my business, Mama Knows Best, to launch something new and exciting in October. Deets to come, but I’m in my experimenting phase right now and loving it.

2016-05-02 14.24.59 - smallerAnd school is going as school usually does. Spencer is such an ace at learning to read – I’m so very amazed at how quickly he remembers some things (except the word ‘on’ for some reason). I anticipated a lot more repetition in order to remember, but perhaps I’m thinking that’s what it takes for adults to learn? If I was learning a language the way he is, but at my age, I’d be needing a whole lot of practice to remember what he remembers the next day, or even the next week without practice. And we’re doing some basic maths, which he enjoys quite a bit. He just finished a season of fencing, which heĀ adored. He’s still going to Beavers and I just told him that they break for the summer and he was reasonably sad about it, having just told me he wished Beavers was every day except Sunday and Saturday. He just loves it so much.

Andy and I received our first summer flu (technically spring, but weather is summer). It was most disappointing to not be able to start planting my garden over the past couple of days due to lack of energy. And Andy has been napping tons and foregoing making beer (shock! that never happens!). Hopefully it passes soon.

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Loving the mask hooked on her braids…

Spencer and Cassia went to the dentist and Cassia totally took home a truck load of goodies. Apparently the dental hygienist really liked her or something, cause she got a mask, a pink glove (not pictured), and a mirror-for-the-mouth thing (Denise, I’ll bet you know that terminology). That was in addition to the glowing toothbrush and water-squirt guns they both got. Spencer has been jealous of Cassia’s plunder, but he got teeth cleaned and hers were just checked, so, fair’s fair?

Lastly, today we started getting the haze from the wildfires in Alberta (possibly Saskatchewan too?). Prayers to all those affected by the evacuations. This is a tough time for those having to worry about what might happen to their livelihood.

Happy weekending!

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Loving God through my family, friends, and interactions in my world.
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