Sunday, April 29, 2012

I Wasn't Going to...

...but now that I know you don't want me to.

Me: Wake up, Ethan, I have milk for you.

Micah: Mom, don't say "nipples."

Saturday, April 28, 2012


He doesn't like any slings, but he loves the carrier.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Night Owl

Here's Ethan with the owl onesie Kristin and Paul sent and the owl rattle doll Danielle and Dan sent, sketch and cartoonized. Funny. And yes, he is a night owl.


Saturday, April 21, 2012


The bEarth Day boy

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

Things Micah Says

The other day when he wanted me to put Ethan down and pay him some attention, "Mom, can I have the whole thing of you?"

After hurting his face on two separate occasions he looked in the mirror and said, "It's all scrambled!" Poor kid is pretty marked up.

And today when I returned home from an errand, "Mom! You missed me so much I was crying."
Those of you who know Stephanie of Nienie Dialogues, will want to go see her new baby. Those of you who don't know this amazing woman will want to read the story of how she survived a plane crash, sustained burns to 80% of her body, and how she is not only surviving but thriving today as a wife, mother, and Christian witness. Simply beautiful!

And that baby is gorgeous!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Saturday, April 07, 2012


Sicut dixit: Alleluia!

Friday, April 06, 2012

O Saving Victim

O salutaris Hostia,
Quae caeli pandis ostium:                            
Bella premunt hostilia,
Da robur, fer auxilium.
Uni trinoque Domino
Sit sempiterna gloria,
Qui vitam sine termino
Nobis donet in patria.

O saving Victim, opening wide
The gate of Heaven to us below;
Our foes press hard on every side;
Your aid supply; Your strength bestow.
To your great name be endless praise,
Immortal Godhead, One in Three.
O grant us endless length of days,
In our true native land with thee.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Love is...

Micah placed this bunny on his sleeping little brother.

Clean and Quiet

We discovered the only thing that settles Ethan during his witching hour is running the vacuum. I wish I could say we don't need to run the vacuum for an hour each day, but the truth is the carpets are probably getting the full attention they require for the first time.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Looky Here!

 Hey, look what I found at "Cool Middle Names"!

Ethan Athanasius Ethan is a modern classic, at his most popular in recent years.  Combined with an ancient and obscure saint’s name, Ethan really shines.  The blogger behind Blessed Among Men has had plenty of experience naming boys – Ethan joins five big brothers at home!

Thanks, folks, but please note Ethan joins SIX brothers at home.

Z and E

Wisdom of Solomon

My husband discovered a mess in the bathroom so he lined the four possible culprits up in a row and began assigning clean up in pairs. Then he asked if the assignment was fair. The first boy to agree that cleaning the mess with a brother was perfectly fair was determined to be guilty as none of the others thought they should have to clean it up at all.

Sunday, April 01, 2012