Saturday, April 29, 2017


Happy First Communion Day, Jonah! We're so happy to celebrate with you! (And look who's here... it's Grammie!)

Thursday, April 27, 2017

our turn

Once we got those priests off the trampoline, it was the girls' turn. We couldn't find a nun to teach us backflips so we'll just have to do our own thing.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

priest power

Sometimes, when their schedules permit, the associate priest and seminarian from your parish can come over for supper. And, sometimes, when the weather is nice and the jumping conditions are just right, they'll show you how to do backflips on the trampoline. It's pretty amazing.

And then they'll bless your house. And that's pretty amazing, too.

Monday, April 24, 2017


She certainly has some.

Oh Clara. She's a funny one. She likes her nap so she sometimes misses out on our afternoon adventures. So, lest you think we never include her in backyard swinging or trampolining, I'll just give her a special place right here so you and she can catch up. 

She likes to mother her dollies - no particular doll, just which ever one happens to be closest. She wraps them up and rocks them to sleep. She cuddles up with some and reads them stories. She likes to find a chair in the sunshine to look at books. She talks about "opportunities" and tells her brothers "that's so insulting." She likes to listen to cds and watch dds. Her favourite thing to say is, "No." Her second favourite thing to say is, "Hey, can you do this?" as she makes a face or holds her leg up in the air. She's funny and fun and I'm so glad I get to be her mom.

(Uh, she's also really stubborn and consequences don't mean much to her and debating with her is useless and boy can she ever scream. But I'm still so glad I get to be her mom.)

A regular Clara exchange...
Clara: I love you, Mommy.
Me: Oh, I love you, Clara.
Clara: I love you, too.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

dish washer

Not as helpful as she might think...

spring training

Look at this guy... Henry's riding his bike with no extra wheels! A big day today for him, and big plans for him and Joe to start a bike gang. Watch out, neighbourhood.

Sunday, April 16, 2017


We celebrated both our Risen Lord and our Growing Jane today at an EasterBirthday Party. Both good reasons to celebrate, so that we did. We hunted for more eggs, ate at a very long table, played and trampolined, enjoyed the sun that came and went and came back again, sang over more lambie cupcakes, and feted Janie with gifts. I love a good Easter Party, overflowing with deliciousness after a long, labouring Lent. Mix that with Janie love, and it was a very good day. Alleluia!

sunday best

Jesus Christ is Risen Today! AND no one is complaining about wearing dress pants! Lots to celebrate!

the hunt

Jesus rose from the dead this morning. Eggs were lost and found. Chocolate was consumed. The end.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

egg-spress yourself

Egg decorating. It's fun but I feel like the pictures look the same every year but with slightly bigger kids and maybe somewhat more artistic eggs? I'll let you be the judge.

Easter is coming... yay!!