Xavier is 10 months tomorrow. He has yet to roll over. He likes to sit up and has been making some effort to get places. But its more of a Downward Dog move- or what Ian likes to name a Bear Crawl. This is kid is practically Tarzan.
If I had to pick one disney princess for Ysabeau to play make-believe with...it would be Belle. Although I am a big fan of the new live-action Cinderella. She has some good words to live by -"Be kind and have courage".
Catholic update below. Here is Ysabeau pretending to be a priest at whatever chance she gets. Lifts up a Tomato- "The Blood of Christ". Lifts up a Shreddie -"The body of Christ". Talk about finding the sacredness in everyday life.
Our new priest Father David brought us (actually carried Ysabeau) up a local hill for mass on the mountain. It was spectacular except it was hindered by the fear that one of my kids would fall off the cliff.
Ian and I got married for the third time (its a charm now right?). A long story short- we were not able to get married in the Catholic Church six years ago but we had the pleasure of doing so at our local Maryhouse. It's a small chapel and a lay community resides there. Father Kieran has been a close friend and priest since we came up here. It made for a special day for us with friends.
I am proud to be the single (god)-mom of this little peanut below - Catherine Caudle. She will be a force for beauty and goodness in this world like her name-saint. So far single parenting is going well -I don't have to do nights which is a good thing for me and for Catherine.
Xavier's Halloween costume - baby Tron. I hope those rare earth magnets aren't killing his brain cells.
I take Ysabeau to a drop-in preschool. She likes to dress up as "mommy" and go grocery shopping. I take that as a compliment because right now I have pajamas that second as street clothes so I can grocery shop in them and I assure you I have never owned sunglasses like that.
Ysabeau now gets 15 minutes of book reading time on her own before bed. No matter the book it often starts with "Now run along and don't get into mischief or you will be put in a pie by Mr. McGregor!".
He won't roll but he will stand. No teeth yet but I imagine the red cheeks say they are coming soon!
Lest we forget- he is still a wee baby.
Ethan's Thanksgiving celebration at school. So glad we have him here with us. I am very blessed that this young man is the brother of my kids.
Wife, mother, and many other things when the occasion arises. Needed a place to collect my thoughts on family, God, Catholicism and time. (Read More)