February 26, 2013

Baptized in Christ.

Caroline was baptized Sunday, February 24, 2013.
It was a beautiful day and a beautiful sacrament!
(She wasn't happy about having to try on her baptismal gown beforehand though!)  
She also did not enjoy the holy water on her head.
She fully exercised her lungs!
The cake decorated by Grandma--beautiful as always!

February 20, 2013

27 chicks.

That title sounds like a country song or something!  But, no, that is the number of chicks we added to the flock on Sunday.  Big number, I know.  We only have 3 hens left from our batch of chicks we started in August (thanks to Mae and the raccoons). The rest of the hens we gave away because they were no longer laying.  Their new owners might use them for stew meat.  I'm just happy to not have to butcher them myself right now!

And, if you've never heard the peeping of 27 chicks--it is definately something you've got to experience!  So darn cute!

February 19, 2013

This year's crown.

This year's Crown of Thorns.
Our reminder to do good deeds this Lent.

Peter made the salt dough.
He loves when I get out the mixer!

All my helpers.
Extra thanks to Patrick, who kept Mom on track this year by requesting we make the crown!

February 14, 2013


round button chicken

Flowers for Caroline making our house seem very cheery!
Caroline, of course.
Trying on a headband to see if it fit (it is too big!).
Blanket sharing is always happy.

Hamsters in toys are happy and funny.
The cat is always asking for water (he's very picky about his water).
Peter is very concerned about the cat getting water.
Here, Peter took matters into his own hands and tried to share his sippy.
The cat prefers his own sippy, I guess.
A very painful real. 
Our sycamore tree "before."
Our sycamore tree "after."
We have a pipeline coming through our neighborhood.
The company has been working hard to try and save our tree.
We knew there was a possibility that it might have to come down but we had hope it could stay.
A young man with a chainsaw didn't think to "check" first before cutting.
He "assumed" it was to go.
We were more than devasted!
We tried to make the best of the situation and at least figure out how old it was...but alas, the chainsaw marks are too disfiguring and we can't count the rings!
Next, we'll just have to try the measure-the-trunk method.
And, of course, the kids are having a grand time climbing on the logs!


February 13, 2013

Ash Wednesday.

A few links of previous years posts....I enjoyed being reminded and thought I would post.



2012   ---somehow I dont think chocolate will be my sacrifice this year!  I'm already seeing that God has other plans!

Crown of Thorns and the Crown for a King

Can you believe this Lent will bring us a new Pope?  I'm still reeling from that news!  Praying for the Holy Father and for the Conclave that will choose his successor!

February 10, 2013

First things.

Caroline's First Things.

First time everyone met her.
They were so excited! We had snow that morning and I was worried they wouldn't be able to come but it all worked out and we had a great visit.
Peter wasn't interested, but I expected that!
Going home--first time in a car seat!

First time Peter held Caroline.
I think once we got home and he realized it was a big deal to hold the baby, he had to have his fair share of turns!
First bath.
A baby's first bath is an event around here!
Everyone must be present to watch the baby get their first bath.
Exciting stuff!
The "after" photo of the first bath!
And then, a couple of gratuitous photos:
Two pajama girls.
Elizabeth loves her little sister!
She said, "I thought I would never ever have a sister and now I do!"

Caroline and me just getting settled after delivery!
Caroline and dad.

February 5, 2013

Caroline Maria

Caroline Maria
Born Friday, February 1st, 2013
5:07 pm
7 pounds 10 ounces
21 inches long
We are all settling in beautifully over here and loving every minute of our precious baby girl! (I keep joking that I'm going to make a chart of who gets to hold her next).  We'll fill in more later!