Sunday, October 31, 2010

All Hallows’ 2010


This year we went to a party at our church, where the kids dressed as their favorite saints. Caveman was St. Michael the Archangel. Gem was St. Lucy. Mojo was St. Elizabeth of Hungary. One of our little friends here was St. Therese the Little Flower.

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St. Jude enjoyed the “Saints marching in.” Sunshine wore a hyena snout that she made herself and told us about St. Francis of Assisi, who is the patron saint of animals.
IMG_0788 Here are “the girls.'” Our friends were dressed as St. Therese the Little Flower, and Mary Queen of Saints. 

Today after Mass, we went to the cemetery and prayed a rosary as Fr. Harvey blessed the graves. He had a little help. :-)
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Thursday, October 14, 2010

And It’s A…

We had our ultrasound on October 14. This time I really wanted to find out baby’s gender. I do think it is great fun being surprised, like opening a present at Christmas. On the other hand, I also think it’s more fun to shop for stuff ahead of time when you know who you’re shopping for. And I will be doing much shopping this time, since I gave away most of our baby stuff and newborn/small cloth diapers.

The day was a beautiful sunny one, perfect for an adventure. On the way to our appointment, I played with the camera on my new iPhone 4.
(Hi, Baby! It’s yo Mama!)
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They had said that four people could come back to the ultrasound room, but all seven of us managed to cram in there. The kids stared at the screen intently, asking a half a dozen questions apiece every minute, sometimes all at the same time. Juju preferred to explore. I’ll bet the poor ultrasound tech wasn’t used to that kind of noise, but she was very sweet and patiently answered the many questions. We first looked at Baby to make sure everything was as it should be. And it was, praise be to God.

10-14-10 ultrasoundThen came the moment we were all waiting for. The ultrasound tech whispered to Mojo, who whispered to Caveman, who whispered to Gem, who whispered to Sunshine, who announced out loud…
10-14-10 ultrasound2  All the kids had guessed "girl" from the beginning, except Caveman, who said "if it’s a sister, we’ll have to give her to someone else."

After our ultrasound, we ate at Cracker Barrel to celebrate.
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And here’s Mama’s 18-week belly…