1. This happened today:
Ezekiel got his glasses! He is just so adorable in them. Of course it’s not easy, though. I mean, he’s 2 and he’s wearing glasses, so there is bound to be a learning curve, right? He loves them, but he also seems to love taking them off and setting them down anywhere, including the floor.His excuses for taking them off so far: I don’t want them to get hammered. (When he’s playing with his tool set) I don’t want them to get bi bim bap on them. (While eating dinner) I don’t want them to get poop on them. (When I was changing his diaper)
So now I have to a) get a strap of some sort, and b) some kind of locating device. I’m thinking of buying one of those key finder things that beeps when you clap. Think it’ll work? Yeah, me neither.
Reasons I already know I like this guy:
A. His nickname is Shorty. I’ve always wanted Kevin to call me that as a nickname but for some reason he refuses.
B. He’s got what us Californians like to call cojones. He stood up to the Third Reich and was tortured and killed in a concentration camp.
C. He’s the patron saint of Catholic journalists. I’m going to go ahead and streeeeeeetch that definition to include bloggers.
3. For my Non-Catholic Friends
“Praying to a saint,” or asking for the intercession of a saint, as you may hear people say, is not worship. We believe in the Communion of Saints, which basically means we believe that our brothers and sisters in heaven are rooting for us. Since they have achieved perfection in Heaven and are therefor closer to God, we ask them to intercede on our behalf. It’s like asking a friend who’s reeeeeeally good at praying to offer one up for you.
Just so you don’t think I’m a nut-job or anything.
4. Continuing with the saint thing
While we were driving to the zoo today I offered to let everyone “choose a saint” from the link above. Here’s what we got and their reactions.
Gianna: St. Barbatus of Benevento (“Who’s that???”)
Aliya: St. Patrick (“Weeeee! His feast day is right after my birthday! I love March!”)
Gabriel: St. Francis of Paola (“Don’t tell me! I don’t want a saint! Stoooooop!!!”)
Ezekiel: St. Catherine del Ricci (“NO! I want St. LION! ROOOOOOOOAAAAAWWWWWWRRRR!!!!”)
5. I cut Aliya and Gianna’s hair this week.
I always cut their hair, but this time it was a little more complicated than just the straight-across. I followed this YouTube tutorial and cut cute little bobs. They’re not perfect, but the girls like them and their hair no longer looks like I let rats nest there, so win-win.
Today their Mimi took them shopping and they each picked out a new headband. When Gianna picked one out for Aliya, she rejected it and chose another. “I want one with more color.”
And because Gianna needs a good quote here:
Gianna: (While cuddling with Daddy) Remember when it was just you me and Mommy? ::sigh:: I do. It was awesome.
Yeah. She was 17 months old when Aliya was born.
6. Some more funny Zeke:
Zeke: She did a thomerthault!
Zeke: I’m talking like a lion! ROOOOOOOOAAAAAWWWWWWRRRR!!!!
(Did you know lions had lisps? I didn’t.)
7. 3 Reasons I Love Catholicism
Today was supposed to be the day I posted my January 3 Reasons. What with all the hullabaloo, I just couldn’t get it together. I’m considering a few tweaks. If you’re a regular reader or contributor, please answer the following questions in the comment boxes or via an email to me.
1) Should I take a month off? Y/N
1B) Were you planning to contribute this month?
2) Should I shorten the amount of time the link-up is open to 2 weeks? Y/N
3) Do you have any other input about the link-up? I’d love to hear any and all constructive criticism.
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