Monday, February 18, 2013

An interview with an eight year old

Now that you are 8, what can you do that you couldn't do before.
I can juggle and write.

Christopher shares a room with Joseph. 
What do you like about sharing with Joseph.
He doesn't get scared and I don't get scared either.

What do you dislike about sharing a room with him?
Sometimes he gets in my bed.

Do you like computer games?

What is your favourite one?
Plants vs zombies.

What s good about being 8?
I get more pocket money.

What is bad about being 8?
I have more jobs.

What is your favourite toy? 
My helicopter.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Happy Birthday Christopher.

Today is Christopher's 8th birthday. I was going to post some pictures but it has been a long day and I want this to be a quick post. Coming this week, an interview with a new 8 year old. Post any question suggestions in the comment box.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Thankful Thursday

Today it is time to look at all the good things in our life and give thanks to God for all he provides.

Firstly I am giving thanks for Joseph and the blessing he is to our family. Last week, he wanted to come out with me and I couldn't take him. I closed our screen door and locked it but he managed to get it opened.  I was reversing our car out the driveway and Christopher yelled stop. I hit the brakes and saw Joseph. It could have been catastrophic but thankfully it wasn't.

Next I am giving thanks for our Pope Benedict. I am thankful for his leadership and service to Jesus. Hope he has a long and happy retirement.

In this time of lent, I become more mindful of all the blessings we have in our life and all the material possessions we have. I am thinking about doing the 40 bags in 40 days challenge.  I have thought about doing it before but never got around to it. I think this year would be a good time to do it.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ash Wednesday.

Today is the start of lent and it is time to give things up that we are attached to and to give alms to those less fortunate than ourselves.

In our family we will be having two  nights a week that are computer and television free.

My own penance will be to have no sugar in my coffee and to go without soft drinks. I am also going to work on making my prayer times more consistent since consistency is my word for the year.

As a family, we will have a prayer basket on the table. In the basket we will put family and friends names. Each night before the family meal, we will draw out the names of friends and say a special prayer for them then. This is an idea I got from  Alison at Totus Tuus.

I guess since we had the announcement of the Pope's resignation the church will be going without a Pope for lent. Well at least for some of it. I was saddened and shocked when I first heard the news but I know that the Holy Father is following the leading of the Holy Spirit and that the Holy Spirit will guide the church to her new leader. I really hope we have a new Pope by Holy Week.

I hope you all have a blessed and holy lent.


Thursday, February 07, 2013

Joseph's birthday pictures

Joseph with his new basketball stand. He loves it very much especially when he gets a goal.

Thankful Thursday.

It is a week since I have posted on my blog and I thought I really should post on here and give thanks for all the good things in our life.

Today Joseph turns 3 and I am thankful for the blessing he is to our family.

We also found out today that he does not have type one diabetes anti bodies. I am thankful that we know this.

Tonight Madeline, Tom, Amelia and Christopher started musical theatre.I am thankful that  they have the opportunity to learn dance and mix with children outside of school.

Please pray for a cure for Type One Diabetes

Please pray for a cure for Type One Diabetes
Our sons Tom and Christopher and our daughter Amelia are type one diabetics. We pray everyday for a cure. We do not want one by illicit means though so don't support any organisation that contributes to Embryonic Stem Cell Research. Click on the photo of Tom and Christopher to read about why I am against using Embryonic Stem cells for a cure.

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Australian Catholic Homeschoolers.

Tom's and Christopher's insulin pump

New book: Faith Quilt.

New book: Faith Quilt.
All proceeds from sales of "FAITH QUILT" going to "Casa de Amor Children's Homes in Bolivia" and "Sarah's Covenant Homes in India" Two truly extraordinary organisations that take in the most needy children and give them a place of love and security to call home.