"Do not yield to discouragement in the face of difficulties and do not abandon yourselves to false solutions which often seem the easiest way to overcome problems. Do not be afraid to make a commitment, to face hard work and sacrifice, to choose the paths that demand fidelity and constancy, humility and dedication. Be confident in your youth and its profound desires for happiness, truth, beauty and genuine love! Live fully this time in your life so rich and so full of enthusiasm."
"Let us look with greater hope to the future; let us encourage one another on our journey."
~ Papa Benedict XVI

Wednesday, November 3


This one is for all those family and friends who are saying "enough already with all the talk ...show us the kids!"
Here you go!

School - we could have just held her up -
check out the shirt!
a little thief at work

doing math!

The State Fair....
Getting ready to leave for the NC State Fair

Funnel Cake - Yum!

yes, it rained....

Bumper cars!

Just a little excited!

Heading home, a bit damp, but happy to have gone.
Cory and I took the 2 older boys back that night.  B. went on a small but good size for a first-timer roller coaster with dad - he left that one a little pale but ready to go again.  Then he convinced me to go on the anti-gravity/no gravity/fly on the wall thing - you spin around, held back by centrifugal force, then you get turned on your side .... i prayed, and smiled (though the 2 on the ground said i looked more like i was grimacing) and waited for it to end.  B. was kind enough to tell me the fair lights were a nice sight while we were on our side, spinning, and the lights were off (the strobe light was on then) - thanks for the update. We also did bumper cars - very fun, and the boys each won a prize at one of the booths. Dad got his fair fudge and we headed back to the house.

On to the beach! 

While Ladybug was busy creating monkeys in her aunt's kitchen the rest of us returned to the maritime museum....
photo op?

Then we headed over to Uncle Joe and Aunt Jen's for a little guy's 1st birthday!

sooo.... what was this again?

painting pumpkins

How old is he now???? He's as big as Bear!

The monkeys!

Some sticky tag - reading the rules

V. tried to play too -
they were easy to catch when they weren't moving!

A little fire ....

Mom says both Grandmas oked it....soooooo
pardon my mess!

Last on the list of pictures comes the All Saints Day shots.

Ladybug and Bear decorated ...
we had limited resources that day.

Saint Nicholas made an appearance

Daniel's lion?  Maybe Noah's?

Saint Micheal the Archangel

Saint Benedict - but only for the picture

Saint Anne

Ladybug created this work of art for us.
Pin the Rose on Saint Rose  - and the winner is......



And then there was
Saint Anthony's Lost and Found Scavenger Hunt

Taking stock and trading

A little sugar....and .....

Just kidding!
(these are bionic lego eyes for Lego League!)

And in case you haven't seen enough of her ....
my kitchen helper!
I am trying to keep you all up to date!  The camera has a mind of its own some days and causes trouble.  Plus there are so many things running around in my head that it takes a while to get to it all!  Hopefully these will hold you over till the next group of pictures are available.

All Our Love!
~the dunphy crew

1 comment:

Fidelio said...

Man, those are come cute cupcakes.

Oh, and nice kids, too. :)